The Zookeeper's Wife
Has many lovely and moving moments but fails to capture the many layers of this unique story, relying instead on plainly-stated metaphors.
Simon Abrams is a native New Yorker and freelance film critic whose work has been featured Esquire, the Village Voice and elsewhere.
Simon started his career as an arts critic writing comics reviews for the Comics Journal. He conducted the cover interview with writer Robert Kirkman in issue #289. After writing film reviews for the New York Press and Slant Magazine, Simon wrote film reviews for the Village Voice, an outlet that he now regularly contributes feature interviews and capsule reviews to. This past November, Simon wrote the cover interview with the Wachowski siblings.
Simon has also spoken at a number of panel discussions in New York. This past December, Simon helped to organize and participated in a panel discussion at 92YTribeca on Jean-Luc Godard's King Lear, and in January, Simon spoke at the Museum of Modern Art during a panel discussion on Pier Paolo Pasolini's Trilogy of Life. Simon's currently writing a book on the exploitation of blood and gore on film.
It's disappointing, but unsurprising that "Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back" is not being gifted with a "Kung Fu Hustle"-scale release.
Simon Abrams' last report from Macau, involving a look at the "Crossfire" sidebar and a review of found footage film "1974."
Simon Abrams reports on two unmissable films shown at the inaugural Macau Film Festival.
A report from the Macau Film Festival on "Pandora," "Your Name" and more.
A report from the inaugural edition of the Macau International Film Festival.
An interview with legendary Japanese actor Tatsuya Nakadai about "Sword of Doom" and his extensive career in film.
2016 has been a very good year for horror movies.
An interview with Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa about his latest, Creepy.
An interview with director Joe Dante about "The Movie Orgy" and his film series currently running at BAMcinématek.
A preview of Japan Society's upcoming 2016 Japan Cuts film program in New York City.