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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • You can tell just how full of it the makers of the exploitative documentary Demon House are by the way they constantly present reality-show theatrics as evidence of a real-life haunting. Director Zak Bagans, the host of generic...

  • The makers of the irresistible character study doc Itzhak capture Itzhak Perlman's characteristic warmth and bravado through short, anecdote-centric scenes that make the Israeli-American violinist sound like a big-hearted raconteur who's...

  • Japanese pop idol Takuya Kimura delivers a thrillingly satiric but committed performance in samurai action-adventure Blade of the Immortal, the 100th film helmed by cult filmmaker Takashi Miike (Audition, Izo). Kimura uses deadpan...

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