The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

MARYANNA ANTOLDI, Arts & Culture Editor Emerita

Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of ten years of movies. (COURTESY OF WALT DISNEY PICTURES)

Review: “Avengers: Infinity War:” Marvel’s Crowning Gem…or Infinity Stone

May 7, 2018

It's finally here. From the Marvel Cinematic Universe's (MCU) inception in 2008, fans have embraced 19 films worth of superheroes beginning with “Iron Man” and continuing all the way to “Black Panther.”...

Lobby Hero stars Michael Cera, Chris Evans, Brian Tyree Henry (pictured), and Bel Powley. (COURTESY OF JOAN MARCUS)

“Lobby Hero”: Lasting the Test of Time

April 18, 2018

Late night, 1990s. The lobby of a modest apartment complex in New York City. This simple setting is the basis for director Kenneth Lonnergan’s two-hour drama “Lobby Hero,” playing now at the Hayes...

The Marvel Universe films have garnered much success over recent years. (COURTESY OF MARVEL STUDIOS)

What’s Marvel’s Real Secret for Success?

February 28, 2018

For nearly 10 years, Marvel Studios has handed fans some of the most successful superhero movies to date. Each film in the famed Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has garnered massive box office success,...

Lady Bird stars Saoirse Ronan as the title character. (COURTESY OF LINDSAY MACIK)

“Lady Bird:” The Coming-of-Age Story that Soars

November 16, 2017

A story is never captivating unless it resonates in your core. The feeling usually begins as a slight tickle of joy, causing you to settle further into your seat comfortably. Then, as the film progresses,...

This years Halloween party will be held on Oct. 31 (ASEAH KHAN/ THE OBSERVER)

CAB Plans a Sweet-Themed Halloween Party

October 26, 2017

Halloween is a time for people of all ages to dress up in costume and attend amazing parties. For students at Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC), the members of the Campus Activities Board (CAB) have got you...

In this adaptation of the 1986 horror classic, Bill Skarsgård plays Pennywise the clown. (IMAGE COURTESY OF IMDB)

“IT” Brings a Genuine Horror Story Back to Theaters

September 15, 2017

In 1986, legendary horror writer Stephen King released his 18th novel, “IT”, a whopping 1200-page thriller following a group of children escaping a demon-like shapeshifter who typically houses itself...

Daenerys Targaryen exchanges a glance with her trusted advisor, Tyrion Lannister. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HBO)

“Game of Thrones” Preserves Its Reign

September 14, 2017

Quite possibly the hottest show of the summer was the newest season of HBO’s fantasy series “Game of Thrones.” Based off the bestselling novels by George R.R. Martin, the television show launched...

Momo (right) and Kelly-Fair (center) have worked on numerous films together over their college career. (COURTESY OF SABRINA POLKOWSKI)

Student Filmmakers Find Summer Success

September 2, 2017

Over the summer, two incredible Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) student filmmakers, Luke Momo, FCLC ‘19, and Nevin Kelly-Fair, FCLC ‘19, reached new heights with their filmmaking careers....

Bebette, Barones latest novel, released in May. (MARYANNA ANTOLDI/THE OBSERVER)

The Captivating Story Behind “Bebette”

June 14, 2017

It takes a certain amount of courage to write a novel inspired by true events. In fact, it is especially laudable when said novel tackles the physical and mental hardships that arrive with a cancer diagnosis....

Wonder Woman is the crowning jewel of the DC Universe, whose movies are often mediocre at best. (COURTESY OF WARNER BROS.)

“Wonder Woman” Dominates the DC Universe

June 5, 2017

In a world where superheroes are primarily machismo men fighting to make the world a better place, it is about time that the world of comic-based movies included a film with a woman in the leading role....

The fifth installment of the pirate franchise once again stars Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. (COURTESY OF DISNEY)

Review: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

May 28, 2017

In 2003, Walt Disney Studios paired with visionary Jerry Bruckheimer to produce something unheard of in the cinematic world—a film based on a beloved theme park attraction. That movie, Gore Verbinski's...

Rami Malek is  a man torn apart in Busters Mal Heart (COURTESY OF WELL GO USA)

Tribeca Film Festival Review: “Buster’s Mal Heart”

May 7, 2017

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could."          - Robert Frost, "The Road Not Taken" In...

The incredible virtual reality displays such as Tree (pictured above) whisked viewers to places they never thought possible. (MARYANNA ANTOLDI/THE OBSERVER)

Virtual Reality Dominates at 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

May 5, 2017

While many may associate the annual Tribeca Film Festival with its incredible selection of movies, the two-week long event has also become notable for its appreciation of technological advancements in...

