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

    Volf supports his interpretation of Callas’ personality with soundbites from her understandably guarded televised appearances, all of which devolve into terse discussions about her years-long romance with Onassis (before and after his marriage to ...

  • The frustrating doc Maria by Callas reduces Greek-American opera diva Maria Callas to a misunderstood celebrity who devoted herself to a calling and a lover that never gave as much to her as she did to them. Director Tom Volf makes his...

  • 1 month ago | Film and TV

    Crafting his pseudo-realistic account of the crimes and trial of anti-Islamic murderer Anders Behring Breivik (Anders Danielsen Lie), writer-director Greengrass examines the attacks through the pinhole lens of post-disaster trauma.

  • With the gruesome 22 July, Paul Greengrass, that expert in making art from recent historical violence, reduces the terrorist attacks that rocked Norway in 2011 to a crass movie parable: Here’s the Everyman who overcomes considerable pain...

  • The mordantly hilarious Chinese black comedy The Island is what you'd get if Lord of the Flies were reimagined as a capitalist critique about a group of adult white-collar workers who, shipwrecked on a tropical island, create a...

  • It's hard to tell if the makers of the bewilderingly awful home-invasion thriller 14 Cameras — which follows cartoonishly gross internet voyeur Gerald (Neville Archambault) as he uses nanny-cams to spy on a nuclear family at a secluded...

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