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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  • 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...

  • Winningly over-the-top Korean gangster drama Asura: The City of Madness is what you'd get if you combined The Wire with a really good soap opera. It concerns a city plagued by corrupt politicians, bullying lawyers and crooked cops,...

  • 9 months 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 ...

  • Supernatural horror classic Phantasm: Remastered, American cult filmmaker Don Coscarelli's newly restored 1979 mood piece, presents a uniquely disturbing vision of an adolescent's grief. We see its world through the hysterical eyes of Mike...

  • Korean spy thriller The Age of Shadows may have the same basic plot as a "Zapata Western," the kind of Spaghetti Western that follows an amoral mercenary who gets transformed into a committed revolutionary by a tightly knit group of...

  • 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...

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