“Picture This!” Contest Opens for Fordham Students

April 20, 2017

With the annual Campus MovieFest (CMF) taking over Fordham for the remainder of April, students are eagerly beginning to shoot and submit their films for judgment. However, Campus MovieFest just released...

Many of the plays opening this Spring are either revivals or adaptations. (EMMA DIMARCO/ THE OBSERVER)

Take a Look at Broadway’s Latest Shows

April 1, 2017
It is finally spring, and with the season typically comes warmer weather, blooming flowers and a brand new batch of Broadway shows.
Jordan Horowitz holds up the Best Picture card for Moonlight. (OSCARS/GETTY IMAGES)

An Oscars That Was Worth the Wait

March 9, 2017
Another great year for cinema has come and gone, and with it came the Oscars—a glamorous night honoring the Academy’s favorite films that excites both actors and cinephiles alike.
The Museum of Modern Art’s new exhibit features seven pieces of art.  Featured in center: Tanavolis The Prophet (MARYANNA ANTOLDI/THE OBSERVER)

MoMA Protests Trump’s Immigration Ban with Art

February 22, 2017
This month, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) chose to fight President Donald Trump’s recent executive order on immigration in the greatest way the institution can—with art.
Dave Malloy (left) and Josh Groban (right) answered fan questions and assisted them in the recording process. (MARYANNA ANTOLDI/THE OBSERVER)

A Broadway Dream: Recording “The Great Comet” Cast Album

February 17, 2017
It isn't every day that you take part in the recording of an Original Cast Album for a Broadway show.
Editors React to This Year’s Oscar Nominations

Editors React to This Year’s Oscar Nominations

February 11, 2017
The Arts & Culture staff offer their thoughts on this year's Oscar nominations.
The Mowgli’s performed hit songs such as “San Francisco” and “I’m Good.” (MARYANNA ANTOLDI/THE OBSERVER)

The Mowgli’s Wow at Winterfest

February 8, 2017
The stage was set in Pope Auditorium this past Friday as hundreds of students filed in for Fordham Lincoln Center’s (FLC) annual Winterfest concert event, hosted by the Campus Activities Board.
This year’s films are mostly sequels or reboots of successful science fiction franchises. (PHOTO COURTESY OF NAOYA FUJII VIA FLICKR)

See What’s Next: A Look at 2017’s Most Anticipated Films

January 26, 2017
It is a brand new year, and with a new year comes the exciting prospect of new films.
Julius organized research trips throughout Oceania for the movie’s creative team and animators. (MARYANNA ANTOLDI/THE OBSERVER)

Disney Animation’s Jessica Julius Visits Fordham

December 10, 2016
Jessica Julius visited Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus on Nov. 16, where she spoke to students not only about “Moana,” but also about what makes a good creative executive.
Marvel’s latest comic adaptation stars Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch as the title character. (COURTESY OF TOM SIMPSON/FLICKR)

Adam Frank Brings Science to “Doctor Strange”

November 16, 2016
Over the past few years, Marvel Studios has released some of the most popular films in box office history.
Paramour on Broadway combines circus acts with musical theatre. (MORGAN STEWARD/THE OBSERVER)

Paramour: A Show-Stopper or a Show that Needs to Stop?

November 5, 2016
This year, Cirque du Soleil has its turn to occupy a spot in the Theater District, opening its first New York show titled "Paramour."
Patterson stars Adam Driver as a bus driver who secretly writes poetry. (MARYANNA ANTOLDI/ THE OBSERVER)

“Paterson” is NYFF’s Hidden Gem

October 22, 2016
For the 54th consecutive year, the New York Film Festival (NYFF) will introduce cinephiles to the best films of the season from top directors and actors worldwide.
Angelina Jolie starred as Maleficent in Disney’s first live-action re-make. (PHOTO COURTESY OF GLOBAL PANORAMA)

Disney in Live-Action: The Trend Taking Theaters by Storm

October 2, 2016
Everyone remembers watching some type of Disney movie when they were young.

Attending the “Sully” Premiere: A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

September 16, 2016
No one in college really thinks about attending a movie premiere in their spare time, right?
Margot Robbie promoting suicide Squad at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con.(PHOTO COURTESY OF GAGE SKIDMORE VIA FLICKR)

“Suicide Squad:” Strong Females or Merely Sexy Superwomen?

September 1, 2016
While some people loved watching the classic comic action and witty dialogue come to life on screen, many overlooked the over-sexualized nature of the female leads, especially Quinn herself.
The time to buy textbooks has arrived (JESS LUSZCCYK/THE OBSERVER)

The Search For Cheaper Textbooks Is On

January 28, 2016
College students returning to school after break are once again faced with problem of finding affordable textbooks.
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