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Film, "Shame": Body Horror Underlines Chronicle of Extreme Sex Addiction

"Shame": Body Horror Underlines Chronicle of Extreme Sex Addiction

Steve McQueen's first two films both star Michael Fassbender, feature virtually interchangeable titles, and are nearly as grueling to watch as they must have been to make. But where Shame might be nearly as excruciating as 2008's Hunger, it's a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hunger

Hunger

Established artists who’ve made mid-career leaps from gallery to movie house have not easily found their footing. But British video artist Steve McQueen is the exception. Hunger—which won the prize for best first feature at Cannes last May—is a superbly…
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Film, The excruciating details of death by starvation in Steve McQueen's <i>Hunger</i>

The excruciating details of death by starvation in Steve McQueen's Hunger

Established artists who've made midcareer leaps from gallery to movie house have not easily found their footing. Julian Schnabel's first feature was a flop; Robert Longo, David Salle, and Cindy Sherman never got any further than theirs. But British video…
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Film, Film Feature Shots in the Dark

Shots in the Dark

CANNES, France—No need for dreaming here. Each Cannes Film Festival generates its own metaphors for a 10-day regimen of visions in the dark. It's impossible to forget, let alone transcend, one's unnatural situation here. The opening film of Cannes's 2008…
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