77 episodes

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

    • Film Reviews
    • 4.8, 112 Ratings

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

    Going My Way (1944)

    Going My Way (1944)

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky
    Episode 66: Going My Way (1944)
    Released 29 July 2020
    For this episode, we watched Going My Way, written Frank Butler and Frank Cavett, directed by Leo McCarey and starring Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald and Risë Stevens. It was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won seven including Best Director for McCarey and Best Actor for Crosby.
    Captain Planet Saves Belfast https://youtu.be/a9tg4NZbyhY https://play.acast.com/s/hollywoodcrimescene/episode146-bingcrosby The Priests https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03HhnaJAOY8 A Canterbury Tale prologue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rFWlT5gdgw Next time we will be discussing Gentleman’s Agreement 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.
    If you enjoy this podcast and you'd like to help us to continue to make it, you can now support us on Patreon for as little as £2.50 per month. Thanks go to all of the following lovely people who have already done that.
    James Murray, Jonquil Coy, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Nick Hetherington, Michael Walker, Ms Rebecca K O'Dwyer, Ann Blake, Veryan Croggon, Tim Gowen, Richard Ewart, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Helle Rasmussen, Robert Orzalli, Olivia, Peter, Katy Espie, Joy Wilkinson, Kate Butler, Anna Joerschke, Ben Squires, Dave Kloc, Claire Creighton, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Annmarie Gray, Kelli Prime, Alex Frith, Lisa Gillespie, Alex Wilson, Anne Dellamaria, Michael Wilson, Simon James, Eloise Lowe, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Michael Thomas, Della, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Rohan Newton, Jess McGinn, Elis Bebb, Anna Smith, Darren Williams, Catherine Murphy, Sian Thomas, Lucinda Baron von Parker, David Hanneford, Stuart Shepherd, Emmet Jackson, Emma Colvill, Eamonn Clarke, Anna Jackson, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Daina Aspin, Laura Lundy, Juan Ageitos, Sladjana Ivanis, Helen Cousins, Simon Ash, Kath, Johanna Commins, Flora, Drew Milloy, Jo B, Claire Carr, Elspeth Reay, Catherine Jewkes, Charlotte, Ruth, Henry Bushell, Zarah Daniel.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Tom Jones (1963)

    Tom Jones (1963)

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky
    Episode 64: Tom Jones (1963)
    Released 15 July 2020
    For this episode, we watched Tom Jones, written John Osbourne, based on the novel by Henry Fielding. It was directed by Tony Richardson and it stars Albert Finney, Susannah York, Hugh Griffith, Edith Evans and Joan Greenwood. It was nominated in ten categories and it won four awards: Best Director, Best Score, Best Adapted Screenplay and, of course, Best Picture.
    Sammy Davis Jr has the wrong envelope. https://youtu.be/mmmi9ksOtt4 The List of Adrian Messenger. https://youtu.be/AhfLxzzH0yc Next time we will be discussing Going My Way. 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.
    If you enjoy this podcast and you’d like to help us to continue to make it, you can now support us on Patreon for as little as £2.50 per month. Thanks go to all of the following lovely people who have already done that.
    James Murray, Jonquil Coy, Nick Hetherington, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Michael Walker, Ms Rebecca K O’Dwyer, Ann Blake, Veryan Croggon, Anna Joerschke, Ben Squires, Claire Creighton, Dave Kloc, Helle Rasmussen, Joy Wilkinson, Kate Butler, Katy Espie, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Olivia, Peter , Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Alex Frith, Alex Wilson, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Eloise Lowe, Judi Cox, Kelli Prime, Lisa Gillespie, Michael Wilson, Richard Ewart, Simon James, Tim Gowen, Anna Jackson, Anna Smith, Catherine Murphy, Darren Williams, David Hanneford, Eamonn Clarke, Emma Colvill, Emmet Jackson, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Sian Thomas, Stuart Shepherd, Julie Dirksen, Cindy, Claire Carr, Daina Aspin, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Flora, Helen Cousins, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Johanna Commins, Juan Ageitos, Kath , Laura Lundy, Rohan Newton, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Catherine Jewkes, Charlotte, Henry Bushell, Ruth, Della, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Zarah Daniel.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

