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Do you enjoy 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 and Chris Frye, founders of the Footcandle Film Society.

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The Hollywood release floodgates are truly open as we near the end of 2021. For that reason, our hosts opted for not the usual two but three reviews of recent films on this episode that include "Eternals", "The French Dispatch", and "The Eyes of Tammy Faye". Following the reviews, Alan & Chris each share some interesting announcements in the world of cinema. Last but not least the episode concludes with recommendations of films to check out.Recommendations from our hosts in this episode: "The Harder They Fall", "Finch"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 17

1 hr 22 min

Two big new releases from two big directors mean we have two big new reviews on this episode of Footcandle Films. We begin with Denis Villeneuve's take on the classic sci-fi epic DUNE and follow that with genre-hopping Edgar Wright's new LAST NIGHT IN SOHO. Alan helms the news segment having scoured the internet for items of interest before both hosts share their film recommendations to close out the episode.Recommendations from our hosts in this episode: "The Last Duel", "Dark Phoenix"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 3

1 hr 31 min

Daniel Craig is back (finally) in the long delayed Bond installment NO TIME TO DIE. Our hosts share their thoughts on the film as well as the latest entry in the MMCU (that's the Michael Myers Cinematic Universe) HALLOWEEN KILLS. In the news segment Alan covers the recent announcements from both the DC & Marvel camps and asks his co-host which films (if any) have his Spidey-sense tingling. Before the credits roll on this episode we also provide recommendations of online content you might consider checking out.Recommendations from our hosts in this episode: "The Velvet Underground" , "Squid Game"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 20

1 hr 30 min

Adapting material for the big screen can be tough. In this episode, our hosts review two recent efforts with "The Many Saints of Newark" & "Dear Evan Hansen". In the movie news segment, they discuss the winners of the recently wrapped Footcandle Film Festival and talk about director David Gordon Green's next project once his Halloween trilogy wraps. If you're looking for something to screen from the comfort of your own couch you'll want to stay tuned to the end of the show when each host gives a recommendation of a film you should watch.Recommendations from the hosts in this episode: "Sweetie", "Double Indemnity"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 6

1 hr 16 min

This episode of Footcandle Films kicks off with a review of the latest entry into the Marvel Comic Universe - SHANG CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS.  For the second review, the hosts discuss the indie sci-fi drama NINE DAYS which just so happens to also be one of their favorite films of the year. Alan & Chris then share some movie news before closing the show with recommendations of films you might want to seek out.Recommendations from the hosts in this episode: "The Paper Tigers", "Malignant"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Sep 15

1 hr 12 min

The long-delayed Ryan Reynolds comedy "Free Guy" has finally made it to cinemas across the country. Alan & Chris share their thoughts on this mainstream cinematic offering as well as the definitely not mainstream film "Annette" starring Adam Driver. Films recently announced or being released soon are discussed in the news portion of the show including our hosts' reactions to the new teaser trailer for "Spencer". The episode concludes with recommendations of films you can watch online from the comfort of your living room.Recommendations from our hosts in this episode: "CODA", "Friday Night Lights"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Sep 1

1 hr 16 min

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"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Aug 26

1 hr 31 min

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.Recommendations from the hosts in this episode: "Pig", "Mary Poppins Returns"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Aug 4

1 hr 18 min

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, 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"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jul 21

1 hr 18 min

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"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jul 7

1 hr 6 min

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"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jun 23

1 hr 17 min

Alan & Chris ventured back to an actual brick and mortar theater to see the blockbuster release of "A Quiet Place Part II". They review the film as well as discuss the straight-to Netflix thriller "The Woman in the Window" starring Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore & Jennifer Jason Lee. Alan then shares three cinematic news items before both hosts close out the show with recommendations of films you might want to watch.Reviews included in this episode: "A Quiet Place Part II", "The Woman in the Window"Recommendations from Alan and Chris: "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom", "Bo Burnham: Inside"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jun 9

1 hr 9 min

Who can chew more scenery? Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil or Emma Thompson as her nemesis Baroness von Hellman. Our hosts weigh in on the latest Disney release CRUELLA as well as share their takes on the indie comedy TOGETHER TOGETHER starring Ed Helms and Patti Harrison. Next up Alan & Chris discuss some news items that fall under the SOUNDS LIKE IT COULD BE GOOD? banner and close out the show with some recommendations.Reviews included in this episode include: "Cruella", "Together Together"Recommendations: "The Mitchells vs. The Machines", "The Underground Railroad"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

