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In New York City, Brandon's carefully cultivated private life -- which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction -- is disrupted when his sister Cissy arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay.
This isn't a film about sex addiction. It's a film about a man torn in half by himself. The addiction is a mere vehicle for an exploration of control, humanity and self destruction.
Fassbender is amazing and easily gives one of the best performances I have seen in a couple of years. He is reprehensible, charming and unbelievably sad. His character, a man desperately running away from himself yet totally dependent on himself, is intriguing. What McQueen is able to do like no other director is to allow us to enter the mind of his characters. He is an observer and that is how he shoots his films,…
Sex addiction is often seen as a rather silly and trivial addiction, one that celebrities wheel out when their infidelities become public knowledge. Yet in Steve McQueen's second feature it is portrayed as potentially serious, debilitating and life destroying as drug or alcohol addiction. The film is as utterly empty as Brandon's own existence and whilst that may sound like a flaw it really isn't. McQueen puts you in his world and gets under the skin of Brandon's hollow life and ambiguous family backstory. It is odd coming out of a film where you feel so little, normally they aim to heighten emotions not numb them, but it is crucial in understanding the character and the world he inhabits for…
Shame, Shame, what to say about Shame?
The almost extreme extent to which Steve McQueen has really bent the filmic medium to his will, creating a pretty well-defined style in only two films. Although still not a traditional narrative, and maybe not even a full character portrait (or is that the point?), Shame is still something slightly more than an experimental art piece, it is definitely cinematic. McQueen's filmmaking is more of the same as we saw from Hunger, and all at once more refined, more controlled, more restrained, more expressive. He is refusing to work within established boundaries, and instead is creating products that are very much their own thing.
The characters McQueen creates in Brandon, Cissy, and…
How does something that feels so good hurt so bad?
Brandon is trapped. He's stuck in a cage; he's imprisoned by desire and denied the human right of happiness. The horror of it all is that - to the outside world - he's 'normal.' The invisible walls exist in his mind, preventing any connection to those who might free him. Sometimes he can convince himself the walls aren't there, or maybe it's just that he's never known life outside his cell. But every now and then he sees the happiness people unshackled experience, and he wants it. He gets tired of this one-lane road and wants to know what it's like to slow down, or even stop. But he can't,…
What a powerful film. McQueen addresses a serious addiction with a very serious and honest precision, discreetly encapsulating the devastating repercussions in a personal life: work relationships, acquaintances, and most importantly, family bonds.
McQueen also scatters clues and hints into what seems to be an intentionally incomplete, yet challenging and thought-provoking character study. The sexual addiction seems to be indicated by very clear and explicit hints, and some of them are left to the imagination. However, when our imagination fills the untold parts of the main character's past life, none of our speculations are pretty. The key part is when Sissy says to Brandon: "We are not bad people. We just come from a bad place." Such bad place seems…
I wanted to watch Shame again because I couldn't decide if I like it more than 12 Years a Slave.
I think both are very different films, each one with their unique power. Both have provided me amazing cinematic experiencies, both touched me and conected with me in such a strong way and I can equally say the same about Hunger. Steve McQueen keeps getting better and better, his films have the hability to stay in your mind and haunt you for days.
Michael Fassbender's acting skills are immense not just in here but in everything he does that's why he quickly became one of my favorite actors. I hope he and Steve McQueen continue to work together in the future.
Vista a las 6:00 p.m a través de Netflix (ya no uso la cuenta de Omid, ahora tengo una propia.
Brandon has a sex addiction, that he is able to control until his sister moves in with him. We see the downwards spiral the character end up in. It’s very realistic and raw how the addiction is portrayed here, and we see how Brandon loses grip on his own life.
A new generation of actors is born, with Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. They both have difficult roles, their characters are complex and their performance is daring. They act sensationally, when in a dialogue but also when they aren’t saying anything. Their facials expressions, a light bow of the head, a look. That in combination with the long, extended shots Steve McQueen is known for. Fantastic.
Although the movie contains…
a master piece
Michael Fassbender spielt einen Sex-süchtigenden Typen, der sich keiner langen Beziehung verschreiben kann und dessen Leben praktisch nur von der Lust geprägt wird, ohne dass er sich dabei groß um andere scheren würde. Dementsprechend viel nackte Haut war auch zu sehen, aber es wirkte wegen des Themas jetzt nicht unbedingt pornographisch oder gar erotisch. Alles in einem war es eine ziemlich deprimierende Charakterstudie, gut von Fassbender und seiner "Schwester" gespielt und definitiv kein Film, den man sich anschauen sollte, wenn man am Ende mit guter Laune ausschalten will. Ich würde aber sagen, hier siegt die Form über den Inhalt, denn obwohl das Thema recht interessant ist, hat mich eher beeindruckt, wie der Film an sich gedreht wurde. Eine interessante Farbgebung, viele lange ausgespielte Sequenzen, Dialoge, die in ihrer Darstellung echt wirken und ein toller Soundtrack - ganz ehrlich, jeder Film, der Bach-Aufnahmen von Glenn Gould verwendet, hat schon was gut bei mir.
There was a dark mood throughout the film with very little dialogue and beautiful cinematography. Fassbender and Mulligan both give an amazing performance and it gives a chilling depiction of addiction. At times hard to watch and probably not a film I would chose to watch again.
My mum always says that my brother looks like Michael Fassbender.
I hope that those observations are not based on this film.
Back in 2011 I heard this movie was getting great reviews and Chris Stuckmann said "the movie was more fun watching the movie with a old man", So I said the heck with it so I watched the movie and I got to say I loved this movie, 2011 was the year for Michael Fassbender because he was brilliant in X-men first class and this movie. the story is about Michael Fassbender character who lives in new York with his sister and he as one thing that is wrong with him and that is sex addiction, he has sex with women every night but one day on the train station he sawed the most beautiful women in the world and he can not stop thinking about her and hes sex addiction start to die off. this movie is just brilliant just a well made movie and I hate myself for not watching this movie back in 2011 but oh well.
This stuff was hard to watch, but Fassbender killed it. So dark.
Shame, 2011 – Steve McQueen
Shame is one of my all-time favorite films; it is an achievement in acting, directing, and story telling, and I do not feel I am capable of capturing in words how I feel about the film almost to the point that I don’t even want to write about the film. It is frustrating, but the attempt at putting my feelings about Shame into words can only improve the strength of those feelings. Though it will be a little scattered, I shall proceed.
Shame is about Brandon, a single middle-aged man living alone in New York City who has spent his time carefully constructing a successful lifestyle to house his all consuming sex addiction. Alone, his…
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