Suffering for art

Scarlett Johansson plays an alien with a macabre attraction for young men in Under The Skin, writes GEOFFREY EU

AN alien taking the form of a mysterious female cruising the dark, damp streets of Glasgow and seeking out random males to seduce for nefarious purposes sounds like a juicy premise - especially if the woman in question is played by Scarlett Johansson. She may be an A-list celebrity but her status allows her to make interesting career choices, away from the Hollywood norm. Under the Skin, a moody contemplation of identity and alienation and inflected with slightly bizarre elements of science fiction,...

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