The Best Pick movie podcast

By 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

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BP226 The Shawshank Redempton - with Nat Luurtsema
01:41:19

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and special guest Nat Luurtsema

Episode 225: The Shawshank Redemption

Released 10 August 2022

For this episode, we were joined by writer, actor and comedian Nat Luurtsema who has brought us the 1994 film The Shawshank Redemption, written and directed by Frank Darabont who adapted it from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption. The stars are Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman and despite seven Oscar nominations it was somewhat of a box office disappointment, but it developed a second lease of life on VHS and subsequently on DVD, and it has a permanent position at the top of the IMDb top 250.

BEST PICK – the book is out now from all the usual places, including…

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, Alison Sandy, Amanda Grey, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Joerschke, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Cathal McGuire, Catherine Jewkes, Charlotte, Charlotte M, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Gillespie, Della, Drew Milloy, Drogo Danderfluff, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Jane Coulson, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Matt Price, Michael Walker, Mike Evans, Pat O’Shea, Peter, Rebecca O’Dwyer, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Aug 10, 2022
BP225 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - with Gabriella Geisinger
01:02:24

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and special guest Gabriella Geisinger

Episode 225: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Released 27 July 2022

For this episode, we were joined by the Deputy Movies Editor of Digital Spy Gabriella Geisinger who brought us the 2019 film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood which tells the story of a lightly-fictionalised journalist played by Matthew Rhys meeting real life living legend of children’s television Fred Rogers, played by Tom Hanks. The script was by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster, based on the Esquire article by Tom Junod and it was directed by Marielle Heller. It was nominated for a single Academy Award, Best Actor for Hanks, but he was defeated by Joaquin Phoenix.

BEST PICK – the book is out now from all the usual places, including…

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, Alison Sandy, Amanda Grey, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Joerschke, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Cathal McGuire, Catherine Jewkes, Charlotte, Charlotte M, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Gillespie, Della, Drew Milloy, Drogo Danderfluff, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Jane Coulson, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Matt Price, Michael Walker, Mike Evans, Pat O'Shea, Peter, Rebecca O'Dwyer, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Jul 27, 2022
BP224 Talking to Peter Bradshaw
54:20

Best Pick with Tom Salinsky and special guest Peter Bradshaw

Episode 224: Peter Bradshaw in conversation

Released 12 July 2022

For this episode, Tom sat down with legendary film journalist Peter Bradshaw whose opinions about various Best Picture winners have been heard in previous episodes. Peter was a delight and it was very gracious of him to give up his time to talk to us about his favourite films, his attitude towards film criticism and why he owes his career to Tory MP Alan Clark.

BEST PICK – the book is out now from all the usual places, including…

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, Alison Sandy, Amanda Grey, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Cathal McGuire, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Charlotte M, Conrad Uno, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Fraser, David Gillespie, Della, Drew Milloy, Drogo Danderfluff, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, Imma Chippendale, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katie Hammonds, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Matt Price, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Mike Evans, Pat O’Shea, Peter, Rebecca O’Dwyer, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Jul 13, 2022
BP223 Mean Green Mother From Outer Space
53:46

Best Pick with Tom Salinsky and guests Anthony Asbury, Sue Dacre, Nigel Plaskitt and Robert Tygner

Episode 223: Mean Green Mother From Outer Space

Released 29 June 2022

For this episode, we took a deep dive into the creation of one scene in the movie Little Shop of Horrors. The movie was directed by Frank Oz, adapted by Howard Ashman from his off-Broadway play, with music by Alan Menken. In the climactic scene, the malevolent flesh-eating plant Audrey II has grown to 12 feet high and poor benighted Seymour Krelborn (Rick Moranis) is engaged in a battle to the death. Thus begins the song “Mean Green Mother From Outer Space” which was nominated for an Oscar. Every aspect of Audrey II was brought to life on set with a vast team of puppeteers working behind (and very often underneath) the scenes. You can hear how this all worked from plant performers Anthony Asbury, Sue Dacre, Nigel Plaskitt and Robert Tygner.

BEST PICK – the book is out now from all the usual places, including…

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, Alison Sandy, Amanda Grey, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Cathal McGuire, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Charlotte M, Conrad Uno, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Fraser, David Gillespie, Della, Drew Milloy, Drogo Danderfluff, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, Imma Chippendale, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katie Hammonds, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Matt Price, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Mike Evans, Pat O’Shea, Peter, Rebecca O’Dwyer, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Jun 29, 2022
BP222 Goodfellas
02:33:07

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 222: Goodfellas

Released 15 June 2022

For this episode, we watched and talked over Martin Scorsese’s crime classic Goodfellas, based on the book Wise Guys by Nicholas Pileggi, who wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. Thelma Schoonmaker handled the editing, the cinematography was by Michael Ballhaus and the cast includes Ray Liotta, Robert de Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco and Paul Sorvino. It cost $25m and made about $47m at the box office. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director and Joe Pesci won Best Supporting Actor. It has a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

