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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  • 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...

  • Magical realist Terrence Malick only produced dream-like allegory The Vessel, a spiritual fable about an island community that comes to life ten years after its destruction in a tsunami. But Malick's expressionistic style has clearly...

  • You can see flashes of bawdy comedic brilliance sprinkled throughout Parched, an otherwise grim Indian drama about four women living in the male-dominated village of Gujarat. Too bad that writer/director Leena Yadav only infrequently uses...

  • Frustrating behind-the-scenes concert doc The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble makes accomplished musicians look like nervous suitors at a manic speed-dating meetup. Five members of Ma's 59-piece group, including...

  • 7 months ago | Film and TV

    Here's a question faced by the creators of almost every superhero adaptation: How do do you pull this off without copying Frank Miller’s Batman? Too many modern superhero dramas — including the Dark Knight films, Arrow, Daredevil and Batman v Supe...

  • 7 months ago | Film and TV

    Superhero fans may not know stunt coordinator Philip J Silvera's name, but they do know his work. Silvera's choreography turned heads in such recent comic-book adaptations as the Arkham Knight and Arkham Origins Batman video games, the record-brea...


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