Chris Packham

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  • Information theory is a branch of mathematics that attempts to quantify the nature of information itself, one of the features of which is that it is orderly but not predictable. An infinite string of alternating numerals like...

  • The unlikely hero of Python emeritus Terry Jones' breezy econ doc Boom Bust Boom is economist Hyman Minsky, who died in 1996. Back in 1992, he proposed the Financial Instability Hypothesis, which states that long periods of...

  • Creating a storybook atmosphere is largely an exercise in omission, the avoidance of timely references and real-life grit. One of the biggest omissions in Snowtime! is the presence of adults; you only see children populating its idealized...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 5 months ago | Film and TV

    As cinematic year 2015 reaches its end, the FOMO specter threatens to haunt us all. If you pored over the results of our film poll and felt aghast at how many apparently great movies you’ve yet to see, here at last is a chance to catch up wit...

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