• Joe Jodoin

    ★★★ Added by Joe Jodoin

    Not my cup o' tea

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  • Rootbean

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Rootbean 25 Jun, 2016 2

    Turns out I had this on DVD after complaining about its unavailability on Netflix and Prime. It's not the first time I've embarrassed myself. But I'm sure it will be the last. And Netflix and Prime should still be ashamed regardless.

    I said to the Mrs, "See, this film, it sucked me in straight away and that's what films don't do nowadays. Usually after 10 minutes I'm disinterested. It needs to be something good. Sex addiction, hunger strikes, magic wands…

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  • Fourlok0

    ★★★★ Watched by Fourlok0 21 Jun, 2016

    Not a savory tale for a general audience, I get it. But for those who have the mental capacity to look beyond social sexual mistrust, this is a good one to pick up. Our “hero” is a sex addict. It prevents him from having a typical relationship with anyone and it honestly does mirror some of my own personal demons when it comes to sex. We watch Brandon suffer from it as a disease in a sense since it consumes…

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  • Vanessa

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Vanessa 21 Jun, 2016

    Listening to the Shame score and am suddenly filled with an overwhelming sadness. Steve McQueen has managed to perfectly execute this harrowing story of sexual obsession. Or is addiction more fitting? But the narrative is equally infused with a staggering sense of isolation and desperation. Yes, it doesn't hurt that we get to see Michael Fassbender in the nude, but this film is all about, yet simultaneously so much more, than sex. How this innate and natural impulse could destroy our lives. The terrible irony being we could sleep with hundreds of people and still feel so... alone. I love it. I love it so much.

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  • tara

    ★★★½ Watched by tara 19 Jun, 2016

    stellar acting and cinematography. i went into this having absolutely no clue what the film was about, and it made me feel dirty, uncomfortable, and well... ashamed. it's quite an experience.

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  • NateFu

    ★★★★½ Added by NateFu

    I needed a bath after watching this, and even then I still felt dirty.

    If you doubt the acting ability of either Fassbender or Mulligan watching this film will prove you wrong.

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  • Bianni

    ★★★★ Watched by Bianni 14 Jun, 2016

    Ok...
    Yeah, you know what? I liked it. There's a lot in this movie that doesn't need to be said at loud. Kinda lost.

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  • Sarah Sarah

    ★★★★½ Added by Sarah Sarah

    Don't get me wrong, I wasn't as big of a fan of the persistent implications of incest that ran throughout the film as you'd think... I just thought it was done pretty well.

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  • Ramon Giocondi

    ★★★★ Added by Ramon Giocondi

    Shame is agressive as much as it is astonishing.

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  • ed jose bueno

    ★★★½ Watched by ed jose bueno 13 Jun, 2016

    "We're not bad people. We just come from a bad place"

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  • William

    ★★★★½ Watched by William 11 Jun, 2016 3

    When you see Steve McQueen's name in the director's chair of a picture, you know what you're about to get yourself into: a well-acted piece with sexual addiction themes being added into the mix.

    The story follows a handsome citizen who seems to be enjoying his ordinary life in the apple of New York City, but there is one secret that lies within his soul: Brandon is a sex addict. He spends most of his precious time watching pornography videos…

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  • Kai Perrignon

    ★★★½ Watched by Kai Perrignon 11 Jun, 2016

    *I'm tired, take these ramblings as you will.

    There is such distance here that can only really be bridged by Fassebender's soulful eyes.

    The rhythm of trains betrays the rhythm of routine betrays the routine of addiction.

    The apocalypse will be a threesome, and, while that may seem a bit over the top, it looks beautiful enough to feel true enough in the moment. Surface pleasures are sometimes so strong that they create the illusion of depth, but perception is everything.

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