Chris Packham

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  • "Some things are easier if you can sleep through them," sleepyhead Dakota Fanning tells Elizabeth Banks's weary detective in what probably amounts to the mission statement posted outside the production trailer for Every Secret Thing. An...

  • Using a slavery narrative to advance an unrelated agenda is pretty tasteless, bordering on offensive. The product of an "inspirational" production house, a white director, and an Asian-American screenwriter who once wrote a film that was actually...

  • David Dastmalchian will appear in this summer's new Marvel franchise Ant-Man, but Animals is probably way more important to him, considering he wrote it. The premise -- homeless drug addicts in love -- is depressing, but as directed...

  • Chinese and Italian cuisines in America recall the traditions of homelands to which their practitioners can return. Not so with the Jewish traditions of Eastern Europe that inform delicatessens; those communities were destroyed in the Holocaust....

  • In what might be a chance encounter shot by a documentary film crew, Milan Mumin, the real-life former lead singer for Love Hunter, an influential Serbian band, encounters an excited fan in the U.S. who says it's like meeting a good friend from...

  • Writer-director Stephen Belber's inspiriting, generous Match is so good that it's like some kind of trick. In what can only be characterized as a verdant collaboration between the director and the irreplaceable Patrick Stewart, the film...

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