BEST PICK – the book is out now from all the usual places, including…

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, Alison Sandy, Amanda Grey, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Cathal McGuire, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Charlotte M, Conrad Uno, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Fraser, David Gillespie, Della, Drew Milloy, Drogo Danderfluff, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, Imma Chippendale, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katie Hammonds, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Matt Price, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Mike Evans, Pat O’Shea, Peter, Rebecca O’Dwyer, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Jun 15, 2022
BP221 Jurassic Park
02:12:09

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 221: Jurassic Park

Released 1 June 2022

For this episode, we watched and talked over Jurassic Park, from the book by Michael Crichton, with a screenplay by Crichton and David Koepp. The director was Steven Spielberg, leading a team of effects technicians headed by Michael Lantieri, Phil Tippet, Dennis Muren and Stan Winston. Human actors include Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough. It made over $900m on its first release from a budget of $63m and it picked up three Academy Awards for Sound, Sound Effects Editing and (natch) Visual Effects. It has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 92%

BEST PICK – the book is out now from all the usual places, including…

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, Alison Sandy, Amanda Grey, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Cathal McGuire, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Charlotte M, Conrad Uno, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Fraser, David Gillespie, Della, Drew Milloy, Drogo Danderfluff, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, Imma Chippendale, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katie Hammonds, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Matt Price, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Mike Evans, Pat O’Shea, Peter, Rebecca O’Dwyer, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Jun 01, 2022
BP220 Top Gun
01:55:22

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 220: Top Gun

Released 18 May 2022

For this episode, we watched and talked over Top Gun, the film which invented Tom Cruise. It also stars Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt and Val Kilmer. It was written by Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr, directed by Tony Scott and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. At the Oscars, it picked up Best Original Song from its four nominations and it currently has a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 57%.

BEST PICK – the book is out now from all the usual places, including…

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, Alison Sandy, Amanda Grey, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Cathal McGuire, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Charlotte M, Claire Creighton, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Fraser, David Gillespie, Della, Drew Milloy, Drogo Danderfluff, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, Heather gordon, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, Imma Chippendale, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katie Hammonds, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Matt Price, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Mike Evans, Pat O’Shea, Peter, Rebecca O’Dwyer, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel

May 18, 2022
BP219 Triangle
01:03:51

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 219: Triangle

Released 4 May 2022

For this episode, we watched Triangle, a 2009 psychological thriller written and directed by Christopher Smith and with Melissa George leading the cast. From its budget of $12m it made back less than $2m and it has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 80%.

BEST PICK – the book is out now from all the usual places, including…

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, Alison Sandy, Amanda Grey, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Cathal McGuire, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Charlotte M, Claire Creighton, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Fraser, David Gillespie, Della, Drew Milloy, Drogo Danderfluff, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, Heather gordon, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, Imma Chippendale, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katie Hammonds, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Matt Price, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Mike Evans, Pat O’Shea, Peter, Rebecca O’Dwyer, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel

May 04, 2022
BP218 I'm Your Man
01:18:28

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 218: I’m Your Man

Released 20 April 2022

For this episode, we watched I’m Your Man, the 2021 romantic drama with a sci-fi twist, written by Maria Schrader and Jan Schomburg, directed by Schrader and starring Maren Eggert, Dan Stevens and Sandra Hüller. At the Berlin International Film Festival, Maren Eggert won the prize for Best Leading Performance and the film was nominated for the Golden Bear. It has a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

BEST PICK – the book is out now from all the usual places, including…

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, Alison Sandy, Amanda Grey, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Charlotte M, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Crowley, David Fraser, David Gillespie, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, Heather Gordon, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, Imma Chippendale, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Mark Bostridge, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Matt Price, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Mike Evans, Pat O’Shea, Peter, Rebecca O’Dwyer, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Apr 20, 2022
BP217 Flirting with Disaster
01:13:47

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 217: Flirting with Disaster

Released 6 April 2022

For this episode, we watched Flirting with Disaster, the 1996 comedy written and directed by David O Russell and starring Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette and Tea Leoni. It cost $7m to make and produced a modest box office return of around $14m. It has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 87%.

BEST PICK – the book is out now from all the usual places, including…

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, Alison Sandy, Amanda Grey, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Charlotte M, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Crowley, David Fraser, David Gillespie, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, Heather Gordon, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, Imma Chippendale, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Mark Bostridge, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Matt Price, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Mike Evans, Pat O’Shea, Peter, Rebecca O’Dwyer, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Apr 06, 2022
BP216.5 Oscars 2022
27:41

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 216.5: Oscars 2022

Released 28 March 2022

For this episode, we reviewed events at the 94th Academy Awards, which John and Tom watched live and which Jess caught up on when she awakened.

BEST PICK – the book is out now from all the usual places, including…

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, Alison Sandy, Amanda Grey, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Charlotte M, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Crowley, David Fraser, David Gillespie, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, Heather Gordon, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, Imma Chippendale, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Mark Bostridge, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Matt Price, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Mike Evans, Pat O’Shea, Peter, Rebecca O’Dwyer, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Mar 28, 2022
BP216 Bicycle Thieves
01:02:00

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 216: Bicycle Thieves

Released 23 March 2022

For this episode, we watched Bicycle Thieves, based on the novel by Luigi Bartolini, with a screenplay by Cesare Zavattini and various others including the director Vittorio De Sica. The cast includes Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola and Lianella Carell and it won an honorary Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1949. It has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 99%.

