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

  • A gonzo 10-minute standoff between Adrien Brody and a man-eating pitbull single-handedly justifies the existence of the otherwise uninspired heist thriller Bullet Head. Unfortunately, viewers must wade through an hour of long-winded...

  • Half-baked horror-thriller Psychopaths plays like a dry run for an atmospheric homage to –50s horror comics such as Tales From the Crypt. Writer-director Mickey Keating (Carnage Park, Darling) uses flimsy plot...

  • 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...

  • The makers of the compelling documentary character study Beuys effectively convey Cold War–era German performance artist Joseph Beuys' infectious presence and democratic ideals by emphasizing photographs and video recordings of Beuys...

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