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.

Latest Stories

  • 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,...

  • Computer scientist and futurist Ray Kurzweil, who has a pretty amazing track record of predicting technological innovations, believes that the 2040s will usher in the "technological singularity," that time when humans will transcend all...

  • Julian Schnabel's gestural paintings are epically scaled, often executed on drapes or boat sails rather than on stretched canvas. In Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait, director Pappi Corsicato is usually forced to shoot large panoramas...

  • Amid the massive racial, social and economic inequalities in the Western world, street art might have been a less effective, less visible response had it not become incredibly sophisticated. Its greatest practitioner is the anonymous Banksy,...

  • 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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