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Hosts discuss and review one "smaller" film in-depth, discuss upcoming movie & 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.

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Footcandle Films: Biggest Little Light

September 4th, 2019


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 …

Footcandle Films: Last Crawl in San Francisco

August 15th, 2019


"The Last Black Man in San Francisco" made quite the buzz at this year's Sundance Film Festival. It was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize and the film's writer and director, Joe Talbot, won the directing award. Does …

Footcandle Films: Once Upon A Sword of Trust

August 7th, 2019


Quentin Tarantino has released the penultimate film of his career. Alan & Chris share their thoughts on his "Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood" as …

Footcandle Films: Spider-man Midsommar

July 11th, 2019


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

Footcandle Films: The Dead Don't Toy Story 4

July 3rd, 2019


Heard of Forky? He's kind of a big deal…as is the movie he's in…"Toy Story 4". Alan & Chris review this film as well as the latest offering from auteur director Jim Jarmusch "The Dead Don't Die". Afterwards they …

Footcandle Films: Godzilla Rocketman

June 19th, 2019


On this episode of Footcandle Films we're all about monsters… monsters of the giant lizard variety and monsters of rock. The show kicks off with a review of "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" and continues with a review …

Footcandle Films: Front Runner Smell

June 5th, 2019


Hugh Jackman stars as presidential candidate Gary Hart in "The Front Runner". Elisabeth Moss stars as a Courtney Love-esque rocker in "Her Smell". …

Footcandle Films: Gloria Bell Serenity

May 22nd, 2019


Oscar-winning director Sebastian Lelio decided to do an English language remake of his own film casting Julianne Moore in the lead. Alan & Chris …

Footcandle Films: Avengers Endgame Killed Don Quixote

May 1st, 2019


After 21 films "Avengers: Endgame - Anthony Russo & Joe Russo" has arrived in theaters to wrap-up some major themes in the MCU and bid farewell to some beloved characters. Another film, seemingly in development …

Footcandle Films: Apollo Dragged Across Concrete

April 17th, 2019


We've had odd film review pairings in the past but this's a doozy. First up we talk about the inspiring space program documentary "Apollo 11"

Footcandle Films: Us Shall Not Grow Old

April 3rd, 2019


Jordan Peele's much anticipated follow-up to "Get Out" has arrived in theaters. Alan & Chris review Peele's sophomore effort "Us" along with a …

Footcandle Films: Captain Stan & Ollie Marvel

March 20th, 2019


2019's first entry in the Marvel (or is it Mar-vel) cinematic universe has arrived with Brie Larson in "Captain Marvel". Alan & Chris share a …

Footcandle Films: The Wife Shoplifters

February 20th, 2019


The Academy didn't call on Alan & Chris to host the awards this year so they're available to share their reviews of two Oscar nominated films - "The Wife" and "Shoplifters". Rounding out the show are movie news …

Footcandle Films: Glass Green Book

January 30th, 2019


M. Night Shyamalan has delivered the third installment in his Eastrail 177 trilogy a.k.a. "Glass" to movie theaters across the country. Alan & Chris have their review of this film along with a discussion of the …

Footcandle Films: The Favourite Bird Box

January 16th, 2019


On the last episode when the hosts gave their best of 2018 lists it was mentioned neither had seen the latest by Yorgos Lanthimos - "The Favourite". That oversight has now been remedied and they offer a review of it as …

Footcandle Films: Best of 2018

January 9th, 2019


Now that we've entered into the early days of 2019, our show hosts Alan & Chris are all prepared to look back at 2018 and give their Top Five Films. In addition they offer up their biggest cinematic frustrations, …

Footcandle Films: Can You Ever Roma?

December 19th, 2018


Alan & Chris have survived the snowpocalypse that walloped North Carolina and made it in to the MESH studios to discuss Melissa McCarthy's …

Footcandle Films: The Ballad of Buster Widows

November 28th, 2018


Director Steve McQueen returns to the big screen with a heist film centered around a group of widows left to clean up their criminal husbands' mess. Alan & Chris share their thoughts on "Widows" as well as the …

Footcandle Films: Bohemian Old Man Rhapsody

November 14th, 2018


Two movies that both tell true stories are the focus of this episode. One is a big budget depiction of one of rock music's most flamboyant performers, while the other is a much smaller, quieter film that looks at the …

Footcandle Films: First Man Halloween

October 18th, 2018


Director Damien Chazelle returns to the multiplex with a film that isn't centered around music but instead tells the story of astronaut Neil …

Footcandle Films: A Star is Puzzle Venom

October 16th, 2018


With the arrival of Bradley Cooper's remake of "A Star Is Born" starring himself and Lady Gaga in theaters it is safe to say the Oscar-bait season has officially begun. Alan & Chris discuss Mr. Cooper's first …

