Netflix not getting it done for you? Serious film buffs should flock to Fandor
Jeffrey M. Anderson |
March 25, 2015
Fandor is a streaming service like Netflix, but it's definitely not for the average, everyday movie fan. If you see one movie a year, and it involves superheroes or has "Hunger" or "Games" in the title, then you shouldn't bother. But if you have ever witnessed the unspooling of a scratchy print at a repertory theater; driven across town to find an obscure VHS tape at a local video store; or hunted online for rare, bootleg DVDs of some 1960s exploitation movie or an unreleased Taiwanese movie from the 1990s; then you should know about Fandor.
In the grand scheme of things, Fandor may seem like an underdog or an outcast, but as the world of film changes — especially for non-mainstream movies — it is actually a major player. It is here to remind us that the art of film is still alive.