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WATCH: Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Glazer Talk the Mysteries of 'Under the Skin' in New Featurette

Ahead of the film's expansion this weekend, an illuminating new "Under the Skin" featurette has landed. Watch as Jonathan Glazer talks the evolution of the story, loosely based on Michel Faber's novel, from script to screen, and Scarlett Johansson talks getting into her character, an alien succubus in human guise who preys on single men in Scotland.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 10, 2014 5:45 PM
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Scarlett Johansson is Two for Two This Weekend as 'Under the Skin' Marks 2014's Second Best Limited Opener

Jonathan Glazer's well-reviewed Scarlett Johansson-starrer "Under the Skin" (A24) scored the best limited opening so far this year after the phenomenal "The Grand Budapest Hotel." Clocking less than 20% the latter film's start, "Under the Skin" still marked an impressive opening for a challenging and highly-stylized thriller.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • April 6, 2014 5:18 PM
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Composer Mica Levi on Why Going 'Under the Skin' Was "Really Mental"

You won't hear a more gorgeously freaky score this year than Mica Levi's unnerving, scratchy and seductive music for Jonathan Glazer's "Under the Skin." Like the film, about an alien succubus-among-us in the comely guise of Scarlett Johansson, the score is weird, atonal, discordant and something to get lost in. She talks to TOH! about her writing process and working with Jonathan Glazer.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 4, 2014 1:15 PM
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WATCH: Jonathan Glazer's Hypnotic World Cup Ad for Nike

Jonathan Glazer's gorgeously disturbing "Under the Skin" arrives in theaters today, but the director also has a new Nike commercial debuting. In the spot, he focuses on soccer stars Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar as they prepare for the World Cup ahead. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 4, 2014 11:59 AM
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This Weekend, Watch Johansson and Gainsbourg Suck Men's Souls in 'Under the Skin' and 'Nymphomaniac: Volume II'

This weekend, catch sexy Scarlett Johansson in not one, but two films, and in two wildly different roles. While reviews are solid-gold for the Marvel sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," in which she stars opposite the reassuringly bland charms of Chris Evans, you're unlikely to see a weirder, or better, movie than Jonathan Glazer's freaky-good succubus-from-space odyssey "Under the Skin."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 3, 2014 3:30 PM
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Jonathan Glazer Explains Why 'Under the Skin' Took a Decade to Make: "I'm stubborn" (VIDEOS)

Filmmaker Jonathan Glazer on why it took him ten years to make "Under the Skin": "I am stubborn, you have to strong have a strong will to do anything really, to stand by what you are trying to do. It's made a lot easier when you are inspired by something."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 1, 2014 5:20 PM
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Why Ten Years Later, Jonathan Glazer's 'Birth' Is Still a Masterpiece

Ten years after its premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2004, Jonathan Glazer's "Birth" remains as powerfully mysterious as ever. With his long-awaited followup "Under the Skin" hitting theaters this Friday, it's time to dust off "Birth" for careful, critical reconsideration.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 31, 2014 3:23 PM
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LISTEN: Stream Mica Levi's Insane 'Under the Skin' Score in Its Entirety

Jonathan Glazer's "Under The Skin" is unlike any film you've ever seen and, fitfully, its score by Mica Levi of indie band Micachu & The Shapes sounds like nothing you've ever heard, either. You can stream the whole album now.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 27, 2014 1:00 PM
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Telluride Update: Buyers Lining Up for Divisive 'Under the Skin,' Strong Debut 'Palo Alto' and Provocative 'Starred Up' (TRAILER)

Reviews and acquisitions are heating up at the 40th annual Telluride Film Festival, which kicked off yesterday. Three notable acquisitions titles debuted Thursday night of which I saw one, "Palo Alto," the impressive debut of young filmmaker Gia Coppola (Francis Ford's granddaughter, born six months after her father Gio's accidental death) which will also play Venice and Toronto. Yet another dark high school drama in "Kids" mode centered on a group of teens with a penchant for finding trouble, "Palo Alto" is adapted from a book of short stories by James Franco,
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 30, 2013 4:29 PM
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