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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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The Bones and All Menu
With two films that center around food and eating did we miss an opportunity by not discussing them in a special Thanksgiving episode? Considering the movies reviewed are BONES & ALL and THE MENU it might be better that we waited until after the holiday. Also on this episode are bits of cinematic news and recommendations of films that might not be on your radar that you should check out.Recommendations included in this episode: "NOT OKAY" , "SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
77:21 30/11/22
Wakanda Breaking Weird
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER has hit cineplexes nationwide. Our hosts share their thoughts and then opt for two additional reviews due to the dearth of silver-screen news they were able to find online. Fear not - we'll try and dig up some news for our next installment. Instead, we discuss the indie dramatic thriller BREAKING starring John Boyega and the well..weird biopic spoof WEIRD: THE AL YANKOVIC STORY. Closing out the episode each host recommends a film to check out for the first time or revisit.Recommendations from our hosts in this episode: "All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)", "Sleepy Hollow"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
67:53 16/11/22
Confess Halloween Ends Fletch
In this episode, Alan and Chris discuss two entries into movie franchises. One is the latest (and possibly final) installment in the deeds of killer Michael Myers HALLOWEEN ENDS. The second film discussed is the first entry in the Fletch series in 33 years CONFESS, FLETCH starring Jon Hamm. Once the reviews conclude we share some tidbits of movie news before rounding out the show with movie recommendations.Recommendations from our hosts in this episode inlcude: "Over the Garden Wall", "Werewolf by Night"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
76:18 26/10/22
Don't Worry Amsterdam Darling
Two films. Two huge casts. Two high-profile directors. Two behind-the-scenes sets of dramas. Alan and Chris bypass the sideline drama and discuss the ones that unfold onscreen in the new releases DON'T WORRY DARLING and AMSTERDAM. Once the reviews conclude, items of movie news are discussed and recommendations are given for films you can check out from the comfort of your own couch via a streaming service.Recommendations from our hosts in this episode: "Predators (2010)" , "The Devil's Backbone (2001)"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
81:56 05/10/22
Three Thousand Years of Marcel
Director George Miller has crafted a tale of a djinn (played by Idris Elba) and a scholar (played by Tilda Swinton) facing off in a hotel room in THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING. Comedian Jenny Slate & director Dean Fleischer-Camp bring their YouTube stop motion creation to the big screen with MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON. Our hosts review both films and then share some silver screen news. To close out the show they share a joint recommendation of a film that just hit cinemas that you might want to check out. ("Barbarian")The Footcandle Film Festival will be held September 21 - 25, 2022 in Hickory NC!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
72:40 14/09/22
Prey Bodies Bodies Bodies
As we enter late August, big summer releases are tapering off, and the awards seeking prestige pictures have yet to be released. For this episode, Alan and Chris opted to review two smaller-scale films: the straight-to Hulu action feature PREY and the A24 studio horror comedy BODIES BODIES BODIES. In the show's news portion, the hosts discuss the 2016 shelved film from Jamie Foxx, the BATGIRL/FLASH movie debate and the upcoming Peter Farrelly project THE GREATEST BEER RUN EVER. Rounding out the episode are recommendations on films you might want to check out.Recommendations from our hosts in this episode: "Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes", "Silver Linings Playbook", "The Sandman"Footcandle Film Festival will be held September 21st - 25th 2022 in Hickory, NC! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
75:43 24/08/22
Nope The Gray Man
Jordan Peele's third film "Nope" has hit theaters nationwide & "The Gray Man" starring Ryan Gosling & Chris Evans has debuted exclusively on Netflix. Alan & Chris review both and share some items of movie news before closing out the show with recommendations of things to stream from the comfort of your own couch.Recommendations from our hosts in this episode: "The Bob's Burgers Movie", "The Rehearsal"Footcandle Film Festival 2022See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
96:26 27/07/22
Thor Love and Thunder and Brian and Charles
Director Taika Waititi made his entry into the MCU with 2017's THOR: RAGNAROK. Waititi returns to the MCU with THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER. Back are the bright colors, rock music and Waititi's brand of humor. Alan & Chris discuss this fourth Thor film as well as spend some time talking about the small indie film BRIAN AND CHARLES. Following the reviews, Alan shares three news items from the world of cinema. Closing out the episode are recommendations of entertainment you can catch up with from the comfort of your own couch.Recommendations from our hosts in this episode: "Good Luck to You, Leo Grande", "Succession"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
87:02 20/07/22
Elvis Cha Cha Real Smooth
Bio-pics. They can be formulaic...but they can also be box office magic and win Oscars. What type of film is Baz Luhrmann's ELVIS? Our hosts share their thoughts on this blockbuster take on Mr. Presley as well as the indie dramatic comedy that was a hit at Sundance - CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH starring Dakota Johnson. Following the reviews, we share some news items on upcoming releases and then close the show with movie recommendations.  Recommendations from our hosts in this episode: "Candyman" (2021) , "Ghostbusters: Afterlife"Footcandle Film Festival 2022See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
78:23 06/07/22
Hustle The Duke