Footcandle Films: American Animals Festival

October 9th, 2018


October has arrived. Time for pumpkin spice lattes and a recap of the 4th annual Footcandle Film Festival. Along with recounting festival highlights, Alan & Chris share a review of American Animals – a film which …

Footcandle Films: Borg McEnroe Trace

September 18th, 2018


Two smaller independent films are on the agenda today with reviews of "Leave No Trace" and "Borg vs McEnroe". Next on the news roundup you hear about films getting their debut at the Toronto International Film Festival …

Footcandle Films: BlackKklansman First Reformed

August 30th, 2018


Spike Lee's latest film "BlacKkKlansman" has many critics claiming it is a return to top form for the iconic director. Alan & Chris share their thoughts on this based-on-true events story as well as discuss "First …

Footcandle Films: Three Identical Rider

August 14th, 2018


For this episode, in what appears to be a recent trend for the show, the hosts discuss a popular documentary ("Three Identical Strangers") paired …

Footcandle Films: Fallout Neighbor

August 2nd, 2018


Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt in a sixth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise. In a surprise move (to absolutely no one)...he's doing …

Footcandle Films: AntRBG and the Wasp

July 17th, 2018


On this episode the hosts discuss the latest fictitious superhero film "Ant-Man and the Wasp" as well as the documentary "RBG" about supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg whom some feel is a real-life superhero. Our …

Footcandle Films: Jurassic Incredibles 2

July 11th, 2018


This episode features reviews of two sequels. One was fourteen years in the making, the other a paltry three revolutions of the sun. Listen in and …

Footcandle Films: Hereditary Tully

June 19th, 2018


In Tully, the latest from the dynamic duo of Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody, Charlize Theron plays a struggling mother of three. In newcomer director …

Footcandle Films: Solo Deadpool

May 31st, 2018


When not one but two sequels are being discussed in the same Footcandle Films episode it's a sure sign that the summer blockbuster season has arrived …

Footcandle Films: Avengers Infinity Isle

May 15th, 2018


The latest entry in the Marvel cinematic universe is out and our hosts square off like Thanos versus the Avengers to discuss it. Also on this episode they discuss they stop-motion animated film by director Wes Anderson "

Footcandle Films: Ready Player Places

April 20th, 2018


Director Steven Spielberg is back in the multiplex following up his Oscar nominated "The Post" with an adaptation of the young adult gamer novel "

Footcandle Films: Phantom Panther Game

March 13th, 2018


The Oscars are over and "Phantom Thread" was awarded only one statue? Our hosts have a little to say about that...spoiler: it was one of their …

Footcandle Films: Fade Lady Shape Billboard

February 13th, 2018


Review four movies and still have the typical segments of news & recommendations? Are our hosts nuts? Yes and Yes.

Recommendations: "A Futile & Stupid Gesture", "Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead: The Story of the …

Footcandle Films: 2018 Oscar Nomination Rumination

January 23rd, 2018


The 2018 Oscar nominations were released and Alan was on the road traveling...what was Chris to do? Go into withdrawal because he couldn't gab about …

Footcandle Films: The Last Florida Project Jedi

December 19th, 2017


The latest entry in the Star Wars franchise has been released and as you can expect Alan & Chris have plenty to say about it. Also in this episode they discuss a smaller independent film that's been getting …

Footcandle Films: Justice League Mudbound

November 28th, 2017


Wonder Woman was one of the huge box office successes of 2017. How does the latest DC cinematic universe follow-up fair? Alan & Chris discuss the …

Footcandle Films: Thor Brad Meyerowitz

November 9th, 2017


Alan & Chris discuss “Thor: Ragnarok” and how more movies should have Cate Blanchett stomping around as a horned villainess. In order to squeeze …

Footcandle Films: American Marjorie Runner

October 17th, 2017


Footcandle Films: American Marjorie Runner

Alan & Chris return to the MESH studio with reviews of "Marjorie Prime”, "American Made” and “Blade Runner 2049”. Movie news is up next - one host has seen the new Star …

Footcandle Films: Step It Logan

September 19th, 2017


Even with their annual film festival approaching, Alan & Chris somehow found time to review three films (the documentary "Step", the latest Stephen King adaptation “It” and a new comedy from Steven Soderbergh called …

Footcandle Films: Colossal Maudie

September 5th, 2017


It’s that time of year. Pumpkin Spice has escaped the warehouse and is flooding store shelves everywhere. What hasn’t escaped yet? The big fall movies that everyone will be buzzing about come Oscar time. Now is the time …

