Shame ★★★★½

Michael Fassbender establishes himself as a force to be reckoned with in this gritty, unflinching portrayal of a man completely controlled by his demons. Obviously, the vast array of addictions in our world take on a litany of shapes and sizes for those afflicted. However the intention here by McQueen to bring one that's very rarely discussed to light should be widely applauded and discussed. This movie is a sad beauty indeed, but still a beauty. There wasn't one moment in this film where I doubted truth of the story being told. But what I certainly like most about this film is the way it ends: an uncertainty. I love the way some directors let us imagine a sequel to the film we’ve just seen. It’s the famous open ending. Steve McQueen did something very beautiful. BRAVO

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