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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  • 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...

  • Most of 44 Pages, director Tony Shaff's documentary about the family-owned magazine Highlights for Children, takes place in the magazine's stately editorial offices in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. The film surfaces all of the magazine's...

  • Even if you know nothing about rugby, or the massive importance of the 2001-15 All Blacks national team to New Zealanders, Chasing Great lays out the stakes clearly in its earliest moments: No team has ever won the Rugby World Cup two...

  • "Working toward your own Sydney Opera is what every architect dreams of," says Bjarke Ingels, the best architect of his generation, at the outset of the elegant documentary Big Time. That dazzling structure, one of the most recognizable...

  • 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...

  • Maybe it was a misreading of Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, or a misguided fondness for ABC's Lost, but at some point, screenwriters made up a shitty narrative rule that says that if something interesting is about to happen, hard...

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