Chris Packham

 

Chris Packham is a regular film contributor at the Village Voice LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 10 months 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...

  • 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...

  • What makes Afterimage so difficult to watch is that the audience meets the charismatic avant-garde painter Władysław Strzemiński (Boguslaw Linda) the way his students do: as a spectacular figure, one-legged and one-armed,...

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