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.