May 26

1 hr 10 min

Anthony Hopkins recently won an Academy Award for his performance in "The Father". Many people were surprised the little golden statue wasn't awarded to the late Chadwick Boseman for his performance in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom". Hosts Alan & Chris give their opinions of Hopkins' performance and the overall film as well as discuss the independent comedy "Shiva Baby". Following the reviews comes the movie news segment with discussions of the upcoming Cannes Film Festival and a discussion of two recently released movie trailers. Closing out the show each host shares a recommendation for a film you should check out. In Alan's case he shares five...but ultimately does narrow it down to one.Recommendations from the hosts in this episode: "Martha Marcy May Marlene", "The Fisher King"Reviews included in this episode: "The Father", "Shiva Baby"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

May 19

1 hr 19 min

In "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar" Kristen Wiig & Annie Mumolo star as lifelong friends who embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small town for the first time. Alan & Chris share their thoughts on this new oddball comedy and then switch gears to discuss a documentary about stray dogs on the streets of Istanbul ("Stray"). Following the reviews, Alan shares some movie news & Chris offers some film recommendations.Recommendations from the hosts in this episode: "The VelociPastor", "78/52"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Apr 21

1 hr 4 min

With the Academy Awards ceremony approaching, Alan and Chris opted to take some time to discuss the multiple award nominee "Minari". They follow up with a review of the new director's cut of "Justice League" that was recently released exclusively on HBO. Some tidbits of movie news and film recommendations round out the episode.Recommendations from Alan and Chris in this episode: "The Mole Agent", "Godzilla vs. Kong"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Apr 7

1 hr 28 min

This episode of the Footcandle Films podcast features reviews of two films centered around real-life stories. Alan & Chris discuss "The Mauritanian" starring Jodie Foster & Tahar Rahim and "Nomadland" starring Frances McDormand. For the movie news segment, the hosts share their thoughts on the recently released 2021 Oscar nominations. Rounding out the show are recommendations on films you might want to check out.Recommendations from the hosts in this episode: "Deerskin", "The Trial of the Chicago 7"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Mar 24

1 hr 20 min

Daniel Kaluuya won a Golden Globe for his work in "Judas and the Black Messiah". Alan & Chris have a review of that film and the recent remake of the film "Rams" starring Sam Neill. Other winners of the Globes are discussed in the news section as well as a thoughts on the upcoming Disney reimagining of "Cruella". Closing out the show are recommendations of films you can catch up with from the comfort of your own couch.Recommendations from this episode: "I Care A Lot" , "Good Boys"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Mar 3

1 hr 8 min

Netflix dropped "Malcolm and Marie" starring John David Washington & Zendaya online recently. We've got a review of that film as well as the new documentary "Zappa" by director Alex Winter. Also featured on this episode: Sounds Like It Could Be Good?, Trailer Tapas, & Recommendation segments.Recommendations in this episode: "In & Of Itself" , "One Night in Miami"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Feb 17

1 hr 24 min

Movie viewing in 2020 was a strange experience. Instead of catching new releases on the big screen our hosts often streamed films on the small screens of their laptops. Despite the less than ideal circumstances cinema managed to offer numerous memorable moments and performances. Alan & Chris each share their Top 5 films of 2020 along with their traditional bonus categories of "biggest disappointment" & "biggest surprise". After the look back to the year that was the hosts look to the future with some movie news. Last but not least the shows closes with recommendations of films to screen from the COVID free safety of your own home.Recommendations from this episode: "Tenet" , "The Twentieth Century"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jan 28

1 hr 14 min

Hosts Alan & Chris return to the MESH studios to record their first podcast episode of 2021. On the docket - reviews of "Wonder Woman 1984" and the rumored Oscar favorite for the best foreign film "Another Round". Following the reviews, each host shares a bit of movie news before delivering the tried and true final segment of movie recommendations you should check out.Reviews in this episode: "Wonder Woman 1984", "Another Round"Recommendations in this episode: "Mangrove", "Mank"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jan 15

