Simon Abrams

 

Simon Abrams 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.

Latest Stories

  • Campy humor and Freudian terror collide in supernatural psychodrama Angelica, a winningly batshit ghost story about a Victorian-era British couple whose fears of sex manifest in the form of a man-sized bacteria monster. Queer...

  • Shame on nonfiction filmmaker Alex Gibney for making true-crime doc No Stone Unturned an irresponsible and potentially dangerous postmortem of the still-unsolved 1994 Irish pub shooting that left six Loughinisland residents dead. Gibney...

  • Japanese pop idol Takuya Kimura delivers a thrillingly satiric but committed performance in samurai action-adventure Blade of the Immortal, the 100th film helmed by cult filmmaker Takashi Miike (Audition, Izo). Kimura uses deadpan...

  • Enjoyment of Joey Klein's dour British romantic drama The Other Half depends on how clearly you can see lead actors Tatiana Maslany and Tom Cullen's facial expressions. The neophyte writer-director deliberately obscures his actors'...

  • 10 months ago | Film and TV

    How do you sell an international comedy-action superstar to an American audience? Sony Pictures, the distributors of charming Hong Kong action-fantasy Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back, still haven’t figured out how to pitch comedian-tur...

  • More dance, please. Writer/director Tomer Heymann's uneven doc Mr. Gaga offers a character study of Israeli dance choreographer Ohad Naharin, but the scope and power of Naharin's art only becomes clear when the dancers illustrate rather...

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