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

  • 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...

  • It takes director S. Craig Zahler a full 45 minutes to get Bradley Thomas (Vince Vaughn) into prison, and even longer to arrive at the violent confrontation promised in the title of Brawl in Cell Block 99. Like his feature debut, the...

  • 26 days ago | Film and TV

    BoJack Horseman streams on Netflix It’s not a huge surprise that my sensitive and kind-hearted spouse could be left sobbing by an episode of a popular TV show. She’d say herself that she’s an easy mark, TV showrunners. But it’s definitely a surpri...

  • Completed in early 1979, Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker depicted a more haunting and agonizingly slow crossing into the heart of darkness than Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now would just a few months later. In Tarkovsky's...

  • A Dog’s Purpose, based on the novel by W. Bruce Cameron, combines the philosophical belief that living beings are reborn into a different physical body after biological death with the voiceover narrative technique of Look...

  • 9 months ago | Film and TV

    A Dog’s Purpose, based on the novel by W. Bruce Cameron, combines the philosophical belief that living beings are reborn into a different physical body after biological death with the voiceover narrative technique of Look Who’s Talking. The main c...

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