Under The Skin
Note - since writing this review I have seen the film a second time, I picked up a lot more and had quite a different response. Further updates coming soon.
I went into ‘Under The Skin’ not knowing much about it. I had seen the trailer which, among other things, includes a review - ‘We may finally have an heir to Kubrick’. I knew that the film was an adaptation of a novel, and featured Scarlett Johansen doing the rounds as a seductive alien in Scotland.
I came out not knowing exactly what to think. There are some brief, stunning, semi-abstract audio visual experiences; there are a lot of vérité scenes of Scarlett Johansen driving around in a van having stilted conversations with strangers; there are some striking and sparse nature scenes; and there are some guys driving round on motorcycles very fast.
On the whole it is cinematic but non-traditional in form, not entirely
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