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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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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March 31, 2020 78 min
Practicing social distancing? So are Alan & Chris from their respective home offices...but that doesn't stop them from bringing you a new episode of Footcandle Films. Featured on this edition are reviews of "Emma." with Anya Taylor Joy and "Swallow" a thriller from relative newcomer director Carlo Mirabella-Davis. For their Trailer Tapas segment, the hosts view & share their thoughts on "Beastie Boys...
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March 18, 2020 56 min
Reviews of the independent films "Olympic Dreams" starring Nick Kroll and the comedic anthology "VHYes" are on the slate for this podcast episode. Movie News with a "Sounds Like It Could Be Good?" segment follows. Closing out the show, per our tried and true formula, each host recommends a film you should check out. Recommendations: "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie", "Punch Drunk Love"  Revie...
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March 4, 2020 83 min
Elisabeth Moss in a horror movie re-make? Our hosts were intrigued and have reviews of "The Invisible Man" as well as Pedro Almodóvar's latest "Pain and Glory". Additional show segments include: Sounds Like It Could Be Good?, Trailer Tapas and our hosts' recommendations for films you should check out. Recommendations: "The Other Guys", "Watchmen"
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February 19, 2020 67 min
The first comic book movie of 2020 has hit theaters with "Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)" or whatever title the Warner Brothers marketing department has given the film this week. This episode features a review of that film plus a review of the semi-biopic written and starring Shia LaBeouf "Honey Boy". Additional segments inclu...
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January 16, 2020 88 min
1917, the Golden Globe-winning WWI drama, is in theaters and Alan & Chris are ready to share their thoughts. With 2019 in the rearview mirror and the Academy Awards on the horizon, our hosts skip the regular show segments and give their Oscar picks along with their top 5 films of last year.
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January 15, 2020 85 min
In this episode, Alan & Chris discuss the Golden Globe-winning film from South Korea "Parasite" along with the based on real-life events movie "Bombshell" starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie. Additional show segments include: Trailer Tapas, Sounds Like It Could Be Good? and our hosts' recommendations for films you should check out. Recommendations: "Waves", "The Irishman"...
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December 25, 2019 72 min
Adam Sandler takes on a dramatic role as a scheming New York jeweler always looking for the next big score in "Uncut Gems". Alan & Chris share their thoughts as well as some movie news highlights, trailer tapas and a soapbox segment on a CGI James Dean. Rounding out the show are suggestions for films you might have missed that are worth checking out. Recommendations: "Love, Antosha", "Making Montgomery Clift...
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