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MOVIE REVIEWS: SHAME

December 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Steve McQueen’s Shame will not get you into the holiday spirit. “Critics by and large regard the movie as a difficult go — Michael Fassbender portrays Brandon Sullivan, a sex addict who no longer finds pleasurable — but nonetheless an admirable work of cinema craftsmanship. A handful disagree. A.O. Scott in the New York Times […]

STUDIO SAYS IT’S NOT ASHAMED OF NC-17 FOR SHAME

October 26, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Fox Searchlight has no intention of appealing the NC-17 rating meted out to director Steve McQueen’s Shame by the MPAA Classification and Rating Administration. “I think NC-17 is a badge of honor, not a scarlet letter. We believe it is time for the rating to become usable in a serious manner,” Searchlight President Steve Gilula […]

RUSSIAN DIRECTOR WINS TOP PRIZE AT VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

September 12, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Russian director Alexsander Sokurov’s Faust, described by one critic as “a high-art dark comedy” but by Sokurov himself as “too serious,” took the Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion award for best film, while the best actor award went to Michael Fassbender for his performance in Steve McQueen’s NC-17-rated Shame and the best actress award went […]