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.

Latest Stories

  • 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...

  • The peppy but cynical animated superhero comedy Teen Titans Go! To the Movies is eager to flatter you, as so many of its lazy meta-reflexive jokes suggest.

    Most of the gags in this pandering spoof are about their own schematic...

  • 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...

  • The equally thrilling and exhausting Hong Kong martial arts fantasy Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings boasts more inventive weapons, monsters and plot twists than most Western audiences will know what to do with. Like the popular...

  • The decision to cast -- and keep the camera pointed at -- magnetic leading man Vincent
    Cassel is the most novel aspect of the otherwise staid French biopic Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti.
    It’s a Lust for Life-like period...

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