After Steve McQueen's debut film Hunger, which also starred Michael Fassbender, I would have seen his next film if the subject was paint drying. Instead he basically made Requiem for a Dream for sex addicts. Fassbender's performance is as good as he's ever been. The guy is so consistently good, it's hard not to take him for granted. The film is beautifully shot. McQueen's camera is unflinching, and his long takes mesmerizing. I only wish the story offered more insight into the Fassbender's psyche, but over all Shame is a powerful film.