Abel Ferrara’s best film? It’s certainly his most thoughtful, and sleekly stylish. Lily Taylor plays an NYC philosophy grad student who finds her thirst for knowledge suddenly subsumed by a powerful thirst for blood. No one ever utters the word “vampire,” but Ferrara has fun playing with horror tropes as well as the course of dependency and the nature of evil. Silky black-and-white cinematography and killer turns from Edie Falco, Annabella Sciorra, and Christopher Walken make it irresistible. -LG
1995 Abel Ferrara. 1.85:1 B&W DCP 82 min.
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