Abbey Bender

 

Abbey Bender 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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  • "I can't be bothered with them," Vivienne Westwood says when asked about The Sex Pistols early in Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist. While well known for her collaboration with the band and her relationship with their manager Malcolm McLaren,...

  • Imagine a Spencer Gifts store packed with nothing but sexist-catchphrase T-shirts and novelty items shaped like dicks and you'll have a good idea of Supercon's aesthetic. The film follows washed-up former child actor Keith Mahar (Russell...

  • Lou Andreas-Salome, The Audacity to Be Free is an awkward mouthful of a title, but this biographical study of a trailblazing 19th century intellectual offers a worthwhile history lesson. The first female psychoanalyst, Lou Andreas-Salome...

  • "Mortals are flawed. We are all of us cracked vessels," says Carol (Edie Falco), a high school teacher, as she presents a lesson on mythology to her class. It's an obvious statement of the themes guiding Outside In, a quiet tale of an...

  • Is there any image more quirkily French than that of Isabelle Huppert working in a pate-making factory? Souvenir, a lightweight portrait of Huppert as Liliane, a former pop singer, suggests there is not. Having fallen out of the spotlight,...

  • Mr. Roosevelt is the breeziest movie centered on the death of a cat you'll see all year. This comedy – written by, directed by, and starring Saturday Night Live alum Noël Wells -- has many of the trappings of indie...

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