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.

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May 11, 2022 82 min

Marvel has tinkered with its' formula by hiring Sam Raimi to direct the latest MCU film. In honor of that, we decided to tinker with our show formula a bit and do a trio of reviews and skip the movie news. We kick things off with a review of DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS, chase that with the discussion of THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT, and complete the triumvirate with talk of THE NORTHMAN. We return som...

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In this episode, one of our hosts gets to talk about his most anticipated film of 2022. Did his expectations sink his appreciation of EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE? Switching from a traditional theatrical release to a Netflix streaming release the fellows then discuss director Richard Linklater's latest film APOLLO 10 1/2: A SPACE AGE CHILDHOOD. In our news section, we talk about premieres at this year's Cannes Film Fes...

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March 23, 2022 64 min

"Turning Red" is out now on Disney+. Alan & Chris share their thoughts on this latest animation effort by Pixar as well as the new Netflix thriller "Windfall" starring Jason Segel, Jesse Plemons, and Lily Collins. After the reviews, the hosts sample some trailers of upcoming films in our Trailer Tapas section and give a recommendation of a film (or a streaming TV show in Alan's case) you might want to se...

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March 9, 2022 62 min

When it was announced that Robert Pattinson was donning the cape & cowl to play the caped crusader of vigilante justice the internet was on fire with hot takes. Now that THE BATMAN has hit theaters how does this film measure up to the other entries in the franchise? Hosts Alan & Chris share their thoughts as well as discuss the Sundance hit FRESH starring Sebastian Stan. Also on this episode - a recap of the Independent Spi...

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February 24, 2022 67 min

Kicking off this episode we've got reviews of Steven Soderbergh's "Kimi" and Josephine Decker's "The Sky is Everywhere". These are followed by a Trailer Tapas section featuring discussions of the recently released promos for "Men" and "Elvis". Closing out the show each host gives a recommendation of a film you might want to seek out online.  

Recommendations from our hosts in this episode:...

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February 17, 2022 80 min

The Oscar nominations for the year in film that was 2021 have been announced. The hosts share their thoughts on the news as well as film reviews of BEING THE RICARDOS & C'MON, C'MON. Alan leaves film recommendation duties to Chris who shares what he now thinks is his favorite documentary of the past year...and yeah...he's a little surprised it didn't get any nomination love.

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February 2, 2022 66 min

As the Oscar ceremony creeps closer Kenneth Branagh's BELFAST is thought to be a lock for a couple of nominations. Alan & Chris share their thoughts on the semi-biographical feature set in Ireland followed up by a review of SWAN SONG starring Mahershala Ali in his first major performance in a lead role. Afterward, each host shares a tidbit of silver screen news before closing out the episode with a movie recommendation.

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Neo & Trinity are back dodging bullets and making decisions about which colored capsules to ingest in THE MATRIX RESRRECTIONS - the fourth film in that franchise and the first in 18 years...yes in the episode they say 14. The intern responsible for the faulty factoid has been sacked. Alan & Chris share their thoughts on the return to the Matrix and then reveal their Top 5 Best Films of 2021.  

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December 29, 2021 68 min

Our hosts share their thoughts on the new films by directors Paul Thomas Anderson (LICORICE PIZZA) & Guillermo Del Toro (NIGHTMARE ALLEY) before discussing how SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME has become the first pandemic era film to "net" $1 billion dollars. Also in the news section, Alan & Chris react to the new trailer for Robert Eggers upcoming film THE NORTHMAN.

Recommendations from Alan & Chris in this episode: ...

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December 15, 2021 74 min

What type of film are you looking to see? A bigger-than-life, based on a real-life story of murder and betrayal? How about a slow burn western with a twist? Maybe you're more of a fan of big-screen musicals? Our hosts do their best to help educate you on how best to spend your viewing time with reviews of HOUSE OF GUCCI, POWER OF THE DOG, & WEST SIDE STORY.

Recommendations from the hosts in this episode: "The Beatles: Ge...

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December 8, 2021 76 min

Awards season has arrived. Will Smith is generating buzz for his work as Richard Williams in "King Richard". Andrew Garfield is also turning heads with his performance as Jonathon Larson in "tick, tick, BOOM!". In this new episode, we've got reviews of both films plus movie news and recommendations of films you might want to check out

Recommendations from our hosts in this episode: "The Beta Test", "R...

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November 17, 2021 82 min

The Hollywood release floodgates are truly open as we near the end of 2021. For that reason, our hosts opted for not the usual two but three reviews of recent films on this episode that include "Eternals", "The French Dispatch", and "The Eyes of Tammy Faye". Following the reviews, Alan & Chris each share some interesting announcements in the world of cinema. Last but not least the episode concludes with ...

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November 3, 2021 90 min

Two big new releases from two big directors mean we have two big new reviews on this episode of Footcandle Films.?We begin with Denis Villeneuve's take on the classic sci-fi epic DUNE and follow that with genre-hopping Edgar Wright's new LAST NIGHT IN SOHO.?Alan helms the news segment having scoured the internet for items of interest before both hosts share their?film recommendations to close out the episode.

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October 20, 2021 89 min

Daniel Craig is back (finally) in the long delayed Bond installment NO TIME TO DIE. Our hosts share their thoughts on the film as well as the latest entry in the MMCU (that's the Michael Myers Cinematic Universe) HALLOWEEN KILLS. In the news segment Alan covers the recent announcements from both the DC & Marvel camps and asks his co-host which films (if any) have his Spidey-sense tingling. Before the credits roll on this ep...

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October 6, 2021 75 min

Adapting material for the big screen can be tough. In this episode, our hosts review two recent efforts with "The Many Saints of Newark" & "Dear Evan Hansen". In the movie news segment, they discuss the winners of the recently wrapped Footcandle Film Festival and talk about director David Gordon Green's next project once his Halloween trilogy wraps. If you're looking for something to screen from the comf...

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September 15, 2021 71 min

This episode of Footcandle Films kicks off with a review of the latest entry into the Marvel Comic Universe - SHANG CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS.  For the second review, the hosts discuss the indie sci-fi drama NINE DAYS which just so happens to also be one of their favorite films of the year. Alan & Chris then share some movie news before closing the show with recommendations of films you might want to seek out.

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September 1, 2021 75 min

The long-delayed Ryan Reynolds comedy "Free Guy" has finally made it to cinemas across the country. Alan & Chris share their thoughts on this mainstream cinematic offering as well as the definitely not mainstream film "Annette" starring Adam Driver. Films recently announced or being released soon are discussed in the news portion of the show including our hosts' reactions to the new teaser trailer for "...

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August 26, 2021 90 min

Is it a sequel? A reboot? A reheat? Whatever you consider James Gunn's "The Suicide Squad", Alan & Chris give the film a review as well as share their thoughts on the new take on Arthurian legend "The Green Knight". Rounding out the show are silver-screen news items and picks of movies you might want to put on your radar.

Recommendations from the hosts in this episode: "The Skin I Live In", "Hunt ...

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August 4, 2021 77 min

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Emily Blunt star in Disney's latest theme park ride turned into a big-screen family adventure with "Jungle Cruise". Alan & Chris share their thoughts on this new release as well as "Old" the latest from director M. Night Shyamalan. Afterward, they talk some movie news before concluding the show with recommendations of films you might want to check out.

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In this episode of Footcandle Films, discussions of the indie horror-comedy "Werewolves Within" and director Edgar Wright's first foray into documentary filmmaking "The Sparks Brothers" comprise the review portion, followed by a healthy dose of silver screen news items. Last but not least each host offers a suggestion of a movie they've recently caught up with that you might enjoy.

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