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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...

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

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

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.

Sylvester Stallone (left) and Michael B. Jordan (right) star in Creed II (Courtesy of Facebook).

A Soulful Depiction: Creed II

December 5, 2018

Creed II is a very compelling sequel that manages to overcome its predictability due to the strength of its cast, themes and spectacle.

Fantastic Beats: The Crimes of Grindelwald, directed by David Yates, stars Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law (Courtesy of Facebook).

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Lacks Magic

November 28, 2018

What you are left with is a film that only feels like a Harry Potter property because it constantly reminds you that it is one.

The Have U Give, based off the young adult novel by Angie Thomas, is directed by George Tillman, Jr. and stars Amandla Stenberg (Courtesy of Facebook)

The Hate U Give Confronts Systemic Racism

November 14, 2018

The Hate U Give fiercely challenges today’s political climate and is a must-see film for all ages.

The Stanford Prison Experiment is based off of American psychologist and Stanford professor Philip Zimbardo's real experiment (Courtesy of Facebook).

The Stanford Prison Experiment is Strikingly Unsettling

October 17, 2018

By Isha Khawaja While some may enjoy horror films like The Shining, Psycho or It, I found The Stanford Prison Experiment to be the creepiest of the horror film genre. The Stanford Prison Experi...

BlacKkKlansman was directed by visionary filmmaker, Spike Lee (Courtesy of Facebook).

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman Embraces Awareness

September 12, 2018

By Kieran Press-Reynolds BlacKkKlansman captures the zeitgeist of the late 2010s: awareness. On the heels of rising political tensions, the American entertainment business has made a massive effort t...

Netflix film Sierra Burgess is a Loser released September 7, 2018 (Courtesy of Facebook).

Sierra Burgess is a Loser Embraces Body Positivity

September 12, 2018

By Anna Kuyat Netflix originals are notoriously inconsistent with their themes. Netflix has released films and TV shows that have progressive themes and bring up significant issues relating to our current political climate. These films and shows encourage uncomfortable conversations about topics ...

Directed by Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You has received critical acclaim (Courtesy of Facebook).

Sorry to Bother You: An Unobvious Satire

September 12, 2018

By Matt Dillon Sorry to Bother You starts out like a mid-2000s workplace comedy. The directionless Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) ends up as a telemarketer, forcing him to deal with abrasive coworkers and the fear of being forgotten. As the film goes on, it introduces more radical concepts u...

Bergman Retrospective Concludes at Film Forum

Bergman Retrospective Concludes at Film Forum

March 21, 2018

By Ryan Di Corpo Ingmar Bergman did not like awards, at least not for his films. Upon his 1960 Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay, the lionized filmmaker and professional genius informed the Acade...

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is currently the eighth highest-grossing film of 2017 (Courtesy of Facebook).

Jumanji Is a Wild Ride Worth Taking

February 7, 2018

By Chris Canadeo The year 2018 is set to be one of the all-time greatest years for movie production. With blockbuster films such as Avengers: Infinity War, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Black Panther, it...

One Missed Call (Courtesy of Flickr)

The Guilty Pleasure of One Missed Call

January 31, 2018

by Theresa Schliep Sleepovers in middle school were dominated by scary movies featuring pretty stars who tried to convince us they were of high school age. I recently watched one such film with my fri...

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