Footcandle Films

Hosted ByChris Frye & Alan Jackson

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.

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.

Your Hosts: 

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!)


All Episodes

French Eternal Tammy Faye Dispatch

The Hollywood release floodgates are truly open as we near the...

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Dune Night in Soho

Two big new releases from two big directors mean we have...

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No Time to Halloween Kills

Daniel Craig is back (finally) in the long delayed Bond installment...

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The Many Saints of Evan Hansen

Adapting material for the big screen can be tough. In this...

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Ten Rings & Nine Days

This episode of Footcandle Films kicks off with a review of...

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The Suicide Green Knight Squad

Is it a sequel? A reboot? A reheat? Whatever you consider James Gunn’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD Alan & Chris give the film a review as well as share their thoughts on the new take on Arthurian legend THE GREEN KNIGHT. Rounding out the show are silver-screen news items and picks of movies you might want to put on your radar.

Recommendations from the hosts in this episode: “The Skin I Live In”, “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”

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Old Jungle Cruise

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt star in Disney’s latest theme park ride turned into a big-screen family adventure with “Jungle Cruise”. Alan & Chris share their thoughts on this new release as well as “Old” the latest from director M. Night Shyamalan. Afterward, they talk some movie news before concluding the show with recommendations of films you might want to check out.

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The Sparks Brothers Werewolves Within

In this episode of Footcandle Films, discussions of the indie horror-comedy “Werewolves Within” and director Edgar Wright’s first foray into documentary filmmaking “The Sparks Brothers” comprise the review portion of this episode followed by a healthy dose of silver screen news items. Last but not least each host offers a suggestion of a movie they’ve recently caught up with that you might enjoy.

Recommendations from the hosts in this episode: “Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”, “Bonfire of the Vanities”

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Black Widow Stole Pink Rabbit

The Marvel Cinematic Universe kicks off its Phase 4 story arc with “Black Widow”. Hosts Alan & Chris share their thoughts on the film as well as discuss the art house World War II drama “When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit”. Silver screen movie news items follow with film recommendations rounding out the show.

Recommendations from our hosts in this episode include: “Plan B” and “Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut”

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Luca In The Heights

We’ve got reviews of the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s IN THE HEIGHTS & Pixar’s latest LUCA to kick off this episode. The hosts follow up the review segment with a deluge of movie news (hooray…the movie-making machine is getting cranked up again after the pandemic) and suggestions of movies you might want to watch or rewatch.

Reviews included in this episode: “In The Heights”, “Luca”

Recommendations from Alan and Chris: “Network”, “Bo Burnham: Inside”

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