Footcandle Films

Footcandle Films

Do you enjoy listening to people talk about films? What about those films that may not show up at the local multiplex but are instead showing at the smaller specialty theater across town? Then "Footcandle Films" may be the show for you. Each month, the hosts discuss and review one "smaller" film in-depth, discuss upcoming film news, and give recommendations on films that you may not be aware of, ones that you haven't remembered in a while, or ones that are worth your time checking out. And all the while, the conversation never gets too "high-brow" or pretentious. Just two guys who enjoy talking about movies. Your Hosts: Alan Jackson and Chris Frye, founders of the Footcandle Film Society.... Show More

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March 3, 2021 67 min

Daniel Kaluuya won a Golden Globe for his work in "Judas and the Black Messiah". Alan & Chris have a review of that film and the recent remake of the film "Rams" starring Sam Neill. Other winners of the Globes are discussed in the news section as well as a thoughts on the upcoming Disney reimagining of "Cruella". Closing out the show are recommendations of films you can catch up with from the comfort of ...

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February 17, 2021 83 min

Netflix dropped "Malcolm and Marie" starring John David Washington & Zendaya online recently. We've got a review of that film as well as the new documentary "Zappa" by director Alex Winter. Also featured on this episode: Sounds Like It Could Be Good?, Trailer Tapas, & Recommendation segments.

Recommendations in this episode: "In & Of Itself" , "One Night in Miami"

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January 28, 2021 73 min

Movie viewing in 2020 was a strange experience. Instead of catching new releases on the big screen our hosts often streamed films on the small screens of their laptops. Despite the less than ideal circumstances cinema managed to offer numerous memorable moments and performances. Alan & Chris each share their Top 5 films of 2020 along with their traditional bonus categories of "biggest disappointment" & "biggest ...

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January 15, 2021 73 min

Hosts Alan & Chris return to the MESH studios to record their first podcast episode of 2021. On the docket - reviews of "Wonder Woman 1984" and the rumored Oscar favorite for the best foreign film "Another Round". Following the reviews, each host shares a bit of movie news before delivering the tried and true final segment of movie recommendations you should check out.

Reviews in this episode: "Wonder Woman 1...

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December 16, 2020 69 min

As 2020 draws to a close, films with hopes of Oscar nominations begin to surface. We've got reviews of two of them on this episode with "Sound of Metal" and "Promising Young Woman". Movie news and recommendations of films you might have missed round out what could likely be our last episode of the year. Enjoy & we'll see you in 2021!

Recommendations: "While We're Young" , "S#!%house"

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November 25, 2020 69 min

Rags to riches stories. That's the theme of our movies reviewed in this episode. One is an adaptation of a beloved Charles Dickens novel with "The Personal History of David Copperfield" while the other is the true story of Ted Ngoy in "The Donut King". After the reviews, our hosts delve into a quick news tidbits segment before ending the episode with their recommendations of films they think you should give a ch...

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November 4, 2020 71 min

Sacha Baron Cohen decided to revive his fictional Kazakh television journalist for "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm". Our hosts Alan & Chris share their thoughts on this new release as well as Sofia Coppola's latest "On the Rocks" starring Bill Murray and Rashida Jones. In a Trailer Tapas segment our hosts discuss three upcoming movies and round out the episode with recommendations of films you might want to chec...

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October 21, 2020 62 min

Indie writer/director Jim Cummings is back with a new movie "The Wolf of Snow Hollow". Alan and Chris share their thoughts on this film as well as spend some time discussing the foreign flick "Out Stealing Horses" starring Stellan Skarsgard. With a lack of news stories about film to discuss Alan and Chris ponder the future of movie theaters before closing out the show with their recommendations of films you might wa...

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October 7, 2020 68 min

Millie Bobbie Brown of "Stranger Things" stars in her first major film role as the title character in "Enola Holmes". Alan & Chris review this straight to Netflix feature as well as the thriller "Antebellum" starring Janelle Monáe. In addition to the usual segments of Trailer Tapas & Sounds Like It Could Be Good??? the hosts also recap the winners of the 2020 Footcandle Film Festival that just wrappe...

