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Jon Voight (left) as Joe Buck and Dustin Hoffman as Enrico “Ratso” Rizzo on the set of “Midnight Cowboy” (All Photos Courtesy of Michael Childers).

After 50 Years, “Midnight Cowboy” Stands Alone

May 30, 2019

Fifty years since its release, “Midnight Cowboy” remains a monument to artistic risk.

The Fordham Ram interviews Renn Woods, who sang

Renn Woods Remembers “Hair,” 40 Years Later

April 3, 2019

To mark the occasion of the film’s 40th anniversary last month, The Fordham Ram spoke with actress and singer Renn Woods on her memories of the film of “Hair” and why working with Forman was a treasured experience.

Born in Hungary, Nemes received the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film after his début feature, “Son of Saul” (2015), announced him as a daring cinematic voice.

A Cinema of Limitations: László Nemes Discusses His Latest Film

March 18, 2019

“I didn’t do this film for Hungary. I didn’t do ‘Son of Saul’ for Hungary. I really did this film for human beings.”

Jefferson Mays stars as George Hodel in

Jefferson Mays Likes Playing the Villain in New Series

February 13, 2019

Mays recently completed another television role: physician and murder suspect, George Hodel in the current TNT limited series, “I Am the Night.”

Roma, directed by Alfonso Cuarón, follows the life of Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a domestic worker in early 1970s Mexico City. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Roma Is a Passionate, Personal Letter From Cuarón

December 5, 2018

Roma is thrilling not only for its compelling portrait of Mexico City teetering on the brink of political violence, but for its introduction of first-time actress Yalitza Aparicio.

Lucas Hedges, Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman deliver impressive performances in the gay converson therapy film, Boy Erased. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Boy Erased an Affecting, Vital LGBT Drama

November 7, 2018

Based on the 2016 memoir of the same name, Boy Erased recounts the story of Jared (Lucas Hedges), the gay, college-age son of a Baptist preacher who is forced to undergo “conversion therapy” at the behest of his parents and church leaders.

A “Report on the Experience”: Wiseman Discusses New Documentary

October 24, 2018

By Ryan Di Corpo "I'm not looking for something, I'm looking for what I find," said Frederick Wiseman in describing his approach to filmmaking. A well-heeled documentarian, Wiseman has made over 40 films since 1967. His subjects are varied and unobvious: a hospital for the criminally insane, a Philadelphia public high school, the Idaho state legislature, the Metropolitan Hospital Center, the Crazy Horse cabaret and the ...

John, now in his fiftieth year of touring, began his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in September. (Ryan Di Corpo/The Fordham Ram)

Sir Elton John Brings Final Tour to Madison Square

October 24, 2018

By Ryan Di Corpo “Don’t wish it away / Don’t look at it like it’s forever,” sang Sir Elton John to a frenzied, sold-out crowd Friday night at Madison Square Garden. Over the past five de...

What I Learned From The Ram

What I Learned From The Ram

October 3, 2018

By Ryan Di Corpo As nostalgia is normally one of my dominant emotions, I would like to take this opportunity, as is custom, to reflect on my time writing for The Fordham Ram. My time spent with ...

Scorsese, Marshall, Rymsza, Murawski, Bogdanovich, Neville, and Jones at the New York Film Festival. (Ryan Di Corpo/The Fordham Ram)

Welles Unleashed in Long-Awaited Film

October 3, 2018

By Ryan Di Corpo When Orson Welles died in 1985, he left behind perhaps the most august, irreproachable reputation of any director of his generation. He also left behind a film. Welles is known mainly ...

A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Joan Baez has recorded over 20 albums since 1959’s Folksingers ‘Round Harvard Square. (Courtesy of Wikimedia)

Baez Bids Farwell at Beacon Theatre Concert

September 26, 2018

By Ryan Di Corpo “I need another place / Will there be peace?” crooned Joan Baez Saturday night at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan. The song, entitled “Another World” and described by Bae...

Begun in 1959, Fordham Experimental Theatre offers a diverse swath of programming, such as poetry nights and sketch comedy (Courtesy of Kevin Stoltenborg)

Lights Up on New Semester for FET

September 12, 2018

By Ryan Di Corpo  Fordham Experimental Theatre (FET) has begun its new season including poetry nights, comedy shows and a musical production, among other performance opportunities. FET, establish...

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