Robert Abele

Critic

USA

Robert Abele is a film and television critic/journalist whose work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Variety, Premiere, DGA Quarterly, Emmy, The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, Total Film and Playboy. A graduate of Southern Methodist University's film program and former theater critic, he is the co-author of the book, The Paramount Story, and has served on juries for the AFI Film Festival, the USA Film Festival and the PEN Center/USA West Literary Awards.

Inxeba (The Wound)

Date: 14 Jul 2017 Category: TV/Film
8.0 Rating
A longstanding manhood ritual reveals some sobering, unintended truths in the South African drama “The Wound” from director John Trengove. Issues of sexuality, generational divide, class and self-loathing are cross-stitched into a compelling patchwork of edgy masculinity in this tale of a gay Xhosa navigating a traditionally heteronormative rite of passage away from society’s gaze. Movies as diverse as “Brokeback Mountain” and “Moonli ...