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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.

Tracks

The Last Stop in Yuma County
Despite being in the midst of the summer movie season, Alan & Chris decided to take an off-ramp from the blockbuster freeway and visit an entry in the smaller independent film community. We've got a review of first time feature director Francis Galluppi's THE LAST STOP IN YUMA COUNTY starring Jim Cummings and then news from Cannes including thoughts on all those standing ovations. Recommendation: Steve! (Martin) A Documentary In 2 piecesFootcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
57:29 20/05/2024
The Fall Guy Unfrosted Challengers
They're back! After taking a podcast recording break due to hectic scheduling, our hosts return to deliver reviews of three new films to make up for lost time. With the three reviews to cover the hosts nixed the usual segment follow-up of movie news. Chris, however, couldn't pass up an opportunity to pass along a recommendation of a film you can screen from the comfort of your own living room.Reviews in this episode: The Fall Guy, Unfrosted, ChallengersRecommendation from our hosts in this episode: Lars and the Real GirlFootcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
67:41 13/05/2024
Civil War
Director Alex Garland's CIVIL WAR portrays a dystopian future when a divided America has been plunged into a battle between various factions. Our hosts share their takes on the film before discussing movie news of a musical starring Michael Shannon & Tilda Swinton and the next film by Yorgos Lanthimos.Recommendation from our hosts in this episode: DevsFootcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
53:13 15/04/2024
Monkey Man
Dev Patel's directorial debut MONKEY MAN has hit theaters and our hosts have a review. Items of movie news are discussed next including an upcoming adaptation of the Frankenstein story starring Christian Bale & Jesse Buckley and the third installment in director Ti West's horror trilogy.Footcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
58:45 08/04/2024
Godzilla x Kong The New Empire
Everyone's favorite city-stomping giant lizard & gargantuan ape have returned to movie screens across the country. Our hosts review GODZILLA x KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE and indulge in a round of Trailer Tapas sampling the trailers of three upcoming new releases. Rounding out the episode, Chris shares a recommendation of an older film he's recently screened that he thinks others might enjoy watching.Recommendation from our hosts in this episode: Mother (2009)Footcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
56:40 01/04/2024
Frozen Empire of the American Society of Magical Negroes
Did another round of bustin' make Alan & Chris feel good? They review the new GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE, the comedic satire THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAGICAL NEGROES, and share some movie news about upcoming films they're anticipating.Footcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
73:17 25/03/2024
Perfect Days
Acclaimed director Wim Wenders scored an Oscar nomination for his latest film PERFECT DAYS. Our hosts spend some time discussing the film that details the simple life of a janitor for public restrooms in Tokyo. Speaking of the Oscars, the hosts run down their surprises after viewing the broadcast. Closing out the show Chris gives a recommendation of a film you might want to watch (especially if you're a Paul Giamatti completist).A recommendation from our hosts in this episode: Cold SoulsFootcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
64:19 15/03/2024
Spaceman
The Sandman stars as a Spaceman. In other words...Adam Sandler's new film SPACEMAN has hit Netflix. Our hosts share their thoughts before discussing some new films being premiered at SXSW. Chris closes out the episode with a recommendation of a movie you might be interested in that you can screen from the comfort of your living room couch (sadly we still don't have a theme song for this section).Film recommendation included in this episode: Barking Dogs Never BiteFootcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
52:05 08/03/2024
Dune Part Two
After a three-year hiatus moviegoers can now return to Arrakis to spend some quality time (two hours and forty-six minutes in fact) with Paul Atreides and friends. Our hosts have a review of the new blockbuster DUNE: PART TWO before discussing some new trailers of some smaller independent films. Chris closes out the episode with a recommendation of a film you might be interested in that you can screen from the comfort of your living room couch. Recommendations from our hosts in this episode: Jodorowsky's DuneFootcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
51:51 04/03/2024
Drive-Away Dolls
Joel Coen (a.k.a. one-half of the esteemed Coen Brothers duo) had his solo directorial debut in 2021 with THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH. Now in 2024, Ethan Coen takes his shot at a solo directorial effort with DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS. Alan & Chris share their thoughts before moving on to some movie news about not one but four upcoming interrelated biopics. Closing out the show Chris recommends a film you might have missed that you can catch up with from the comfort of your living room.Recommendations from our hosts in this episode: BottomsFootcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
