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Simon Abrams

 

Simon Abrams is a regular film contributor at Voice Media Group. VMG publications include Denver Westword, Miami New Times, Phoenix New Times, Dallas Observer, Houston Press and New Times Broward-Palm Beach.

Latest Stories

  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    Volf supports his interpretation of Callas’ personality with sound bites from her understandably guarded televised appearances, all of which devolve into terse discussions about her years-long romance with Onassis (before and after his marriage to...

  • The frustrating doc Maria by Callas reduces Greek-American opera diva Maria Callas to a misunderstood celebrity who devoted herself to a calling and a lover that never gave as much to her as she did to...

  • With the gruesome 22 July, Paul Greengrass, that expert in making art from recent historical violence, reduces the terrorist attacks that rocked Norway in 2011 to a crass movie parable: Here's the everyman who overcomes considerable pain...

  • The makers of the gossipy biographical doc Kusama: Infinity suggest that their troubled 89-year-old subject is a social-climbing victim who also happens to be a pioneering artist. In the film, a shallow appraisal of the life and art of the...

  • The decision to cast -- and keep the camera pointed at -- magnetic leading man Vincent
    Cassel is the most novel aspect of the otherwise staid French biopic Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti.
    It’s a Lust for Life-like period...

  • The tonally berserk Western-comedy hybrid Damsel often suggests a Wes Anderson-directed acid Western, only without Anderson's knack for sad-sack jokes about macho pride or the acid Western's typically spiritual consideration of white guys'...

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