Footcandle Films: Big Sick Dunkirk

August 1st, 2017


Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” is in theaters and generating plenty of critical praise. Alan & Chris weigh in with their takes as well as review “

Footcandle Films: Spiderman Norman

July 18th, 2017


Two movies. Both take place in New York City. Both have an individual that tries to improve the lives of those around him. One stars the relative …

Footcandle Films: Baby Driver Okja

July 6th, 2017


During the summer we see an avalanche of franchise films. On this episode we discuss two completely original films not beholden to beloved source …

Footcandle Films: Raw Alien

June 6th, 2017


The much anticipated (at least by one of our hosts) sequel to Prometheus has arrived. Alan & Chris discuss Ridley Scott’s latest Alien: Covenant as well as the horror film that was all the talk of Sundance this …

Footcandle Films: Guardians of the Salesman Paterson

May 16th, 2017


It has been awhile since Alan & Chris were in the studio babbling about movies. To reward your patience they return with three movie reviews including the latest exploits of Star Lord & Baby Groot.

Rounding out …

Footcandle Films: Kong - Skull or Dull Island

March 30th, 2017


On this episode of Footcandle Films the hosts review the star studded monster movie “Kong: Skull Island”. Afterwards they hit cinematic news items of …

Footcandle Films: Logan Erdmann Get Out

March 16th, 2017


Three films from across the genre spectrum are the focus of this episode of Footcandle Films. First up the hosts discuss the foreign film “Toni Erdmann”. Reviews of the new R-rated superhero movie “Logan” and thoughts …

Footcandle Films: Manchester Hack

March 7th, 2017


Casey Affleck won an Oscar for his performance in “Manchester By the Sea”. Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” also took home two gold statues. Alan & …

Footcandle Films: Jackie Split

February 14th, 2017


Have you felt like something is slightly amiss since the beginning of 2017? Fear not…we’ve figured out what the problem is and we have the solution. …

Footcandle Films: La La Land Moonlight

February 6th, 2017


In their first official episode of 2017 Alan & Chris share their reviews of the much buzzed about “ La La Land & “Moonlight”.

Rounding out the episode they share their thoughts on the 2017 Oscar nominations …

Footcandle Films: Rogue Ove

December 29th, 2016


You’re heard the internet buzz about the reshoots, the absence of the famed opening title crawl…now hear hosts Alan & Chris opine about the latest entry into the Star Wars canon “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. On …

Footcandle Films: Fantastic Beasts Arrival

December 8th, 2016


We’re all about the blockbusters in this episode with reviews of the Harry Potter prequel “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and the sci-fi thriller ”Arrival" starring Amy Adams. Rounding out the show we talk …

Footcandle Films: Doctor Gleason

November 15th, 2016


This episode features reviews of a big budget special effects comic book movie (“Doctor Strange”) and an intimate documentary portrait of a former NFL football player struggling with ALS (“Gleason”). Items of note for …

Footcandle Films: Blue Jay

November 1st, 2016


With just one film to review – the indie “Blue Jay” starring Mark Duplass & Sarah Paulson – Alan & Chris wander down the movie news rabbit …

Footcandle Films: Tower Fits People

October 18th, 2016


With the 2016 Footcandle Film Festival at the end of September, Alan & Chris got a little busy and neglected their podcasting duties. To make it up to their vast audience (estimated to be slightly higher than the …

Footcandle Films: Kubo Squad Weiner

September 1st, 2016


With the 2016 Footcandle Film Festival coming up at the end of September the hosts have found it tough to catch screenings and find time to schedule …

Footcandle Films: Beyond Ghostbusters

August 2nd, 2016


On this episode the gents review not one but two sci-fi films. Generally you’d think that’d make co-host “I’m the biggest fan of Prometheus” Chris happy. Turns out…not so much as the tables are turned in reviews of “

Footcandle Films: Midnight Green Room Special

July 19th, 2016


On this episode we have a review of director Jeff Nichols’ indie sci-fi film “Midnight Special” followed by a discussion on the gritty thriller “

Footcandle Films: The Phenom

July 5th, 2016


The Phenom”, a baseball movie starring Ethan Hawke and Paul Giamatti, sounds promising until you notice how reviews are all over the place. Our …

Footcandle Films: Sing Street Popstar

June 16th, 2016


Music takes center stage as it provides the focus for both films reviewed on this episode of Footcandle Films. First up is the The Lonely Island’s …

Footcandle Films: The Nice Guys Witch

June 1st, 2016


Going with the recent review formula of blockbuster & arthouse, Alan & Chris discuss “The Nice Guys” starring Russell Crowe & Ryan …

Footcandle Films: Civil War Saul

May 17th, 2016


What’s with superheroes these days? First Batman and Superman had a tiff, now Captain America and Iron Man are having words. Alan & Chris discuss “Captain America: Civil War” as well as the most recent Oscar winner …