49:12 26/02/2024
American Fiction
AMERICAN FICTION starring Jeffrey Wright & Sterling K. Brown recently received multiple Academy Award nominations and graced one of our hosts' best movies of 2023 list. Alan & Chris discuss the film at length and then share some news about upcoming films that are in production. Closing out the episode we share a timely recommendation of a film that you might consider screening from the comfort of your own couch.Recommendations from our hosts in this episode: NavalnyFootcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
64:28 16/02/2024
Origin
Ava DuVernay's new film ORIGIN follows writer Isabel Wilkerson (played by Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor) as she researches and struggles to write a book based on the implications of the caste system. Alan & Chris discuss the film and then delve into some news about upcoming silverscreen projects.Footcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
52:20 09/02/2024
Society of the Snow
Director J.A. Bayona's SOCIETY OF THE SNOW is one of five nominees for the Best International Feature Film at the upcoming 2024 Academy Awards. Our hosts share their thoughts on the film based on a true story of a rugby team whose plane crashes in the Andes mountains and their struggle to survive. After the review, Chris shares his list of Top Ten Most Anticipated Films of 2024.Footcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
60:12 05/02/2024
Nyad
Oscar-winning documentary co-directors Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi decided to go the narrative feature route with their new film NYAD starring Annette Bening and Jodie Foster. Our hosts share their reviews and then ponder the recently announced nominations for the 96th Academy Awards. Recommendations: The Barber of Little Rock, The Last Repair Shop, Knight of FortuneFootcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
81:53 26/01/2024
Self Reliance
Actor/writer Jake Johnson has made his directorial debut with the Hulu original film SELF RELIANCE. Alan & Chris share their thoughts and then delve into some news of an upcoming movie adaptation of the video game Minecraft. To close out the show Chris shares a recommendation of a film you might want to put on your radar.Recommended in this episode: Showing UpFootcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
52:08 19/01/2024
The Color Purple Ferrari
This week's episode has a little bit of everything. We discuss a biopic (FERRARI starring Adam Driver), a big-budget musical (THE COLOR PURPLE starring Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson and Danielle Brooks), share some movie news, and offer a recommendation of a film you might want to seek out. It's a cinematic buffet of film talk. Enjoy! Recommendation included in this episode: The Mission (2023)Footcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
77:47 12/01/2024
Poor Things Best of 2023
For our first podcast episode of 2024, we thought we'd go big. We have a review of director Yorgos Lanthimos' POOR THINGS, a discussion of the North Carolina Film Critics Association's Best of 2023 awards, and we each give our personal Top 5 2023 films. Footcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
78:47 05/01/2024
The Iron Claw
Writer/Director Sean Durkin's films often examine family dynamics in various ways. With his latest work, THE IRON CLAW, Durkin once again trains his lens on a family - but this time it's based on the story of the real-life brothers of the Von Erich family. Alan & Chris review the film and then take a look at the trailer for the upcoming comedy SELF RELIANCE. If you're looking for a movie to watch from the comfort of your own couch Chris offers a recommendation from first-time feature director Dan Brown (not to be confused with the writer dude of THE DAVINCI CODE).Recommendation from our hosts: "Your Lucky Day"Footcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
29:10 29/12/2023
Maestro
Bradley Cooper is back with a biopic for his second directorial effort. His film MAESTRO depicts the turbulent life of conductor-composer Leonard Bernstein. Our hosts discuss the film and then jump to talk about Adam Sandler's next project for Netflix. In a seemingly odd role for Sandler, he'll play an astronaut in the sci-fi film SPACEMAN also starring Carey Mulligan and Paul Dano.Rounding out the episode Chris shares a recommendation for a film you might want to put on your cinematic radar.Recommendation from our hosts: "A Thousand and One"Footcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
42:13 22/12/2023
Napoleon
It's that time of year when big-budget, star-packed motion pictures are being released in droves. Recently the fellows have opted for formatting the episodes with two reviews and forgoing movie news or recommendations because of this special season for lovers of cinema. For this week's episode, the hosts revert to a single review format to ensure time for a proper look at director Ridley Scott's latest film NAPOLEON starring Joaquin Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby.Following the review, the hosts then discuss the trailer for the upcoming Alex Garland dystopian thriller CIVIL WAR and Chris ends the show with a recommendation of a recent film you might want to catch up with from the comfort of your own home. Recommendation from our hosts in this episode: "Joan Baez: I Am a Noise"Footcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
56:31 15/12/2023
Dream Godzilla Scenario Minus One
