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, Dallas Observer and OC Weekly.

Latest Stories

  • 9 days ago | Film and TV

    Patrick Warburton is that rare voice actor who looks like he sounds. His imposing, muscular physique complements his deep basso voice, but his warm tone gives a touch of soul to his many memorable performances as lunkheaded alpha males. Quite like...

  • Character-actor god Ron Perlman carries unimaginative drug-comedy Moonwalkers whenever its creators fail to follow through on their admirably brazen, Babel-high concept: What if the CIA really did try to pay Stanley Kubrick to fake the...

  • This sweeping historical survey automatically limits its audience to diehard history buffs by exclusively assuming the perspective of former ambassador Yehuda Avner, who died in March. Avner, a charming diplomat who advised prime ministers...

  • Not-bad climate change documentary This Changes Everything opens by trying to impress viewers with how different it is from other environmental-advocacy films. Author/narrator Naomi Klein explains that she dislikes most such jeremiads...

  • At one point during fluffy documentary character study He Named Me Malala, an anonymous Pakistani civilian accuses seventeen-year-old activist Malala Yousafzai of being an unthinking mouthpiece for her diplomat father, Ziauddin: "I think...

  • WWII spy thriller Shanghai hasn't aged well in the five years it has languished unreleased by U.S. distributors the Weinstein Company. But its problems aren't new. Director Mikael Håfström (Escape Plan, 1408) does nothing...

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