Alex Ramon
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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: And to tweet @BoycottTrends.

Features // 7 Articles
Reviews // 53 Articles
Blogs // 35 Articles

"A Kind of Liberation": An Interview with Małgorzata Szumowska About 'Body/Ciało' | 20 Oct 2015 // 8:02 PM

At the London Film Festival, Alex Ramon talks to Małgorzata Szumowska about her new film, Body/Ciało, honoured at this year's Berlin and Gdynia Festivals.

'Underground' to 'Wonderland': BFI's 'London on Film' Season Celebrates the Nation's Capital | 21 Aug 2015 // 3:01 AM

From Asquith’s Underground (1928) to Winterbottom’s Wonderland (1999), BFI celebrates cinematic representations of the English capital with an ambitious summer season that highlights the city’s continuities and changes.


'Life Moves Pretty Fast' Tackles '80s Films With Great Humor | 9 Nov 2015 // 8:05 PM

Hadley Freeman’s revisionist take on popular '80s cinema is as critically insightful as it is sheerly enjoyable.

Various Artists: Joy of Living - A Tribute to Ewan MacColl | 4 Nov 2015 // 8:15 PM

A lovingly compiled tribute album that does justice to the work of one of the British folk revival's key figures.


Gdynia Film Festival 2015: Festival Review + '10 Years of Emotions' | 24 Sep 2015 // 7:00 AM

The 40th Gdynia Film Festival, rich in inspiring and original cinema yet marred by an unexpected tragedy, felt like experiencing "ten years of emotions" in six days.

Gdynia Film Festival 2015: '11 Minutes' | 24 Sep 2015 // 6:00 AM

A warning, a wake-up call and one helluva wild ride, Jerzy Skolimowski’s sensational city symphony is the masterpiece of this year’s Gdynia Film Festival.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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