    The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky
    Episode 64: The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
    Released 1 July 2020
    For this episode, we watched The Life of Emile Zola, written by Norman Reilly Raine, Heinz Herald and Geza Herczeg (won), directed by William Dieterle (nominated) and starring Paul Muni (nominated), Gloria Holden, Gale Sondergaard and Joseph Schildkraut (won). It was also nominated for its art direction, score, sound and assistant director.
    That Ain’t Jean. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T413rxpceA (body double Mary Rees, voice artist Paula Winslowe) When They See Us on Netflix. https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80200549 Next time we will be discussing Tom Jones. 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.
    If you enjoy this podcast and you'd like to help us to continue to make it, you can now support us on Patreon for as little as £2.50 per month. Thanks go to all of the following lovely people who have already done that.
    James Murray, Andreas Marquart Frellesen, Jonquil Coy, Ann Blake, Lee Ingleby, Michael Walker, Ms Rebecca K O'Dwyer, Anna Joerschke, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Ben Squires, Claire Creighton, Dave Kloc, Eloise Lowe, Helle Rasmussen, Joy Wilkinson, Kate Butler, Katy Espie, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Lisa Gillespie, Michael Wilson, Nick Hetherington, Olivia, Peter , Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Anna Jackson, Anna Smith, Catherine Murphy, Darren Williams, David Hanneford, Eamonn Clarke, Emma Colvill, Emmet Jackson, Judi Cox, Kath , Lucinda Baron von Parker, Martin Korshoj Petersen, Sian Thomas, Stuart Shepherd.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Out of Africa (1985)

    Out of Africa (1985)

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and special guest Deborah Frances-White
    Episode 63: Out of Africa (1985)
    Released 17 June 2020
    For this episode, we watched Out of Africa, written by Kurt Luedtke (won) based on the books Out of Africa, Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Story Teller and Silence Will Speak. It was directed by Sydney Pollack (won) with music by John Barry (won) and it stars Robert Redford, Meryl Streep (nominated) and Klaus Maria Brandauer (nominated). It also won for its Cinematography, Art Direction and Sound.
    Here’s to the Losers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp2nAxYiUb4 Margaret Avery’s ad https://www.altfg.com/film/margaret-avery-the-color-purple/ Clarence Page on The Color Purple https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1986-03-30-8601230650-story.html Next time we will be discussing The Life of Emile Zola. 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 (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.
    If you enjoy this podcast and you'd like to help us to continue to make it, you can now support us on Patreon for as little as £2.50 per month. Thanks go to all of the following lovely people who have already done that.
    James Murray, Andreas Marquart Frellesen, Jonquil Coy, Ann Blake, Lee Ingleby, Michael Walker, Ms Rebecca K O'Dwyer, Anna Joerschke, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Ben Squires, Claire Creighton, Dave Kloc, Eloise Lowe, Helle Rasmussen, Joy Wilkinson, Kate Butler, Katy Espie, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Lisa Gillespie, Michael Wilson, Nick Hetherington, Olivia, Peter , Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Anna Jackson, Anna Smith, Catherine Murphy, Darren Williams, David Hanneford, Eamonn Clarke, Emma Colvill, Emmet Jackson, Judi Cox, Kath , Lucinda Baron von Parker, Martin Korshoj Petersen, Sian Thomas, Stuart Shepherd.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Amadeus (1984)

    Amadeus (1984)

