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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  • In 2012, comedian Roseanne Barr actually ran for the nomination of the Green Party, but it wasn't a joke at all. There's never a moment in the documentary Roseanne for President! that Barr's political convictions don't seem sincere. She...

  • 2 months ago | Film and TV

    Mockumentary Hitler's Folly, at only an hour long, stretches its incredibly thin premise over a surface area the size of the European front. Its single, exhausting joke: Hitler, a misunderstood artist, actually built a Disney-style animation ...

  • There's an old comedy trick where a writer throws two polar opposites into an enclosed space and watches the sparks fly. It's called Neil Simoning, and it's the only trick Chuck Lorre ever learned. So far, nobody's tried Neil Simoning the...

  • 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...

  • Colin Hanks seems like a really warm, sympathetic figure onscreen, an impression now reinforced by his offscreen execution of a documentary on the history of the Tower Records chain, All Things Must Pass. The director's native warmth and...

  • Digressive glibness has been the obligatory mode for crime movies since the 1990s, popularized by Quentin Tarantino via Elmore Leonard and Seinfeld. The mark of a high-status character, like John Travolta's Eddie in Criminal...

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