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

  • 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'...

  • 3 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...

  • 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...

  • Cupid only occasionally hits his mark in the uneven Greek romantic drama Worlds Apart, a thematically linked trilogy of vignettes about three budding relationships in mid-economic-crisis Athens. Neophyte writer/director Christopher...

  • Newly restored by Britain's Imperial War Museum (IWM), the punishing 1945 doc German Concentration Camps Factual Survey was made to shock German POWs into becoming more aware of their complicity (the Allies' strategy changed, and the film...

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