Debut film by 26-year-old director Josh Trank follows three young protagonists as they obtain and learn to control telekinetic powers. It's Cloverfield meets Akira. It's X-Men meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It's deep and and it's shallow. Matthew, one of the protagonists, alludes to Plato's Allegory of the Cave. That is exactly what this movie is about. Dealing with the aftermath of having your perception of morality and reality shattered. Worth a view.
Shame is not about sex. Shame is about our addictions, no matter how big or small, and the role they play in our lives. Brandon (Fassbender) masks his addiction within his highly routined and organized life. However, with the arrival of his sister (played by Carey Mulligan) his life begins to spiral out of control.
Steve McQueen has produced a gorgeous film that is exquisitely well put together. The acting is superb, and given any other cast it would have…