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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  • 2 months 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 ...

  • Winningly over-the-top Korean gangster drama Asura: The City of Madness is what you'd get if you combined The Wire with a really good soap opera. It concerns a city plagued by corrupt politicians, bullying lawyers and crooked cops,...

  • Formulaic survival-horror flick Desierto, which pits a racist gringo against a group of Mexican border crossers, is only superficially different from other slasher films. Xenophobic American hunter Sam (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) follows in...

  • 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...

  • 2 months 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...

  • Korean spy thriller The Age of Shadows may have the same basic plot as a "Zapata Western," the kind of Spaghetti Western that follows an amoral mercenary who gets transformed into a committed revolutionary by a tightly knit group of...

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