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  • The Congress

    Movie Review | Becky Suter | 12th August 2014

    Talk about kicking a girl whilst she's down. Just moments after staring longingly at a younger version herself on the poster for The Princess Bride in the opening minutes of The Congress, Robin Wright is scolded by her agent (Harvey Keitel) for continually making lousy choices in her career as well as life, then by a studio head for having the audacity to get old. Clearly The Congress isn't afraid to make a difficult point, but its problem is that it wants to make so many of them.

  • Happy Absent, Unreliable Father's Day

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 15th June 2014

    This picture was shared by the official Mad Men Facebook page earlier today. Some of Don Draper's achievements as a father include:

    • marrying his children's mother and parenting them through their formative years under a false identity

    • sleeping with his daughter's teacher

    • getting caught by his daughter in bed with his neighbour

    • growing so bored at his daughter's birthday party that he gets drunk, goes out to pick up her cake and drives around with it for hours rather than going home.

    Still, he did buy Sally some Beatles tickets. Happy Draper Day!

  • Mad Men season seven spoiler: Don marries napkin

    TV News | Ed Williamson | 8th April 2014

    "I grew up in a knocking shop and I poison everything I love, but you're the only one who understands me, Natalie Napkin," says Don in the first episode's cold opening. Twenty minutes in, he starts cheating on it with a balloon whisk.

  • Rake's on a plane

    TV News | Ed Williamson | 7th March 2014

    No, I've got nothing else; I just like that pun. Mad Men season seven is back on Sky Atlantic on Wednesday 16 April.

  • I have DEFINITELY found meaning in the Mad Men season six cast pics

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 23rd January 2013

    Awash is the internet with articles called 'Here's what these new cast pictures tell us about Mad Men season six'. Awash. Most of these ignore the fact that they in reality tell us nothing at all about Mad Men season six. This one does not. Ignore it, that is.

  • Can Daniel Radcliffe play a young Jon Hamm?

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 2nd November 2012

    Daniel Radcliffe is to play Jon Hamm's younger self in a four-part drama for Sky Arts. But does that even work? Like, as a thing?

  • TV actors talk about TV acting on TV for like an hour

    TV Video | Ed Williamson | 25th September 2012

    I went looking for Damian Lewis's Emmy acceptance speech, and came away with so much more. Some of the best TV actors around, just shootin' the shit.

  • Mad Men: season five

    TV Review | Ed Williamson | 16th June 2012

    Several times during the interviews before Mad Men's fifth season premiered, we heard the mantra from Matthew Weiner when asked for the season's theme: "When is everything going to get back to normal?" This being Mad Men, this could've meant any number of things: some sort of high-minded allegory for cultural upheaval, a warning not to expect the characters to revert to type, or one of those loose ideas they throw in from time to time that seem meaningless, then significant once you've spent three hours and a couple of Old-Fashioneds thinking about it. Now we've seen the whole thing, it makes a lot of sense.

  • Mad Men blooper: that's the wrong song, Don

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 9th May 2012

    Don Draper, you goof. Your wife hands you a new copy of one of the greatest albums ever made, and the only thing you had to do was put the needle in the right place.

  • Project Mad Men: part three

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson, Ali Gray | 27th March 2012

    In the concluding part of Project Mad Men, we discuss our expectations for season five, starting tonight on Sky Atlantic. If you haven't seen season four all the way through then (a) there are spoilers in here, and (b) get out of our goddamn office and don't come back until you're prepared to take it seriously.