Trivia: The men lured into the van by Scarlett Johansson’s character were not actors. Jonathan Glazer had hidden cameras installed in the van and only informed the men afterwards that they were in a movie.
Under the skin (2013, dir. Jonathan Glazer)
After starring in a bevy of entertaining but oh so mainstream films, Scarlett Johansson returns to her off the beaten path roots with Jonathan Glazer’s surreal sci-fi epic Under the Skin. It’s abstract, bizarre, frustrating and altogether interesting. ScarJo plays an alien that’s taken human form in order to prey on unwitting men, but as her burgeoning humanity becomes ever more domineering, she must find a way to evolve. I know, I know, it kind of sounds like that ’90s sci-fi flick Species, but comparing that film to this one does Under the Skin a great disservice. This is more Kubrick than guilty pleasure, more Lynch than regurgitated matinee bullshit. It plays with your senses and tries to alter your state of consciousness.
The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich, 1971)
You wanna be this queen b,
but ya can’t be -
that’s why ya mad at me
Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Be a man, Frank!
It’s like Pringles, only they’re hamburgers.
90s arcade flyer for Atari’s “Guardians of the Hood”, 1992
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) - Peter Yates