Posts by: Louis Rabinowitz

‘Doctor Who’ review: ‘Knock Knock’ is a textbook ghost train ride

Season 10, so far, has been a bit of a Doctor Who selection box. It’s aimed to include all the classic story formats, so far – a modern day opener, a futuristic alien planet and a period romp, and while this classical approach has come at the expense of narrative originality, it’s also allowed the...

‘Legion’ finale review: ‘Chapter 8’ is limited by a conventional structure

It’s been a memorable first season for Legion. We’ve had multiple dance sequences, a short silent film, a classroom lecture, a giant ice cube floating in the astral plane, multiple alternate realities and a man gruesomely folding in on himself. Noah Hawley hasn’t held back from exploring David Haller through a deeply disorientating, often surrealist...

‘Legion’ review: ‘Chapter 7’ is an episode of clarity and catharsis

The world of Legion is a world of uncertainty. David Haller has always been a man (or a mutant) at odds with his own infinitely complex mind. Syd’s powers have left her uncertain about whether her body truly belongs to her. Melanie is unsure of whether to grieve her husband or hope for his imminent...

‘Legion’ review: ‘Chapter 6’ pauses the manic momentum

Legion has taken us on a mad, brilliant rollercoaster of shocks and scares in the last few episodes, but it was inevitable that the ride would have to slow down eventually. ‘Chapter 6’ brings Legion to something of a chapter break before the season’s endgame, pausing the manic momentum of recent episodes to take stock...

‘Logan’ review: Hugh Jackman delivers the definitive Wolverine movie

The X-Men franchise is a strange, haphazard juggernaut with a continuity that’s impossible to explain, but there’s always been a few constants amidst the chaos. Chief among them is Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, who’s clocked an appearance of some kind in every single X-Men movie since the series began in 2000. No other actor has played...

‘Legion’ review: ‘Chapter 4’ is a rapid step up in every way

In the final scene of Legion’s fourth episode, there’s a sign by the side of the road that reads ‘Slow down: uncertainty ahead’. No-one ever told Legion that. ‘Chapter 4’ is a rapid step up in every way for Legion, accelerating the pace of the season while throwing in a dizzying amount of baffling stylistic...