Abbey Bender

 

Abbey Bender is a regular film contributor at Voice Media Group and its film partner, the Village Voice. VMG publications include LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

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  • The light drama of Little Boxes concerns a familiar tale of displacement. Mack (Nelsan Ellis), Gina (Melanie Lynskey) and their son Clark (Armani Jackson) are an appealing mixed-race Brooklyn family who move to the suburbs when Gina...

  • The comforting analog clack of typewriter keys is a leitmotif in Their Finest, Lone Scherfig's slight but appealing adaptation of Lissa Evans' novel Their Finest Hour and a Half (who knows why the subject of the original title was...

  • 23 days ago | Film and TV

    The comforting analog clack of typewriter keys is a leitmotif in Their Finest, Lone Scherfig’s slight but appealing adaptation of Lissa Evans’ novel Their Finest Hour and a Half (who knows why the subject of the original title was confusingly cast...

  • If a mysterious group of men shows up promising to bring back your dead brother, chances are things won't end too well. Dig Two Graves offers subtle, backwoods gothic scares built around themes of painful loss and dangerous deals that have...

  • Sex Doll's lurid title suggests a Russ Meyer exploitation fest, but in truth the film offers a toned down, occasionally bland look at sex work. Prostitution has long been a cinematic fixture, and writer/director Sylvie Verheyde seeks to...

  • This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous is an intimate and engaging exploration of gender dynamics and the curious, uniquely 21st-century alchemy of YouTube stardom. Veteran documentarian Barbara Kopple captures Gigi Gorgeous, a young,...

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