We’re really exploring the varied landscape of cinema with our recent Movies of the Month, as last month we celebrated the fun sci-fi/comedy with the Back to the Future trilogy, and this month we delved into the somewhat murkier world of sex addiction with Steve McQueen’s Shame.
Host Jay Cluitt was joined by the film’s champion, Alex Withrow, along with Stevee Taylor, Jess Manzo and Kristen Lopez to discuss the film and the many, many reasons why it’s OK to love Michael Fassbender.
Also on tap were Rants and Raves of the Week and the most heated game of Last Lamb Standing in recent memory.
Here’s what your fellow LAMBs had to say about the movie (due to this being a fairly recent film, many of these were taken from the Lambscores post from when Shame was originally released in cinemas):
And So it Begins…
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The Critical Movie Critics
Dan the Man’s Movie Reviews
The Great Movie Project
Life vs Film
Love and Squalor Film
Never Too Early Movie Predictions
Not Just Movies
Silver Emulsion Film Reviews
Surrender to the Void
Temple of Reviews
The Velvet Café
The Vern’s Video Vangaurd
Wide Screen World
It’s also time to vote on next month’s movie. I put out the call for MOTM Champions, and the responders are below. The gist is this: I ask for volunteers – people to select a film to be placed on the poll (up to 5 per month, as usual), then promote it on their site, Facebook, Twitter, whatever. Should their film win, they are guaranteed a spot on the LAMBcast episode where we will discuss said film. As a bonus (?), if they want they also get to host that segment of the show. The sites are listed along with the films in the poll below (and in the sidebar). You have one week to vote (and promote your movies!). I’ll be putting out the call for the next MOTM in a few weeks, so stay tuned.
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