In this episode, hosts Alan & Chris discuss “The Lighthouse” the latest film from Robert Eggers starring Willem Dafoe & Robert Pattinson and the possible Oscar contender “Marriage Story” starring Adam Driver and Scarlet Johansen.
Do you like listening to people talk about films? What about those films that may not show up at the local multiplex but are instead showing at the smaller specialty theater across town? Then “Footcandle Films” may be the show for you. Each month, the hosts discuss and review one “smaller” film in-depth, discuss upcoming film news, and give recommendations on films that you may not be aware of, ones that you haven’t remembered in a while, or ones that are worth your time checking out. And all the while, the conversation never gets too “high-brow” or pretentious. Just two guys who enjoy talking about movies.
Alan Jackson is the co-founder of 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!)
Comedian Eddie Murphy is back…and thankfully not as a talking donkey in another Shrek sequel. Alan & Chris share their thoughts on his latest “Dolemite Is My Name” as well as the discussion-worthy indie “Luce” starring Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Octavia Spencer and a career-defining performance from Kelvin Harrison, Jr.
Ad Astra’s character study of an astronaut (Brad Pitt) with daddy issues or Joker’s character study of a troubled clown (Joaquin Phoenix) with daddy issues. Hosts Alan & Chris share their thoughts on both films and which one they found more compelling (and which one almost put one host to sleep).
A news segment focusing on the winners of the 2019 Footcandle Film Festival along with recommendations of films to watch rounds out the show.
Pennywise is back. This time he’s haunting the Losers Club as adults with Bill Heder, Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy joining the cast. How does “It Chapter Two” compare to its’ 2017 predecessor? Our hosts share their thoughts as well as discuss the indie film “The Farewell” starring comedian Awkwafina
Quentin Tarantino has released the penultimate film of his career. Alan & Chris share their thoughts on his “Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood” as well as the smaller indie comedy “Sword of Trust – Lynn Shelton” starring Marc Maron.
Whether you like big budget blockbusters or indies this episode has reviews of both types of films. First up is talk on the latest Marvel superhero movie “Spider-Man: Far from Home”. Ari Aster’s sophomore film “Midsommar” occupies the second review slot followed by the hosts sharing bits of movie news and their recommendations on films you might want to watch.
Recommendations: “Eyes Wide Shut”, “Lady Macbeth”