The Pain of Pleasure and the Pleasure of Pain

“But Reason can never be persuaded that the existence of a man who merely lives for enjoyment (however busy he may be in this point of view), has a worth in itself.” – Immanuel Kant, Critique of Judgement

In Shame (2011), Steve McQueen’s stunning follow up to his feature film debut – 2008’s Hunger – he shifts his focus from physical confinement to an emotional one, demonstrating along the way that the crush of addiction can be a prison unto itself. Read More The Pain of Pleasure and the Pleasure of Pain