Footcandle Films: Hardcore Henry in the Van

April 19th, 2016


Every once in awhile the fellows find a way to do some really oddball movie review pairings. This episode features one such pairing as they share their thoughts on the art house indie drama “The Lady In the Van” …

Footcandle Films: Batman v Superman v Critics

April 5th, 2016


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has arrived in theaters, made a ton of money, been derided by critics and possibly launched a franchise to rival Marvel’s Avengers juggernaut. Our hosts give their take on the film …

Footcandle Films: Cloverfield Brooklyn Girl

March 22nd, 2016


10 Cloverfield Lane” is the first order of business on this jam packed edition of Footcandle Films. Alan & Chris attempt to give a fairly spoiler free review of this surprise hit of early 2016. Afterwards in an …

Footcandle Films: Hail AnomaLobster!

March 10th, 2016


If the Coen Brothers release a film you can guarantee Alan & Chris are going to discuss it. Charlie Kaufman’s Oscar nominated “Anomalisa” also gets some airtime in this episode as well as the English language debut …

Footcandle Films: Spotlight Oscar

February 18th, 2016


It’s February and now that the haze of the New Year and Valentine’s Day have evaporated you might be asking yourself…wait we never heard the Footcandle favorites of 2015 and what are their Oscar picks. Well fear not! In …

Footcandle Films: The Revenant Room

February 4th, 2016


With the Academy Awards approaching Alan & Chris wanted to discuss “The Revenant” and “Room” - both films heavy favorites to take home some gold …

Footcandle Films: Hateful Tangerine

January 12th, 2016


Back from the holiday break, Alan & Chris have a stockpile of four films to review including the latest from Quentin Tarantino & the …

Footcandle Films: Forced Awake

December 22nd, 2015


At last. The self-imposed embargo is over. The latest installment of the Star Wars franchise has finally hit theaters. Alan & Chris have both seen it and can’t wait to talk about it. If you haven’t seen “Star Wars: …

Footcandle Films: The Amy Walk

December 17th, 2015


’Tis the season for the holiday movie onslaught, year end lists, and horrible head colds. Well hopefully you don’t have a horrible head cold, but …

Footcandle Films: Bridge of Finders Keepers

November 19th, 2015


What should be paired with a review of “Bridge of Spies” starring Tom Hanks to provide some variety? How about an action thriller about an immortal …

Footcandle Films: Steve Jobs The Martian

November 10th, 2015


With the latest works from Danny Boyle & Ridley Scott in theaters across the country you knew it was only a matter of time before the guys decided to review both. Does Chris like “The Martian” as well as Scott's

Footcandle Films: Phoenix Listening Wildlike

October 13th, 2015


It’s all about the indies on this episode of Footcandle Films. First up we have a review of the slow burning dramatic thriller from Germany “Phoenix”. Next we delve into two new releases that were featured at the …

Footcandle Films: Love & Mercy & The Guest

September 15th, 2015


Did Paul Dano & John Cusack both portraying Brian Wilson in “Love & Mercy” create good vibrations? Did Dan Stevens overstay his welcome in “

Footcandle Films: Welcome to Cop Car

September 8th, 2015


Wanting to start their Labor Day vacation early Alan & Chris decided to skip the news & recommendation segments (fear not loyal listeners they’ll return next episode) and stick to just giving reviews of two …

Footcandle Films: Mission Impossible Madding Crowd

August 18th, 2015


Tom Cruise running, Carey Mulligan blushing. A beguiling beauty as a an enigmatic spy, a handsome silent-type as a loyal sheep farmer. This episode …

Footcandle Films: Ant-man Shorts

August 6th, 2015


Ant-Man”, a.k.a. Marvel’s latest entry into their cinematic universe, stars Paul Rudd as a recently released from prison burglar who becomes a …

Footcandle Films: While We’re Young Faults

July 15th, 2015


Taking a break from the summer season of blockbusters Alan & Chris spend some time on two smaller films. First up is Noah Baumbach’s latest “

Footcandle Films: Inside Jurassic World

July 2nd, 2015


Chris Pratt tries his hand at raptor wrangling in “Jurassic World”, while Pixar journeys inside the mind of 11-year old Riley in “Inside Out”. Both …

Footcandle Films: Mad Max Tomorrowland

June 16th, 2015


Having recently squeezed reviews of three movies all in to one compact episode the fellows thought they’d try to one-up themselves and do four. On …

Footcandle Films: Fifty Shades of Awkward

June 4th, 2015


The time has come. They’d mentioned it in passing on previous shows and now they’ve had to make good on their promise. Alan & Chris join the hosts from the Chick Chat podcast and discuss Fifty Shades of Grey.

