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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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Can Sexy Scarlett Turn 'Under the Skin' Into an Arthouse Hit? (TRAILER)

Could Sexy Scarlett Johansson turn bizarre sci-fi flick "Under the Skin," Jonathan Glazer's return to filmmaking after a decade, into an arthouse hit?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 26, 2014 5:56 PM
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How Did Scarlett Johansson Go Undetected While Filming 'Under the Skin'? Watch and Find Out

As we eagerly await the release of Jonathan Glazer's alien seductress mind-bender "Under the Skin," a new featurette has arrived going behind-the-scenes on the film. It delves a bit into how they got star Scarlett Johansson -- who's not exactly easy to miss -- to go undetected in public places around the Scottish Highlands during filming. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 18, 2014 1:41 PM
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WATCH: Terrific New Trailer for Jonathan Glazer's 'Under the Skin,' Starring Scarlett Johansson

"Under the Skin" continues to be one of the most visually intriguing films of the year (for those of us who weren't lucky enough to catch it at Telluride or Toronto last fall), and now the Jonathan Glazer-directed sci-fi mindbender has released a new red band trailer.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 30, 2014 1:43 PM
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Jonathan Glazer's 'Under the Skin' Sets US Release Date (TRAILER)

A24 Films will open Jonathan Glazer's "Under the Skin" in select cities on April 4th. Check out the disorienting and gorgeous extended trailer for the controversial film below.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 30, 2013 11:00 AM
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TIFF Deals: A24 Goes 'Under the Skin,' Blanchett in Mamet's 'Blackbird,' CBS Films Takes Radcliffe's 'The F Word,' Lange Replaces Close in 'Therese,' and More

A24 Films is sealing the deal on Jonathan Glazer's moody sci-fi thriller "Under the Skin," starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien sent to Earth in the guise of a human. More TIFF acquisition news, below.
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  • September 10, 2013 1:03 PM
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WATCH: Gorgeously Far-Out First Trailer for 'Under the Skin,' Starring Scarlett Johansson

A Lynchian first teaser trailer for Jonathan Glazer's "Under the Skin," starring Scarlett Johansson as a comely alien who seduces and preys upon men in Scotland, has landed. The polarizing sci-fi film recently played Telluride. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 2, 2013 12:14 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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