“Shame” Opens Friday, 1/27; “The Artist” Held Over

Acclaimed visual artist (and tough guy namesake) Steve McQueen made an astonishing feature film debut with 2008’s uncompromising prison piece “Hunger” a movie that also drew attention to a daring performance from its emerging star, Michael Fassbender. The pair reunite for their second collaboration, “Shame” in which Fassbender plays Brandon Sullivan, a New York yuppie trapped in an emotionally crippling labyrinth of sex addiction. The movie, which co-stars Carey Mulligan as Brandon’s wayward sister Sissy, finds McQueen trading one form of incarceration for another. Carey Mulligan drew an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress and many critics feel Michael Fassbender should have received one for Best Actor. trailer

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