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Roma Is a Passionate, Personal Letter From Cuarón

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.

Boy Erased an Affecting, Vital LGBT Drama

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

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...

Sir Elton John Brings Final Tour to Madison Square

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 ...

Welles Unleashed in Long-Awaited Film

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 ...

Baez Bids Farwell at Beacon Theatre Concert

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...

Lights Up on New Semester for FET

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...

Rapper T-Pain Takes on Spring Weekend

Rapper T-Pain Takes on Spring Weekend

May 2, 2018

By Isha Khawaja and Ryan Di Corpo "For safety reasons, everyone needs to take three steps back," announced CAB president Maxson Thomas, FCRH '19, to the huddled masses gathered on Martyrs' Lawn on...

Grace Jones Discusses New Film at Lincoln Center

Grace Jones Discusses New Film at Lincoln Center

April 25, 2018

By Ryan Di Corpo “Ladies and Gentlemen, Miss Grace Jones.” Director Sophie Fiennes and her film subject Grace Jones sat down for a conversation moderated by NPR’s Piotr Orlov on April 14 at t...

FET Stages Production of “Rhinoceros”

FET Stages Production of “Rhinoceros”

April 18, 2018

By Ryan Di Corpo In his 1936 autobiography “For My Legionaries,” Romanian fascist politician Corneliu Zelea Codreanu sought to “solve the Jewish problem” through the formation of “the new ma...

Leslie Odom Jr. Talks New Memoir with The Fordham Ram

Leslie Odom Jr. Talks New Memoir with The Fordham Ram

April 18, 2018

By Ryan Di Corpo Leslie Odom Jr. released his new book, “Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning,” on March 27. (Courtesy of Leslie Odom Jr.)   If it’s 1983, Li...

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