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

  • If traditional comedy says “Nothing is sacred,” too often black comedy says “Everything is meaningless” and also “Fuck you, Jack.” Every character is just the setup to a ghastly punchline, and the joke is on the audience. We attach to characters...

  • Though it’s a small story about a young man trying to rebuild his life following an extended house arrest for drug dealing, director Matthew Porterfield’s sad, quiet Sollers Point is set against a larger canvas of a dying rust belt city...

  • The decline of Asian elephants is a catastrophe easily illustrated in broad strokes with bullet points written out in dripping red Chiller font letters. Love & Bananas, a documentary directed by Ashley Bell, opens with such a primer on...

  • Since it’s made for kids, you’ll probably want to know at the outset whether your own kids might be traumatized by a dog death in Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero. And the best answer to that question is that director Richard Lanni’s animated...

  • Based on a 1928 stage drama by R.C. Sherriff, Journey’s End is the tight, claustrophobic story of a British infantry company just days before Operation Michael, a major German military offensive. The pervasive sense of dread is belied by...

  • 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...

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