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: http://boycottingtrends.blogspot.com/. And to tweet @BoycottTrends.

Features // 7 Articles
Reviews // 56 Articles
Blogs // 35 Articles
//Features

"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.

//Reviews

August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' Gets a Vibrant National Theatre Revival | 3 Feb 2016 // 10:00 PM

Charismatic performances from O-T Fagbenle and Sharon D Clarke ignite Dominic Cooke’s major revival of August Wilson’s play at the National Theatre.

Lewis Carroll's Alice Goes Digital in the Ambitious New Musical 'wonder.land' | 18 Jan 2016 // 8:45 PM

Damon Albarn and Moira Buffini’s musical is set in the contemporary world of social media, RPGs, and mean-girls, with results that veer from ingenious to awkward.

//Blogs

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
//Blogs

In Motion: On the Emptiness of Progress

// Moving Pixels

"Nils Pihl calls it, "Newtonian engagement", that is, when "an engaged player will remain engaged until acted upon by an outside force". That's "progress".

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