Simon Abrams

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  • The worst thing you can say about stop-motion kids adventure Shaun the Sheep Movie is that it's a feature-length series of sight gags. Based on the popular British TV series, Shaun the Sheep Movie revolves around the pantomime humor...

  • Half-baked animated fantasy Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet is a kids film for anyone who mistakenly thinks that the one thing that would improve animated masterpiece Fantasia is an overwhelming number of pretentious aphorisms....

  • For better and worse, South Korean period adventure Assassination is the kind of overstuffed historical mega-production that Hollywood doesn't make anymore. Assassination, a postwar drama set in Seoul (then called Gyeongseong)...

  • How much time would you like to spend in the company of benignly kooky hobbyists? That's the question to ask before committing to docu-commercial A Lego Brickumentary, a largely genial but frequently wearying feature-length toy ad....

  • Australian crime drama The Suicide Theory works best when it's a pitch-black comedy, and not a self-serious thriller. First-time screenwriter Michael J. Kospiah occasionally encourages viewers to laugh with him at his film's absurd...

  • A mediocre found-footage ghost story about four teenagers who are haunted by the specter of a hangman-obsessed drama nerd, The Gallows is only good enough to make you wish its creators did something novel with its formulaic style, plot,...

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