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

  • 4 days ago | Film and TV

    Command and Control is frightening for a whole pants-shitting list of reasons, but perhaps the scariest is that the near-detonation of a nuclear warhead in 1980 was sparked by the tiniest imaginable accident. A technician working on a Titan missil...

  • Although the worst of them would set aside 90 seconds of act three to recap what the characters learned this week, old sitcoms have nothing worthwhile to teach us. Nonetheless, Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? gets all of its tropes, beats...

  • Director Todd Phillips' Hangover trilogy stands as a triumphalist celebration of rich, white douchebaggery in which a group of down-punching twats defend their status against shrill women and foreign weirdos. Phillips pulls that thread...

  • 1 month ago | Film and TV

    Once, American comedies concerned underdog heroes who challenged the status quo and seized the territory of the upper-class characters who thought they were in control. Slobs vs. snobs. During the wartime administration of the lesser President Bus...

  • The kind of robust nationalism usually emitted by sousaphones and Toby Keith is an unforced display of identity that often seems weird to foreign tourists baffled by the flag waving over Waffle House. South Korean production Operation...

  • A minor film genre emerged in the 1980s in which an uptight protagonist, usually a dude, crosses a threshold into an unexpected world that only appears when the sun sets. His adventure lasts until daybreak, and he experiences an existence wider...

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