1 hr 14 min

As 2020 draws to a close, films with hopes of Oscar nominations begin to surface. We've got reviews of two of them on this episode with "Sound of Metal" and "Promising Young Woman". Movie news and recommendations of films you might have missed round out what could likely be our last episode of the year. Enjoy & we'll see you in 2021!Recommendations: "While We're Young" , "S#!%house"Reviews: "Sound of Metal" , "Promising Young Woman"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Dec 2020

1 hr 10 min

Rags to riches stories. That's the theme of our movies reviewed in this episode. One is an adaptation of a beloved Charles Dickens novel with "The Personal History of David Copperfield" while the other is the true story of Ted Ngoy in "The Donut King". After the reviews, our hosts delve into a quick news tidbits segment before ending the episode with their recommendations of films they think you should give a chance.Reviews in this episode include: "The Personal History of David Copperfield", "The Donut King"Recommendations in this episode include: "The Vast of Night", "Scrooged"Thank you to our sponsor Time GeniesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 2020

1 hr 10 min

Sacha Baron Cohen decided to revive his fictional Kazakh television journalist for "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm". Our hosts Alan & Chris share their thoughts on this new release as well as Sofia Coppola's latest "On the Rocks" starring Bill Murray and Rashida Jones. In a Trailer Tapas segment our hosts discuss three upcoming movies and round out the episode with recommendations of films you might want to check out.Reviews: "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" , "On the Rocks"Recommendations: "Time" , "The Thing"Thank you to our sponsor Time Genies!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 2020

1 hr 12 min

Indie writer/director Jim Cummings is back with a new movie "The Wolf of Snow Hollow". Alan and Chris share their thoughts on this film as well as spend some time discussing the foreign flick "Out Stealing Horses" starring Stellan Skarsgard. With a lack of news stories about film to discuss Alan and Chris ponder the future of movie theaters before closing out the show with their recommendations of films you might want to consider adding to your queue.Reviews: "The Wolf Of Snow Hollow" , "Out Stealing Horses"Recommendations: "The Girl With All The Gifts" , "Poltergeist"Thank you to our sponsor Time Genies! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 2020

1 hr 3 min

Millie Bobbie Brown of "Stranger Things" stars in her first major film role as the title character in "Enola Holmes". Alan & Chris review this straight to Netflix feature as well as the thriller "Antebellum" starring Janelle Monáe. In addition to the usual segments of Trailer Tapas & Sounds Like It Could Be Good??? the hosts also recap the winners of the 2020 Footcandle Film Festival that just wrapped up at the end of September.Recommendations: "Class Action Park" , "Blaze"Reviews: "Enola Holmes" , "Antebellum"Thank you to our sponsor Time Genies!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 2020

1 hr 9 min

2020 has been pretty strange. A third installment in the Bill & Ted series almost makes sense. Alan & Chris discuss the cinematic oddity as well as the new...well, yes odd - but in a completely different way - Charlie Kaufman film "I'm Thinking of Ending Things". For the trailer tapas section the hosts discuss the new "Dune" and "Freaky" trailers and then indulge in some extremely early Oscar prediction talk. As per the tried and true formula, they round out the episode with some film recommendations.Recommendations: "Wildlife" , "Crimson Tide"Reviews: "Bill & Ted Face the Music" , "I'm Thinking of Ending Things"The Footcandle Film Festival will be held online September 23rd-27th 2020!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Sep 2020

1 hr 22 min

Two new films...two new reviews. First up we talk about the documentary that was a hit at Sundance - "Boys State". For our second review we discuss the one-of-a-kind biopic "Tesla" starring Ethan Hawke. For our Trailer Tapas portion of the show we discuss "The Batman", "Spontaneous" and "On the Rocks". Last, but not least, we wrap with our recommendations of films you might want to revisit or check out for the first time.Reviews: "Boys State" , "Tesla"Recommendations: "Nobody Knows I'm Here" , "Interview with a Vampire"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Sep 2020

1 hr 12 min

In this episode of Footcandle Films Alan & Chris review two movies that reflect on the challenges of starting your own business and capitalism. One is director Kelly Reichardt's period drama "First Cow", the other is the comedy "An American Pickle" starring Seth Rogen in a dual role. After the reviews, Alan leads an "It Sounds Like It Could Be Good?" segment. The hosts close out the show with recommendations of films you might want to seek out.Reviews: "First Cow", "An American Pickle"Recommendations: "The Sweatbox", "Take Shelter"Also!Here are the trailers for the unreleased movies that Alan and Chris discuss on this episode:"Boys State""Judas and the Black Messiah"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Aug 2020

