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, Dallas Observer and OC Weekly.

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  • 11 days ago | Film and TV

    Patrick Warburton is that rare voice actor who looks like he sounds. His imposing, muscular physique complements his deep basso voice, but his warm tone gives a touch of soul to his many memorable performances as lunkheaded alpha males. Quite like...

  • Stone-faced martial-arts star Donnie Yen does a lot with a little in wuxia weepy Ip Man 3, the rare kung fu film whose stripped-down action sequences are just as good as its sentimental dialogue scenes. The title character -- a...

  • Character-actor god Ron Perlman carries unimaginative drug-comedy Moonwalkers whenever its creators fail to follow through on their admirably brazen, Babel-high concept: What if the CIA really did try to pay Stanley Kubrick to fake the...

  • Nobody looks good in C-grade spy thriller Extraction, partly because the lighting in most scenes is either distractingly low or naturally overexposed. You can actually see what's going on during the best action set pieces, particularly an...

  • 2 months ago | Film and TV

    How did countercultural phenomenon Mystery Science Theater 3000, the inspired '90s science-fiction puppet TV show about watching and ribbing schlocky movies, become a pop-culture standard? It's hard not to marvel at the scope of the show's ...

  • The first thing you'll notice about blood-soaked neo-noir The World of Kanako is its hyper but never manic pacing. Most shots last about two seconds, lending a disorienting rhythm to the exhausting gamut of stomach-churning violence to...

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