Footcandle Films: The Ex Machina Homesman

May 28th, 2015


With three movies to discuss this just might clock in at one of our longest shows to date! Up for discussion on this episode are the latest from actor/director Tommy Lee Jones, a small independent comedy about vampires …

Footcandle Films: Avengers – Age of Glen Campbell

May 14th, 2015


The summer blockbusters have started arriving at theaters. Furious 7 was either too fast or too furious for the hosts but they both have caught up …

Footcandle Films: It Follows Citizenfour…Game Over

April 16th, 2015


CitizenFour”, a doc about whistleblower Edward Snowden, took home the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Oscars. Alan & Chris weigh in with their thoughts after screening the film as well as give quick …

Footcandle Films: Inherent Buzz

April 7th, 2015


In this episode the hosts discuss the films “Inherent Vice” about a drug addled private eye and “Buzzard” about a slacker con-man with a dark streak. Which film has which host worrying about the state of independent …

Footcandle Films: Wild Oscar Recap

March 19th, 2015


The Academy Awards have been doled out and the show hosts have their thoughts on what transpired as well as a review of the film “Wild” starring …

Footcandle Films: The Theory of Everything Oscar

February 19th, 2015


With the Academy Awards quickly approaching, Alan & Chris fit in a review of one more award contender (“The Theory of Everything”). Afterwards they dive in to all the Oscar hoopla giving their predictions about who …

Footcandle Films: The Imitation Predestination Game

February 3rd, 2015


Traveling through time – both films this episode feature it…but one’s a biopic? No – you didn’t miss a news story on CNN about a scientific breakthrough. “The Imitation Game” makes generous use of flashbacks to show …

Footcandle Films: The Love Is Strange Interview

January 13th, 2015


Is a big budget raunchy buddy comedy your thing? How about a small, quiet reflective drama with performances by two big name actors? With reviews of “The Interview” and “Love Is Strange (2014)” this episode has a little …

Footcandle Films: The Best and Worst of 2014

December 30th, 2014


Welcome to 2015 and the official Footcandle Films look back at 2014.  Alan & Chris offer up  their picks for the best and worst of 2014 along with some random categories like biggest surprise, biggest regret and a …

Footcandle Films: Interstellar Birdman

December 16th, 2014


With the end of the year approaching, awards and nominations are being announced left and right. Two big recent releases that have critics buzzing …

Footcandle Films: Coming Attractions

October 28th, 2014


Alas the fellows haven’t been able to make it to the theaters to watch any films … but fear not … they look ahead to see what is on the horizon and give their early thoughts on what might be getting Oscar buzz as the …

Footcandle Films: Life of Gone Girl Crime

October 14th, 2014


With the release of director David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” starring Ben Affleck the big films of the Fall have officially started rolling out to …

Footcandle Films: Boyhood Frank

September 23rd, 2014


With the summer blockbusters fading from the multiplex and the Oscar bait fall films not yet on the scene Alan & Chris pick two independent …

Footcandle Films: Ida & Alan

September 4th, 2014


Subtitled period drama with heavy themes or frivolous comedy from Footcandle Films favorite Steve Coogan - we’ve got both on this episode. Alan also …

Footcandle Films: Guardians of the Begin Again Galaxy

August 21st, 2014


Is the latest Marvel movie a marvel? Is the art house offering “Begin Again” anything but the film “Once” beginning again? Alan & Chris offer up their opinions as well as share some news tidbits and their …

Footcandle Films: Monkeys, Trains & Aliens…Oh My!

July 29th, 2014


It’s a sci-fi triple feature on this episode of Footcandle Films. Chris Evans hits the screen sans his Captain America garb as a post-apocalyptic …

Footcandle Films: Chef Life Itself

July 15th, 2014


Writer/Director/Actor Jon Favreau returns to his indie roots with the comedy “Chef” and brings along some of his friends he’s made while babysitting the Iron Man franchise. Alan & Chris discuss this film as well as …

Footcandle Films: 22 Jump Ways to Die in the West

July 1st, 2014


Is the summer heat getting to you? Want to retreat into the cool oasis of your local theater and take a laugh break? In the hopes of offering you …

Footcandle Films: Edge of Tomorrow Belle

June 17th, 2014


This episode has something for everyone…big budget action and costume drama. Alan & Chris review Tom Cruise’s summer blockbuster “Edge of Tomorrow” and the historical drama “Belle” Rounding out the episode per usual …

Footcandle Films: Back to the Future Past Mutants

June 5th, 2014


You have to admit – this episode title is only slightly more ridiculous than the title of the latest installment in the X-Men franchise right? After …