1 hr 21 min

Movie theaters might be closed but new films are still coming out and we've got reviews of two of them. First up is the AppleTV+ exclusive World War II action-drama "Greyhound" starring Tom Hanks. For our second review, we look at the much smaller-scale indie horror film "The Rental" starring Dan Stevens & Alison Brie. For our Trailer Tapas portion of the podcast, we focus on Charlie Kaufman's "I'm Thinking of Ending Things" and the new Seth Rogen vehicle "An American Pickle". Chris then shares two bits of silver screen news before the hosts wrap the episode with their recommendations of films you might have missed or should revisit.Reviews: "Greyhound" , "The Rental"Recommendations: "Border" , "Speed"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Aug 2020

1 hr 13 min

Looking for a few laughs? Alan and Chris review the latest Will Farrell film that just hit Netflix. Looking for a dramatic film with great performances? The hosts discuss "The Truth" from director Hirokazu Koreeda. Afterward, Chris shares some silver screen news and Alan jumps on his cinematic soapbox for a brief rant. Closing out the episode each host gives recommendations of films you might consider screening.Reviews: "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga", "The Truth"Recommendations: "Doctor Sleep" , "Middleditch & Schwartz"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jul 2020

1 hr 17 min

You've made it through all the episodes of Tiger King and watched all the movies that HBO has to offer. Looking for something else to watch? Alan & Chris review two new arrivals "You Should Have Left" and "Shirley" that might be right up your alley. If they're not in your cinematic wheelhouse they each offer a recommendation of an older film that can be easily watched on an online service. Gazing into their crystal ball of movie news the hosts also discuss three upcoming films that sound promising in their "Sounds Like It Could Be Good?" segment.Reviews: "You Should Have Left" , "Shirley"Recommendations: "The American President" , "Groundhog Day"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jul 2020

1 hr 18 min

In this episode, Alan & Chris review two comedies. Both relationship-based, both heavily dependent on the chemistry between the two leads...and both couldn't be more different in their style and execution. "The Trip to Greece" starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, and "The Lovebirds" starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani. The hosts also discuss some movie news tidbits and wrap the show with recommendations of films you might want to check out. Reviews: "The Lovebirds" & "The Trip to Greece" Recommendations: "Good Boys", "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"   See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jun 2020

1 hr 24 min

Every now and then we really hit the cinematic extremes on the podcast.  This episode is a perfect example.  One film reviewed is a minimalist, harrowing tale of harassment in the workplace.  The other film is an almost joke-a-minute comedy starring Will Forte. Variety...it's the spice of life right?  Also featured on the episode are bits of movie news and recommendations of other films to check out. Recommendations: "Blind Melon - Letters from a Porcupine" , "Beastie Boys Story" Reviews: "The Assistant" , "Extra Ordinary" See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

May 2020

1 hr 25 min

Due to shuttered movie theaters, Universal Studios released one of their big films for 2020 direct to online rental. Chris & Alan use this opportunity to discuss "Trolls World Tour" and then spend some time talking about Ben Affleck's latest vehicle "The Way Back". Chris then plays a news anchor for some silver screen updates. Rounding out the episode, each host gives a film recommendation you can use to occupy some of your quarantine time. Recommendations: "Molly's Game" & "The Hudsucker Proxy" Reviews: "Trolls World Tour" & "The Way Back" See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Apr 2020

1 hr 23 min

A promotional poster for the new film "The Hunt" called it the most talked about movie of the year that no one's actually seen.  Hosts Alan & Chris have had a chance to see it and share their thoughts.  For their second review they discuss "Vivarium" a new offbeat sci-fi thriller starring Jesse Eisenberg.  Rounding out the episode are some brief movie news tidbits and recommendations on films to check out while keeping socially distant on your couch. Recommendations: "Onward" , "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" Reviews: "The Hunt" , "Vivarium" See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Apr 2020

