When You Finish Saving The World and Pinball
We’ve got reviews of two feature directorial debuts on this episode. First, we talk about actor turned writer/director Jesse Eisenberg’s WHEN YOU FINISH SAVING THE WORLD starring Julianne Moore and Finn Wolfhard. Our second debut is the film PINBALL: THE MAN WHO SAVED THE GAME starring Mike Faist. Speaking of saving…we saved our thoughts on the recent slap-free academy awards for the news section of this podcast. Wrapping up the show, we each recommend a film you might want to check out (or in Alan’s case steer clear of).
Recommendations: “Clerks III”, “The Outfit”
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!)