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A podcast by NextBestPicture.com that reviews the latest film releases and discusses various topics within the world of film and the awards race.

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    • 4.3 • 369 Ratings

A podcast by NextBestPicture.com that reviews the latest film releases and discusses various topics within the world of film and the awards race.

    The Next Best Series Podcast: Episode 30 - Our Reactions To The 2022 Emmy Award Winners

    The Next Best Series Podcast: Episode 30 - Our Reactions To The 2022 Emmy Award Winners

    The 74th annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held last week at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California, on September 12th. Unfortunately, I missed watching the show live because I was at the Toronto International Film Festival, but I wouldn't miss the chance to podcast about the show and its winners for the world. Here to join me to talk about everything that happened, including some brief thoughts on some new shows we've been watching, such as "House Of The Dragon," "The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power," and "She-Hulk: Attorney At Law," I have Zoe Rose Bryant. This will be our last Next Best Series Podcast episode until after the Oscars. We're planning to come back with exclusive review shows for "House Of The Dragon" and a few others, so stay tuned for that. We thank you for all of your support and hope you enjoy it! See you soon! 
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Interview With "Goodnight Mommy" Director, Matt Sobel

    Interview With "Goodnight Mommy" Director, Matt Sobel

    "Goodnight Mommy" is a remake of the 2014 Austrian horror film of the same name and stars Naomi Watts in the lead role. The film is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Director Matt Sobel was kind enough to spend a few moments talking with us about his work on the film, including how he came on board the project, working with Naomi Watts, and what it was like having to live up to the original film and make it his own. We hope you will check out the film and take a listen down below. Enjoy, and thank you!
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    • 24 min
    Episode 311 - The 2022 Toronto International Film Festival & "The Fabelmans" & "Babylon" Trailers

    Episode 311 - The 2022 Toronto International Film Festival & "The Fabelmans" & "Babylon" Trailers

    For Episode 311, it's a big one as I am joined by Nicole Ackman, Dan Bayer, Amy Smith, Josh Parham & Tom O'Brien. After taking a week off due to the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) we're back to give you all a massive update on the Oscar race with a rundown of all of the films we saw at TIFF. We also discuss the recent Academy news regarding the 95th ceremony, the trailers for "The Fabelmans," "Babylon," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" & "Decision To Leave," go over the polls, answer your fan-submitted questions and much more. We have a lot of ground to cover (and make up for) so a big thank you to all of you for your patience. Enjoy!
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    • 2 hr 41 min
    "The Woman King"

    "The Woman King"

    For this week's main podcast review, I am joined by Lauren LaMagna, Josh Parham & Cody Dericks. Together we're reviewing the latest film from Gina Prince-Bythewood, "The Woman King," starring Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim & John Boyega. A historical action epic set in Africa featuring strong, powerful, Black women in the lead roles is something you do not see coming out of the Hollywood studio system every day. What did we think of it? Tune in below as we discuss the story, characters, action, historical inaccuracies, crafts, and more in our review. Thank you, and enjoy!
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    • 59 min
    Interview With "See How They Run" Director, Tom George

    Interview With "See How They Run" Director, Tom George

    "See How They Run" is one of the more impressive directorial debuts from 2022. Director Tom George and screenwriter Mark Chappell are a match made in heaven as they take the "Whodunnit" genre and flip it on its head with a tribute to the work of Agatha Christie that is a deceptively modern, meta, and vastly entertaining murder mystery in its own right. Tom was kind enough to spend some time talking with me about his work on the film, working with the cast, crafting a compelling murder mystery in 2022, and more. Please take a listen down below and enjoy!
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    • 19 min
    Interview With "God's Country" Director/Writer, Jullian Higgins

    Interview With "God's Country" Director/Writer, Jullian Higgins

    "God's Country" had its world premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, where it received positive notices for its direction, writing, and lead performance from Emmy Award-winning actress Thandiwe Newton ("Westworld"). Director and co-writer Jullian Higgins was kind enough to spend some time talking with me about the film's themes, working with Thandiwe, and more. We hope you will check out the film, which is opening in theaters this weekend, and take a listen down below. Thank you, and enjoy!
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
369 Ratings

369 Ratings

vertigomike ,

Appreciate but really lacks diversity

Long time listener, started with seven film podcasts and now only do NBP (outside of queer/BIPOC podcast that sometimes touch film).

I would really appreciate if there was more effort for diversifying opinion, especially women of color. It fills like the film industry is doing a lot to diversify and as a long time listener, NPB would finally begin to walk-the-walk and evolve a bit as well.

E sparkle ,

Disappointed Long Time Listener

At one point, NBP was my most listened to podcast of the year, and I listen to a lot of podcasts. It is with a heavy heart that I write this review. But there are several ways in which the podcast has developed that has fundamentally altered the listening experience.

There is a (strong and growing) disconnect when everyone on the podcast is able to watch dozens of films for free and early for press — and the film fans who listen. The disconnect between that level of access and average film fans who listen is palpable and significantly impacts the listening experience.

Moreover, I’ve noticed a number of times when the podcast discounts safety on film sets in favor of preserving film itself. I love film. NBP listeners love film. But when this podcast chooses to make commentary on the industry & filmmaking process, basic safety needs to be considered. And this podcast fails to do so. The biggest example was when the podcast discussed the Rust tragedy, two weeks after it occurred, when answering a user question. The podcast talked more about the cost it would place on independent films to implement policies that would prevent future incidents than the actual incident itself. That is a value statement I cannot get behind. Safety on film sets should be an a priori issue, and this line of commentary was disheartening. Another striking example is when Matt complained vehemently that CGI fire will never look as good as real fire (I believe in discussing Those Who Wish Me Dead). Fire is so insanely dangerous, and I, as a film lover, would much rather keep the people who make films safe and maybe notice the slight difference in the final film’s visuals (also CGI fire CAN look great, as in Dune…). It is deeply saddening this podcast’s hosts would not feel the same way.

Lastly, the podcast’s assessment of the economics of the industry is out of touch. I noticed this most when the podcast host/guests ranted about No Way Home’s box office. It’s fine to not like the movie. But its box office was a godsend for so many struggling movie theatre owners. To not notice or comment on the many long-running theatres that have closed is ignorant. 2020 was brutal. 2021 was slightly better for theatre owners. 2022 is improving, but theatres are not out of the woods yet. I would expect a podcast made by people who care about the long-term prospect of the theatre experience to address the topic with more nuance than they did.

angrylf ,

Yikes

Not enough knowledge of film history or proper critique shown to make this worth listening to - gave it a chance but it really isn’t very interesting

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