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Mad Men: Time Zones: Episode 1 Season 7—TV Review

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The season premiere of Mad Men kicked off in January 1969. “Time Zones” is set just two months after the sixth season finale, around the inauguration of Richard Nixon. Don, Peggy, Joan and Roger steal the night and our hearts.

Sundance 2014: God's Pocket - Movie Review

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 John Slattery (Mad Men) offers up God's Pocket, his feature directorial debut, to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  This family/crime drama seems like it could be inspired by (or the basis for) any number of Tom Waits songs.  That is to say, unkind to its characters, bleak in its worldview, but ultimately a unique and colorful tale. The...

Mad Men: In Care Of: Episode 13 Season 6—TV Review

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The final episode of Mad Men’s sixth season has come and gone, leaving a crater in its wake. “In Care of” introduced a shocking new future for SC&P and many of its inhabitants. But the way ahead for Don is what grabbed everyone’s attention.

Mad Men: The Quality of Mercy: Episode 12 Season 6—TV Review

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No one does a penultimate episode like Mad Men. “The Quality of Mercy” was loaded with intrigue, and there was more than one conflict to concern yourself with. As Don and company barrel toward the sixth season finale ask yourself: Is anyone on this show capable of mercy?

Mad Men: Favors: Episode 11 Season 6—TV Review

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On Mad Men, “Favors” proves that once a child’s innocence is lost, it can never be retrieved. The consequences of last night’s revelations will resonate throughout season six. Little Sally Draper is a kid no more.

Mad Men: A Tale of Two Cities: Episode 10 Season 6—TV Review

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Last night, Mad Men continued to impress from both sides of the country. “A Tale of Two Cities” brought change for more than a few members of the new agency. Underneath that there was a dark realization that's been plaguing everyone for some time. It seems the future is creeping closer, and one of our beloveds will be unable to escape.

Mad Men: The Crash: Episode 8 Season 6—TV Review

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Last night, Mad Men returned to the world of shared drug use. “The Crash” saw a motley crew from the still unnamed agency indulge in illegal medical enhancement. Through the rose colored glasses of influence, our dark heroes enchanted us with their stories.

News Roundup: Scarlett Johansson To Direct Feature, 'Ain't Them Bodies...

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Scarlett Johansson is ready to make a career change. The actress has announced her directorial debut, where she'll be tackling a work by Truman Capote. Also, IFC released a neat illustrated poster for David Lowery's Sundance hit Ain't Them Bodies Saints. We also got our sticky little hands on Tobias Funke's sizzling audition reel, plus Netflix released 12 new photos for the upcoming...

Mad Men: Man With a Plan: Episode 7 Season 6—TV Review

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Merging isn't without its problems on Mad Men. "Man With a Plan" focuses on the currently nameless agency, along with all the trouble it creates. With John Slattery in the director's chair, the episode held a certain air, but it wasn't enough to hide a slowly creeping oversight.

Mad Men: The Flood: Episode 5 Season 6—TV Review

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Last night's Mad Men dealt with a historical loss—the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "The Flood" left everyone grasping for understanding much like those who really suffered through the tragedy. While people were reeling, one or two developments still managed to break through.

Mad Men: The Collaborators: Episode 3 Season 6—TV Review

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Mad Men is back in its element. “Collaborators” saw Don and Peggy warring with their staff and clientele. But that was the least of Don’s problems. The weight of his past and present is weighing on him. He’s not the only tortured soul as Joan and Pete battle life’s drama as well.

Mad Men: The Doorway: Episode 1/2 Season 6—TV Review

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The wait is over: Mad Men has returned. "The Doorway" was a powerhouse premiere that dealt with the show's recurring nemesis -- death. As the episode blinked into focus and Dante's Inferno was recited a calm fell over the room. Don Draper is right where we need him to be.

In Our Nature: Movie Review

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In Our Nature is a quaint film from writer-director Brian Savelson. It stars two TV veterans Mad Men's John Slattery and Zach Gilford, who's best known for his run on Friday Night Lights. The film pits them against each other as an estranged father and son. Boosted by supporting performances from Jena Malone and Gabrielle...

Mad Men: Season 5 Episode 13: The Phantom - TV Review

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Last night, AMC aired Mad Men’s fifth season finale and it was almost worth the wait. After episodes full of ups and downs, everything came to a semi-rewarding close. “The Phantom” featured the return of Alexis Bledel, Pete's obsession and possibly "Old Don."

Mad Men: Season 5 Episode 12: Commissions and Fees – TV Review

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Mad Men is a man down after Sunday’s penultimate episode. “Commissions and Fees” brought a resolution to a piece of plot that’s been up in the air for quite some time. But the solution may not be to every fans liking. Proceed with caution, there are spoilers ahead. Check out our full review below…      

Mad Men: Season 5 Episode 11: The Other Woman—TV Review

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Mad Men’s affair with mediocrity is over; last night was everything fans have been clamoring for. “The Other Woman” focused on the show's ladies taking a stand where they saw fit as Don and his creative team struggled with the Jaguar pitch. Drama burrowed its way into every moment of the episode. Check out our full review below…

Mad Men: Season 5 Episode 10: Christmas Waltz—TV Review

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Praise be to Krishna! Last night’s episode of Mad Men shone a light on the movement of the late 1960s, Hare Krishna. “Christmas Waltz” features the return of Michael Gladis as Paul Kinsley, the man for whom all fads become fashion. As the season creeps to a close, will fans finally get what they really want? Check out our full review...