1 hr 16 min

Practicing social distancing? So are Alan & Chris from their respective home offices...but that doesn't stop them from bringing you a new episode of Footcandle Films. Featured on this edition are reviews of "Emma." with Anya Taylor Joy and "Swallow" a thriller from relative newcomer director Carlo Mirabella-Davis. For their Trailer Tapas segment, the hosts view & share their thoughts on "Beastie Boys Story" and "Coffee & Kareem". Rounding out the episode are recommendations of films to consider seeking out and screening. Recommendations: "Broken Orchestra", "Urban Cowboy" Reviews: "Emma." , "Swallow" See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Mar 2020

1 hr 18 min

Reviews of the independent films "Olympic Dreams" starring Nick Kroll and the comedic anthology "VHYes" are on the slate for this podcast episode. Movie News with a "Sounds Like It Could Be Good?" segment follows. Closing out the show, per our tried and true formula, each host recommends a film you should check out. Recommendations: "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie", "Punch Drunk Love"  Reviews: "Olympic Dreams" , "VHYes" See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Mar 2020

56 min 28 sec

Elisabeth Moss in a horror movie re-make? Our hosts were intrigued and have reviews of "The Invisible Man" as well as Pedro Almodóvar's latest "Pain and Glory". Additional show segments include: Sounds Like It Could Be Good?, Trailer Tapas and our hosts' recommendations for films you should check out. Recommendations: "The Other Guys", "Watchmen" See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Mar 2020

1 hr 23 min

The first comic book movie of 2020 has hit theaters with "Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)" or whatever title the Warner Brothers marketing department has given the film this week. This episode features a review of that film plus a review of the semi-biopic written and starring Shia LaBeouf "Honey Boy". Additional segments included on this episode include Trailer Tapas, Soapbox, and Recommendations. Recommendation: "Dark Waters" See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Feb 2020

1 hr 7 min

1917, the Golden Globe-winning WWI drama, is in theaters and Alan & Chris are ready to share their thoughts. With 2019 in the rearview mirror and the Academy Awards on the horizon, our hosts skip the regular show segments and give their Oscar picks along with their top 5 films of last year. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jan 2020

1 hr 28 min

In this episode, Alan & Chris discuss the Golden Globe-winning film from South Korea "Parasite" along with the based on real-life events movie "Bombshell" starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie. Additional show segments include: Trailer Tapas, Sounds Like It Could Be Good? and our hosts' recommendations for films you should check out. Recommendations: "Waves", "The Irishman" See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jan 2020

1 hr 25 min

Adam Sandler takes on a dramatic role as a scheming New York jeweler always looking for the next big score in "Uncut Gems". Alan & Chris share their thoughts as well as some movie news highlights, trailer tapas and a soapbox segment on a CGI James Dean. Rounding out the show are suggestions for films you might have missed that are worth checking out. Recommendations: "Love, Antosha", "Making Montgomery Clift" See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Dec 2019

1 hr 12 min

The final installment of the Skywalker Star Wars saga has made it into theaters across the country. Alan and Chris sit down and discuss the film...first without spoilers...then with ample warning they delve into specifics. Join us for this special Star Wars edition of Footcandle Films. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Dec 2019

1 hr 8 min

It's the most wonderful time of the year...hosts Alan & Chris might be heard humming this tune around town… not because of holiday parties and finding the perfect gifts on Amazon… but because of all the great movies hitting theater screens across the country. This episode features reviews of "Ford v Ferrari" starring Matt Damon & Christian Bale, "Knives Out" from director Rian Johnson, and "A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood" featuring Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers. With the runtime already a bit hefty some show segments were trimmed but we kept our recommendations as our trademark show closer. Recommendations: "Diane", "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Dec 2019

1 hr 14 min

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. Recommendations: "Moneyball", "Greener Grass" See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 2019

1 hr 21 min

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. Once the reviews conclude Alan takes Mr. Scorsese to task for dissing Marvel films and Chris braves the new Star Wars trailer. Wrapping up the episode with a celluloid bow the hosts give their recommendations of movies you should consider checking out. Recommendations: "Between Two Ferns: The Movie", "The Art of Self-Defense" See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 2019

1 hr 17 min

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. Recommendations: "The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot", "Mean Streets" See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 2019

1 hr 23 min

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. A news segment focusing on the stories coming out of recent festivals along with recommendations of films to watch rounds out the show. Recommendations: "Ghost", "American Factory" See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Sep 2019

1 hr 21 min