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Mar 23, 2022
BP215 My Life as a Dog
01:05:37

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Episode 215: My Life as a Dog

Released 9 March 2022

For this episode, we watched My Life as a Dog, based on the novel by Reidar Jönsson, who wrote the screenplay along with Brasse Brännström, Per Berglund and director Lasse Hallström. The cast includes Anton Glanzelius, Tomas von Brömssen, Melinda Kinnaman, Anki Lidén. It was nominated for two Academy Awards – Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay – and it has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

BEST PICK – the book is out now from all the usual places, including…

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Mar 09, 2022
BP214 Les Diaboliques
01:01:44

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Episode 214: Les Diaboliques

Released 23 February 2022

For this episode, we watched Les Diaboliques, from the novel by Boileau and Narcejac. The screenplay is by Henri-Georges Clouzot and Jérôme Géronimi and the director was Cluzot. The cast includes Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse and Charles Vanel. It won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for the Best Foreign Film of 1955, but it was completely overlooked at the Oscars. It has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 96%.

BEST PICK – the book is out now from all the usual places, including…

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.

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Alex Frith, Alex Wilson, Alison Sandy, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Brad Morrison, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Crowley, David Gillespie, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, Heather Gordon, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, Imma Chippendale, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Mark Bostridge, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Matt Price, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Mike Evans, Pat O’Shea, Peter, Rebecca O’Dwyer, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Feb 23, 2022
BP213 The Piano
01:25:24

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Episode 213: The Piano

Released 9 February 2022

For this episode, we watched The Piano, written and directed by Jane Campion and produced by Jan Chapman. The cast includes Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin and Sam Neill and the music was by Michael Nyman. It was nominated for eight Oscars (including for Best Picture and Campion as Best Director) and won three. It also won the Palme d’Or at Cannes among a slew of other awards. It cost $7m and made $140m and it has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 91%.

BEST PICK – the book is out in February 2022 and is available now for pre-order.

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.

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Alex Frith, Alex Wilson, Alison Sandy, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Brad Morrison, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Crowley, David Gillespie, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, Heather Gordon, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, Imma Chippendale, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Mark Bostridge, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Matt Price, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Mike Evans, Pat O’Shea, Peter, Rebecca O’Dwyer, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Feb 09, 2022
BP212.5 Oscar nominations 2022
20:04

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 212.5: Oscar nominations 2022

Released 9 February 2022

For this episode, we gave our initial thoughts on the nominees for the 94th Academy Awards which were announced yesterday.

BEST PICK – the book is out in February 2022 and is available now for pre-order.

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.

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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, Alison Sandy, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Brad Morrison, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Crowley, David Gillespie, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, Heather Gordon, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, Imma Chippendale, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Mark Bostridge, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Matt Price, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Mike Evans, Pat O’Shea, Peter, Rebecca O’Dwyer, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Feb 09, 2022
BP212 American Psycho
01:14:07

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Episode 212: American Psycho

Released 26 January 2022

For this episode, we watched American Psycho, adapted from the novel by Bret Easton Ellis with a screenplay by Mary Harron and Guinevere Turner, and directed by Harron. The cast includes Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas and Samantha Mathis and it made $34m from its $7m budget. It has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 69%.

BEST PICK – the book is out in February 2022 and is available now for pre-order.

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.

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Alex Frith, Alex Wilson, Alison Sandy, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Brad Morrison, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Crowley, David Gillespie, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, Heather Gordon, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, Imma Chippendale, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Mark Bostridge, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Matt Price, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Mike Evans, Pat O’Shea, Peter, Rebecca O’Dwyer, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Jan 26, 2022
BP211 Titus
01:24:15

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 211: Titus

Released 12 January 2022

For this episode, we watched Titus, Julie Taymor’s 1999 adaptation of Shakesepeare’s play Titus Andronicus. The film stars Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Alan Cumming and Colm Feore and it was not a box office success, earning less than $3m from its $18m budget. Nor was it a big success at the Academy Awards where it was nominated only for its costumes, where it lost to Mike Leigh’s Topsy-Turvy. We also delve into the history of Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark and the life and work of Anthony Hopkins.

BEST PICK – the book is out in February 2022 and is available now for pre-order.

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.

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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, Alison Sandy, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anne Dellamaria, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Brad Morrison, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Crowley, David Gillespie, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, Imma Chippendale, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Margaret Browne, Mark Bostridge, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Matt Price, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Mike Evans, Pat O'Shea, Peter, Rebecca O'Dwyer, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Jan 12, 2022
BP093 Nomadland (2020)
01:25:49

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 93: Nomadland (2020)

Released 29 December 2021

For this episode, we watched Nomadland, written, edited and directed by Chloé Zhao, from the non-fiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, by Jessica Bruder. Among a cast of non-professional actors, the leads are Frances McDormand and David Strathairn. Music is by Ludovico Einaudi. From six nominations, it won three awards: Best Director for Zhao, Best Actress for Frances McDormand and Best Picture.

