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

Footcandle Spotlight: The Dark Knight Rises

Holy batcast! Alan and Chris discuss the final installment of Christopher...

Footcandle Spotlight: Ted

It’s time for a quick fix of Footcandle!  Listen to this...

Footcandle Films: The Amazing Spiderman & Bully

Another superhero-sized blockbuster has hit the screens this summer – the...

Footcandle Films: Prometheus, The Kid With A Bike, Brave & more

Acclaimed director Ridley Scott returns to his sci-fi roots with Prometheus...

Footcandle Films: The Avengers, Dark Shadows, JWLAH & more

The big summer movies have started arriving in theaters. Perhaps you’ve heard of “The Avengers”? The Footcandle dynamic duo of Alan & Chris lead off this episode with a lively discussion of the box office juggernaut. Also in this episode are brief reviews of “Dark Shadows”, “Jeff, Who Lives At Home”, “Young Adult”, “We Bought A Zoo”, “The Descendants”, “Chronicle” and “Cedar Rapids”. As you can probably guess this episode clocks in at over an hour of movie geek goodness. Enjoy!

Footcandle Films: A Separation

“A Separation” won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. Did Alan & Chris find it deserving or do they think the Academy must have switched the envelopes?
After the review, the gents turn their attention to movie news and talk of the return of Tarantino and Chris gets the Olsen children confused.
Running Time: 50 minutes

Footcandle Films 12: The Artist

“The Artist” won some of the biggest Academy Awards, including Best...

Footcandle Films 11: My Week With Marilyn

“My Week With Marilyn”, starring Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh, was...

Footcandle Films 10: Oscar Picks!

While the last episode was all about Chris & Alan’s favorite films of 2011, this episode asks them to gaze into their crystal ball and make predictions on this year’s Academy Awards. With Chris in his designer tuxedo and Alan in his favorite jeans, the boys go through each of the Oscar categories, talk through the nominees, and make their choice on who they think will walk away with a little golden statue in late February.
It’s Oscar prediction time! Will Chris swear off all movies forever if “Moneyball” sweeps the awards? Does Alan have his fingers crossed that “Real Steel” creeps into the Best Picture field through some clerical error? And how do you choose a winner from a list of animated short films when you haven’t seen any of them? It’s all in the name, of course. All this, and more, on Footcandle Films.
Running time: 47 minutes

Footcandle Films 9: The Best of 2011

Chris and Alan had a novel idea… what if they took a look at all of the films they saw in 2011, and then presented their “top five” films of the year? We don’t think that has ever been done before! Original or not, the guys present their favorite “Footcandle” films of the year, their favorite “Non-Footcandle” films of the year, and even throw out a couple of their “Least Favorite” (i.e., worst) films of the year. It’s a show all about lists and closing out 2011 with a bang on Footcandle Films.
Running time: 75 minutes