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, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

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  • 6 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...

  • 8 months ago | Film and TV

    How do you sell an international comedy-action superstar to an American audience? Sony Pictures, the distributors of charming Hong Kong action-fantasy Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back, still haven’t figured out how to pitch comedian-tur...

  • This dialogue-free French/Japanese animated fable -- a low-key adventure about an unnamed shipwrecked beardo who falls in love with nature -- might serve as a potent antidote for post-Election depression. The legion of animators, led by Hayao...

  • Underwhelming biographical doc Mifune: The Last Samurai presents Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune (Seven Samurai, Rashomon) as the personification of samurai-like reserve and loyalty. Director Steven Okazaki uses interviews with...

  • The mega-popular, decades-old stadium-rock group X Japan features speed-metal-fast drums, emo-ballad lyrics and hair-metal-meets-Alice-Cooper costumes that make them look like many-abbed, leather-clad descendants of kabuki actors and KISS. You...

  • 1 year 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 ...


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