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.
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"
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"
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"
Old Jungle Cruise
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.
Recommendations from the hosts in this episode: "Pig", "Mary Poppins Returns"
The Sparks Brothers Werewolves Within
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.
Recommendations from the hosts in this episode: "Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)", "Bonfire of the Vanities"
Black Widow Stole Pink Rabbit
The Marvel Cinematic Universe kicks off its Phase 4 story arc with "Black Widow". Hosts Alan & Chris share their thoughts on the film as well as discuss the art house World War II drama "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit". Silver screen movie news items follow with film recommendations rounding out the show.
Recommendations from our hosts in this episode include: "Plan B" and "Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut"