Martin Scorsese

‘Vinyl’ Brings the Volume — and the Drugs — But Not Much Else

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In a late-era episode titled “The Crash,” Mad Men briefly devolved into total insanity. Fueled by a mysterious “energy serum” that increasingly looks like speed, the Sterling Cooper crew goes fully batshit for 48 hours, tap dancing and all, until Dick Whitman finds himself back in the whorehouse of his youth. It’s a manic, dreamlike break from the series’ typically elegant structure, throwing caution and even logic to the wind in favor of chasing its own characters’ high.
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10 Offbeat Holiday Movies You Can Stream Right Now

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Happy Christmas Eve Eve! Last-minute gifts are getting wrapped, later-minute gifts are being bought, cookies are baking, eggnog’s getting spiked, and chances are, there’s a holiday movie on your television/laptop/watch/whatever. If you’re looking for something traditional, there are plenty of options (you’ll find several in our Holiday Canon). But if you’d care for something off the usual menu, we’ve got a few suggestions — all of them ready to watch, at this very moment.
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