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.
'Underground' to 'Wonderland': BFI's 'London on Film' Season Celebrates the Nation's Capital | 21 Aug 2015 // 4:01 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.
Cannes 2015: A Flight Over Our Planet - Reflections on the Festival | 28 May 2015 // 4:00 AM
The best films of Cannes 2015? Those with a visceral combination of sound and image that document bodies moving through space and that forge a primal kinetic connection with the viewer.
Estrella Morente and Carmen Consoli Were Highlights at David Byrne's Meltdown Festival | 28 Aug 2015 // 4:26 AM
Estrella Morente and Carmen Consoli were among the artists who fired up this year’s Meltdown Festival at London’s Southbank Centre, the former with intense flamenco, the latter with punchy pop-rock.
Both Obvious and Evasive, Carol Morley’s 'The Falling' Fails to Do Justice to Intriguing Theme | 23 Aug 2015 // 9:10 PM
There’s a genuinely provocative, disturbing film trying to get out of The Falling.
Cannes 2015: Todd Haynes' 'Carol' Could Have Been Better | 17 May 2015 // 8:45 AM
Todd Haynes' adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's 1952 lesbian love story is a sumptuous visual treat, but the novel's emotional content has been softened and simplified.
Cannes 2015: Woody Allen's 'Irrational Man' Is More of the Same | 16 May 2015 // 7:00 AM
The 2015 Cannes Film Festival finds Woody Allen mining the same tropes of crimes and misdemeanors that he does with each film.