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Jared Leto has accepted a new role as Chief Creative Officer for the niche subscription streaming service Fandor. The company offers cinephiles a carefully curated selection not found on bigger streamers like Netflix or Hulu, with a focus on indies, genre classics, documentaries, and foreign films. In addition to the streaming platform, Fandor also maintains an editorial side to the site, offering critical analyses and video essays. The announcement comes after a concerted effort by the site to shift towards the mainstream that began with closing down Keyframe, Fandor’s 5-year-old online magazine.
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The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news, reporting that the Oscar winner will be “the creative voice of the company,” contributing original programming and hosting live-streaming events. Fandor will also use Leto’s on-demand media streaming and social media platform, VyRT.
“As a longtime Fandor subscriber, »
- Jude Dry
Fandor, the indie and international cinema streaming platform, is turning a new page — and “for better or worse, the new strategy is not for everyone,” admitted Fandor CEO Larry Aidem.
Earlier this week, the company closed Keyframe, its 5-year-old digital magazine, and two of its longtime staffers left the company: editorial director Jonathan Kiefer and David Hudson, who ran Keyframe Daily and whom, in his recent New York Times profile of Fandor, Glenn Kenny praised as a “great asset.”
“When I started at Fandor in 2012, and for several years afterwards, we were a good match, what with our shared sense of cinephilia and appreciation for timeliness,” Hudson said. “As Fandor evolves, its editorial focus is changing, and at this point, it’s best for me and the company to amicably part ways. I truly wish them well and hope that they achieve the growth they’re after.”
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- Anthony Kaufman
“Film to Table” has been journeying through some of the great culinary dishes in film the last few weeks, recreating dishes from “Tompopo” and Jon Favreau’s “Chef.” This week, host and chef Jason Roberts is joined by comedian Brian Unger, as they cook up an Italian pasta dish made famous by Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas.”
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“Goodfellas” is considered by many to not only be one of Scorsese’s best films, but also one of the great cinematic achievements of all time. While cooking the meal, consisting of spaghetti and meatballs, Roberts and Unger discuss how food becomes such a pivotal element of the film, becoming a dual symbol representing two of the biggest themes found in Henry Hill’s (Ray Liotta) tale: family and power.
Aside from explaining exactly how to cook the savory pasta dish, »
- Michael Gonzalez
It’s physically impossible to watch Jon Favreau’s 2014 film “Chef” and not want to immediately want to eat every single meal shown on screen. Thanks to L/Studio’s new show “Film to Table,” you can learn exactly how to make the Cubano Sandwich Favreau’s food truck cooks up in the movie.
Jason Roberts, joined by chef Travis Flood, recreates the delicious film meal in the short five minute episode. Obviously “Chef” shows Favreau and John Leguizamo cooking up the dish fast, but Roberts and Flood slow it down to show exactly how to make the mouth-watering meal.
The two chefs also aren’t shy about expressing their love for the film, which follows Favreau’s character attempting to make it on his own in the food truck business after he quits his restaurant job. »
- Michael Gonzalez
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