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Brandon is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon's insular life spirals out of control.
A wailing and desperate cry of anguish and pain constructed within the leering jungle of NYC, Shame isn't so much a study of sexual addiction as it is a tortuous insight into crumbling relationships of the modern world. In Steve McQueen's film (which is possibly his masterpiece), feelings aren't told or even visualized as much as they're already within the details of the frame. Genuine conversation and aching truth make up every speck of grain from the gorgeous 35mm photography, and the result is a work of unpleasant frankness and harrowing sincerity.
Michael Fassbender is the obvious highlight here, and he's just as incredible, engaging, and unrelentingly sad as you'd expect from him in a role such as this,…
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,…
Review In A Nutshell:
Arguably, Shame finds director Steve McQueen at its peak, a sophomore opus that blends his arthouse sensibilities with commercial accessibility, a striking balance that never favours the latter over the former, neither condescending nor insulting, bolstered by a performance by Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan that never ceases to be striking, constantly soulful in their existence and brimming with stimulation, a bond between siblings that may leave others discomforted, but for others provoked, essential to their characterisation and compelling in their subtleties. Demanding but deeply rewarding, Shame is an unforgettable piece, deliberate in its pacing and casual in its arc, it demonstrates an artistic flourish from McQueen that would seem likely to drift away as he currently finds himself in renowned fame, let us hope he remains true to his roots.
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…
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Steve McQueen's follow-up to his critically acclaimed directional debut is another powerfully compelling, unflinchingly graphic & downright disturbing example of arthouse cinema focusing on the devastating effects of addiction that presents the director in prime form, is crafted with precision care & meticulous attention to detail, and benefits greatly from another excellent performance from Michael Fassbender.
Set in New York City, Shame follows the life of Brandon; a 30-something man who's a sex addict. While his carefully cultivated private life does allow him to indulge in his unhealthy dependency without any major consequences, his whole world spirals out of control when his sister unexpectedly arrives in town to stay with him for an indefinite amount of time as Brandon struggles to keep…
This is the second time I have watched McQueen's masterpiece. The first time I really liked it, enough to buy the film on DVD but it was not until this time that I realised how powerful Shame is.
On first viewing I found many parts tedious, especially Mulligan singing for 4 minutes but this time this scene almost had me in tears at its amazing beauty. The shear sorrow I feel for these two broken people who try their best and fail at every intersection of their life. All they need is that feeling of connecting with someone but their own troubles get in the way.
Though Brandon has his sex addiction he is able to present a well enough…
Every time I watch this film I see something new. Fassbender gives it his all in a very quiet and haunting performance. One of my favorites.
Escutar atentamente algumas cenas (principalmente as eróticas) pode se ouvir Brandon sussurrando HELP ME.
A tough and draining watch; I have to see it again sometime soon.
"We're not bad people. We just come from a bad place"
A haunting portrait of entrapment and addiction. Haunting but beautiful.
Idk if it was just because I was hella stoned when I watched this, but I loved it. The embarrassing moments will make you physically ill with memories of your own embarrassments. The shame the character feels is totally relatable, I felt that this character was me. All those times my roommates heard me using my hitachi magic wand....... the fear of being a gay.... the insatiable thirst I had for sex... Luckily my libido has reduced 100%. Would recommend.
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