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.

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  • Anonymous is the ketchup sandwich of cyber thrillers, but the ketchup is a generic store-brand equivalent and the bread is two crumbly Saltines. Akan Satayev's film knows nothing about cyber-thrilling, technology, the international...

  • Linas Phillips has one creditable accomplishment in Rainbow Time, which he wrote and directed: his portrayal of a developmentally delayed 40-year-old man. Far from the angelic innocents often played by neurotypical actors, Phillips' Shonzi...

  • 2 months ago | Film and TV

    Christopher Guest’s films mostly deal with passionate but ordinary people who aspire to positions of status within strange little subcultures: mid-century folk music, dog shows, community theater or, in the case of his new mockumentary, Mascots, t...

  • Famous boomer extroverts are pretty sure that their epic debauchery in the 1960s was rebellious and shocking, though the old people they were trying to shock still had howling episodes of PTSD from disemboweling German infantry with their...

  • Command and Control is frightening for a whole pants-shitting list of reasons, but perhaps the scariest is that the near-detonation of a nuclear warhead in 1980 was sparked by the tiniest imaginable accident. A technician working on a...

  • Venture for America is a fellowship program that places college grads in existing startup businesses to give them experience with entrepreneurship, and possibly to inspire them to establish their own startup ventures. Generation Startup is...


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