Shame

Shame ★★★★

Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan are both superb in this, but all the credit should really go to Steve McQueen. It is wonderfully directed, and he easily transforms a a scene of lust into a scene of pain and, as the title indicates, shame. Fassbender might be having sex with two girls at once, but instead of sexy, it's incredibly sad.
This is also thanks to the music of Harry Escott, whose score propels the emotion even further. He is certainly going to be a composer I start paying more attention to.