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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

    The King's Speech (2010)

    The King's Speech (2010)

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky
    Episode 92: The King’s Speech (2010)
    Released 28 July 2021
    For this episode, we watched The Kings Speech, written by David Seider and directed by Tom Hooper. It starred Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter and Guy Pearce and from a very impressive twelve Oscar nominations it scored four wins – for Colin Firth, for Tom Hooper as director, for the screenplay and of course Best Picture.
    Seth Meyers Oscar Bait trailer: https://youtu.be/HjE9Fl4zKNs Big Speeches: https://guiltyfeminist.com/big-speeches/ That concludes our survey of the films which have won Best Picture – for now! We will be publishing an episode on the Best Picture winner for 2020 in due course as well as a variety of episodes looking at the world of film from different angles.
    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.
    Alex Frith, Alex Wilson, Alexander Capstick, Alison Sandy, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anna Smith, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Ben Squires, Blanaid O’Regan, Brad Morrison, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, Imma Chippendale, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Margaret Browne, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O’Dwyer, Neil Goldstein, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

    Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky
    Episode 91: Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
    Released 14 July 2021
    For this episode, we watched Slumdog Millionaire, written by Simon Beaufoy, from the book Q & A by Vikas Swarup. It was directed by Danny Boyle and starred Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapur and Irrfan Khan. It won a tremendous eight Oscars including for Danny Boyle as director and for the screenplay, but none of its cast was even nominated.
    Tom Cruise on Graham Norton https://youtu.be/Uu1PK5HAgho Texting on film https://youtu.be/uFfq2zblGXw Danny Boyle wins Best Director https://youtu.be/5pRlsz4yjpc https://fanlore.org/wiki/Sexy_Lamp_Test Next time we will be discussing The King’s Speech. 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.
    Alex Frith, Alex Wilson, Alexander Capstick, Alison Sandy, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anna Smith, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Ben Squires, Blanaid O’Regan, Brad Morrison, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, Imma Chippendale, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Margaret Browne, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O’Dwyer, Neil Goldstein, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Spotlight (2015)

    Spotlight (2015)

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky
    Episode 90: Spotlight (2015)
    Released 30 June 2021
    For this episode, we watched Spotlight, directed by Tom McCarthy and written by McCarthy and Josh Singer. The stars were Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams (nominated), Mark Ruffalo (nominated), Brian d’Arcy James and Stanley Tucci. It was also nominated for its editing and McCarthy as Best Director but apart from Best Picture, it won only for its screenplay.
    https://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/spotlight/ https://twitter.com/ClooneyDisciple/status/1377390544117063680 Next time we will be discussing Slumdog Millionaire. 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.
    Alex Frith, Alex Wilson, Alexander Capstick, Alison Sandy, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anna Smith, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Ben Squires, Blanaid O’Regan, Brad Morrison, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, Imma Chippendale, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Margaret Browne, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O’Dwyer, Neil Goldstein, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    A Beautiful Mind (2001) - with Thom Tuck

    A Beautiful Mind (2001) - with Thom Tuck

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and our special guest Thom Tuck
    Episode 89: A Beautiful Mind (2001)
    Released 16 June 2021
    For this episode, we watched A Beautiful Mind, which won Oscars for its screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, its director Ron Howard and Jennifer Connelly as Best Supporting Actress. It did not win an Oscar for its star Russell Crowe and the cast also included Paul Bettany, Ed Harris and Christopher Plummer. Music was by James Horner and the cinematography was by Roger Deakins.
    https://twitter.com/turlygod Next time we will be discussing Spotlight. 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.
    Alex Frith, Alex Wilson, Alexander Capstick, Alison Sandy, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anna Smith, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Ben Squires, Blanaid O'Regan, Brad Morrison, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Margaret Browne, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O'Dwyer, Neil Goldstein, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Gandhi (1982)

    Gandhi (1982)

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky
    Episode 88: Gandhi (1982)
    Released: 2 June 2021
    For this episode, we watched Gandhi, written by John Briley and directed by Richard Attenborough. It starred Ben Kingsley as Gandhi with support from Rohini Hattangadi, Roshan Seth, Pradeep Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox and John Gielgud, among many others. From its 11 nominations, it managed to win eight Oscars including Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor for Kingsley, Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography.
    Disclosure on Netflix. https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/81284247 Next time we will be discussing A Beautiful Mind. 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.
    Alex Frith, Alex Wilson, Alexander Capstick, Alison Sandy, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anna Smith, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Ben Squires, Blanaid O’Regan, Brad Morrison, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Margaret Browne, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O’Dwyer, Neil Goldstein, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    No Country for Old Men (2007)

    No Country for Old Men (2007)

    Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky
    Episode 87: No Country for Old Men (1987)
    Released 19 May 2021
    For this episode, we watched No Country for Old Men. This is the only film directed by the Coen Bros to win Best Picture, but the second of their four nominations in this category. The film stars Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson and Kelly Macdonald – Bardem winning Best Supporting Actor. As well as the film winning Best Picture, the Coens also won Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.
    Next time we will be discussing Gandhi. 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.
    Alex Frith, Alex Wilson, Alexander Capstick, Alison Sandy, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anna Smith, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Ben Squires, Blanaid O'Regan, Brad Morrison, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum , Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona , Flora, frieMo, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson , Jess McGinn, Jo B, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath , Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Margaret Browne, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O'Dwyer, Neil Goldstein, Nick Hetherington, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter , Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

    • 1 hr 18 min

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Kiblet22 ,

Cinema Criticism and Companionship

Tom, Jess and John,

You may envision this podcast as a kind of personal passion project; a place where film enthusiasts come together to gaze and marvel at all of the little details that contribute to the magic of cinema. But, for me, this podcast was something more than this: you were my companions during this lonely and uncertain time. I’m from the UK, but I live abroad, and listening to your perspectives and movie picks brought me so much comfort. This is detailed, lively analysis showcases the many talents of its hosts, but honestly, it just means the world to me. I am most certainly sharing your nostalgia on the release of the 92nd episode! Thanks you folks.

tomcoates ,

Just love this podcast

Honestly it’s great. Amiable, chatty, conversational, interesting. Lots of film facts and an incentive to watch all the best movie picks as well. Love it. Strongly recommend.

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Never Stop

The three of you, especially Jess, are terrific. You have to continue together once all the years are covered. A new topic must be covered by the three of you. I can’t think what that should be, perhaps Emmys or golden globes or just major events by year. But never stop!!! You’re great. Or just pick movies that you loved that were not Best Pics

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