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

  • Once highly controversial, Maurizio Cattelan’s famed sculpture of Pope John Paul II felled by a meteorite is now so embedded in the popular imagination that an image of it appears, animated, in the opening titles of HBO's The Young...

  • Alex Karpovsky is a gem as Ray on Girls, projecting his anxieties through a deadpan stoicism that makes him a great foil to the other characters. In Folk Hero & Funny Guy, that trait serves him well as depressed dude Paul, a...

  • Computer scientist and futurist Ray Kurzweil, who has a pretty amazing track record of predicting technological innovations, believes that the 2040s will usher in the "technological singularity," that time when humans will transcend all...

  • Julian Schnabel's gestural paintings are epically scaled, often executed on drapes or boat sails rather than on stretched canvas. In Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait, director Pappi Corsicato is usually forced to shoot large panoramas...

  • Early in Werner Herzog's Salt and Fire, Laura (Veronica Ferres), a scientist kidnapped by mercenaries in South America, is warned by a fellow prisoner to keep their captors talking if she wants to survive. But a whole squad of hostage...

  • There's little room to talk about the ridiculous, pulpy noir plot of The Assignment, because the performances by Sigourney Weaver and Michelle Rodriguez are such knockouts. But it's great: Hitman Frank Kitchen (Rodriguez, in a full-body...

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