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

  • Danae Elon did go home again, to a Jerusalem she knew deeply and barely recognized. Her thoughtful documentary about relocating to Israel with partner Philip Touitou and their young sons offers an intimate look at a family's adjustment as well as...

  • Syfy got its money's worth — and more — in the first three seasons of Battlestar Galactica. But that show was a huge, Peabody Award–winning anomaly; the network's standard M.O. is spending as close to zero as possible on...

  • One of J.K. Simmons' most appealing qualities is the incongruity between his assertive jock presence and his average, balding appearance — a little bit turtle-y, right? But the kind of turtle you'd willingly follow into combat. The man also...

  • Monologuist Josh Kornbluth doesn't seem like a fuck-up, but his stage shows pivot on extended life failures presented as his innate character. Love & Taxes is based on his stage monologue about the consequences of failing to file his tax...

  • Dying Laughing, a broad psychological survey of stand-up comedians, is often funny, and it would have been easy for directors Lloyd Stanton and Paul Toogood to become distracted from their actual agenda by the talent and charms of their...

  • A Dog’s Purpose, based on the novel by W. Bruce Cameron, combines the philosophical belief that living beings are reborn into a different physical body after biological death with the voiceover narrative technique of Look...

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