BEST PICK – the book is out in February 2022 and is available now for pre-order.

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.

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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, Alison Sandy, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Brad Morrison, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Crowley, David Gillespie, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, Greg Barker, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, Imma Chippendale, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Margaret Browne, Mark Bostridge, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Mike Evans, nötnflötn, Pat O’Shea, Peter, Rebecca O’Dwyer, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sarah, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Dec 29, 2021
BP210 The Godfather Part III
01:08:27

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 210: The Godfather Part III

Released 15 December 2021

For this episode, we watched The Godfather Part III, or to be exact, we watched The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone. The film was written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola and was directed by Coppola with cinematography by Gordon Willis and music by Carmine Coppola. The stars were Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Eli Wallach, Joe Mantegna, Bridget Fonda, George Hamilton and Sofia Coppola. The original cut was released in December 1990 and it was nominated for seven Oscars, winning none of them.

BEST PICK – the book is out in February 2022 and is available now for pre-order.

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.

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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, Alison Sandy, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Brad Morrison, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Crowley, David Gillespie, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, Greg Barker, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, Imma Chippendale, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Joel Aarons, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Margaret Browne, Mark Bostridge, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Mike Evans, nötnflötn, Pat O’Shea, Peter, Rebecca O’Dwyer, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sarah, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Dec 15, 2021
BP209 Dr No - with Garrett Millerick
01:24:17

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and our special guest Garrett Millerick

Episode 209: Dr No

Released 1 December 2021

For this episode, we watched the first James Bond film, Dr No from 1962. The script was adapted from Ian Fleming’s 1958 novel (the sixth to feature 007) by Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood and Berkely Mather and it was directed by Terence Young. Familiar Bond stars include Sean Connery, Lois Maxwell and Bernard Lee as well as Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman and John Kitzmiller.

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.

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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, Alison Sandy, Andrew Jex, Andrew Straw, Ann Blake, Anna Barker, Anna Coombs, Anna Elizabeth Rawles, Anna Jackson, Anna Joerschke, Anna Smith, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Brad Morrison, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Crowley, David Gillespie, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, Imma Chippendale, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Margaret Browne, Mark Bostridge, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Mike Evans, nötnflötn, Peter, Rebecca O’Dwyer, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sarah, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Dec 01, 2021
BP208 Baby Face - with Matheus Carvalho
01:27:09

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and special guest Matheus Carvalho

Episode 208: Baby Face

Released 17 November 2021

For this episode, we watched Baby Face written by Gene Markey and Kathryn Scola from a story by Darryl F Zanuck. The director was Alfred E Green and the stars were Barbara Stanwyck and George Brent. It was nominated for no Oscars but it does have a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

BEST PICK – the book is out in February 2022 and is available now for pre-order.

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, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Brad Morrison, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Crowley, David Gillespie, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, 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, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Margaret Browne, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Mike Evans, Ms Rebecca K O’Dwyer, Neil Goldstein, nötnflötn, Pat O’Shea, Peter, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sarah, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Nov 17, 2021
BP207 Disney Animated Features - with Andy Stanton
01:22:00

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and our special guest Andy Stanton

Episode 207: Disney Animated Features

Released 3 November 2021

For this episode, we spoke to children’s author Andy Stanton who spent lockdown watching every Disney animated feature.

BEST PICK – the book is out in February 2022 and is available now for pre-order.

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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, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Brad Morrison, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Crowley, David Gillespie, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, 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, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Margaret Browne, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Mike Evans, Neil Goldstein, nötnflötn, Pat O’Shea, Peter, Rebecca O’Dwyer, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sarah, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Nov 03, 2021
BP206 Brazil
02:33:55

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 206: Brazil (commentary)

Released 20 October 2021

For this episode, we watched Brazil written by Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown and Terry Gilliam and directed by Gilliam. The cast include Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Michael Palin, Robert de Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Ian Richardson and Peter Vaughan. The Los Angeles Film Critics Association awarded it Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Director but it won no Oscars despite nominations for its screenplay and art direction. It has a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

We've been nominated in the 11th Annual Lovie Awards. Please vote for us - there's only one day to go.

https://vote.lovieawards.com/PublicVoting#/2021/podcasts/general-series/arts-entertainment

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BEST PICK – the book is out in February 2022 and is available now for pre-order.

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, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Brad Morrison, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Crowley, David Gillespie, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Gavin Brown, 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, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Margaret Browne, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Mike Evans, Ms Rebecca K O’Dwyer, Neil Goldstein, nötnflötn, Pat O’Shea, Peter, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sarah, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Oct 20, 2021
BP205.5 The Lovie Awards
08:40

Best Pick: vote for us!

Episode 205.5 The Lovie Awards

Released 13 October 2021

This is not a real episode, just an announcement. We've been nominated in the 11th Annual Lovie Awards. Please cast your votes for us to win Best Podcast (Arts and Entertainment). It seems to be between us and a documentary limited series about a rugby team (?).

Here's that all important link

https://vote.lovieawards.com/PublicVoting#/2021/podcasts/general-series/arts-entertainment

Thanks for listening.

