Chris Packham is a freelance writer and editor in New York.
2 days ago | Film and TV
Famous boomer extroverts are pretty sure that their epic debauchery in the 1960s was rebellious and shocking, though the old people they were trying to shock still had howling episodes of PTSD from disemboweling German infantry with their bayonets...
4 days ago | Film and TV
The conventional wisdom about early-career Tim Burton is that he was an imaginative visual stylist but not a great storyteller. That sounds smart, right? It’s still something that a certain kind of ratty-beard-stroking film critic keeps tucked in ...
8 days ago | Film and TV
Venture for America is a fellowship program that places college grads in existing start-up businesses to give them experience with entrepreneurship, and possibly to inspire them to establish their own ventures. Generation Startup is less a do...
11 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...
16 days ago | Film and TV
Although the worst of them would set aside ninety 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 its tropes, beats, and char...
23 days ago | Film and TV
Brother Nature amiably evokes John Hughes's mid-period comedies about grown-ups, which offered minimalist plots that served to accentuate the performances of actors he liked — films like Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Uncle Buck, and The Great O...