Alex Ramon lives in London, UK, and teaches English literature and film at Kingston University and the University of Reading. He holds a PhD in English and is the author of the book Liminal Spaces: The Double Art of Carol Shields (2008). In addition to writing and reviewing for PopMatters, British Theatre Guide and The Public Reviews, he's been known to blog here: http://boycottingtrends.blogspot.com/. And to tweet @BoycottTrends.
Cinema Made in Italy, March 5th - March 9th 2015, Ciné Lumière, London | 12 Mar 2015 // 10:00 PM
Mob comedies, reflective looks at wartime, and the Italian financial crisis are all under the gaze of the cameras at the Cinema Made in Italy season.
The Tori Amos Canon - Part 4: Companions | 3 Oct 2012 // 5:10 PM
The next best thing to listening to a Tori album? Listening to live Tori. And watching Tori. And reading about Tori. And, well, you get the picture. PopMatters give you a rundown of some of Amos’ must-have audio, visual, and literary supplements.
Ron Sexsmith: Carousel One | 21 Apr 2015 // 8:03 PM
Blandness sometimes encroaches, but Sexsmith’s 14th record proves, at its strongest, to be a typically warm, reassuring, and likeable piece of work.
Barb Jungr: My Funny Valentine: Songs for the Wild At Heart, Purcell Room, London | 16 Feb 2015 // 10:00 PM
What better way to spend Valentine’s Night than in the company of the amazing Barb Jungr, singing songs of love and loss?
London Film Festival 2014 Day 8: 'Mr. Turner' | 20 Oct 2014 // 5:00 AM
We conclude our coverage of this year’s London Film Festival with Mike Leigh’s long-anticipated biopic of J.M.W. Turner: a languorous, immersive, richly detailed work that surpasses expectations.
London Film Festival 2014 Day 7: 'Whiplash' | 17 Oct 2014 // 7:00 AM
A pupil/teacher story dressed up as a battle-of-wits thriller, the pushy, over-hyped Whiplash fails to impress.