The Screen Test of Time is a podcast where Suzan Eraslan and David Daw set out to watch every movie ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, in order, from the first awards season to, eventually the present day. Each week, they watch and review a different movie, and when they've watched everything nominated in a particular year, they tell you whether the Oscar went to the right one!
Screen Test of Time, Episode 129 - In Which We Serve
They've watched good movies. They've watched more bad movies. But never have Suzan and David watched a movie as utterly confounding as In Which We Serve.
Screen Test of Time, Episode 128 - Random Harvest
Starring Greer Garson and Ronald Coleman, both of whom are in better movies nominated this year, Random Harvest features the the rare x2 double amnesiac combo multiplier.
Screen Test of Time, Episode 127 - The Pied Piper
Being anti-Nazi is literally the least a film can do. It's also the most The Pied Piper does.
Screen Test of Time, Episode 126 - The Talk of the Town
Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, and Cary Grant star in The Talk of the Town, a screwball comedy about… the nature of criminal justice and worker exploitation? Or, more accurately, an unintentional romantic comedy about two men falling in love with each other, and their wingwoman. You decide!
Screen Test of Time, Episode 125 - Wake Island
A propaganda film churned out and into theaters just 8 months after the battle for which it is named, Wake Island is a fascinating historical artifact… but is it a movie?
Screen Test of Time, Episode 124 - The Pride of the Yankees
Suzan and David disagree on just how good (or not) this Lou Gehrig biopic starring Gary Cooper, and featuring Babe Ruth as himself. But they both agree that baseball is… the sweet science? The beautiful game? The President’s apple pie?
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Never trust a great movie poster.
Screen Test of Time is funny, smart and engaging. Going through early Hollywood's best picture nominees with David and Suzan has been a highlight of my weekly podcast listening since I found them, and I'm looking forward to what's to come as they eventually move into the modern day. The hosts' conversations are a lot of fun to listen in on, even without having seen many of the films they've made it through thus far, and there's something so charming in their approach; I find them particularly funny when the movie is awful, and infectiously delightful when there's something to love about it.
An Epic and Hilarious Endeavor!
This is an underrated movie series. Their dedication despite suffering through worse-than-expected films is equal parts commendable and hilarious.
great if you love movies. or if you like them. or if you're indifferent to them. just listen, okay?
This is a great podcast for anyone who is interested in movies. Susan and David are great and hilarious, and always have insightful & funny things to say about whichever Oscar-nominated movie they slogged through this week :)