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Maids in Cinema

Fandor | Posted 11.30.2016 | Entertainment
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Maids in Cinema A view from the top of the stairs. By Shari Kizirian 'The Second Mother' Maids usually get the shaft in the movies. Traditionally r...

Five Varieties of Love

Fandor | Posted 11.25.2016 | Entertainment
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Five Varieties of Love Romance, and more, in the films of 2015. By Adrian Martin 'The Academy of Muses' Love in its many, diverse forms and manifes...

The Doorway Shot

Fandor | Posted 11.23.2016 | Entertainment
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The concept is a simple one: frame your subject in the middle of a doorway. Despite its simplicity, the "doorway shot" tends to bear heavy significance. In this video, watch a variety of doorway shots that seem to have one thing in common--the separation of interior and exterior that represents a much larger symbolic threshold.

The Best Films of the Decade So Far (2010-2014)

Fandor | Posted 10.29.2016 | Entertainment
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Passing time on Twitter over the holidays, I asked an offhand question: now that we are midway through the 2010s, what are the best films of the decade so far? The response to this question was well beyond what I anticipated: nearly 300 people tweeted their choices.

Trains: Demarcation, Dalliance, Destiny

Fandor | Posted 07.10.2016 | Entertainment
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Symbols of modernity, nostalgia or doom, sometimes a crucible for love, fear or no-good, trains have proliferated in the motion pictures since that first locomotive pulled into La Ciotat station.

Their Eyes Were Watching You

Fandor | Posted 07.01.2016 | Entertainment
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More than a century ago, people across the world passed in front of the Lumières' camera. Some stared, trying to divine its purpose. Others tried to avoid the contraption, preferring to slip out of view.

Growing Up Is Hard to Do

Fandor | Posted 06.24.2016 | Entertainment
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Testing the definitive outlines of storytelling while exploiting the spectral potential of cinema, a few recent movies about childhood achieve an illuminating balance.

Alison Bechdel: Is Caveh Zahedi God?

Fandor | Posted 06.18.2016 | Women
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Authored by Alison Bechdel "I was transfixed by the spectacle of someone apparently even more self-absorbed than I was." -- Alison Bechdel Alison...

Here's Your Alternative Guide To LGBT Cinema To Stream This Pride Season

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

What films will you be watching this Pride season? Streaming service Fandor just announced its "Alternative Guide to LGBT Cinema," an interactive o...

Here Are The Queer Films You Need To See This Year

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Already done binge-watching "Orange Is The New Black"? Fear not: your list of view-worthy things to watch just got a bit more extensive. Fandor ann...

Pyrrhic Victory? Netflix "Wins" CES

Turnstyle | Posted 03.12.2014 | Technology
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By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Every few years television manufacturers try to get the vast majority of consumers to upgrade their TVs. From a cer...