Lili Taylor

  • Nick Gomez – Illtown (1996)

    Dante and his girlfrend Micky run a very profitable drug operation in a seaside town, aided and abetted by a host of teens who sell the smack at discos around town, as well as by Lucas, a corrupt cop who’s on the take. Their downfall comes when they suspect one of the boys, Pep, of ripping them off, and his accidental death causes disloyalty among the teens, who suspect Dante offed them. All of this is perfect for the return of Gabriel, a one-time partner of Dante, who has just been released from jail, and has an almost angelic demeanor and the certainty that he can fix everyone’s lives.Read More »

  • Stephen Gyllenhaal – Family of Spies AKA Secret Agent (1990)

    Fact based story of John A. Walker, Jr., a Navy chief petty officer with access to top secret cryptographic communications. As a result of mounting debts, he sold secrets to the Soviets in 1967, a practice that he continued thereafter. He further sought to involve his four children into the espionage until his wife caught onto his activities.Read More »

  • Stephen Elliott – About Cherry (2012)

    A troubled young woman moves to San Francisco, where she becomes involved in pornography and aligns herself with a cocaine-addicted lawyer.Read More »

  • Abel Ferrara – The Addiction (1995)


    Director Abel Ferrara applies his eccentric vision to the vampire genre with this cerebral “Art”
    film about graduate philosophy student Kathleen Conklin (Lili Taylor), who is bitten by an
    aggressive female vampire (Annabella Sciorra) and soon spirals into a nightmarish world of
    blood addiction and existential angst. Driven by her merciless condition, she attacks several
    of her pretentious friends and classmates (even her professor) and mainlines their blood like
    heroin. Just as she becomes more bold in seeking prey on the streets of New York, she is
    waylaid by a potential victim — actually a sophisticated vampire himself named Peina
    (Christopher Walken), who chooses to control his own blood addiction through fasting and
    meditation. Seeming to regain her self-control, she eventually completes her graduate thesis
    (helped by a bit of vampire nepotism) and holds a party to celebrate, inviting the entire
    faculty as well as members of her new “family” to join in the festivities. Although the parallels
    to heroin addiction are in plain view, this is also a study in the essential evil of humankind — a
    theme evident in much of Ferrara’s work. — Cavett BinionRead More »

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