The Mauritanian Nomadland
This episode of the Footcandle Films podcast features reviews of two films centered around real-life stories. Alan & Chris discuss “The Mauritanian” starring Jodie Foster & Tahar Rahim and “Nomadland” starring Frances McDormand. For the movie news segment, the hosts share their thoughts on the recently released 2021 Oscar nominations. Rounding out the show are recommendations on films you might want to check out.
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!)