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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  • The legendarily bleak ending of the 1968 spaghetti western The Great Silence -- in which everybody dies, including anti-hero vigilante Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant) -- still hurts so good a half-century later. Co-writer/director Sergio...

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

  • 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....

  • You can tell just how full of it the makers of the exploitative documentary Demon House are by the way they constantly present reality-show theatrics as evidence of a real-life haunting. Director Zak Bagans, the host of generic...

  • The messy but compelling activist doc Survivors Guide to Prison often suggests a carelessly assembled trio of short films that all happen to be about America's corrupt and dehumanizing penal system. Thankfully, two of the three parts of...

  • An unbearably smug lead protagonist sinks the already floundering submarine drama The Chamber, a lifeless thriller set inside a Deep Submersible Rescue Vehicle (DSRV). Stereotypically macho sub captain Mats (Force Majeure's Johannes...

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