Chris Packham

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  • Any Day is blessed with a proliferation of odd details, but writer-director Rustam Branaman doesn't seem to realize how strange they are, or how interesting they could have been if heightened a little. For instance: Of all the challenges...

  • Like many, many films starring Christopher McDonald, the best thing about The Squeeze is Christopher McDonald. A charismatic and criminally underrated comic actor, he's forever cast as deceitful authority figures, a whole career of Judge...

  • Marty Jackitansky (Joshua Burge) likes video games, death metal, and horror comics; he doesn't see a future past the stone's-throw distance of his financial horizon, immediately spending everything he makes from his shitty temp job and through a...

  • Tidy, conventional horror stories are all about cause and effect. The scariness derives from not understanding what's happening, and the resolution lies in discovering the causes. With its ghosts, its spooky old house, and the story's roots in...

  • 5 months ago | Film and TV

    In 2004, I worked at a bar in Kansas City's River Market district. One night, a woman handed me her credit card to pay her tab; I looked at it and said, "HAHA. Your name is Monica Ross!" She made a big, exasperated noise and dropped her forehead t...

  • 5 months ago | Film and TV

    Writer-director Stephen Belber's inspiring, generous Match is so good that it's like some kind of trick. In what can only be characterized as a verdant collaboration between the director and the irreplaceable Patrick Stewart, the film offers a viv...