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Read This Before You Watch “Under the Skin”

This week, as we transition away from our two-month spotlight on films written and directed by women, we’re taking a look at a fairly quiet, independent piece of science fiction horror. Starring Scarlett Johannson, “Under the Skin” (2013) was directed by Jonathan Glazer (better known for 2000’s “Sexy Beast”) who co-wrote the screenplay with WilliamContinue reading “Read This Before You Watch “Under the Skin””

Wrap Up of “Prevenge”

During its earliest scenes, “Prevenge” (2016) sort of tricks us into identifying and sympathizing with the protagonist Ruth. Even as she exposes herself to us as a serial killer, while we’re still struggling to understand the reasons behind these murders that we witness her committing, we feel at some level as if her victims haveContinue reading “Wrap Up of “Prevenge””

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