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The podcast in which we watch, assess and discuss every Academy Award Best Picture winner in no particular order. Hosted by film fans John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

The Best Pick movie podcast Film fans John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

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The podcast in which we watch, assess and discuss every Academy Award Best Picture winner in no particular order. Hosted by film fans John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

    BP057 The Apartment (1960)

    BP057 The Apartment (1960)

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.
    Episode 57: The Apartment (1960)
    Released 25 March 2020
    For this episode, we watched The Apartment, written by Billy Wilder and IAL Diamond (won), directed by Wilder (won) and starring Jack Lemmon (nominated), Shirley MacLaine (nominated), Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Jack Kruschen (nominated) and David Lewis. It also won for its editing and art decoration and was nominated for its cinematography and its sound.
    Thanks to the Curzon Victoria and our guests Deborah Frances-White, Ned Sedgwick, Gina Decio and Callum Baker who also took the photos you can see on Facebook.
    We are now on Patreon. If you would like to contribute to this podcast and get some nifty rewards, just click here. https://www.patreon.com/bestpickpod
    Next time we will be discussing Green Book. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD or Blu-Ray on Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.com, or you can download it via iTunes (UK) or iTunes (USA).
    To send in your questions, comments, thoughts and ideas, you can join our Facebook group, Tweet us on @bestpickpod or email us on bestpickpod@gmail.com. You can also Tweet us individually, @MrJohnDorney, @ItsJessRegan or @TomSalinsky.
    You should also visit our website at https://bestpickpod.com and sign up to our mailing list to get notified as soon as a new episode is released. Just follow this link: http://eepurl.com/dbHO3n.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    BP056 Cavalcade (1933)

    BP056 Cavalcade (1933)

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.
    Episode 56: Cavalcade (1933)
    Released 11 March 2020
    For this episode, we watched Cavalcade, adapted from the Noel Coward play by Reginald Berkeley and directed by Frank Lloyd (won). It starred Diana Wynyard (nominated), Clive Brook, Una O'Connor, Herbert Mundin and it was also nominated for its Art Direction.
    https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/the-9-rules-every-wile-e-coyote-and-road-runner-cartoon-had-to-follow-are-wonderfully-pedantic-10088784.html Next time we will be discussing The Apartment. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD or Blu-Ray on Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.com, or you can download it via iTunes (UK) or iTunes (USA).
    To send in your questions, comments, thoughts and ideas, you can join our Facebook group, Tweet us on @bestpickpod or email us on bestpickpod@gmail.com. You can also Tweet us individually, @MrJohnDorney, @ItsJessRegan or @TomSalinsky.
    You should also visit our website at https://bestpickpod.com and sign up to our mailing list to get notified as soon as a new episode is released. Just follow this link: http://eepurl.com/dbHO3n.
     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    BP055 Argo (2012)

    BP055 Argo (2012)

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.
    Episode 55: Argo (2012)
    Released 26 February 2020
    For this episode, we watched Argo, written by Chris Terrio, directed by Ben Affleck and starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Tate Donovan. As well as Best Picture, it won Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing. It was nominated in four other categories including Best Supporting Actor for Arkin.
    David Kelly in Fawlty Towers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDXa5rE7624 Next time we will be discussing Cavalcade. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD or Blu-Ray on Amazon.co.uk, or you can download it via iTunes (USA).
    To send in your questions, comments, thoughts and ideas, you can join our Facebook group, Tweet us on @bestpickpod or email us on bestpickpod@gmail.com. You can also Tweet us individually, @MrJohnDorney, @ItsJessRegan or @TomSalinsky.
    You should also visit our website at https://bestpickpod.com and sign up to our mailing list to get notified as soon as a new episode is released. Just follow this link: http://eepurl.com/dbHO3n.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    BP054 All the King's Men (1949)

    BP054 All the King's Men (1949)