Footcandle Films: The Double Spider Godzilla Ruin

May 27th, 2014


Having posted three shows in April, Alan & Chris decided to take a Spring Break of sorts from their critic duties. Now they’re back with a super-sized episode featuring reviews of two blockbusters (Spiderman 2, …

Footcandle Films: Captain Noah’s Vermeer

April 15th, 2014


Big budgets, big stars, & special FX galore. It must be Summertime. Well no, it is only mid-April. Just like Christmas items seem to show up …

Footcandle Films: 2014 RiverRun International Film Festival

April 8th, 2014


After taking in a deluge of films at the 2014 RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, NC Alan & Chris sat down and recounted their thoughts on what they saw. Bear with them…it was late at night and …

Footcandle Films: Muppets Most Wanted Grand Piano

April 1st, 2014


The Muppets are back in the theater with all new songs and celebrity cameos. What did Alan & Chris think of their efforts this time around? Will it likely be one of their favorites of the year like the previous …

Footcandle Films: The Great Beauty Wadjda

March 20th, 2014


The 2014 Oscars have come and gone. Among the winners were the Italian film “The Great Beauty” for Best Foreign Language Film. Fresh from a screening of the film, Alan & Chris weigh the film’s merits and consider …

Footcandle Films: Llewyn & Lego

March 18th, 2014


The Academy decided that “Inside Llewyn Davis”, the latest film by the Coen Brothers, was worthy of only two nominations in the less lauded categories of Sound Mixing and Cinematography. Alan & Chris weigh in with …

Footcandle Films: Her, Oscar & Phillip

February 11th, 2014


Spike Jonze, whose films include “Being John Malkovich”, “Adaptation” and “Where The Wild Things Are”, has an Oscar contender for Best Picture with his latest work “Her”. Alan & Chris give their thoughts on the film …

Footcandle Films: American Hustle of The Wolf is Lost

January 14th, 2014


What better way to bring in 2014 than to cram as many reviews into one episode as possible? That's exactly what Alan & Chris try to do…give you the most bang for your podcast listening buck. Oh wait…the show is free …

Footcandle Films: It's a Wonderful Life…Enough Said

December 23rd, 2013


Alan & Chris close out 2013 with a review of the holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life" and their takes on the current multiplex offerings of …

Footcandle Films: 12 Years A Slave & Blackfish

December 10th, 2013


Heavy subject matter abounds on this episode of Footcandle Films with reviews of "12 Years A Slave" and the documentary "Blackfish". Afterwards, in an attempt to cheer things up a bit, Alan urges Chris to give brief …

Footcandle Films: Ender Hijacking Thor

November 21st, 2013


Science fiction. A well beloved film genre of Chris, who also loves to read (when he's not sitting in a darkened theater). How does he feel about the big budget adaptation of the bestseller "Ender's Game"? Alan, who …

Footcandle Films: Interview with Thomas Morgan

November 7th, 2013


Documentary filmmaker Thomas Morgan stopped by to discuss his film "Waiting for Mamu", give some doc recommendations and tell what projects are next on his horizon.

Documentary Recommendations – "A Band Called Death", …

Footcandle Films: Escape from Captain Phillips

November 6th, 2013


Was Alan held captive by Somali pirates like Captain Phillips? Not exactly - but he didn't get a chance to see the film. For the ransom of a 2014 …

Footcandle Films: Gravity Rush

October 17th, 2013


On this episode hosts Alan & Chris discuss Bullock and Clooney bouncing around in space and Thor driving a formula one race car. In other words …

Footcandle Films: The Spectacular Prisoners

October 2nd, 2013


Alan & Chris discuss the crime thriller "Prisoners" starring Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal and the indie Sundance favorite "The Spectacular …

Footcandle Films: Much Ado About The Butler

September 20th, 2013


Mr. Avengers (AKA Joss Whedon) goes small time indie with an updated take on Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" while Mr. Precious (AKA Lee Daniels) moves from smaller focused character study to a sprawling …

Footcandle Films: Jobs & The Act of Killing

August 28th, 2013


The internet was astir when it was announced that Ashton Kutcher (That 70's Show) was going to play Steve Jobs in a film that would explore the life …

Footcandle Films: The Wolverine Stories We Tell

August 13th, 2013


Hugh Jackman has donned his adamantium claws and muttonchops for another summer movie culled from comic book pages. Alan & Chris have checked out …

Footcandle Films: Only Pacific Rim Forgives

July 31st, 2013


Giant monsters are emerging from the sea to do battle with equally gigantic robots. Sound like box office gold? On this episode Alan & Chris …