Oct 13, 2021
BP205 The Matrix
02:22:00

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 205: The Matrix

Released 6 October 2021

For this episode, we watched and talked over The Matrix written and directed by The Wachowskis and starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne and Hugo Weaving. The visual effects were supervised by John Gaeta and the cinematography was by Bill Pope. The film earned more than $450m from its $63m budget and spawned two sequels with a third on the way. It won Academy Awards for its editing, its sound, its sound effects and its visual effects, as well as two BAFTAs and two Saturn Awards.

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BEST PICK – the book is out in February 2022 and is available now for pre-order.

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, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Blanaid O’Regan, Brad Morrison, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Dave Kloc, David Crowley, David Gillespie, 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, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Margaret Browne, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Mike Evans, Ms Rebecca K O’Dwyer, Neil Goldstein, nötnflötn, Pat O’Shea, Peter, Richard Ewart, Robert Heath, Robert Orzalli, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sarah, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Oct 06, 2021
BP204 The Ladykillers
01:36:24

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 204: The Ladykillers

Released 22 September 2021

For this episode, we watched The Ladykillers, written by William Rose and directed by Alexander Mackendrick. The cast includes Alec Guinness, Katie Johnson, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, Danny Green, Cecil Parker and Jack Warner. It was one of the last of the “Ealing Comedies” and it was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 1956 Academy Awards. It has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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.

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BEST PICK – the book is out in February 2022 and is available now for pre-order.

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, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Blanaid O’Regan, Brad Morrison, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Crowley, David Gillespie, David Hanneford, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Heather gordon, 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, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Margaret Browne, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O’Dwyer, nötnflötn, Neil Goldstein, Olivia, Pat O’Shea, Peter, Richard Ewart, Robert Orzalli, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Sep 22, 2021
BP203 Phantom of the Paradise
01:14:00

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 203: Phantom of the Paradise

Released 8 September 2021

For this episode, we watched Phantom of the Paradise written and directed by Brian de Palma and starring Paul Williams (who also wrote the songs), William Finley and Jessica Harper. On its initial American release, it made only $250,000 from its $1.3m budget but it has gone on to be a cult success and even at the time the score was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. It has an 83% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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.

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BEST PICK – the book is out in February 2022 and is available now for pre-order.

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, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Blanaid O’Regan, Brad Morrison, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Craig Boutlis, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Crowley, David Gillespie, David Hanneford, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Heather gordon, 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, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Kurt Scillitoe, Lawson Howling, Lewis Owen, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Margaret Browne, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O’Dwyer, nötnflötn, Neil Goldstein, Olivia, Pat O’Shea, Peter, Richard Ewart, Robert Orzalli, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Sep 08, 2021
BP202 Wild Tales
01:38:35

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 202: Wild Tales

Released 25 August 2021

For this episode, we watched Wild Tales written and directed by Damián Szifron and starring Ricardo Darín, Oscar Martínez, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Érica Rivas, Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg and Darío Grandinetti. It was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards but lost to Paweł Pawlikowski’s Ida.

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.

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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, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Blanaid O’Regan, Brad Morrison, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Crowley, David Gillespie, David Hanneford, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Heather Gordon, 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, 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.

Aug 25, 2021
BP201 The Taking of Pelham 123
01:08:05

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 201: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Released 11 August 2021

For this episode, we watched The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, written by Peter Stone based on the 1973 novel by John Godey. It was directed by Peter Stone and released by United Artists. The stars are Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo and Earl Hindman.

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, Annmarie Gray, Anthea Murray, Ben Squires, Blanaid O’Regan, Brad Morrison, Carlos Cajilig, Caroline Moyes Matheou, Catherine Jewkes, Chamois Chui, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Claire McKevett, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Crowley, David Gillespie, David Hanneford, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McClees, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, frieMo, Heather Gordon, 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, 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.

Aug 11, 2021
BP092.5 Exit Interview - with Deborah Frances-White
01:08:55

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and Deborah Frances-White

Episode 92.5: Exit Interview

Released 4 August 2021

Our journey having concluded (we’ll record an episode looking at Nomadland later in the year), we sit down with friend of the pod Deborah Frances-White to look back on our experience with the help of some listener questions.

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.

Aug 04, 2021
BP092 The King's Speech (2010)
01:15:38

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.

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.

Jul 28, 2021
BP091 Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
01:12:16

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.

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.

Jul 14, 2021
BP090 Spotlight (2015)
01:19:41

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.

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.

Jun 30, 2021
BP089 A Beautiful Mind (2001) - with Thom Tuck
01:22:14

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.

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.

Jun 16, 2021
BP088 Gandhi (1982)
01:32:22

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.

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.

Jun 02, 2021
BP087 No Country for Old Men (2007)
01:18:19

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.

May 19, 2021
BP086.5 Best of the Best
01:22:15

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and a special guest panel

Episode 86.5: Oscars Best of the Best

Released 12 May 2021

For this episode, we looked back on our Oscars journey with an amazing panel of special guests: John Ross Bowie, Michaela Watkins, Bryan Edward Hill, Melissa Fumero and Rachel Bloom.

Follow our guests here:

Patreon supporters who want to see this as well as hear it can do so here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/live-stream-51016073

Next time we will be discussing No Country for Old 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.

