Micah J Gordon

Micah J Gordon

Mad Men Season Finale Review: Past vs. Future

Mad Men Season Finale Review: Past vs. Future

A good season finale opens the chest of things you didn’t know you’d been thinking all season.

Tonight’s Season 6 finale of Mad Men did just that. While this season seemed as glacial as Matthew Weiner’s storytelling can get, and the finale wasn’t particularly revelatory (though it wasn’t uneventful), it really clued us in to what this season - and in fact, the whole show - is driving at.

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World War Z Review: A Cure for the Common Blockbuster

World War Z Review: A Cure for the Common Blockbuster

World War Z stands out from standard Summer blockbuster fare in that it doesn’t simply jump from set piece to set piece in the hopes that the audience will forget what a story is.

That’s not to say World War Z has a tremendously compelling story, but it does have the right elements to make it a successful Summer flick: high stakes, clearly outlined objectives, and an awareness of its own flashy destruction.

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Mad Men Review: The Quality of Mercy

Mad Men Review: The Quality of Mercy

Signs have been pointing all season to Bob trumping Pete for relevance at Sterling Cooper & Partners, and it seems Pete has finally found his counter-attack.

But more importantly, we finally know what the hell is up with Bob Benson.

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Mad Men Review: "A Tale of Two Cities"

Mad Men Review: "A Tale of Two Cities"

Tonight’s Mad Men was another episode mostly about the differences between Pete and Don.

This season has really been hitting those differences hard on the noggin, so something is bound to happen to resolve that tension.

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