All articles by Alex Ramon

Reviews

Pirates is a debut feature from Reggie Yates that revels in 90s nostalgia

Yates’s sitcom-like story of three best friends trying to make it big in pirate radio at the turn of the millennium is played with great affection by its central trio.

By Alex Ramon

Pirates is a debut feature from Reggie Yates that revels in 90s nostalgia
Features

A sense of history: Mike Leigh’s period cinema

By Alex Ramon

A sense of history: Mike Leigh’s period cinema
Where to begin

Where to begin with Małgorzata Szumowska

By Alex Ramon

Where to begin with Małgorzata Szumowska
Reviews

Uprising looks back to the trauma and fury stoked by the 1981 New Cross Fire

By Alex Ramon

Uprising looks back to the trauma and fury stoked by the 1981 New Cross Fire
Lists

Earl Cameron: 10 essential performances

By Alex Ramon

Earl Cameron: 10 essential performances
Reviews

Ultraviolence is a blunt polemic against British police racism

By Alex Ramon

Ultraviolence is a blunt polemic against British police racism
Reviews

I Am Samuel is a tender look at a gay Kenyan couple’s lives and love

By Alex Ramon

I Am Samuel is a tender look at a gay Kenyan couple’s lives and love
Reviews

Undergods searches a dystopian city for fragments of male ego

By Alex Ramon

Undergods searches a dystopian city for fragments of male ego
Lists

Altman’s fortune: 10 underrated Robert Altman films

By Alex Ramon

Altman’s fortune: 10 underrated Robert Altman films
Features

Jungle Fever at 30: Spike Lee’s thorny interracial love story

By Alex Ramon

Jungle Fever at 30: Spike Lee’s thorny interracial love story
Reviews

IWOW: I Walk on Water is a sprawling, frustrating New York City symphony

By Alex Ramon

IWOW: I Walk on Water is a sprawling, frustrating New York City symphony
Features

A year of lockdown: the screen culture that got us through it

By Henry Barnes, Whelan Barzey and others

A year of lockdown: the screen culture that got us through it
Interviews

Claire Bloom at 90: a new interview with the veteran of British stage and screen

By Alex Ramon

Claire Bloom at 90: a new interview with the veteran of British stage and screen
Obituaries

Cicely Tyson put Black female pride on screen

By Alex Ramon

Cicely Tyson put Black female pride on screen
Features

Blue Sky: the 1990s nuclear drama that won Jessica Lange her second Oscar

By Alex Ramon

Blue Sky: the 1990s nuclear drama that won Jessica Lange her second Oscar
Reviews

One Night in Miami… imagines four legendary Black lives intersecting in 1964

By Alex Ramon

One Night in Miami… imagines four legendary Black lives intersecting in 1964
Features

Gingerbread feelings: 30 years of Home Alone

By Alex Ramon and Michał Oleszczyk

Gingerbread feelings: 30 years of Home Alone
Reviews

Mangrove relays Black British struggles of the past

By Alex Ramon

Mangrove relays Black British struggles of the past
Features

Destruction and desire: Jeanne Moreau opens the floodgates in Tony Richardson’s Mademoiselle

By Alex Ramon

Destruction and desire: Jeanne Moreau opens the floodgates in Tony Richardson’s Mademoiselle
Reviews

Summer of ’85 takes us down once more to the shoreline of François Ozon’s youth

By Alex Ramon

Summer of ’85 takes us down once more to the shoreline of François Ozon’s youth
Reviews

Eternal Beauty review: a stylish mental health drama with skin deep insight

By Alex Ramon

Eternal Beauty review: a stylish mental health drama with skin deep insight
Features

Kitchen-sink noir – In praise of heist drama The Good Die Young

By Alex Ramon

Kitchen-sink noir – In praise of heist drama The Good Die Young
Reviews

Female firsts: four debut features by women at London Film Festival 2018

By Alex Ramon

Female firsts: four debut features by women at London Film Festival 2018
Features

Billy Elliot in cowboy boots? Wild Rose is better than that

By Alex Ramon

Billy Elliot in cowboy boots? Wild Rose is better than that