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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.
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…
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…
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…
Unflinching in its portrayal of sex addiction, I can assuredly say that this is a film I will probably never see more than 3 times. This film is so emotionally wrenching and draining as you see this apathetic, numb man be ripped from his comforts and forced to face a haunting reality. This spectacular vision is brought together by the excellent camerawork, great soundtrack, and godly performance by Michael Fassbender. A great film that says so much about relationships, apathy, and addiction.
i dropped my
that i use on my
o michael fassbender usa um dublê de pinto!!
eu achei bonita a mensagem do filme mas tem que ter paciência
as cenas de sexo são bem desconfortáveis eu não sei explicar isso mas tudo parece DESCONFORTÁVEL nesse filme
gostei da experiência
Far out, I stumbled across this film not knowing anything about it. A disturbing masterpiece.
Shame is great and unforgettable. Michael Fassbender solidifies himself as one of the greatest actors working today.
Behind the 'sex addiction' charade is a deep study in loneliness in a modern world.
"We're not bad people. We just come from a bad place."
I've been wanting to see this for a long time but unfortunately due to it's rating, they don't have it to rent or buy at any store near me. Thankfully, I recently started using Video on Demand.
Michael Fassbender plays a New York executive who lives alone in a nice apartment and is constantly ignoring calls from his sister Carey Mulligan. Oh, and he's also a major sex addict.
This is the 2nd time Director Steve McQueen and Fassbender have worked together and also the 2nd time Fassbender has shown his man parts in a McQueen movie. In spite of that (or in admiration, depending on who you ask),…
A very slow burn, but harrowing. Great performances by both actors. The use of several long, contemplative, unbroken takes will grate some viewers but I found it highlights the lonely, troubled nature of the character.
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…