Alex Ramon

Alex Ramon
Alex Ramon's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): PopMatters
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T-Meter Title | Year
8/10 88% Napoléon (1929) In its glory and intermittent absurdity, the stunning Napoléon is more than movie enough. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
5/10 79% American Honey (2016) Ultimately, American Honey feels both over-scaled and under-cooked. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
84% Mia Madre (2016) With the exception of Turturro's scenes, Moretti's movie is disappointingly bland overall. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
83% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) Tale of Tales emerges as blissfully enjoyable, and its unevenness becomes part of the wildness of the ride. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
7/10 83% Julieta (2016) Despite its flaws and compromises, though, there are enough intriguing elements to make a second engagement with Almodóvar's latest a fairly appealing prospect. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
8/10 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) A Bigger Splash isn't without some shortcomings, then, but the movie is never dull, and I found it to be surprisingly substantial. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
6/10 92% I, Daniel Blake (2017) I, Daniel Blake undoubtedly has its heart in the right place; it's a shame that Loach and Laverty's good intentions haven't resulted, in the end, in better cinema. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
9/10 74% The BFG (2016) Spielberg's latest is glorious: an intelligent, rich and huge-hearted family film that's a treat both to look at and to listen to. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
7/10 93% Neruda (2016) [An] intriguingly idiosyncratic experience. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
73% Louder Than Bombs (2016) The movie stirs all sorts of personal feelings, and the mixture of plainness and flourish in its aesthetic creates a fresh, resonant and absorbing family portrait. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
87% The Lobster (2016) Alas, the movie loses its assurance in the over-extended second half. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
5/10 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) Toni Erdmann is a painfully drawn out and rather limp piece of work that dribbles on shapelessly until Ade finally stops the show by having the male protagonist bluntly sum up the movie's message at the end. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
8/10 91% Summertime (La Belle Saison) (2016) Corsini judges her ending perfectly here, building the drama to a heart-rendingly poignant finalé that's truly worthy of this most beautiful and believable of love stories. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2016
4/10 77% The Daughter (2017) By its excruciating final scenes, The Daughter looks less like the "searing modern tragedy" it's been billed as and more like an art-conscious episode of Neighbours. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2016
7/10 No Score Yet Alim adumim (Red Leaves) (2015) shetu's superb performance, and the film's portrait of an immigrant community seldom seen on screen before, means that Red Leaves lingers with the viewer. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2016
3/10 63% Desierto (2016) Cuarón has produced a work that's as reductive as it is offensive. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2016
6/10 89% The Invitation (2016) If the pay-off's not quite as satisfying as the lead-up, Kusama's confident handling of this odd little huis clos makes the movie an enjoyable ride, for the most part. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
85% Sweet Bean (An) (2016) As modest as its moniker, the movie is delightful, unfashionably earnest and, at its best, very moving. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
82% One Floor Below (2015) A gripping, enigmatic drama about responsibility and moral choice. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
71% Youth (2015) Mannerism and pretension are offset by humour and a surprising amount of humanity here, making Youth a memorable (and finally affirmative) meditation on ageing and art. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2015