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 Films: Biggest Little Light

If Alan & Chris set out to discuss two more divergent films than they did in this episode it might not be possible. First up they discuss “The Biggest Little Farm” – a documentary that follows a couple who decide to switch careers and start a farm. The hosts then share their thoughts on Casey Affleck’s latest project “Light of My Life” about a father & his daughter trying to survive in a world where a plague has all but wiped out the female population.

Footcandle Films: Last Crawl in San Francisco

On this episode of the Footcandle Films podcast, hosts Alan and Chris review “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” and “Crawl”

Footcandle Films: Once Upon A Sword of Trust

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.

Footcandle Films: Spider-man Midsommar

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”

Footcandle Films: The Dead Don’t Toy Story 4

Alan & Chris review “Toy Story 4” as well as the latest offering from auteur director Jim Jarmusch “The Dead Don’t Die”.

Footcandle Films: Godzilla Rocketman

On this episode of Footcandle Films we’re all about monsters… monsters of the giant lizard variety and monsters of rock.

Footcandle Films: Front Runner Smell

On this episode of Footcandle Films, “The Front Runner” and “Her Smell” are reviewed, followed by a news wrap-up of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

Footcandle Films: Gloria Bell Serenity

Alan & Chris share their thoughts on “Gloria Bell” as well as the critically derided “Serenity” – the latest cinematic effort from Matthew McConaughey & Anne Hathaway.

Footcandle Films: Avengers Endgame Killed Don Quixote

Our hosts share their thoughts on “Avengers: Endgame” and “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” as well as discuss some movie news and share their recommendations of films you should check out.

Footcandle Films: Apollo Dragged Across Concrete

We’ve had odd film review pairings in the past but this one…it’s a doozy. Apollo 11 and Dragged Across Concrete on this Footcandle Films podcast