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.

May 12, 2021
BP086 Parasite (2019)
01:17:32

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 86: Parasite (2019)

Released 5 May 2021

For this episode, we watched Parasite, the first film not in the English language ever to win Best Picture. Director Bong Joon-ho also won Best International Feature, Best Director and shared Best Original Screenplay with Han Jin-won giving it a total of four awards. None of its cast was nominated.

Next time we will be discussing No Country for Old 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.

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.

May 05, 2021
BP085.5 Oscar Winners 2021
15:26

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 85.5: Oscar Winners 2021

Released 26 April 2021

For this episode we quickly recap all of the surprises, forgone conclusions, gaffes and highlights of the 93rd Academy Awards – mere moments after the broadcast concluded.

BEST PICK LIVE

We’re thrilled to announce a special one-off live stream show in which you will be able to see our faces as well as hear our voices.

Thanks to our lovely friends at House Seats Live, we’re going to be joined by special guests Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex Girlfriend), Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn 99), Michaela Watkins (The Unicorn), John Ross Bowie (Big Bang Theory), and more to look back at 92 years of Academy Award winning films to pick out the very best of the best in different categories. It’s the first annual “Super Oscars.”

The show will be on Saturday 1 May at 5pm PT / 8pm ET / Sunday 2 May at 1:00am in the UK – but if those times aren’t convenient, don’t worry you can access the stream for a whole week. To get your tickets and join in the fun, click here. https://houseseats.live/2021/05/01/best-pick-live/

Next time we will be discussing Parasite. 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, 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, Catherine Jewkes, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth Lodi, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emma Colvill, Emmet Jackson, Esther de Lange, Flora, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Joanne Hayden, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kellie Penfold, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Laura Lundy, Lawson Howling, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Thomas, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O'Dwyer, Nick Hetherington, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter, Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Robert Kidwell, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sian Thomas, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Veryan Croggon, Zarah Daniel.

Apr 26, 2021
The Writers Panel Crossover episode
01:01:05

Best Pick with Ben Blacker, John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

For this episode, we chatted to Ben Blacker, host of the podcast The Writers Panel about our project, the Oscars and various other matters arising.

BEST PICK LIVE

We’re thrilled to announce a special one-off live stream show in which you will be able to see our faces as well as hear our voices.

Thanks to our lovely friends at House Seats Live, we’re going to be joined by special guests Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex Girlfriend), Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn 99), Michaela Watkins (The Unicorn), John Ross Bowie (Big Bang Theory), and more to look back at 92 years of Academy Award winning films to pick out the very best of the best in different categories. It’s the first annual “Super Oscars.”

The show will be on Saturday 1 May at 5pm PT / 8pm ET / Sunday 2 May at 1:00am in the UK – but if those times aren’t convenient, don’t worry you can access the stream for a whole week. To get your tickets and join in the fun, click here. https://houseseats.live/2021/05/01/best-pick-live/

Next time we will be discussing Parasite. 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 McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emmet Jackson, 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, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kellie Penfold, 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 Thomas, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O’Dwyer, Neil Goldstein, Nick Hetherington, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter, Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Zarah Daniel.

Apr 23, 2021
BP085 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) with Ned Sedgwick
01:39:26

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and special guest Ned Sedgwick

Episode 85: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1951)

Released 21 April 2021

For this episode, we watched The Bridge on the River Kwai, written by Carl Foreman and Michael Wilson, based on the book by Pierre Boulle. The director was David Lean and the stars were William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins and Sessue Hayakawa. From eight nominations, it won seven Oscars, including Best Director, Best Actor for Guinness and Best Adapted Screenplay.

BEST PICK LIVE

We’re thrilled to announce a special one-off live stream show in which you will be able to see our faces as well as hear our voices.

Thanks to our lovely friends at House Seats Live, we’re going to be joined by special guests Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex Girlfriend), Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn 99), Michaela Watkins (The Unicorn), John Ross Bowie (Big Bang Theory), and more to look back at 92 years of Academy Award winning films to pick out the very best of the best in different categories. It’s the first annual “Super Oscars.”

The show will be on Saturday 1 May at 5pm PT / 8pm ET / Sunday 2 May at 1:00am in the UK – but if those times aren’t convenient, don’t worry you can access the stream for a whole week. To get your tickets and join in the fun, click here. https://houseseats.live/2021/05/01/best-pick-live/

Next time we will be discussing Parasite. 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 McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emmet Jackson, 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, Johanna Commins, 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 Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Wayne Wilcox, Zarah Daniel.

Apr 21, 2021
BP084 Marty (1955)
01:15:40

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 84: Marty (1955)

Released 7 April 2021

For this episode, we watched Marty written by Paddy Cheyefsky and directed by Delbert Mann, who both won Oscars. The stars were Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair and Joe Mantell, all of whom were nominated, Borgnine winning. It was also nominated for its Art Direction and Cinematography.

BEST PICK LIVE

We’re thrilled to announce a special one-off live stream show in which you will be able to see our faces as well as hear our voices.

