Chris Packham

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  • 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....

  • 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...

  • The main question raised by rock musician Rebekah Starr's documentary vanity project My Way has nothing to do with craft or ambition or the difficulties women confront in show business. She may be an OK musician and songwriter, but she...

  • 21 days ago | Film and TV

    In 2004, I worked at a bar in Kansas City’s River Market district. One night, a woman handed me her credit card to pay her tab; I looked at it and said, “HAHA. Your name is Monica Ross!” She made a big, exasperated noise and dropped her forehead t...

  • Writer-director Stephen Belber's inspiriting, generous Match is so good that it's like some kind of trick. In what can only be characterized as a verdant collaboration between the director and the irreplaceable Patrick Stewart, the film...

  • If Ridley Scott's Blade Runner had instead been produced by 1980s B-film sweatshop the Cannon Group with Chuck Norris as Rick Deckard and directed by Menahem Golan, it might have been a lot like Brian A. Miller's Vice. The film...