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

  • 8 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...

  • Stone-faced martial-arts star Donnie Yen does a lot with a little in wuxia weepy Ip Man 3, the rare kung fu film whose stripped-down action sequences are just as good as its sentimental dialogue scenes. The title character -- a...

  • 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...

  • Since most of the exceptional hostage drama Heist takes place inside a cramped bus, your enjoyment depends on how much you relish the company of B-list actors who are very good at flaring their nostrils and immodestly threatening one...

  • 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...

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