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

  • You'll probably enjoy the French zombie film The Night Eats the World if post-apocalyptic sci-fi like 28 Days Later and The Omega Man are your moviegoing answer to comfort food. Like those earlier films, this paranoid fantasy...

  • The decision to cast — and keep the camera pointed at — magnetic leading man Vincent Cassel is the most novel aspect of the otherwise staid French biopic Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti. It’s a Lust for Life–like period drama, following...

  • Fans open to no-budget sci-fi should check out Hover, a surprisingly effective techno-thriller that predicts a future where terminally ill farmers look to Transitions — a company that performs assisted suicides for the physically infirm —...

  • The makers of the aimlessly provocative French sociopolitical docu-essay Spiral encourage viewers to wallow in the unexamined prejudices and petty resentments that have led several thousand French Jews to respond to recent anti-Semitic...

  • The tonally berserk Western-comedy hybrid Damsel often suggests a Wes Anderson–directed acid Western, only without Anderson's knack for sad-sack jokes about macho pride or the acid Western's typically spiritual consideration of white...

  • A vividly sensuous teenage bromance kicks off the otherwise mostly unconvincing Australian surfing/coming-of-age drama Breath. Boisterous Loonie (Ben Spence) and withdrawn audience surrogate Pikelet (Samson Coulter) ride bikes, chop wood,...

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