Mandy Patinkin

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  • Wish I Was Here

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 17th September 2014

    I worry that I'm getting more intolerant as I age. I like Zach Braff a lot, I find him very funny, and I have no issue with his using Kickstarter to fund Wish I Was Here, as a lot of people seem to. But as per the standard Hollywood template, his film does promote the idea that you should always follow your dreams. Which is fine, except when the right thing to do is give up your dreams, get a job you hate and stay in it till you're 70 to support your family.

  • 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.

  • I figured out what happens next in Homeland

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 17th October 2012

    It's the biggest cliffhanger since Sylvester Stallone physically hung from a cliff in the film Cliffhanger. But what happens next in Homeland? I've figured it out and present my findings to you here. [Warning: very spoilery if you haven't seen episode 2.2.]

  • 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.