A film that sentimentalizes and softens what was clearly a very difficult situation, turning something that should be effective and honest into something that too…
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.
A tribute to the legendary director Tobe Hooper.
A preview of this year's Japan Cuts festival, which runs from July 13-23.
A tribute to the great Mario Bava, whose films will be shown at the Quad starting today.
A preview of this year's New York Asian Film Festival, now in its 16th year.
A report on three offbeat offerings from Cannes 2017.
A look at three films from Cannes from our very own critic, Simon Abrams.
On the occasion of a new "Serial Mom" Blu-ray from Shout! Factory, director John Waters talks about the film, the death of cult cinema, the body odor of scream queens and more.
An interview with director Larry Cohen, who's having a retrospective at the Quad this weekend.
An interview with the writer and director of this week's "Colossal."
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.