Belfast Swan Song
As the Oscar ceremony creeps closer Kenneth Branagh’s BELFAST is thought to be a lock for a couple of nominations. Alan & Chris share their thoughts on the semi-biographical feature set in Ireland followed up by a review of SWAN SONG starring Mahershala Ali in his first major performance in a lead role. Afterward, each host shares a tidbit of silver screen news before closing out the episode with a movie recommendation.
Recommendations from Alan and Chris in this episode: “Corpus Christi”, “No Time To Die”
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!)