Posts by: Louis Rabinowitz

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ review: ‘Pillar of Salt’ drags its heels

With just a couple of weeks left before Fear wraps up this season, the series stalls with a slow-going episode that clumsily brought the separated characters into each other’s orbit once more. Last week’s episode felt like one story, despite the total narrative separation of the stories at the colonia and the hotel, so it’s disappointing...

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ review: ‘Do Not Disturb’ is a piece-mover of an episode

If there’s one good aspect to Fear the Walking Dead’s perennial inconsistency, it’s that a particular low-point is usually followed up by a rebound of some kind. ‘Do Not Disturb’ isn’t a significant uptick in quality from the disappointing blandness of the risk-free storytelling of ‘Los Muertos’, but it’s packed with enough tangible promise and...

5 ‘Breaking Bad’ characters we want to see in ‘Better Call Saul’

The critically acclaimed Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul is a few months away from its new season. While it’s achieved a huge amount of success as a compelling drama in its own right, there’s still an extra layer of enjoyment to be had from the future knowledge of Saul’s future in Breaking Bad, set five...

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ review: ‘Los Muertos’ is a bland, shallow instalment

Fear the Walking Dead is a show capable of great things. The potential is there for a compelling drama that mixes thoughtful character work with potent horror and social commentary. So why does it keep delivering mediocre results? That’s a question that feels especially relevant after Fear’s latest episode, ‘Los Muertos’, which plays with some...

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ review: Season 2 continues with ‘Grotesque’

Across its first 13 episodes, Fear the Walking Dead has continuously struggled to figure out just what kind of show it wants to be, and what aspects of the vast Walking Dead universe it wishes to explore in greater depth. The conclusion to Season 2A saw the show settle on something of an answer by...

The rise and rise of the Marvel universe

From its humble beginnings in 2008, launching with a comparatively modest flick starring a superhero most people had never heard of, Marvel’s cinematic universe has swelled into one of the most expansive franchises ever created. Eight years on, the MCU now spans a whopping thirteen movies starring several assorted lead characters who frequently cross over...

5 ways ‘The Walking Dead’ can improve in Season 7

This list contains MAJOR SPOILERS for Season 6 of The Walking Dead and some light spoilers for future comics storylines. Heading into its seventh season this October, The Walking Dead remains a true TV juggernaut with some of the biggest ratings on US TV and a constant spot at the heart of the ongoing pop culture...

5 times ‘House of Cards’ has mirrored real life politics

Across four seasons of House of Cards, Frank Underwood has traversed the slippery stream of politics from the behind-the-scenes position of Chief Whip to the Presidency, facing off against a huge variety of political rivals along the way (most of whom are either dead or discredited forever, but that’s just Frank for you). One of...

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ movie review: The franchise steps back into formula

WE ADVISE NOT READING THIS REVIEW UNTIL YOU’VE SEEN THE MOVIE AS IT CONTAINS PLOT SPOILERS. 2016 has arguably been one of the biggest years for comic-book movies yet. As the industry has ballooned in popularity and therefore scrutiny, it’s also been a year when each of the major releases have attempted to set themselves out...