Claire Danes

News, Reviews & Features
  • An ode to Secret Cinema presents William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker | 13th August 2018

    It's probably no coincidence that my love affair with Secret Cinema peaks with their latest summer production, which presents a fully immersive experience with the world of Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet. Despite that, here is my fully objective and dispassionate critique of the opening night... presented in the form of a few adoring sonnets.

  • Saul from Homeland interchangeable with other bearded men

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 21st October 2013

    I think there's probably some big thing coming whereby Saul's the mole, or a secret North Korean agent or something, and that's why he's so conflicted. But this is wholly insignificant when compared with the discovery I've just made: that you can literally swap Saul around with any other bearded man and it makes no difference whatsoever.

  • Photoshop 101: Homeland poster vs Queen's The Miracle

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 22nd August 2013

    With little better to occupy my thoughts tonight, it struck me that the new Homeland poster looked a bit like the cover of Queen's seminal 1989 album The Miracle, and with just a little tweaking could be doctored to resemble it further. Why, my Photoshop skills will make short work of this, I thought. I thought.

  • Yeah, so Homeland's gone off the boil a bit

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 19th December 2012

    I saw a tweet a couple of weeks ago on a Sunday night. It said: "It's a shame Homeland's shit now." This might be an example of the social media user's tendency to describe everything in extreme terms, but it highlighted a worrying drop-off in the quality of one of the best new shows in years. No, it's not shit - far from it - but it's made some odd choices in its second season.

  • Terrorist vs mentalist: season two teased

    TV Video | Ed Williamson | 14th June 2012

    I'm not sure which one's supposed to scare us more: the guy who wants to blow us all up or the woman who'd probably chew your face off if she forgot to take her medication.

  • Homeland game is C-I-Ace

    TV Video | Ed Williamson | 1st March 2012

    This Homeland YouTube game appears to have been around since November. But it's new on me, so it must be on you, right? It's not like you know how to work the internet. Try it: this is the first time I've been impressed by something on YouTube since that toddler who can play I Shot the Sheriff on the glockenspiel.

  • Homeland - season one, episode 1

    TV Review | Ed Williamson | 20th February 2012

    Damian Lewis means to kill us all, the ginger bastard. I always knew it. Right about now I'm suspecting everyone of being an Al-Qaeda sleeper, even my mum. That's how good Homeland is.

  • Homeland: turns out Muslims WERE trying to kill you all along

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 8th February 2012

    I bloody knew it. Nah, just joshin' with ya. They're a good bunch really, just not a patch on the Buddhists. Those cats don't give you any trouble. I can count on one hand the number of times a Buddhist's tried to start some shit with me. It's twice, and one of them was mainly my fault.

  • Homeland to bring "is Claire Danes fit or not?" debate to UK

    TV Video | Ed Williamson | 20th July 2011

    Because it's not an easy one to figure out, is it? From some angles she looks all right, but then her mouth's a bit weird ... yeah, I don't know. Let me go and watch a few episodes of My So-Called Life and I'll get back to you. What? She was how old when they shot that? Um ... right. Maybe I'll just leave it alone then.