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).
Simon Abrams on two sequels: "The Trip to Italy", the sequel to the hilarious "The Trip", and "The Raid 2".
Simon Abrams goes from gory horror comedy to to earnest dramas about love, growing up and spirituality. Who says Sundance films are all the same?
"Frank," "Cold in July" and "Blue Ruin" are all about characters with limited knowledge of who they are and what they're capable of.
Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Dreamy sci-fi "Real" and the hilarious "Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa" at the New York Film Festival.