Martyrs

Martyrs (2008)

Martyrs first published by Film4 Synopsis: Pascal Laugier’s controversial second feature is an ultraviolent revenge thriller with a brutally transcendent twist that makes uneasy witnesses of us all. Review: Following on from its controversial reception at Cannes, there were rumours circulating that Martyrs caused one or two members of the normally hardened audience attending the Film4 FrightFest in 2008 to…

Shame (2011)

First published by EyeforFilm A call girl stands by a bedside table and begins removing her undergarments. “Slowly,” insists Brandon (Michael Fassbender), as he takes in every detail from the bed. This scene, coming near the beginning of Steve McQueen’s Shame, certainly advertises the film’s focus on Brandon’s hyperactive sex life. He will be repeatedly…