Top Films of 2020
Movie viewing in 2020 was a strange experience. Instead of catching new releases on the big screen our hosts often streamed films on the small screens of their laptops. Despite the less than ideal circumstances cinema managed to offer numerous memorable moments and performances. Alan & Chris each share their Top 5 films of 2020 along with their traditional bonus categories of “biggest disappointment” & “biggest surprise”. After the look back to the year that was the hosts look to the future with some movie news. Last but not least the shows closes with recommendations of films to screen from the COVID free safety of your own home.
Alan Jackson is the co-founder of the Footcandle Film Society and resides in Hickory, NC. He enjoys a wide variety of films – but mainly those of Martin Scorsese, his all-time favorite Director. Despite liking smaller, independent films, Alan also likes films with giant monsters or where animals talk. Alan also thinks Citizen Kane deserves every bit of credit it ever gets.
Chris Frye, the other co-founder of Footcandle Film Society, is a fan of directors such as Stanley Kubrick, Terry Gilliam, and David Gordon Green. He lives in Newton, NC, and has always been a movie buff. His favorite actors range from Steve Coogan to Christoph Waltz to Jeff Bridges. You may be surprised to know he has never seen Dirty Dancing or Pretty in Pink (gasp!)