Simon Abrams

 

Simon Abrams is a regular film contributor at the Village Voice LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

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  • The gutting French WWI romantic-drama The Guardians convincingly examines homebound women sublimating love-sick anxieties (sexual, parental and sororal) into farmyard chores after their sons and husbands were sent to the Eastern Front....

  • A vividly sensuous teenage bromance kicks off the otherwise mostly unconvincing Australian surfing/coming-of-age drama Breath. Boisterous Loonie (Ben Spence) and withdrawn audience surrogate Pikelet (Samson Coulter) ride bikes, chop wood,...

  • There are two sorts of on-camera interviews in the obnoxiously superficial hotel commercial/documentary Always at the Carlyle, a tone-deaf celebration of Manhattan's ritzy Carlyle Hotel. The first catalog the notable guests whose...

  • Shout-out to editor Michael Felker -- who collaborated in the cutting room with multi-hyphenate co-helmer, co-editor duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead -- for literally setting the unnerving pace of the creepy supernatural drama The...

  • There's a chintzy silver lining tacked onto every potentially dark cloud in the cloying French WWII drama A Bag of Marbles, a pseudo-inspiring adaptation of Jewish World War II survivor Joseph Joffo's partly fictionalized memoir....

  • There doesn't seem to be a romantic-comedy cliche missing from the bland French domestic Back to Burgundy, a wholly contrived post-adolescent coming-of-age yarn about broody thirty-something Jean (Pio Marmai) and his mojo-reviving trip...

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