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September 17, 2020 81 min

2020 has been pretty strange. A third installment in the Bill & Ted series almost makes sense. Alan & Chris discuss the cinematic oddity as well as the new...well, yes odd - but in a completely different way - Charlie Kaufman film "I'm Thinking of Ending Things". For the trailer tapas section the hosts discuss the new "Dune" and "Freaky" trailers and then indulge in some extremely early Oscar pre...

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September 9, 2020 71 min

Two new films...two new reviews. First up we talk about the documentary that was a hit at Sundance - "Boys State". For our second review we discuss the one-of-a-kind biopic "Tesla" starring Ethan Hawke. For our Trailer Tapas portion of the show we discuss "The Batman", "Spontaneous" and "On the Rocks". Last, but not least, we wrap with our recommendations of films you might want to revisit or...

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August 26, 2020 80 min

In this episode of Footcandle Films Alan & Chris review two movies that reflect on the challenges of starting your own business and capitalism. One is director Kelly Reichardt's period drama "First Cow", the other is the comedy "An American Pickle" starring Seth Rogen in a dual role. After the reviews, Alan leads an "It Sounds Like It Could Be Good?" segment. The hosts close out the show with recomme...

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August 12, 2020 73 min

Movie theaters might be closed but new films are still coming out and we've got reviews of two of them. First up is the AppleTV+ exclusive World War II action-drama "Greyhound" starring Tom Hanks. For our second review, we look at the much smaller-scale indie horror film "The Rental" starring Dan Stevens & Alison Brie. For our Trailer Tapas portion of the podcast, we focus on Charlie Kaufman's "I...

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July 15, 2020 77 min

Looking for a few laughs? Alan and Chris review the latest Will Farrell film that just hit Netflix. Looking for a dramatic film with great performances? The hosts discuss "The Truth" from director Hirokazu Koreeda. Afterward, Chris shares some silver screen news and Alan jumps on his cinematic soapbox for a brief rant. Closing out the episode each host gives recommendations of films you might consider screening.

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July 1, 2020 78 min

You've made it through all the episodes of Tiger King and watched all the movies that HBO has to offer. Looking for something else to watch? Alan & Chris review two new arrivals "You Should Have Left" and "Shirley" that might be right up your alley. If they're not in your cinematic wheelhouse they each offer a recommendation of an older film that can be easily watched on an online service. Gazing into th...

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June 18, 2020 94 min
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In this episode, Alan & Chris review two comedies. Both relationship-based, both heavily dependent on the chemistry between the two leads...and both couldn't be more different in their style and execution. "The Trip to Greece" starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, and "The Lovebirds" starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani. The hosts also discuss some movie news tidbits and wrap the show with recommendations o...
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Every now and then we really hit the cinematic extremes on the podcast.  This episode is a perfect example.  One film reviewed is a minimalist, harrowing tale of harassment in the workplace.  The other film is an almost joke-a-minute comedy starring Will Forte. Variety...it's the spice of life right?  Also featured on the episode are bits of movie news and recommendations of other films to check out. Recommendations: "Blind...
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Due to shuttered movie theaters, Universal Studios released one of their big films for 2020 direct to online rental. Chris & Alan use this opportunity to discuss "Trolls World Tour" and then spend some time talking about Ben Affleck's latest vehicle "The Way Back". Chris then plays a news anchor for some silver screen updates. Rounding out the episode, each host gives a film recommendation you can use to occ...
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April 13, 2020 76 min
A promotional poster for the new film "The Hunt" called it the most talked about movie of the year that no one's actually seen.  Hosts Alan & Chris have had a chance to see it and share their thoughts.  For their second review they discuss "Vivarium" a new offbeat sci-fi thriller starring Jesse Eisenberg.  Rounding out the episode are some brief movie news tidbits and recommendations on films to check out wh...
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