One of the essential American films of 2016.
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.
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.
A preview of the 2016 New York Asian Film Festival, including Sammo Hung's "My Beloved Bodyguard" and Yee-sum Luk's "Lazy Hazy Crazy."
One of our critics looks at what "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" says about life in 2016.
An interview with actor/writer/director Larry Fessenden.
An interview with legendary animator Ralph Bakshi.
An overview of Ralph Bakshi's masterful career in animation.
The fat lady sings again and again.
With another Police Story film opening this week, 30 years after the original, Simon Abrams offers a primer.