There are streaming sites, and then there’s Fandor. Aimed at cinephiles, the site offers a specially curated selection of world cinema, indie films, genre pictures and much more, all geared toward film lovers and connoisseurs. And Fandor has stepped things up in November, rolling out their first titles from The Criterion Collection.
Hulu will be sending the titles over to Fandor who each week will be debuting a new series of films connected with a common theme. November will bring groups of films relating to “Expeditions,” “Island Life,” and “Family Troubles,” with the movies available for viewing for twelve days (check out the initial lineups below). Overall, Fandor will have approximately thirty Criterion movies available per month, all just a mouse click away. And for one lucky reader, we have a one-year subscription to Fandor.
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Fandor’s November Criterion Lineup
Launch Date: 11/11/14 Series: Expeditions
1. Burden of Dreams (1982) dir. Les Blank
2. The Four Feathers (1939) dir. Zoltán Korda
3. The Gold Rush (1925) dir. Charles Chaplin
4. Letter Never Sent (1959) dir. Mikhail Kalatozov
5. Sanders of the River (1935) dir. Zoltán Korda
6. The Wages of Fear (1953) dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot
7. Woman in the Dunes (1964) dir. Hiroshi Teshigahara
Launch Date: 11/18/14 Series: Island Life
1. L’avventura (1960) dir. Michelangelo Antonioni
2. Bergman Island (2006) dir. Marie Nyreröd
3. Lord of the Flies (1963) dir. Peter Brook
4. Naked Island (1960) dir. Kaneto Shindô
5. Profound Desire of the Gods (1968) dir. Shohei Imamura
6. Stromboli (1950) dir. Roberto Rossellini
7. Through a Glass Darkly (1961) dir. Ingmar Bergman
Launch Date: 11/25/14 Series: Family Troubles
1. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974) dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
2. A Nos Amours (1983) dir. Maurice Pialat
3. The Ceremony (1971) dir. Nagisa Oshima
4. The Demon (1964) dir. Kaneto Shindo
5. Fists in the Pocket (1965) dir. Marco Bellocchio
6. The Housemaid (1960) dir. Kim Ki-young
7. Seduced and Abandoned (1964) dir. Pietro Germi
8. A Woman Under the Influence (1974) dir. John Cassavetes