Simon Abrams is a native New Yorker and freelance film critic whose work has been featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Village Voice, and elsewhere.
Simon started his career as an arts critic in high school, 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 Voice, contributing feature interviews and capsule reviews for six years. He's currently working on a couple of book projects, including a history of movie gore (with his Guillermo del Toro's Devil's Backbone co-author Matt Zoller Seitz).
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.
Our horror expert goes deep into the sociopolitical themes at play in the horror films of 2014.
An interview with the one and only Terry Gilliam, director of this week's "The Zero Theorem."
An interview with Woody Allen about his new film, "Magic in the Moonlight."
A history and appreciation of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on the eve of the re-release of a 4k restored version for its 40th anniversary.
A report on the weekend presentation of "White House Butler Down," J. Hoberman's simultaneous screening of "The Butler" and "White House Down."
Oliver Stone discusses "Born on the Fourth of July" with Editor-in-Chief Matt Zoller Seitz at the 16th Annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival.