Don Draper’s Back Story

Like most red-blooded American males, I think Mad Men is one of the finest shows on television. It’s a time capsule brought to life, a nostalgia-tinged journey through the Sixties. The costumes, the attitudes, and the smoke — the smoke! — create a world both alien and familiar. And it has some of the best […]


On the one hand, HOFFA is a sprawling epic about the labor battles of the early Twentieth Century, featuring Jack Nicholson in epic, sprawling nose makeup. On the other hand, it has Danny DeVito as Jimmy H’s chief right hand thug — which for all of Danny’s tough-guy persona (and his acting is fine), often […]