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Jonathan Glazer

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Monday, July 14 2014

Mysterious Aliens and Inscrutable Humans: 'Under The Skin'

The simple yet transformative hat-trick of Under the Skin is that it is the humans who are alien.


Monday, April 7 2014

Scarlett Johansson Visits Our Planet in 'Under the Skin'

Skin doesn't make you sensitive or good or even human, it only makes you feel, physically. However, this alien, whose skin is not like yours, doesn't feel like you do.


Thursday, November 4 2004

Birth (2004)

Catching her breath as if she's been hit, Mrs. Conte's (Cara Seymour) visceral reaction, amid the film's overwhelmingly somber, ethereal weirdness, is finally believable.


Saturday, December 31 1994

Sexy Beast (2001)

Granted, psycho villains per se are not news. But that's sort of the point with Don -- perversely, he's hyper-aware of his ordinariness, his conformity to expectations of the people around him who submit and look away when he's in the room, like you're told to do when a mad dog approaches.


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