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The Strokes Rise From the Ashes on “The New Abnormal”

The Strokes return with a triumphant album. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Sam Hadelman, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

With this in mind, hopefully “The New Abnormal” becomes the new normal for The Strokes.

Trapped at Home While Outside Is a Ghost World

With everyone indoors, the streets are empty. (Courtesy of Ava Lichter for The Fordham Ram)

Ava Lichter, Contributing Writer

April 22, 2020

The empty sidewalks don’t let me forget what is happening even for a second.

King Lear & The Tiger King: How Shakespeare Makes Joe Exotic’s Tragedy Roar

There are many parallels between Joe Exotic's life and Shakespeare's

Mason Rowlee, Columnist

April 22, 2020

While violent and hysterically amusing, the rise in popularity of “Tiger King” is not surprising; the docuseries exists as a modern-day Shakespearean tragedy that dissects the American consciousness in the same ways Shakespeare’s works examined English society nearly 400 years ago.

“Shane” Exemplifies the Beauty of Westerns

Greg Mysogland, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

It’s a quiet, methodical film, but one that develops its characters and the relationships between them exceptionally well and is quietly one of the more influential works in the genre.

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” Soars Triumphantly

Noah Osborne, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” is far more than a storytelling the tale of good and bad.

A Long Goodbye to My Four Years as a Ram Film Critic

Long time Ram film critic, Matt Dillon, FCRH '20 says farewell. (Courtesy of Matt Dillon/ The Fordham Ram)

Matt Dillon, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

But as proud as I am of my work over the years, I have more to show from my time with the Ram than just words on a page.

“Escape from New York” is Lovably Corny

Alex Dickison, Staff Writer

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.

Freshman Finds His Mission with FDM and Beyond

Kevin James, FCRH '23, joined FDM his first semester of college. (Courtesy of Kevin James)

Pia Fischetti, Graphic and Illustrations Director

April 22, 2020

James has already done so much to support and spread the cause of FDM, but he still has a lot to look forward to in his future with the organization.

“Rushmore” Walked so “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Could Run

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Ed Lucano, Contributing Writer

April 22, 2020

As interesting and relevant as “Rushmore” is, I appreciate the precedent the film set slightly over the film itself.

“The Silent Patient” Takes Clever Turns

Mason Rowlee, Columnist

April 22, 2020

This page-turning mystery dives deep into Theo and Alicia’s personal lives, producing a novel of the same psychological dimensions as a Gillian Flynn mystery.

Epcot is Closed But Its Magic Abounds

Epcot has closed for the longest time period in history due to Covid-19. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Kelly Christ, Opinion Editor

April 22, 2020

While we may not know what the future holds, Epcot’s message should resonate with all of us.

“Grosse Pointe Blank” Is a Bop and a Half

Erica Weidner, Copy Chief

April 22, 2020

The title of the 1997 movie “Grosse Pointe Blank” is a triple play on words. “Grosse Pointe,” a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, is where most of the movie’s events take place; “Blank” is the last name of the film’s protagonist, Martin Blank (John Cusack). And then there’s “Pointe Bl...

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