Thanks to our lovely friends at House Seats Live, we’re going to be joined by special guests Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex Girlfriend), Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn 99), Michaela Watkins (The Unicorn), John Ross Bowie (Big Bang Theory), and more to look back at 93 years of Academy Award winning films to pick out the very best of the best in different categories. It’s the first annual “Super Oscars.”

The show will be on Saturday 1 May at 5pm PT / 8pm ET / Sunday 2 May at 1:00am in the UK – but if those times aren’t convenient, don’t worry you can access the stream for a whole week. To get your tickets and join in the fun, click here. https://houseseats.live/2021/05/01/best-pick-live/

Next time we will be discussing The Bridge on the River Kwai. 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, 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, Catherine Jewkes, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth Lodi, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emma Colvill, Emmet Jackson, Esther de Lange, Flora, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Joanne Hayden, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kellie Penfold, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Laura Lundy, Lawson Howling, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Thomas, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O'Dwyer, Nick Hetherington, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter, Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Robert Kidwell, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sian Thomas, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Veryan Croggon, Zarah Daniel.

Apr 07, 2021
BP083 An American in Paris (1951) with Matheus Carvalho
01:25:27

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and special guest Matheus Carvalho

Episode 83: An American in Paris (1951)

Released 24 March 2021

For this episode, we watched An American in Paris, written by Alan Jay Lerner, inspired by and featuring the music of George Gershwin. The director was Vincente Minnelli and the stars were Gene Kelly, Oscar Levant, Leslie Caron, Georges Guétary and Nina Foch. It was nominated in eight categories and won six Oscars, plus a special award for Gene Kelly.

Next time we will be discussing Marty. 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, 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 McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emmet Jackson, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Flora, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Joanne Hayden, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kellie Penfold, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Laura Lundy, Lawson Howling, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Margaret Browne, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Thomas, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O’Dwyer, Nick Hetherington, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter, Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Vedhas Hirwe, Zarah Daniel.

Mar 24, 2021
BP082.5 Oscar Nominations 2021
24:55

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 82.5: Oscar Nominations 2021

Released 16 March 2021

For this episode we discussed the nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards which were announced on 15 March 2021 at 12:15 GMT by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas.

Next time we will be discussing An American in Paris. 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 McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emmet Jackson, 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, Johanna Commins, 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, Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Zarah Daniel.

Mar 16, 2021
BP082 12 Years a Slave (2013)
01:21:37

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 82: 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Released 10 March 2021

For this episode, we watched 12 Years A Slave, written by John Ridley, from the memoir by Solomon Northup. The director was Steve McQueen with music by Hans Zimmer and cinematography by Sean Bobbitt and the stars were Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, and Lupita Nyong’o. As is fairly typical for this period, as well as Best Picture it only won two other awards – adapted screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Nyong’o.

Next time we will be discussing An American in Paris. 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 McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emmet Jackson, 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, Johanna Commins, 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, Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Zarah Daniel.

Mar 10, 2021
BP081 You Can't Take it With You (1938) with Sam Bain
01:06:01

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and special guest Sam Bain

Episode 81: You Can’t Take it With You (1938)

Released 24 February 2021

For this episode, we watched You Can’t Take it With You, written by Robert Riskin, adapted from the play by George Kaufman and Moss Hart, directed by Frank Capra and starring Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Edward Arnold, Mischa Auer, Ann Miller, and Spring Byington. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards but only won Best Picture and Best Director.

Next time we will be discussing 12 Years a Slave. 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 McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emmet Jackson, 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, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kellie Penfold, 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 Thomas, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O'Dwyer, Neil Goldstein, Nick Hetherington, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter, Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Zarah Daniel

Feb 24, 2021
BP080 Million Dollar Baby (2004)
01:12:46

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 80: Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Released 10 February 2021

For this episode we watched Million Dollar Baby, written by Paul Haggis, based on stories by FX Toole. It was directed by Clint Eastwood and starred Hilary Swank, Eastwood and Morgan Freeman. As well as Best Picture, Eastwood won Best Director and Swank and Freeman both won acting awards. Eastwood was nominated as Best Actor but lost to Jamie Foxx. It was also nominated for its screenplay and its editing.

Next time we will be discussing You Can’t Take It With You. 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 McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emmet Jackson, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Fiona, Flora, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kellie Penfold, 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 Thomas, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O'Dwyer, Neil Goldstein, Nick Hetherington, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter, Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Zarah Daniel.

Feb 10, 2021
BP079 Birdman (2014)
01:28:34

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 79: Birdman (2014)

Released 27 January 2021

For this episode, we watched Birdman, written by Alejandro G Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr and Armando Bó and directed by Iñárritu. The stars were Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough and Emma Stone. It received nine Academy Award nominations and won four awards including for its screenplay and its cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.

Next time we will be discussing Million Dollar Baby. 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 McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emmet Jackson, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Flora, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kellie Penfold, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Kurt Scillitoe, Laura Lundy, Lawson Howling, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Margaret Browne, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Thomas, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O'Dwyer, Nick Hetherington, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter, Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sharon Colley, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Vedhas Hirwe, Zarah Daniel.