Footcandle Films: The Lone Monster Sapphires

July 16th, 2013


Hi-Ho (or Yo depending on which internet site you read) Silver! Away! Now would that be Footcandle movie rangers Alan & Chris encouraging you to …

Footcandle Films: Man Of The End WarZ

July 2nd, 2013


With all the movies rolling into air conditioned theaters this summer Alan & Chris decide to go heavy on the reviews and light on the news in …

Footcandle Films: Keeping Company After Earth

June 19th, 2013


The gentlemen offer their reviews of the sci-fi film "After Earth" starring the father-son duo of Will & Jaden Smith and "The Company You Keep" by actor/director Robert Redford. As an added bonus, Chris spends a …

Footcandle Films: Star Trek into Mud

May 29th, 2013


Captain's Log – star date 5282013 – Starship Footcandle embarks on a mission to review the new releases "Star Trek: Into Darkness" and "Mud" in under an hour and also include their usual segments of news and …

Footcandle Films: No Iron Man: Pain or Gain?

May 15th, 2013


Iron Man's having trouble sleeping. There's political unrest in Chile. Three bodybuilders in Florida go on a crime spree. What is going on? Have no …

Footcandle Films: The Oblivious Wonder of Olga Kurylenko

May 1st, 2013


Olga Kurylenko. Heard of her? Is she the next Jessica Chastain? Well the fellows weigh in on her performances in the new films "To The Wonder" and "Oblivion" as well as discuss her co-stars that you might have heard …

Footcandle Films: RiverRun Quartet

April 17th, 2013


On this special episode of Footcandle Films Alan & Chris decide to brave the sunlight outside the studio and record in a park…in downtown Winston-Salem, NC...which just so happens to be hosting the 15th Annual …

Footcandle Films: From A to Z (as in from Amour to oZ)

March 28th, 2013


Alan & Chris balance the blockbuster with art house fare in this episode of Footcandle Films with reviews of Michael Haneke's "Amour" and Sam …

Footcandle Films: The Karenina Sessions

March 14th, 2013


The Academy Awards have come and gone. Two films that were mentioned but didn't receive much love in the way of golden statues were the period piece …

Footcandle Films: Sugar Man & Swan

February 27th, 2013


On this episode Alan & Chris review the highly praised documentary "Searching for Sugar Man" and then square off on the worth of Roman Coppola's …

Footcandle Films: Zero Dark Playbook

February 15th, 2013


Alan & Chris discuss Oscar contenders "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Silver Linings Playbook", spend a little time at the Hollywood Rumor Mill, and give …

Footcandle Spotlight: Oscar Talk

January 28th, 2013


Alan and Chris give their Oscar predictions.

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Footcandle Spotlight: This Is 40

January 24th, 2013


Director Judd Apatow's latest comedy "This Is 40" hit theaters nationwide over the holidays. Alan, who turned 40 recently, had been anticipating …

Footcandle Spotlight: Les Miserables

January 22nd, 2013


Thespians Jackman, Crowe, Hathaway, Bonham-Carter, and Baron Cohen directed by Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper. What could go wrong? Well…according …

Footcandle Films: Hitchcock Unchained

January 18th, 2013


Anthony Hopkins goes all Hannibal-lite according to one of the Footcandle fellows as the titular director in "Hitchcock". The other host is not so …

Footcandle Spotlight: Holy Motors

December 26th, 2012


From the title you might think 'Holy Motors' is a documentary about the papal motorcade.  Fear not - nothing could be further from the truth.  Listen …

Footcandle Films: The Intouchable Life of Pi

December 19th, 2012


Get ready to jetset! You might even want to try on an accent just for fun because the Footcandle fellows are talking foreign films starting with France's entry for Best Foreign Language Film in the upcoming Academy …

Footcandle Spotlight: Psycho

December 7th, 2012


On this flashback Footcandle Spotlight episode Alan & Chris revisit the classic Alfred Hitchcock film "Psycho" and discuss whether a film that …

Footcandle Spotlight: Lincoln

December 3rd, 2012


As 2012 starts to wind down, Oscar bait time for movie studios begins to ramp up.  Alan shares his thoughts on Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" which has …

Footcandle Spotlight: Skyfall

November 29th, 2012


The hype for 'Skyfall' started at the opening ceremonies of this summer's olympics with everyone's favorite secret agent skydiving with the Queen.  …

Footcandle Spotlight: Cloud Atlas

November 26th, 2012


Sprawling storylines, a star-studded cast, a trio of directors, and a three hour running time.  Does 'Cloud Atlas' work as a film or is it an ambitious mess?  Chris gives Alan his notes on the latest from the Wachowskis …

Footcandle Films: The Master & Wreck It Ralph

November 13th, 2012


Joaquin Phoenix is back - slurring his speech and exhibiting troubling behavior. This time it is not in a faux documentary format but as Freddie …

Footcandle Spotlight: Disney Has The Force!

