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Under The Skin – A Short Review Plus Other Blogging Matters

I’m going to start blogging about food soon I promise but last night I went to the cinema to see Under The Skin by Jonathan Glazer about an alien body snatcher played by Scarlett Johansson who cruises around the streets of Glasgow picking up men to dissolve in large vats of …. stuff. And I totally have to tell you about it.

I think I’m on fairly safe grounds when I say it is one of the strangest films I have ever seen. Aside from the fact that a lot of the action is shot incognito of real people milling around shops etc there is a bleak, minimal, screeching electronic soundtrack and virtually no dialogue. I recognised some Kubrick influences too: one scene in particular is at once ethereal, horrific, poignant and smacks slightly of 2001.

So probably worth catching if it’s on near-by. But be prepared for a pretty unsettling experience.

In other blogging matters I have a facebook page which has 462 likes and it turns out it’s useless because only 20% of my readers ever see my updates. In fact, the last update was seen by 66/462 which is epically bad. So if you like my blog and are on the facebook page or whatever do you reckon you could do me a massive favour and join the email sub list? I will be eternally grateful (you can also follow me on Twitter too). Incidentally, if you have a facebook page I would say don’t bother for reasons above and devote your efforts into building a decent email following.

Finally, still loving babymetal…

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