Articles by: ramona

Film Review: Conversations with Other Women

September 20, 2013 1:15 pm0 comments

Five minutes into this charming production based solely on the flirtatious chemistry between Aaron Eckhart and Helena Bonham Carter, you’ll be asking yourself why no one has ever heard of or praised ‘Conversations with Other Women’ (2005). Most reminiscent of what we now know as ‘Before’ trilogy (Before Sunrise/Before Sunset/Before […]

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It’s Not Time for The Doctor to be a Woman Yet

August 14, 2013 3:11 pm0 comments
It’s Not Time for The Doctor to be a Woman Yet

Some were ecstatic, some were appalled and some are patiently waiting to see how they like Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who. Some will describe him as the first foul-mouthed Doctor, others as Doctor Who’s dad. Some think it’s time that The Doctor regenerates to be in tune with the times […]

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TV Review: Broadchurch

August 12, 2013 12:36 pm0 comments
TV Review: Broadchurch

Let’s get a few things out of the way first. Yes, Broadchurch is good, but defining it solely on it being an answer to The Killing is forgetting that it was British TV that defined the crime genre. Sure, the Scandinavians are fashionable at the moment, but no one can […]

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Film Review: Man on a Ledge

July 15, 2013 8:32 pm0 comments
Film Review: Man on a Ledge

Man on a Ledge has a head start when it comes to shaking up the excitement levels. Within three minutes of the opening, there is a man on the side of the building. Look no further folks, we’ve got ourselves a breathtaker. There is a simple reason for this: if you […]

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Film Review: The Ides of March

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Film Review: The Ides of March

The Ides of March shouldn’t work. It’s all been seen before: a dirty election, a two-faced politician, an idealistic assistant losing the faith, even Clooney in the director’s seat. And yet this seasoned formula as familiar as the assassination on a March afternoon more than two thousand years ago still […]

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Film Review: An Underwhelming… Weekend (2011)

July 13, 2013 1:36 pm0 comments
Film Review: An Underwhelming… Weekend (2011)

To state an opinion about Weekend (2011) turns out to be harder than it seems. Especially since it has been lauded as a wonderful surprise and one of the best movies of the year in every major review it received. One feels that they’ve missed something since recommendations as enthusiastic […]

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The Love of Instant Food

March 2, 2013 1:39 pm0 comments
The Love of Instant Food

Outside, it’s snowing. My window is overlooking the city centre and has a window sill that can double as a writing desk with a radiator underneath to keep me warm. A cup of tea is releasing steam next to my computer and there is little more one could ask from […]

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Book Review

February 28, 2013 1:34 pm0 comments
The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Book Review

While the reviews have more or less been positive, the readers of The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1999) by Stephen Chbosky are polarised. It’s one of those ‘you’ll love it or you’ll hate it’ pieces. With a film version out (scripted and directed by the author himself) the scrutiny […]

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