All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. An easy way of seeing how…
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.
Este filme conta a hisória de um viciado em sexo, da maneira afecta a sua vida e a das pessoas ao seu redor, e daí ser mais que um hobbie, daí ser mais que um vício, daí ser considerado uma doença (neste caso ninfomanismo)
Quero aqui avisar que a sinopse feita neste site está errada, como já disse ele não faz aquilo para se distrair mas sim porque é uma doença.
Muita gente anda a comparar este filme ao NINFOMANIACA. Tenho que discordar e concordar ao mesmo tempo. Em termos de realização são ( embora muito boas) completamente diferentes, seja em relação ao argumento, banda sonora ou métodos de filmagens. Ao contrário de NINFOMANIACA que conta a história…
superbly horrifying and disturbingly beautiful. i adore this film.
Quiromania e questões existenciais
Prepare for the worst review you'll ever read in your life:
Steve McQueen should not be ashamed for Shame.
With a NAME like Shame, how could this film be LAME? I'd like to MAIM those who say it's LAME, SHAME on them. This film takes AIM at sex addiction, and I'd CLAIM that it seems to portray the consequences realistically. How it can set lives AFLAME, how it can depress victims because they BLAME themselves. Emotions run high, and people get hurt. It's not TAME.
Allow me to EXCLAIM that I love Shame! It's really fucking great, it deserves its ACCLAIM.
Shame - brothers, sisters, the Norwegian people, the American people, the Chinese people, the general population of the world, the dogs of the world, both literally and figuratively, the cats in the world, the whole fucking world – really.
I don't hope I come across as pretentious. Anyhow, I don't know how the hell I'm going to start this review, and I wanted to avoid the good old reviewing cliché stating that I "don't know where start this review" while subsequently starting the review.
I will stop being pretentious now. I think. Or maybe I won’t.
Shame - the movie - the film - the legend - the masterpiece. I knew from the start of the movie I was going…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"No somos malas personas. Sólo venimos de un mal lugar"
El mensaje es claro, la dirección de fotografía me gustó bastante y el "qué" o el "quién" de los personajes está muy bien desarrollado, pero siento que le faltó más describir el "por qué" de ellos.
Sin embargo, buena película!
Hyvin vähäeleinen ja oikeastaan aika haikea elokuva. En osannut yhtään odottaa tällaista, mutta lopputulos on tarkkaan mietitty. Tarina ei ole itsessään kovin monimutkainen tai mitenkään mullistava, mutta tapa jolla se kerrotaan on kaunis. Tässä elokuvassa on jotain hyvin inhimillistä.
Dura, incomoda, extremadamente bien dirigida (tiene un par de escenas de obra maestra) y con actuaciones transparentes y honestas, me parece que flojea de vez en cuando pero es un peliculón como la copa de un pino.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- Only God Forgives
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
- Spring Breakers
- A Field in England
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
- In the Mood for Love
- Children of the Corn
- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING