Chris Packham

 

Chris Packham is a regular film contributor at Voice Media Group and its film partner, the Village Voice. VMG publications include LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

Latest Stories

  • Twice during the new documentary Big Sonia, Sonia Warshawski says forgiveness has to come from a higher power, because what she experienced during the Holocaust overwhelmed her own capacity to forgive. One of those experiences, the most...

  • 3 months ago | Film and TV

    BoJack Horseman streams on Netflix It’s not a huge surprise that my sensitive and kind-hearted spouse could be left sobbing by an episode of a popular TV show. She’d say herself that she’s an easy mark, TV showrunners. But it’s definitely a surpri...

  • Maybe it was a misreading of Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, or a misguided fondness for ABC's Lost, but at some point, screenwriters made up a shitty narrative rule that says that if something interesting is about to happen, hard...

  • It takes director S. Craig Zahler a full 45 minutes to get Bradley Thomas (Vince Vaughn) into prison, and even longer to arrive at the violent confrontation promised in the title of Brawl in Cell Block 99. Like his feature debut, the...

  • First-person found-footage movies, like midcentury modern furniture, EDM beat drops and skinny suits, are a notable mid-2000s cliché, and to his credit, director Brian Cavallaro doesn't try to make one with Against the Night....

  • Early in his career, William H. Macy co-founded the St. Nicholas Theater Company with David Mamet and gave acclaimed performances in such plays as American Buffalo and The Water Engine. It's probably thanks to this finely honed...

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