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.

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  • Lopsided Skid Row neo-noir Cardboard Boxer starts off as a grim character study, then devolves into an unmoving melodrama about panhandler Willy (Thomas Haden Church), a desperate beggar who fights other vagrants for money. At first,...

  • Magical realist Terrence Malick only produced dreamlike allegory The Vessel, a spiritual fable about an island community that comes to life 10 years after its destruction in a tsunami. But Malick's expressionistic style has clearly...

  • If you've only experienced Mexico vicariously through micro-budget romantic-drama El Ganzo, you won't be able to relate to repressed bisexual artist Guy (Anslem Richardson) when he describes Cabo as "the kind of place you could get lost...

  • Action hero Jackie Chan rises above uninspired sex jokes and a weak co-star in martial arts/road movie hybrid Skiptrace, a Midnight Run–style buddy comedy that shackles Chan to Jackass star Johnny Knoxville.

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  • The makers of virtual-reality thriller Let's Be Evil, a horror film about the dangers of living vicariously through smart technology apropos of our current Pokemon Go moment, squander an irresistible premise: What if a generation of...

  • Fast-moving zombies are the only thing holding back South Korean horror-thriller Train to Busan from greatness. The zombies that attack cross-country train passengers during a never-explained crisis instantly change from infected humans...

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