Chris Packham

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  • The story of espionage and duplicity that financial adviser Martin Armstrong relates in Marcus Vetter's documentary The Forecaster is as serpentine and fascinating as a John le Carré novel. Its narrative thread convincingly weaves...

  • In what might be a chance encounter shot by a documentary film crew, Milan Mumin, the real-life former lead singer for Love Hunter, an influential Serbian band, encounters an excited fan in the United States who says it's like meeting a good...

  • It’s not surprising to learn that in underdeveloped countries, kids whose parents are able to provide them with an education often have arduous daily treks between home and school. But it’s quite a different thing to see it, and in the...

  • Chinese and Italian cuisines in America recall the traditions of homelands to which their practitioners can return. Not so with the Jewish traditions of Eastern Europe that inform delicatessens; those communities were destroyed in the Holocaust....

  • Marty Jackitansky (Joshua Burge) likes video games, death metal, and horror comics; he doesn't see a future past the stone's-throw distance of his financial horizon, immediately spending everything he makes from his shitty temp job and through a...

  • Tidy, conventional horror stories are all about cause and effect. The scariness derives from not understanding what's happening, and the resolution lies in discovering the causes. With its ghosts, its spooky old house, and the story's roots in...