You really do have to be living in a monastic Criterion world to be damp with excitement over the chance to re-savor Steve McQueen‘s Hunger. This is a frank and unsparing chronicle of political torture of IRA combatants by the British, and particularly the plight of Bobby Sands (Michael Fassbender), who died from a hunger strike in 1981 at age 27, by a first-rate visual artist, but…well, I put it like this on 9.8.08.