Wed, 26 Dec 2012 07:30:00 GMT | By Neil Smith
The best Hollywood films of 2012

18) Shame

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Michael Fassbender might have exposed himself to a lot of criticism and ridicule in Steve McQueen’s unflinching study of a New York sex addict on the prowl. Instead he revealed a flinty intensity and a potent, virile charisma that ensured this dark story was as powerful as it was titillating.