What Kind of Movie Lover Are You?

What Does a Fandor Movement Look Like?

How do you like your movies: straight up or with a twist? Perhaps you fall into one – or several – of these four categories of film enthusiasts. By Fandor CMO Robin Harper.

Who, exactly, are “film enthusiasts”? What makes them tick and what gets them excited? Where does their love of film come from and what inspires them to explore cinematic works across genres, countries and time periods? These are questions we’re constantly thinking about at Fandor.

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Featured Release 9/27/2013 – The Black Balloon directed by Benny and Josh Safdie

The Black Balloon directed by  Benny and Josh Safdie

Every Friday, Fandor’s curators serve up a newly available film worthy of special attention. This week’s Featured Release is the short film The Black Balloon directed by Benny and Josh Safdie.

“In the Safdie Bros. universe, outright fantasy collides with urban docu-realism to capture the magical energy and spirit that gives New York City its timelessly unique heartbeat.” – Michael Tully, Hammer to Nail

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Staff Picks: Joseph Herrle

Joseph Herrle Staff Picks

Joseph Herrle, who as Associate Product Manager works each day with the Fandor marketing and engineering teams to make sense of the world, has an affinity for movies that veer into mystifying, experimental or downright unusual territory. He’s a curious, introspective fellow, a seeker of experiences that provoke and challenge (his educational background in aerospace engineering is a testament to this). Unsurprisingly, Joseph’s staff picks are a manifestation of his appreciation of the offbeat, though I should mention that he’s not as dark or somber as these films would have you believe.

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Recommended Reading

Recommended Just For You

Vice President of Product Albert Reinhardt shares some tips for getting the most out of movie recommendations on Fandor.

We’ve just unveiled a new feature to make your life better – at least the part of your life concerned with a satisfying movie watching experience (which, knowing our members, is probably a pretty substantial part).

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Featured Release 9/20/2013 – Sun Don’t Shine directed by Amy Seimetz

Sun Don't Shine directed by Amy Seimetz

Every Friday, Fandor’s curators serve up a newly available film worthy of special attention. This week’s Featured Release is Sun Don’t Shine directed by Amy Seimetz.

“…a dreamily compelling lovers-on-the-lam movie [that] unspools like a Françoise Sagan novel: purposefully, enigmatically and with a raw emotional purity that makes its volatile central couple appear even more defenseless than they really are.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

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Ladies’ Night

Emmy nominated actresses

Saying the Emmys are overflowing with talent this year is an understatement. The acting field boasts no less than 13 Academy Award nominees (and 6 winners) among their ranks – and that’s just the women. In anticipation of Sunday’s ceremony, we’ve pulled together a selection of great films available on Fandor featuring memorable performances from a few of this year’s nominated actresses.

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Going Beyond the Box Office with Fandor’s Jonathan Marlow (Part 4 of 4)

Beyond the Box Office

Timing is everything (or is it?) Fandor’s Jonathan Marlow talks digital release dates, distribution rights and “windows.”

The world of online movie streaming can be a bit of a head-scratcher. Leave it to Malaika Mose to sort things out. Malaika is a software development manager and social media strategist for a Fortune 100 company but moonlights as a film afficianado and digital distribution expert on the side. Talk about busy. Her blog, Beyond The Box Office, is an excellent source for industry news and commentary and a must-read, if you ask us. A frequenter of film festivals and industry events, Malaika has established herself as a leading voice in online distribution.

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