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  • TASSJA

    ★★★½ Watched by TASSJA 03 Jul, 2015

    Shot really well, great use of music.

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  • Matty Stanfield

    ★★★★ Added by Matty Stanfield

    Steve McQueen's "Shame" is almost too dark to bare. It is also an unforgettable cinematic study of damaged people trapped in the grips of despair, loneliness and isolation.

    Despite the graphic sex and nudity, this is not used for provocation or eroticism. There is really very little here that one can consider "erotic" -- this is closer to sadly "neurotic" Like most of McQueen's work, "Shame" is very stylized. It is also unforgivingly realistic.

    McQueen creates a true challenge for…

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  • Primer

    ★★★★½ Added by Primer

    Great tracking shots, really good use and choice of music, and absolutely beautiful scenery.

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  • teamzizzou

    ★★★ Rewatched by teamzizzou 30 Jun, 2015

    Joining Whiplash and Argo in the significant downgrading on revisit. Mulligan fantastic though.

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  • Ani Biswas

    ★★½ Watched by Ani Biswas 30 Jun, 2015

    This didn't really feel like it was about addiction until the last 20 minutes; until then, it felt like it was more about how people internalize their past and distance themselves from emotion. But Shame is so elusive that neither theme feels like it is meaningfully explored; I don't feel like I needed this movie to make me understand that "hey! Sex addiction might kinda suck bro!" and even if this opened that door up for me, I highly doubt…

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  • Ben

    ★★★★ Watched by Ben 29 Jun, 2015

    Added to the list of films I will never, ever watch with my parents.

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  • AlecinRealLife

    ★★ Watched by AlecinRealLife 28 Jun, 2015

    the drab colors aren't the only thing ambiguous to this, I'm fine with it not taking any hard stands, but there's nothing to suggest that the camera is ready to really delve into what's going on. it's so cool and detached that I think I need to take a hot shower

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  • Lars Sieval

    ★★★★½ Watched by Lars Sieval 27 Jun, 2015

    I only know Steve McQueen from directing 12 Years A Slave, a film I really liked and I never heard about "Hunger" and "Shame" so yeah shame on me! Hahahaha.

    No really, Shame is fucking awesome. Michael Fassbender is a juggernaut in this one and he's not the only one! Carey Mulligan is fantastic too. Some of the longshot (Is that the right word?) are fantastic, like the one where Sissy (Carey Mulligan) sings New York, New York. It's just…

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  • YI JIAN

    ★★★★½ Watched by YI JIAN 25 Jun, 2015 9

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Steve McQueen has always been an odd director for me. Maybe it's due to the fact that the man has a knack for telling stories that are unusually hard to swallow. Slavery, hunger strike, and now sex addiction. My experience with McQueen so far has been more of learning a lesson than watching a film. "Watch this." he said. "You need to know this, as repulsive as it may be."

    Alright, fine. I'll endure your damn thing. I'll watch Chiwetel…

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  • Njabs Phungula

    ★★★★ Watched by Njabs Phungula 22 Jun, 2015

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

    In Shame, our protagonist, Brandon is difficult to understand because he has difficulty opening up even to himself. This is in contrast with his extrovert sister Sissy whose sudden reappearance in his life throws him off for better or for worse. Brandon is a sex addict and it seems to be his only defining characteristic but he is more complicated than that. Both he and sister seem to have…

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  • Josh Couch

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Josh Couch 21 Jun, 2015

    Addiction is a terrible thing. In Brandon's case it completely overpowered his thoughts and actions and influenced his interactions with other people.

    We later see that as a result of this awful thing, even his sister is majorly affected by his personal life.

    Michael Fassbender is one of my favorite actors and definitely gives his strongest performance in Shame. He becomes so engrossed in his role and makes it believable to watch. Job well done.

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