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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  • The conventional wisdom about early-career Tim Burton is that he was an imaginative visual stylist but not a great storyteller. But it's an undeniable fact that over his four-decade career, Burton has created fantastic characters who are now...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 5 days ago | Film and TV

    The conventional wisdom about early-career Tim Burton is that he was an imaginative visual stylist but not a great storyteller. That sounds smart, right? It’s still something that a certain kind of ratty-beard-stroking film critic keeps tucked in ...

  • Although the worst of them would set aside 90 seconds of act three to recap what the characters learned this week, old sitcoms have nothing worthwhile to teach us. Nonetheless, Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? gets all of its tropes, beats...

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