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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  • 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...

  • Fast-moving zombies are the only thing holding back South Korean horror-thriller Train to Busan from greatness. The zombies that attack cross-country train passengers during a never-explained crisis instantly change from infected humans...

  • What's the best way to watch Japanese animated porno Belladonna of Sadness (1973), a beautiful and upsetting fantasy about a medieval peasant who reluctantly screws the Devil in exchange for supernatural powers? You may want to get lost in...

  • Frustrating behind-the-scenes concert doc The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble makes accomplished musicians look like nervous suitors at a manic speed-dating meetup. Five members of Ma's 59-piece group, including...

  • There's more conflict and suspense in martial-arts period piece The Final Master's dialogue than there are in recent action films' best fight scenes. Blunt Mamet-esque witticisms and Bruce Lee–style philosophizing come together in...

  • 6 months ago | Film and TV

    Here's a question faced by the creators of almost every superhero adaptation: How do do you pull this off without copying Frank Miller’s Batman? Too many modern superhero dramas — including the Dark Knight films, Arrow, Daredevil and Batman v Supe...

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