Taylor bitches to her confidante about the nature to scapegoat one soldier instead of bringing an entire outfit to its knees. More details at And the more she changes, the more her voice changes: it becomes deeper, huskier, and less audible. Tad Dibbern . You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. The Addiction is the brain-child of the notorious creative duo Nicholas St. John and Abel Ferrara. A Miami hotel owner finds danger when he becomes romantically involved with the wife of a deposed general from the Dominican Republic where he fought many years back. ", "Nicholas St. John and I wrote this movie soon after the death of his first son. platoon goes to maim and plunder… yet only one soldier is slapped with court martial charges. Some of the *great* quotes from Abel on the new blu-ray commentary: "There he is right there, Russell" (after Russell Simmons' credit), "Yeah, these are all the old favorites..." (just watching the credits), "We had to do one black and white film, man. A teenage girl and her father discover alien clones are replacing humans on a remote U.S. military base in Alabama. (as Jamel 'RedRum' Simmons). A New York philosophy grad student turns into a vampire after getting bitten by one, and then tries to come to terms with her new lifestyle and frequent craving for human blood. A nation's historic guilt weighs its citizens down eternally, succumbing them to a crisis of faith. How can you single out one man? Urban macabre, dripping with modernism, but paying homage to the classics no doubt. Kathleen’s many pseudo-significant lines, like “medicine is just an extended metaphor for omnipotence”, create a mock-philosophical fog through which it is impossible to see the actual message or even plot (if they actual exist). credits) it is well worth giving it a try, if only for Taylor’s performance and a glimpse of Walken’s brilliant insanity. Step Three: GET WEIRD! ( Log Out /  Who would even come up with that? We shoot in the street. But this movie is a little pokey for me, and doesn’t always feel like it can support the weight of its philosophical musings. The Addiction is a neat arthouse vampire film, where vampirism is a metaphor for drug addiction (and humanity's tendency to sin). Hunger/thirst, sensitivity to sunlight, and covered mirrors are some of the traditional tropes that hint at vampirism. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. With all the mock-philosophising going on, you start wondering if this film – with its style, plot, and dialogue – is intended not as an arthouse film, but as a film mocking arthouse cinema? Sounds right up my alley. But at just under 75 minutes of running time (excl. The Addiction is a neat arthouse vampire film, where vampirism is a metaphor for drug addiction (and humanity's tendency to sin). Add to this all her philosophical and mock-philosophical vocabulary, and you get a film in which subtitles are desperately needed at times. A ... See full summary ». Use the HTML below. But maybe the film is streaming somewhere? TMDb A New York drug dealer is kidnapped, and his wife must try to come up with the money and drugs to free him from his abductors before Christmas. Self-revelation is annihilation of self. ", "There ain't no fuckin' extras. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Abel didn’t dress sets or hire extras or fuss…. Its black & white photography - not even succumbing to the typical trope of showcasing bright red blood as anomaly - enriches the horror but allows for haunting clarity, plunging this grungy, shaken tale into a more inevitable realm. A debauched Hollywood movie actor tries to piece together one wild night in Miami years earlier which remains a drug-induced blur, and soon finds out that some questions about his past are best left unanswered. Unfortunately, my British DVD release does not offer any subtitles, so I had to rewind many a scene several times in order to understand what was being said. Add the first question. It is a moody, black & white arthouse piece which cycles through some of the contemporary tropes and allegories associated with vampirism. tarrdigrade 1,807 films 23,609 187 Edit, If you're feeling overwhelmed, but still want to squeeze a film into your daily routine, this list is made for…, A list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…, hamburger splash 1,812 films 10,163 98 Edit, Chris Vandenberg 1,000 films 4,734 92 Edit. It’s like if that annoying kid in your intro to Philosophy class got bitten by a vampire. Listened to the Abel Ferrara commentary, which contains some nuggets like: “Put some shades on your main character, and your movie goes into a whole other dimension.”, “To live in Washington Square nowadays you have to be like Donald Trump’s fuckin’ niece.”, “There ain’t no fuckin’ extras. Yet we are (for the most part) left wondering if there actually are vampires in the film’s world, or if Kathleen is really just going crazy. Fetid, rancidly present city streets. Heather Bracken, Russell Simmons Preston L. Holmes Fernando Sulichin Denis Hann, Clancy T. Troutman Mel Zelniker Raymond Karpicki Héctor Cordero, O ethismos, The addiction - Vampiri a New York, 82 mins   All the things that we tell ourselves to justiying lusting for more. The way it portrays addiction with vampirism and religion, I’m honestly in awe. It is about a philosophy grad student who tries to cope with her new lifestyle and constant craving for blood after being bitten by a gorgeous female vampire. 55 of 60 people found this review helpful. ", "...the whole country, they were all guilty! It plays as horror not merely literally but also existentially. Call the priest! Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Forget 'em loud BOO-ing jump scares ‘cause these deliberate-cooked horrors/thrillers will burn you up. Directed by Abel Ferrara. A few of the films many philosophical excursions also have religious undertones, but I am not really understanding them. Christopher Walken gives a great monologue in this. Lili Taylor Christopher Walken Annabella Sciorra Edie Falco Paul Calderon Fredro Starr Kathryn Erbe Michael Imperioli Jamal Simmons Robert W. Castle Michael A. Fella Louis Katz Leroy Johnson Fred Williams Avron Coleman Lisa Casillo Frank Aquilino Nicholas De Cegli Jay Julien Chuck Jeffreys Edward Conna Nancy Ellen Anzalone Susan Mitchell Mary Ann Hannon John Vincent McEvily Bianca Pratt Christina Campanella Anthony Giangrande Kevin Scullin From "Veronica Mars" to Rebecca take a look back at the career of Armie Hammer on and off the screen. At the saddest time in his life, he found a way to express that relentless search for truth and light in a world that often paralyzes us with its anger and darkness." Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. And Christopher Walken (Peina), who shows up relatively late, delivers an absolute tour de force in weirdness. “To face what we are in the end, we stand before the light and our true nature is revealed. Abel Ferrara tackles so much with so little... achieving more than most without billions of useless dollars—an nyc arthouse philosophy vamp jam filled with city atmos, Lili Taylor killing it as always, and Christopher Walken savagely saying the word "nothing" more viciously convincingly than anyone ever. "there is no history. Sin endures; perhaps it is the only truth. The Addiction is a 1995 American vampire horror film directed by Abel Ferrara and starring Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken, and Annabella Sciorra. Or is it about the relativism of good and evil? Change ). Report this film, Moral relativism. Ferrara stages 'addiction' as the epitome of reactionary takeovers, for no one truly understands until they're under the very same spell.

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