Footcandle Films

Drive-Away Dolls

Joel Coen (a.k.a. one-half of the esteemed Coen Brothers duo) had his solo directorial debut in 2021 with THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH. Now in 2024, Ethan Coen takes his shot at a solo directorial effort with DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS. Alan & Chris share their thoughts before moving on to some movie news about not one but four upcoming…

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American Fiction

AMERICAN FICTION starring Jeffrey Wright & Sterling K. Brown recently received multiple Academy Award nominations and graced one of our hosts’ best movies of 2023 list. Alan & Chris discuss the film at length and then share some news about upcoming films that are in production. Closing out the episode we share a timely recommendation of a…

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Origin

Ava DuVernay’s new film ORIGIN follows writer Isabel Wilkerson (played by Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor) as she researches and struggles to write a book based on the implications of the caste system. Alan & Chris discuss the film and then delve into some news about upcoming silverscreen projects. Footcandle Film Society  

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Society of the Snow

Director J.A. Bayona’s SOCIETY OF THE SNOW is one of five nominees for the Best International Feature Film at the upcoming 2024 Academy Awards. Our hosts share their thoughts on the film based on a true story of a rugby team whose plane crashes in the Andes mountains and their struggle to survive. After the review, Chris…

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Nyad

Oscar-winning documentary co-directors Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi decided to go the narrative feature route with their new film NYAD starring Annette Bening and Jodie Foster. Our hosts share their reviews and then ponder the recently announced nominations for the 96th Academy Awards. Recommendations: The Barber of Little Rock, The Last Repair Shop, Knight of…

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Self Reliance

Actor/writer Jake Johnson has made his directorial debut with the Hulu original film SELF RELIANCE. Alan & Chris share their thoughts and then delve into some news of an upcoming movie adaptation of the video game Minecraft. To close out the show Chris shares a recommendation of a film you might want to put on your…

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The Color Purple Ferrari

This week’s episode has a little bit of everything. We discuss a biopic (FERRARI starring Adam Driver), a big-budget musical (THE COLOR PURPLE starring Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson and Danielle Brooks), share some movie news, and offer a recommendation of a film you might want to seek out. It’s a cinematic buffet of film talk. Enjoy! Recommendation…

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Poor Things Best of 2023

 For our first podcast episode of 2024, we thought we’d go big. We have a review of director Yorgos Lanthimos’ POOR THINGS, a discussion of the North Carolina Film Critics Association’s Best of 2023 awards, and we each give our personal Top 5 2023 films. Footcandle Film Society

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The Iron Claw

Writer/Director Sean Durkin’s films often examine family dynamics in various ways. With his latest work, THE IRON CLAW, Durkin once again trains his lens on a family – but this time it’s based on the story of the real-life brothers of the Von Erich family. Alan & Chris review the film and then take a look at…

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Maestro

Bradley Cooper is back with a biopic for his second directorial effort. His film MAESTRO depicts the turbulent life of conductor-composer Leonard Bernstein. Our hosts discuss the film and then jump to talk about Adam Sandler’s next project for Netflix. In a seemingly odd role for Sandler, he’ll play an astronaut in the sci-fi film SPACEMAN also…

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