August 13, 2021


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO: Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful …

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The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)

In this second installment of Stieg Larsson’s phenomenal “Dragon Tattoo Trilogy,” Lisbeth Salander is a wanted woman. A researcher and a Millennium journalist about to …


Fitzcarraldo (1982)

An Irish entrepreneur of grandiose ambitions dreams of opening an opera house in Iquitos. Hoping to bankroll it by making his fortune in rubber, he commits to …


Afternoon Delight (2013)

Afternoon Delight follows Rachel (Kathryn Hahn, Step Brothers, We’re the Millers), a quick-witted yet tightly coiled thirty-something bored with her daily routine of preschool auctions …

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Fandor Festival Podcast Ep. 5: Kevin McNeely

On the latest episode of the Fandor Festival Podcast, Hooman and Chris interview Kevin McNeely, Artistic Director of the Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF). The …

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Fandor Festival Podcast Ep. 4: Ruth Meehan

Director of ‘The Bright Side’ Hooman and Chris interview independent filmmaker Ruth Meehan about her movie ‘THE BRIGHT SIDE,’ coming to the Sonoma International Film …

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Kathryn Bigelow: Directorial Trademarks

When you think of the films of Kathryn Bigelow, what do you think of? Do you think of fun, action-packed films with over-the-top stunts like …

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The English Teacher

There are scenes in The English Teacher (2013) where Julianne Moore seems to be channeling the characters once played by Diane Keaton. This isn’t bad, …

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FANDOR FOCUS: The Land of Eccentrics

At one time documentaries were usually socio-political in nature, telling stories that had to be told. In more recent times, documentaries are more likely to …

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The Aural Patterns of Alfonso Cuarón

“You know that ringing in your ears? That eeeee . . . that’s the sound of the ear cells dying like a swan song. Once …

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