Chris Packham

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

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  • Screenwriters are famously unappreciated in the film industry, often the scapegoats for underperformance or subpar product. But sometimes the whole problem is a terrible script. In the unimaginatively titled A Reason, the Hilgrim family...

  • There's this old Lifetime movie called Kate's Secret, which stars Meredith Baxter Birney as a housewife with bulimia. It includes a ridiculously long take of Birney standing in a grocery aisle eating an entire box of Oreo cookies against...

  • 9 days ago | Film and TV

    There's this old Lifetime movie called Kate's Secret, which stars Meredith Baxter Birney as a housewife with bulimia. It includes a ridiculously long take of Birney standing in a grocery aisle eating an entire box of Oreo cookies against an ominou...

  • The comedy in Fort Tilden is grounded in the grim principle that people are incapable of change — its characters' ultimate epiphany is embracing stasis. Best friends Allie and Harper ditch their responsibilities and spend an entire...

  • 23 days ago | Film and TV

    The comedy in Fort Tilden is grounded in the grim principle that people are incapable of change — its characters' ultimate epiphany is embracing stasis. Best friends Allie and Harper ditch their responsibilities and spend an entire day attempting ...

  • The first red flag in Lawrence & Holloman could be the prison butt rape joke. Considering all the mad laffs the edgy Jay Leno used to get out of soap-dropping, it's pretty clear that prison rape jokes are not just down-punchy and mean, but...

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