Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Talking About Jonathan Glazer, Part One

This is Jonathan Glazer, the filmmaker behind Sexy Beast, Birth and the new sci-fi drama Under the Skin. Starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien come to Earth to lure young men to their doom, Under the Skin is his best movie yet. To mark the occasion, the editors of To Be (Cont'd) were kind enough to invite me and fellow film critic Glenn Heath Jr. to do a month-long discussion about Glazer and his work. Kicking off this series, I tried to find a connective thematic tissue between Glazer's diverse collection of films. (I also talk about his videos a bit, too, Radiohead fans.) Hope you enjoy our conversation.