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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  • Of course, you might want to see the disappointing romantic drama Submergence. It's directed by Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire, Until the End of the World) and stars Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider, Ex Machina) and...

  • Shout-out to editor Michael Felker — who collaborated in the cutting room with multihyphenate co-helmer/co-editor duo Justin Benson and Aaaron Moorhead — for literally setting the unnerving pace of creepy supernatural drama The Endless....

  • The unexpectedly impressive nature documentary Pandas is so visually dynamic that even the most pedantic (think Neil deGrasse Tyson–level) skeptics probably won't mind listening to narrator Kristen Bell — speaking for...

  • You'll meet many colorful monsters and/or godlike supporting characters but not a single believable lead protagonist in the busy but uninspired Chinese animated fantasy Big Fish & Begonia, a loose blend of Chinese myths featured in...

  • There doesn't seem to be a romantic-comedy cliché missing from the bland French Back to Burgundy, a wholly contrived post-adolescent coming-of-age yarn about broody 30-something Jean (Pio Marmai) and his mojo-reviving trip back to...

  • There's a chintzy silver lining tacked onto every potentially dark cloud in the cloying French WWII drama A Bag of Marbles, a pseudo-inspiring adaptation of Jewish World War II survivor Joseph Joffo's partly fictionalized memoir....

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