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Chadwick Boseman died after a long battle with colon cancer. (Courtesy of Facebook)

World Mourns Chadwick Boseman’s Death

September 13, 2020

The year 2020 has been full of tragedy and loss, continued on August 28 when actor Chadwick Boseman's untimely death was announced. Boseman's death at the age of 43 came as a shock to the world as he h...

What We’re Looking Forward to this Fall (Music, Movies, TV and More)

Kieran Press-Reynolds and Rachel Gow

August 23, 2020

        1. Adele’s New Album  After a five year hiatus from music, Adele has confirmed that she will be dropping a new album in September of this year. Adele is known for her deep-cutting ballads and lyrical prose, and the album’s anticipation has been building for some time. Many believe that the artist’s divorce from Simon Konecki will be a central focus for the album.         2. “On ...

Last Season on The Fordham Ram: Culture Section

Kieran Press-Reynolds, Culture Editor

August 23, 2020

Even though last semester was sliced in half by the pandemic, we kept covering what was happening in the world throughout the spring. Here’s a collection of highlights, including an interview with a rapper, album and movie reviews, quarantine diaries and Fordham-related features.   A steady stream of solid tunes dropped last semester. In January, Alexandra Lange reviewed psychedelic rock act Tame Impala’s new albu...

“Escape from New York” is Lovably Corny

April 22, 2020

Despite the depression possible in this dystopian vision of America, in the sight of an unlit skyline, Carpenter’s movie becomes a rebellious middle-finger, an anarchistic-anti-authoritarian punk growl dedicated to those fed-up with a broken world.


“Mad Max” Holds Up

April 15, 2020

It’s less refined than its successors, but “Mad Max” is still a very enjoyable film.

A new thrilling series is anticipated. (Courtesy of Facebook)

New “Law and Order” Spinoff Raises Questions

April 15, 2020

There are many questions that need to be answered storywise, but it will be interesting to see the flip side of Elliot’s exit, and if Meloni can hold his own as only Elliot the way Hargitay has as only Olivia.

“Tiger King” Thrills to a Fault

April 15, 2020

"Tiger King” has taken the story and told it their way, leaving little room for other filmmakers or journalists to bring to light the abuse of animals that is going on in these zoos.

Classic Review: The Western Escapism of “A Fistful of Dollars”

March 25, 2020

Still, as far as movies to watch while stuck inside go, one could do a lot worse than “A Fistful of Dollars.”

Classic Review: “Roman Holiday” Holds Up

March 25, 2020

Hepburn died in 1993 and her career peaked during the ‘50s and ‘60s, so why do modern girls idolize her so much?

Classic Review: The Prescient Spy Antics of “Sneakers”

March 25, 2020

For better or for worse, hackers and spies are just as important in 2020 as they were in 1992.

The popularity of pandemic movies has risen recently. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Coronavirus in the Context of Pandemic Movies: A Deep-Dive Into “Outbreak” and “Contagion”

March 25, 2020

But the film’s real prescience, and the way it best resonates with the current feelings surrounding the coronavirus, comes from the deep cinematic suspense that’s milked out of the contagion.

Film Forum Flicks: “The Whistlers” versus “Wild Goose Lake”

March 11, 2020

Instead of sophisticated murderers and sexy courtesans, there’s an unmistakable lower class feeling about “Wild Goose Lake.” It’s grittier and more realistic when characters do bad things not to make it big but just to make it at all.

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