Excerpt: Seksverslaving leidt tot bindingsangst Shame begint met de halfnaakte man die op de poster staat en die in bed ligt met een hand suggestief onder het blauwe laken. Die man heet Brandon, woonachtig in New York en seksverslaafd.
Conclusion: I’m all for dark and compelling character studies and think that Shame fills the current void nicely. For such a short film, it delivers a rich portrayal of such messed up human beings that we actually come to care for them towards the end.
Conclusion: 'Shame' is difficult to watch at times, but it provides an insight into the human psyche that we rarely see depicted in movies. Brandon is a troubled character who has a very real, and dangerous problem. McQueen's film doesn't judge, it merely observes and we're left to form our own conclusions.
Excerpt: The Movie Remember the flap over the Henry & June that led to the creation of the NC-17 rating, which was expected to usher in a whole new era of "adult" movies that showed as much artistic merit as they showed naughty bits? Did that change ever take place?
Excerpt: Early on in Shame , the bracing and uncompromising new film from British auteur Steve McQueen, Carey Mulligan's troubled character Sissy sings the world's slowest rendition of Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York.
Excerpt: In the opening sequence of Steve McQueen's Shame , protagonist Brandon (Michael Fassbender) flirts silently with a woman sitting near him on the subway. The filmmaker shows, and demands, incredible patience in this wordless scene; he lingers on the details (his fleeting glance, her ringed hand, the...
Excerpt: In essence, Steve McQueen ’s Shame is a message movie, and that message is “Scoff all you like, but sex addiction is as legitimately terrifying and life-destroying as other forms of addiction.