Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I can't say enough about this powerhouse of a film. Director Steve McQueen's directing, of course, is brilliant-- but it is Fassbender's harrowing eyes, pallor and excruciating sexual obsession that constitutes the genius of the movie. Fassbender's intensity and desperation is so palpable I forgot to breathe more than once. Examining the underbelly of sexual compulsion so often masked by glamour, "Shame" is a visceral journey into the heart (an libido) of a truly tragic man.

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