The new cerebral dark comedy DREAM SCENARIO stars Nic Cage as a college professor who has his life turned upside down when millions of strangers suddenly start seeing him in their dreams. GODZILLA MINUS ONE is set in post-war Japan when the country is at its lowest point. A new crisis emerges when a giant monster with the horrific power of the atomic bomb starts terrorizing the country. We've got reviews of both films plus thoughts on the trailer released for the next American film version of Godzilla coming in early 2024 GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE.Footcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
55:02 08/12/2023
Next Goal Dumb Money Wins
Two films featuring based on true stories. That was our unintentional theme in this episode. First up we discuss director Taika Waititi's NEXT GOAL WINS starring Michael Fassbender as a coach trying to reform the American Samoan soccer team. For our second review, we invested some time in Craig Gillespie's DUMB MONEY starring Paul Dano as a vlogger who spearheaded the GameStop stock kerfuffle. Footcandle Film Society See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
58:00 01/12/2023
May December Holdovers
We've got a Payne/Haynes double feature on this episode with reviews of THE HOLDOVERS & MAY DECEMBER. Alexander Payne's latest film, THE HOLDOVERS starring Paul Giamatti & DaVine Joy Randolph, tells the story of a cranky history teacher forced to remain on a prep school campus over the holidays with students who have no place to go. Todd Haynes' MAY DECEMBER stars Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore & Charles Melton in a story that takes place twenty years after a couple's notorious tabloid romance. Portman plays an actress who visits the couple to do research for a film about their past.Footcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
56:26 27/11/2023
Fingernails
Jessie Buckley, Riz Ahmed, & Jeremy Allen White star in an offbeat romantic comedy with a splash of sci-fi. That bit of info got our hosts excited about the new AppleTV+ film FINGERNAILS. They share their reactions to the film plus discuss the newly released movie trailer for MADAME WEB. Last, but not least, if you're looking for a recommendation of something to watch over the upcoming holidays we've got a recommendation for you.Our host's recommendation from this episode: "Little Richard: I am Everything"Footcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
67:38 17/11/2023
Anatomy of The Marvels Fall
The final entry in the MCU for 2023 has arrived in theaters across the country. Our hosts share their thoughts on THE MARVELS as well as discuss the 2023 Palme d'Or winner at Cannes THE ANATOMY OF A FALL. After the reviews, Alan shares some silver screen news items of note. Footcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
62:11 10/11/2023
Five Nights at Freddy's
Halloween 2023 is officially in the rearview mirror. The prestige pictures, with dreams of Academy Awards in their heads, haven't started appearing in theaters quite yet. With FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S being the top film at the box office, our hosts decided to review one last spooky season film. After the review, each host shares a new trailer of an upcoming film they are looking forward to in 2024.Footcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
49:00 03/11/2023
The Killer
After taking a stylistic detour with MANK in 2020, director David Fincher seems to have returned to his typical genre stomping grounds with the crime thriller THE KILLER starring Michael Fassbender. Alan & Chris share their thoughts on the film and then indulge in some Trailer Tapas with samplings of upcoming films LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND and DREAM SCENARIO.Footcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
50:09 27/10/2023
Killers of the Flower Moon
Scorsese's back on the big screen and he has his pals De Niro & DiCaprio with him. Our hosts review KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON plus discuss some movie news and offer a spooky cinema selection you can stream from home while handing out candy.Recommendation from our hosts in this episode: "Trick 'r Treat"Footcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
56:44 20/10/2023
Henry Sugar & Company
Four new Wes Anderson short films have dropped on Netflix. Our hosts share their thoughts on all four plus discuss the recent trailer for the upcoming A24 release "The Iron Claw". Rounding out the episode Alan shares some suggestions for movies to watch as we approach Halloween.Recommendations in this episode: "Rosemary's Baby", "Hereditary"Footcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
73:17 13/10/2023
The Creator
Director Gareth Edwards made his feature film debut in 2010 with the indie MONSTERS. He then went on to direct 2014's GODZILLA and the 2016 Star Wars prequel ROGUE ONE. Now seven years later Edwards has returned with the sci-fi action film THE CREATOR starring John David Washington. Our hosts share a review of the film, discuss Kevin Costner's new Western epic in the works, and relay the award-winning films at the 2023 Footcandle Film Festival. Wrapping up the show Chris gives a recommendation of a film you might want to consider making part of your spooky season viewing.Recommendation: "No One Will Save You"Footcandle Film SocietySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
51:57 06/10/2023

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