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"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Simon Abrams

Simon Abrams

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.

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Loro

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Depraved

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One Cut of the Dead

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Night Hunter

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Angel Has Fallen

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Tone-Deaf

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The Divine Fury

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Dying to Survive

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La flor

(2019)

She's Just a Shadow

(2019)

Trespassers

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The White Storm 2: Drug Lords

(2019)

Killers Anonymous

(2019)

Our Time

(2019)

The Raft

(2019)

Bharat

(2019)

The Fall of the American Empire

(2019)

Brightburn

(2019)

Asako I & II

(2019)

The Wandering Soap Opera

(2019)

Charlie Says

(2019)

Grass

(2019)

Long Day's Journey Into Night

(2019)

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy

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