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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  • 15 days ago | Film and TV

    The Thing died a noisy death when it debuted in 1982. In fact, this masterful paranoiac thriller about a vicious shape-shifting alien infiltrating a group of scientists stationed in Antarctica bombed so hard that director John Carpenter was fired ...

  • Supernatural horror classic Phantasm: Remastered, American cult filmmaker Don Coscarelli's newly restored 1979 mood piece, presents a uniquely disturbing vision of an adolescent's grief. We see its world through the hysterical eyes of Mike...

  • Lifeless bromantic comedy Flock of Dudes has all of the celebrity cameos and latent sexism of Judd Apatow's adult coming-of-age stories but none of the lowbrow wit and sensitivity. Like Apatow staples The 40-Year-Old Virgin and...

  • 1 month ago | Film and TV

    Don't resist the temptation to take off your 3D glasses while watching the Nick Cave concert doc One More Time With Feeling. Without them, as you watch the images projected atop each other, you can see Cave as something like he envisions himself i...

  • 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...

  • 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,...


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