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky
    Episode 62: Amadeus (1984)
    Released 3 June 2020
    For this episode, we watched Amadeus, written by Peter Shaffer (won), based on his play. It was directed by Milos Forman (won). It starred Tom Hulce (nominated), F Murray Abraham (won), Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice, Simon Callow and Jeffrey Jones. It also won for its Sound, Art Direction, Costume Design and Makeup.
    Norbert Smith – A Life. https://youtu.be/uD0yDWzX_BM?t=285 Reeve on Brando. https://youtu.be/QDeJcN45F7E Grumpy Guardian article. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2009/oct/22/amadeus-reel-history Next time we will be discussing Out of Africa. 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.
    If you enjoy this podcast and you'd like to help us to continue to make it, you can now support us on Patreon for as little as £2.50 per month. Thanks go to all of the following lovely people who have already done that.
    James Murray, Andreas Marquart Frellesen, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Jonquil Coy, Ann Blake, Lee Ingleby, Michael Walker, Ms Rebecca K O'Dwyer, Alex Frith, Anna Joerschke, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Ben Squires, Claire Creighton, Dave Kloc, Eloise Lowe, Helle Rasmussen, Joy Wilkinson, Kate Butler, Katy Espie, Keaton Ellis, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Lisa Gillespie, Michael Wilson, Nick Hetherington, Olivia, Peter , Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Simon James, Julie Dirksen, Anna Jackson, Anna Smith, Catherine Murphy, Cindy, Claire Carr, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, David Hanneford, Drew Milloy, Eamonn Clarke, Emma Colvill, Emmet Jackson, Helen Cousins, Jo B, Johanna Commins, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Kath , Laura Lundy, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Sian Thomas, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Stuart Shepherd.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    The Deer Hunter (1978)

    The Deer Hunter (1978)

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky
    Episode 61: The Deer Hunter (1978)
    Released 20 May 2020
    For this episode, we watched The Deer Hunter, written Deric Washburn, Michael Cimino, Louis Garfinkle, Quinn K. Redeker and directed by Cimino. It stars Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Meryl Streep and Christopher Walken. The Academy rained Oscars upon it, awarding Cimino Best Director, Walken Best Supporting Actor, and giving it Best Sound and Best Editing as well as Best Picture. There were also nominations for de Niro and Streep as well as for the cinematography and screenplay.
    Oscar’s Only Human https://youtu.be/fyZkOHcjyak Lois Lane (Leslie Ann Warren) shoots Clark Kent https://youtu.be/d37I2Z-Dpmc?t=403 Next time we will be discussing Amadeus. 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), but note that the director’s cut is far more widely available than the Oscar-winning theatrical cut.
    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.
    If you enjoy this podcast and you'd like to help us to continue to make it, you can now support us on Patreon for as little as £2.50 per month. Thanks go to all of the following lovely people who have already done that.
    James Murray, Nick Hetherington, Jonquil Coy, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Ms Rebecca K O'Dwyer, Lee Ingleby, Ann Blake, Michael Walker, Veryan Croggon, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Annmarie Gray, Helle Rasmussen, Robert Orzalli, Alex Frith, Olivia, Kelli Prime, Peter, Keaton Ellis, Katy Espie, Joy Wilkinson, Lisa Gillespie, Kate Butler, Simon James, Eloise Lowe, Anna Joerschke, Ben Squires, Alex Wilson, Anne Dellamaria, Dave Kloc, Michael Wilson, Claire Creighton, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Julie Dirksen, Anna Smith, Darren Williams, Catherine Murphy, Sian Thomas, Daina Aspin, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Cindy, Stuart Shepherd, Emmet Jackson, Juan Ageitos, Laura Lundy, David Hanneford, Judi Cox, Emma Colvill, Simon Ash, Helen Cousins, Sladjana Ivanis, Eamonn Clarke, Johanna Commins, Kath, Flora, Anna Jackson, Drew Milloy, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Jo B, Claire Carr.

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

emilybinns ,

Best pod!

I’m in love with this podcast, despite not having seen most of these films. I love the history and detail they go into. And they make it very fun.
Highly recommend

MrRowe86 ,

A joy and an education

I don’t listen to many podcasts that make you want to go through the back catalogue, however Best Pick is an exception. The sparky discussion between the three hosts makes for great listening and I love the tidbits of trivia that are dropped in to each episode. Genuine enthusiasm and love for film throughout. I love it and will recommend to anyone who will listen to me. Superb

AStockhausen ,

Love film? Come this way

A joy to listen to. The opinionated banter and film knowledge of the 3 hosts is outstanding.
A great by-product of the podcast is that I’ve now watched over 50 best picture Oscar winners.

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