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.

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 8 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...

  • 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...

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