Chris Packham

Chris Packham is a freelance writer and editor in New York.

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  • In his previous film, Bigger, Stronger, Faster, director Chris Bell documented the stories of his two brothers who became involved in the subculture of performance-enhancing drugs as they pursued their sporting ambitions. In...

  • 19 days ago | Film and TV

    In his previous film, Bigger, Stronger, Faster, director Chris Bell documented the stories of his two brothers who became involved in the subculture of performance-enhancing drugs as they pursued their sporting ambitions. In Prescription Thugs, Be...

  • 19 days ago | Film and TV

    With 1996's Fargo, Joel and Ethan Coen, established as directors of stylized and densely plotted films, took a big stab at realism, applying their biting humor and talent for sharply observed characters to a venal kidnapping scheme in suburban Min...

  • Get Happy's oppressive, dainty-pop soundtrack includes ukulele and toy piano. So the film is twee and annoying, but it's also self-aware enough to label a character as a "manic pixie dream girl" and to have another provide a lengthy...

  • 26 days ago | Film and TV

    Get Happy's oppressive, dainty-pop soundtrack includes ukulele and toy piano. So the film is twee and annoying, but it's also self-aware enough to label a character as a "manic pixie dream girl" and to have another provide a lengthy taxonomic desc...

  • In the current improbable political climate, in which a media-savvy and race-baiting billionaire is actually dragging the Ted Cruzes and Rand Pauls of the world even further to the right, Courting Des Moines is completely outdated even...

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