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

  • Early in his career, William H. Macy co-founded the St. Nicholas Theater Company with David Mamet, and gave acclaimed performances in such plays as American Buffalo and The Water Engine. It's probably thanks to this finely honed...

  • 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...

  • On October 30, 1938, the Columbia Broadcasting System aired Orson Welles' War of the Worlds radio drama, which was essentially found-footage horror -- radio fiction imitating the form of radio documentary -- and which famously...

  • 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...

  • One of J.K. Simmons' most appealing qualities is the incongruity between his assertive jock presence and his average, balding appearance -- a little bit turtle-y, right? But the kind of turtle you'd willingly follow into combat. The man also has...

  • 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...

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