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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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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.

    Nope The Gray Man

    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"

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Thor Love and Thunder and Brian and Charles

    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"

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Elvis Cha Cha Real Smooth

    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"

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Hustle The Duke

    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"

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Top Gun Maverick Men

    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"

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Petite On the Count of Three Maman

    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.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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