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    NYFF: Michael Fassbender Hopes For A 'De Niro/Scorsese' Relationship With Director Steve McQueen

    And Nine More Things We Learned About 'Shame' From New York Film Festival ScreeningIt's no surprise considering how spectacularly good his feature debut "Hunger" was, but Steve McQueen's "Shame" has marched through Venice, Telluride and Toronto, winning more and more fans along the way. And while there's a few months yet to come, we're almost certain that it'll appear high up on a number of year-end lists of Playlist staffers come the end of 2011. Reteaming the British director with his "Hunger" star Michael Fassbender, along with "An Education" Oscar-nominee Carey Mulligan, it's an immaculately made, firmly controlled, no-holds-barred look a...

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    The Amazing Race: In A Star-Filled Year, Who Could Break Out In The Best Actor Category?

    Last week in The Amazing Race, we talked about the films that had gotten a boost for their Best Picture hopes in the Oscar hunt, and those that had taken a hit, after being unveiled in the awards season. To sum it up: good news for "The Descendants," "Moneyball" and "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," n...

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    Who Could Be The Men In Steven Soderbergh’s ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E’?

    'The Killing' Star Joel Kinnaman, Michael Fassbender & Ewan McGregor Among Names Being Considered By The DirectorSteven Soderbergh's latest picture "Contagion" is in its second week of release with a healthy tally thus far of over $45 million, and his next feature, the independent male stripper film...

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    Watch: Two Minute, Blondie-Aided Clip For Steve McQueen's 'Shame' With Michael Fassbender

    The best films aren't necessarily the ones you walk out of raving about, but the ones that haunt you, lingering on your mind for the days, weeks and months afterwards. When we saw "Shame," Steve McQueen's follow up to his debut "Hunger," which reteams the director with star Michael Fassbender, we l...

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    Michael Fassbender, Steve Coogan & Robert Sheehan Not Feeling The 'Good Vibrations'

    Irish Comedian Dylan Moran & Jodie Whittaker Now On BoardGlenn Leyburn and Lisa Barros D'Sa, the husband and wife duo behind the Rupert Grint vehicle "Cherrybomb," pulled a major coup earlier this year when they managed to recruit Michael Fassbender, Steve Coogan and Robert Sheehan among others for ...

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    Aleksandr Sokurov's 'Faust' Wins Golden Lion At Venice Film Festival

    Michael Fassbender Takes Best Actor, Chinese Surprise Film 'People Mountain People Sea' Wins DirectorWe might have abandoned the Lido a few days ago, but somehow festival organizers felt able to go on with the final awards ceremony without us this evening. With a jury led by Darren Aronofsky that also included David Byrne, Todd Haynes, Mario Martone, André Téchiné, Ejia-Liisa Ahtila and Alba Rorwacher, it was anyone's game, although for much of the week, talk had pegged Steve McQueen's "Shame" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "Alps" as potential front-runners for the big prize, the Golden Lion. However, the winner turned out to be something of a surpris...

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    Fox Searchlight Buys 'Shame' Starring Michael Fassbender & Carey Mulligan

    That was fast, although not unexpected. After excellent reviews out of Venice and Telluride (see our Lido review here), Fox Seachlight has picked up the North American domestic rights to "Shame," the follow-up, sophomore directorial effort by British artist-turned-director Steve McQueen.

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    First Clip And A Ton Of New Photos From Steve McQueen's Festival-Conquering 'Shame'

    One of the fall festival season's most anticipated pictures, at least in our eyes, is British artist-turned-filmmaker Steve McQueen's New York-set portrait of sexual addiction in "Shame" starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan.

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    Venice '11 Review: 'Shame' A Fascinating Follow-Up To 'Hunger,' With A Tour-De-Force From Fassbender

    As English-language directorial debuts in the last few years go, Steve McQueen's "Hunger" ranks up there as one of the most uncompromising. An award-winning, sometimes controversial British artist, McQueen chose to move into feature film by examining the life of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands, managing not to flinch from any of the grim details, using takes of up to 20 minutes in length, and showcasing a tour-de-force performance from the now firmly-planted-on-the-A-list Michael Fassbender. It picked up an enormous amount of critical support, including the Camera D'Or at Cannes in 2008, and signified both director and star as major talents to...

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    Who Were The Winners And Losers Of The Summer Of 2011?

    As the summer winds die down with a flat and uninspired whimper, the realization sets in: the summer of 2011 was for the birds. "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" was the last major tent-pole to open, followed by sleeper hits like "The Help" and the not-so-successful R-rated action comedy, "30 Minutes or Less." Many had forecast that the overstuffed summer would prove disastrous, with Jon Favreau predicting that, "There’s not a weekend where there won’t be teeth on the floor," but ironically it's Favreau's film that proved to be one of the biggest box-office disappointments. Financially, films did very well with three billion-dollar blockbuster...

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