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.
    Episode 54: All the King’s Men (1949)
    Released 12 February 2020
    For this episode, we watched All the King’s Men, written, produced and directed by Robert Rossen, based on the novel by Robert Penn Warren. Rossen was nominated in all three capacities. Star Broderick Crawford won Best Actor, Mercedes McCambridge won Best Supporting Actress and John Ireland was nominated as Best Supporting Actor. The film was also nominated for its editing.
    https://slate.com/podcasts/trumpcast Next time we will be discussing Argo. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD or Blu-Ray on Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.com, or you can download it via iTunes (UK) or iTunes (USA).
    To send in your questions, comments, thoughts and ideas, you can join our Facebook group, Tweet us on @bestpickpod or email us on bestpickpod@gmail.com. You can also Tweet us individually, @MrJohnDorney, @ItsJessRegan or @TomSalinsky.
    You should also visit our website at https://bestpickpod.com and sign up to our mailing list to get notified as soon as a new episode is released. Just follow this link: http://eepurl.com/dbHO3n.

    • 55 min
    BP053.5 Oscar Winners 2020

    BP053.5 Oscar Winners 2020

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.
    Episode 53.5: Oscar Winners 2020
    Released 10 February 2020
    For this episode, we blearily report back on all of the results, triumphs, disappointments and gossips from the 92nd Academy Awards.
    New Audible series: https://tinyurl.com/bpaudible Absurd Person Singular: http://londonclassictheatre.co.uk/2020/01/07/absurd-person-singular/ Next time we will be discussing All the King’s Men. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD or Blu-Ray on Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.com, or you can download it via iTunes (UK) or iTunes (USA).
    To send in your questions, comments, thoughts and ideas, you can join our Facebook group, Tweet us on @bestpickpod or email us on bestpickpod@gmail.com. You can also Tweet us individually, @MrJohnDorney, @ItsJessRegan or @TomSalinsky.
    You should also visit our website at https://bestpickpod.com and sign up to our mailing list to get notified as soon as a new episode is released. Just follow this link: http://eepurl.com/dbHO3n.

    • 17 min
    BP053 The Shape of Water (2017) with special guest Sarah Bennetto

    BP053 The Shape of Water (2017) with special guest Sarah Bennetto

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and our special guest Sarah Bennetto
    Episode 53: The Shape of Water (2017)
    Released 29 January 2020
    For this episode, we watched The Shape of Water, written by Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor (nominated) and directed by Del Toro (won). It starred Sally Hawkins (nominated), Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins (nominated), Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer (nominated) with music by Alexandre Desplat (won) and cinematography by Dan Lausten (nominated). It also won for its production design (Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin). In total it was nominated for thirteen Academy Awards, one less than the all-time record.
    https://twitter.com/sarahbennetto Next time we will be discussing All the King’s Men. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD or Blu-Ray on Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.com, or you can download it via iTunes (UK) or iTunes (USA).
    To send in your questions, comments, thoughts and ideas, you can join our Facebook group, Tweet us on @bestpickpod or email us on bestpickpod@gmail.com. You can also Tweet us individually, @MrJohnDorney, @ItsJessRegan or @TomSalinsky.
    You should also visit our new website at https://bestpickpod.com and sign up to our mailing list to get notified as soon as a new episode is released. Just follow this link: http://eepurl.com/dbHO3n

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

Noulla&Co ,

Simply the best

Love this podcast. I’m certainly not a film buff, and you don’t need to be - this is simply very accessible, often hilarious, sometimes political, brilliant podcasting. Always waiting for the next episode. Plus I have a steadily growing ‘must see’ list.

Cazz Blase ,

An all encompassing, friendly, deep dive into the Oscars

From a quirky idea, John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinskey have created something really special. Each episode provides a deep dive into a particular year at the Oscars, taking in not just the Best Film winner, but the other films released that year, as well as the wider film and social contexts. It is a fascinating, non elitist, friendly listen.

JadeYeh ,

Take a breath

I had to give up, Tom Salinsky from the off is talking way too fast. Clearly reading from his notes at a galloping rate

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