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.
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, deliver? Gleeson stars as unconventional Irish police officer Gerry Boyle, quite content with his life and pace of work, while Cheadle plays a straight-laced FBI agent assigned to a drug-smuggling case in Boyle's small town. Sound like the setup for a standard "buddy cop" film, right? Listen to see what Alan and Chris think of this month's film.
Plus, in this episode the boys pick through of couple of recent movie-related news items - with a focus on science-fiction as a way of congratulating Chris for his upcoming nuptials.
"Footcandle Films" is looking to double your film fix by moving to posting episodes twice a month, so be on the lookout for our next episode in two weeks when we discuss the Best Films of 2011 (as well as some of the worst!). Running time: 38 minutes
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