November 7th, 2012


The news has come out that Disney bought LucasFilms and plans to make and release additional Star Wars movies starting in 2015.  With such a big wave made in the movie pond the fellows decided to discuss it ASAP.

Footcandle Spotlight: Argo

November 5th, 2012


Alan gives Chris the lowdown on Ben Affleck's latest film "Argo".

Footcandle Films: Looper Beasts

October 19th, 2012


Alan & Chris sit down and discuss two movies that couldn't be more different. One is a new sci-fi action thriller starring Bruce Willis and the …

Footcandle Films: Moonrise Kingdom

September 18th, 2012


Quirky, but loveable characters . . . clever usage of music during a slow motion sequence . . . dramatic tracking shots. No – the fellows are not talking about the latest "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" sequel. As you’ve …

Footcandle Spotlight: The Campaign

September 14th, 2012


Alan & Chris discuss Will & Zach. Or to put it another way - the Footcandle critics return from the multiplex with their thoughts on the …

Footcandle Films: Total Recall & The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

August 15th, 2012


Whether you only venture to the multiplex or hold out for art house darlings this episode of Footcandle Films has something for you.  For the big …

Footcandle Spotlight: The Dark Knight Rises

July 26th, 2012


Holy batcast!  Alan and Chris discuss the final installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy with "The Dark Knight Rises".  The review is fairly …

Footcandle Spotlight: Ted

July 19th, 2012


It's time for a quick fix of Footcandle!  Listen to this quick review of the latest foul-mouthed teddybear-come-to-life comedy "Ted" starring Mark …

Footcandle Films: The Amazing Spiderman & Bully

July 16th, 2012


Another superhero-sized blockbuster has hit the screens this summer – the reboot of the Spiderman franchise.  Are the fellows caught up in the web of …

Footcandle Films: Prometheus, The Kids with a Bike, Brave and more

July 6th, 2012


Acclaimed director Ridley Scott returns to his sci-fi roots with Prometheus – a prequel of sorts to his classic film Alien.  Do Alan and Chris find it to be a worthy addition to the Alien cannon or want to have Scott …

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

May 22nd, 2012


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 …

Footcandle Films: A Separation

April 18th, 2012


"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 …

Footcandle Films 12: The Artist

March 16th, 2012



"The Artist" won some of the biggest Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.  But was it any good?  Alan and Chris talk about the film, and along the way get into one of their biggest …

Footcandle Films 11: My Week With Marilyn

March 12th, 2012


"My Week With Marilyn", starring Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh, was nominated at this year's Academy Awards for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor.  Did either of these two actors deserve to win, did …

Footcandle Films 10: Oscar Picks!

February 13th, 2012


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 …

Footcandle Films 9: The Best of 2011

February 7th, 2012


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, …

Footcandle Films 8: The Guard

January 24th, 2012


After some downbeat movies over the last few months, it's time for some laughs. But does "The Guard", starring Brendon Gleeson and Don Cheadle, …

Footcandle Films 7: Take Shelter

December 13th, 2011


Alan and Chris review the film "Take Shelter", starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain. Shannon plays a father and husband haunted by visions of a devastating storm that threatens his family, compeling him to …

Footcandle Films 6: Project Nim

November 23rd, 2011


"Project Nim" is a documentary about a group of researchers in the 1970s that decided to raise a baby chimpanzee in a human environment and try to teach it how to communicate. The project didn't go as planned, thus …

Footcandle Films 5: Sarah's Key

October 20th, 2011


In this month's episode, the Footcandle guys discuss the film adapation of the novel "Sarah's Key", dealing with the persecution of Jewish people in France during World War II. (To all of our book club member listeners …

Footcandle Films 4: Midnight in Paris

September 16th, 2011


Alan and Chris get together to discuss their latest film society screening, Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris".  After an in-depth discussion of that film, they turn their attention to some of the latest movie news with …

Footcandle Films 3: The Tree of Life

August 16th, 2011


Love it or hate it, "The Tree of Life" is a film worth talking about.  And the Footcandle guys do just that for a good portion of this month's show, examining their personal thoughts on the film as well as some of the …

Footcandle Films 2: Everything Must Go

July 20th, 2011


The Footcandlers discuss the latest Will Farrell film "Everything Must Go", which puts Mr. Farrell in a not-so-funny spot.  The latest film news — the blockbuster, mainstream, franchise, geek movie edition — and two …

Footcandle Films 1: Win Win

June 24th, 2011


The guys discuss the 2011 film "Win Win" starring Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan, talk about some recent film news of interest (Wes Anderson, Dragon …

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