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 makers of the compelling documentary character study Beuys effectively convey Cold War-era German performance artist Joseph Beuys' infectious presence and democratic ideals by emphasizing photographs and video recordings of Beuys at...

  • Political head-butting and crabby bon mots energize a series of wide-ranging conversations about the nature of secular Judaism in the consistently entertaining documentary My Coffee with Jewish Friends. Director and on-screen interviewer...

  • A gonzo 10-minute standoff between Adrien Brody and a man-eating pitbull single-handedly justifies the existence of the otherwise uninspired heist thriller Bullet Head. Unfortunately, viewers must wade through an hour of long-winded...

  • British stars Alan Bates and Oliver Reed's uncharacteristically dialogue- and clothing-free wrestling contest may be the most iconic sequence in Ken Russell's charmingly deranged melodrama Women in Love (1969). But the most sensational...

  • Half-baked horror-thriller Psychopaths plays like a dry run for an atmospheric homage to '50s horror comics like Tales from the Crypt. Writer/director Mickey Keating (Carnage Park, Darling) uses flimsy plot twists to connect...

  • Campy humor and Freudian terror collide in supernatural psychodrama Angelica, a winningly batshit ghost story about a Victorian-era British couple whose fears of sex manifest in the form of a man-sized bacteria monster. Queer...

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