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The Addiction
"...are not meant to go down easily, and The Addiction is surely his most uncompromising effort yet. Shot for..."

Nov. 10, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sex Addiction and the City
Steve McQueen on Shame's New York state of mind
"...we discover, being devoured from within by a mammoth addiction to sex. Emotion is beyond him. It is a..."

Dec. 16, 2011 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Coronavirus and the Threat to Those Recovering From Addiction
Maintaining connections – at a distance – to stay sober during the pandemic
" where someone just coming to grips with their addiction can feel accepted by a community that understands intimately..."

May 15, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Charlene deGuzman Tackles Sex and Love Addiction in SXSW Film Unlovable
Love is sickness, not the cure in this anti-rom-com
"...she hit rock bottom in her sex and love addiction journey. She sought help, entered a 12-step program, and..."

March 9, 2018 Screens Feature by Michael Agresta

Addiction Is a Disease
" time I see you. Just because I said addiction is a disease not a lifestyle choice [“Postmarks,” May..."

May 13, 2005 Postmarks

Addiction Is Not a Lifestyle Choice
"...Dear AC, Please tell me you don't think addiction is a lifestyle choice. That's like saying bipolar disorder..."

May 10, 2005 Postmarks

Isn't Addiction a Lifestyle Choice?
" not a lifestyle choice. It is a devastating addiction that kills 1,000% more people per year than all..."

April 25, 2005 Postmarks

"...and their community. They help people to break hurtful addictions. They try to keep a respect for their surroundings...."

Aug. 4, 2003 Postmarks

The Creative Dead-End of Addiction
Who says blockage is bad for you?
" write myself into the script I'm adapting!"), while addiction is a creative dead-end – the writer as defined..."

Oct. 13, 2008 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Fun Fun Fun Fest: Jane's Addiction
More Guns N’ Roses than Nirvana
"...their role in kick-starting the Nineties alt-rock revolution, Jane’s Addiction had nothing to do with the anti-rock star aesthetic..."

Nov. 8, 2015 Music Post by Greg Beets

Addiction and the Meaning of Life
"...a junkie can say to someone that justifies his/her addiction to heroin, no explanation beyond the main one: that..."

Oct. 13, 2008 Screens Post by Josh Rosenblatt

Saying No to Automobile Addiction
"...sisters around the world in saying no to the addiction of the automobile. Ride to the ride, ride the..."

Sept. 22, 2008 Postmarks

The Impact of Drug Addiction

March 26, 2013 Postmarks

Talking About Addiction Until the Head Begins to Bleed a Bit
It comes down to Bukowski – and Bukowski doesn't come out well

Oct. 13, 2008 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

i have a new addiction! just what i didn't need.

Oct. 12, 2007 Promotions Post

Help Desk
Is it phone addiction or just the modern way to consume information?
"...This is a complicated question, HABIT, and we're not addiction scientists. But we do know that research is out..."

July 31, 2015 Screens Column by Michael Agresta

Exquisite control and spasmed anguish mark the performances of Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan in this dark, NC-17-rated story about a sex addict.
"...Brandon Sullivan's (Fassbender) bad habits have curdled into full-bore addiction. The kempt escorts with whom he politely negotiates terms,..."

Dec. 16, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Beautiful Boy
Steve Carell soars above this overly-earnest addiction biography
" to tackle not just the opioid epidemic, but addiction in general, it feels like what's needed is a..."

Oct. 26, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Keep the Lights On
"...Keep the Lights On, a spare domestic drama about addiction, filmmaker Ira Sachs makes regular use of a 1986..."

Nov. 2, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

"...Starring: Perry Farrell, Casey Niccoli, Teri Nunn and Jane'S Addiction. There is a scene in this film that may..."

Feb. 4, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

For Patients With Opioid Use Disorders, the B-Team Offers Help
Dell Seton Medical Center’s “Buprenorphine Team” and its innovative approach to addiction
"...Dell Seton does not admit patients just to treat addiction – we have a largely separate health care system..."

Nov. 29, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

I Am a Sex Addict
If you leave the theatre with that awkward too-much-information feeling after peering into the director's self-exposed psyche, you will also remember his high-wire act that combines fact and fiction, drama and self-deprecating humor, honesty and self-delusion.
"...take place. He relates the history of his sex addiction and uses re-enactments to depict the ways in which..."

June 23, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

My Blueberry Nights
Filmmaker Wong Kar-wai's English-language debut stars the singer Norah Jones in her acting debut, but instead of exuding newness this sensuous film has an also-ran feel.
"...Indeed, the stories told within – of heartbreak and addiction and addiction to heartbreak – uniformly have an also-ran..."

April 25, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

With an award-winning performance by Maggie Cheung, Clean is one of the most emotionally honest movies about drug addiction ever made.
" of the most emotionally honest movies about drug addiction ever made. Well, maybe not addiction per se, but..."

June 2, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ben Is Back
The opioid crisis invades a family Christmas in this timely drama
"...I’m not so sure about the idea that drug addiction is a “disease”; I’ve always viewed it as a..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Danielle White

Being Charlie
Rob Reiner directs this addiction drama written by his son Nick
" what drew him to this latest project, an addiction drama about hitting bottom, written by Reiner’s son Nick..."

May 13, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Low Down
John Hawkes plays junkie jazz musician Joe Albany in this film based on his daughter's memoirs.
"...his 11-year-old daughter, Amy-Jo (Fanning), struggling with a heroin addiction and scraping by on any gig he can find,..."

Nov. 14, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Mr. Brooks
Serial killers are a dime a dozen in this often beguiling but essentially ludicrous movie that stars Kevin Costner in an unconventional role.
" kill is just another one of the pesky addiction problems that plagues modern society. In fact, the film..."

June 1, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Owning Mahowny
"...Mahowny, a rising Toronto bank executive with a gambling addiction, who siphoned $10.2 million from his bank to feed..."

June 20, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Naked Lunch
Leave it to Cronenberg to tackle William S. Burroughs' notorious – and notoriously "unfilmable" – novel. Then add in a score by Ornette Coleman.
"...and less emphasis on the totalitarian control aspects. Heroin addiction is transposed into the safer fiction of “bug powder”..."

Jan. 24, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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