Alissa Simon

Film Critic, US

Alissa Simon reviews films for the American trade magazine Variety and is Senior Programmer for the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

High School Group Dynamics in the Critics' Week

in 70th Venice Film Festival

Curiously, more than one film in the Venice Festival... read more

"The Truth is Bulletproof"

in 30th Istanbul International Film Festival

Dedicated journalists in Diyarbakir, Turkey's Kurdis... read more

First Feature Flicks

in 35th Montreal World Film Festival

Out of a whopping field of 27 candidates, FIPRESCI w... read more

Israel at Cannes, 2014: A Record Year

in 67th Cannes Film Festival

While it sometimes seems that countries other than F... read more

Fish & Cat First Perspective: All Mise-En-Scene and No Montage? No Problem!

in 28th Festival International de Films de Fribourg

Inspired by a news item about a provincial restauran... read more

Addiction and Redemption: "Eva Nova"

in 40th Toronto International Film Festival

An aging, alcoholic actress whose life and career ar... read more

Un Certain Regard

in 70th Cannes International Film Festival

In addition to the FIPRESCI “Un Certain Regard” winn... read more