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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.