This is rare, nuanced storytelling, anchored by one of Brad Pitt’s career-best performances and remarkable technical elements on every level. It’s a special film.
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 late Canadian-British animator Richard Williams, and an ode to his unfinished fairy tale, The Thief and the Cobbler.
A preview of this weekend's Japan Cuts festival in New York City.
A look at the 2019 New York Asian Film Festival, starting this weekend.
An interview with film critic, programmer, and journalist Elvis Mitchell.
An interview with director Penelope Spheeris on her films "Suburbia" and "The Little Rascals," each receiving new Blu-ray releases.
The best films of 2018, according to Simon Abrams.
An interview with special effects maestro Tom Savini, encompassing his filmmaking career.
An interview with writer/director Gareth Evans about his gory pagan horror film, Apostle.
A preview of New York City's upcoming Japan Cuts festival, which runs from July 19-29.
A feature on the 17th New York Asian Film Festival.