Adam Sandler has a new movie, HUSTLE, out on Netflix where he plays a down-on-his-luck basketball scout. Alan & Chris share their thoughts on the film as well as spend some time discussing THE DUKE. Featuring Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren this smaller indie fare tells the tale of a based on a true story art heist. In our silver screen news segment, Alan shares details of the upcoming biopic of Leonard Bernstein and the JOKER sequel. Wrapping the show, Chris recommends a 3-hour film from India while Alan encourages listeners to steer clear of a truly terrible Michael Bay action film.Recommendations and "Unrecommendations" from our hosts: "RRR" & "Ambulance" See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
72:43 22/06/22
Top Gun Maverick Men
After 36 years in the making, Tom Cruise has now bestowed upon us a sequel to Top Gun. Alan and Chris share their thoughts on the long-anticipated sequel along with a discussion on director Alex Garland's latest film - Men. For our news segment of the show, we partake in some Trailer Tapas - sampling the trailers of three new films set to be released in 2022. Rounding out the show, each host recommends a film you might want to check out.Recommendations: "The Natural" , "Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
75:53 08/06/22
Petite On the Count of Three Maman
Getting back to our independent film roots a bit we review Celine Sciamma's latest PETITE MAMAN and then discuss comedian Jerrod Carmichael's directorial debut ON THE COUNT OF THREE. In our movie news segment, we ponder whether a Spinal Tap sequel forty years after the first film is worrisome and the casting news from the sci-fi realm of DUNE. Closing out the show we offer some recommendations of films (or in Chris' case a comedy special) that you might want to check out.Recommendations from our hosts in this episode: "Dave", "Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
63:28 25/05/22
Multiverse of Massive Northman Talent Madness
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 somewhat to normalcy and close the show with recommendations of films you should consider streaming from the comfort of your own living room.  Recommendations: "They Came Together" , "Mass"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
82:03 11/05/22
Everything Apollo 10 1/2 All At Once
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 Festival as well as an upcoming film based on a seasonal popup store. Closing out the show both hosts share a recommendation for a film you might want to watch from the comfort (assuming your couch doesn't need to be replaced)of your own living room.Recommendations from Alan and Chris in this episode: "Cameraperson" , "Cyrano"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
70:19 14/04/22
Turning Red Windfall
"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 see.Recommendations from Alan and Chris in this episode: "X", "Severance"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
64:04 23/03/22
The Fresh Batman
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 Spirit Awards and recommendations of films from each host you might want to screen.Recommendations from Alan and Chris in this episode: "After Yang", "The Fable: The Killer Who Doesn't Kill"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
62:51 09/03/22
The Sky is Everywhere Kimi
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: "Misha & The Wolves", "The House"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
67:25 24/02/22
Being the C'mon C'mon Ricardos
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.Recommendation from Chris in this episode: "The Rescue"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
80:29 17/02/22
Belfast Swan Song
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.Recommendations from Alan and Chris in this episode: "Corpus Christi", "No Time To Die"Footcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
66:16 02/02/22
Matrix Resurrections & Top 5 Films of 2021
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.  Recommendations from our hosts in this episode: "The Killing of Two Lovers"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
77:25 12/01/22
Nightmare Licorice Pizza Alley
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: "Psycho Goreman", "The Master"Footcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
68:43 29/12/21
Power of the Gucci West Side Story Dog
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: Get Back", "Midnight Mass"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
74:07 15/12/21
King Richard Tick Boom
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 outRecommendations from our hosts in this episode: "The Beta Test", "Riders of Justice" See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
76:03 08/12/21
French Eternal Tammy Faye Dispatch
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 recommendations of films to check out.Recommendations from our hosts in this episode: "The Harder They Fall", "Finch"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
82:00 17/11/21
Dune Night in Soho
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.Recommendations from our hosts in this episode: "The Last Duel", "Dark Phoenix"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
90:53 03/11/21
No Time to Halloween Kills
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 episode we also provide recommendations of online content you might consider checking out.Recommendations from our hosts in this episode: "The Velvet Underground" , "Squid Game"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
89:30 20/10/21
The Many Saints of Evan Hansen
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 comfort of your own couch you'll want to stay tuned to the end of the show when each host gives a recommendation of a film you should watch.Recommendations from the hosts in this episode: "Sweetie", "Double Indemnity"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
75:33 06/10/21
Ten Rings & Nine Days
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.Recommendations from the hosts in this episode: "The Paper Tigers", "Malignant"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
71:19 15/09/21
Free Guy Annette
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 "Spencer". The episode concludes with recommendations of films you can watch online from the comfort of your living room.Recommendations from our hosts in this episode: "CODA", "Friday Night Lights"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
75:47 01/09/21
The Suicide Green Knight Squad
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 for the Wilderpeople"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
90:59 26/08/21