Jan 27, 2021
BP078 Mrs Miniver (1942) - with Helen O'Hara
01:06:44

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and our special guest Helen O’Hara

Episode 78: Mrs Miniver (1942)

Released 13 January 2021

For this episode, we watched Mrs Miniver based loosely on the 1940 novel by Jan Struther. It starred Greer Garson (won), Walter Pidgeon (nominated), Henry Travers (nominated), May Whitty (nominated) and Theresa Wright (won) and was directed by William Wyler (won). It also won for its screenplay and cinematography.

Next time we will be discussing Birdman. 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 McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emmet Jackson, Esther de Lange, Evelyne Oechslin, Flora, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Joanne Hayden, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kellie Penfold, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Laura Lundy, Lawson Howling, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Mary Traynor, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Thomas, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O’Dwyer, nötnflötn, Nick Hetherington, Olivia, Peter, Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Richard Puttick, Robert Kidwell, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Vedhas Hirwe, Zarah Daniel.

Jan 13, 2021
BP077 Titanic (1997) with special guests Natalie Bochenski and Dan Beeston
01:57:13

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and special guests Natalie Bochenski and Dan Beeston

Episode 77: Titanic (1997)

Released 30 December 2020

For this episode, we watched Titanic, written and directed by James Cameron with music by James Horner and cinematography by Russell Carpenter. It starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Bernard Hill and Gloria Stuart. From an amazing 14 Academy Award nominations, it collected eleven, meaning that it tied both for most nominations (with All About Eve) and most wins (with Ben-Hur). We also dip into the life and work of James Horner.

Next time we will be discussing Mrs Miniver. 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, 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, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McCollum , Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emmet Jackson, Esther de Lange, Flora, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson , Jess McGinn, Jo B, Joanne Hayden, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath , Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Laura Lundy, Lawson Howling, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Thomas, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O’Dwyer, Nick Hetherington, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter , Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Richard Puttick, Robert Kidwell, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Vedhas Hirwe, Zarah Daniel.

Dec 30, 2020
BP076.5 Christmas Quiz 2020 with special guest quizmaster Thom Tuck
44:42

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and special guest quizmaster Thom Tuck

Episode 76.5: Christmas Quiz 2019

Released 23 December 2020

For this episode, writer, actor and comedian Thom Tuck joins us with a quiz he has set, testing us on what we have said over the last twelve months’ worth of episodes. Feel free to play along at home but be warned – it’s not easy.

Next time we will be discussing Titanic. 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, 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, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McCollum , Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emmet Jackson, Esther de Lange, Flora, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson , Jess McGinn, Jo B, Joanne Hayden, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath , Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Laura Lundy, Lawson Howling, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Thomas, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O’Dwyer, Nick Hetherington, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter , Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Richard Puttick, Robert Kidwell, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Vedhas Hirwe, Zarah Daniel.

Dec 23, 2020
BP076 The Hurt Locker (2009)
01:14:14

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 76: The Hurt Locker (2009)

Released 16 December 2020

For this episode, we watched The Hurt Locker, written by Mark Boal (won) and directed by Kathryn Bigelow (won). The stars were Jeremy Renner (nominated), Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse and Guy Pearce. In total it was nominated in nine categories and it also won for its editing, sound mixing and sound editing.

Next time we will be discussing Titanic. 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, 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, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McCollum , Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emmet Jackson, Esther de Lange, Flora, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson , Jess McGinn, Jo B, Joanne Hayden, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath , Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Laura Lundy, Lawson Howling, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Thomas, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O’Dwyer, Nick Hetherington, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter , Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Richard Puttick, Robert Kidwell, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Vedhas Hirwe, Zarah Daniel.

Dec 16, 2020
BP075 Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
01:03:10

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 75: Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Released 2 December 2020

For this episode, we watched Mutiny on the Bounty, written by Talbot Jennings, Jules Furthman and Carey Wilson based on the novel by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall. It was directed by Frank Lloyd and starred Charles Laughton, Clark Gable and Franchot Tone (all nominated). It was also nominated for its screenplay, its music, its editing and Lloyd as Best Director but Best Picture was its only win, making it the third and most recent Best Picture winner to win no other Oscars.

Next time we will be discussing The Hurt Locker. 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, 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, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emmet Jackson, Esther de Lange, Flora, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Joanne Hayden, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Laura Lundy, Lawson Howling, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Thomas, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O’Dwyer, nötnflötn, Nick Hetherington, Olivia, Peter, Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Richard Puttick, Robert Kidwell, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Vedhas Hirwe, Zarah Daniel.

Dec 02, 2020
BP074.5 Discussing "Moonlight" with Syrus Lowe
21:05

Best Pick with Jessica Regan and Syrus Lowe.

Episode 74.5: Discussing “Moonlight” with Syrus Lowe

Released 25 November 2020

For this extra episode, we caught up with friend of the pod Syrus Lowe to get his take on Moonlight and matters arising.

Next time we will be discussing Mutiny on the Bounty. 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, 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, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emmet Jackson, Esther de Lange, Flora, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Joanne Hayden, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Laura Lundy, Lawson Howling, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Thomas, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O’Dwyer, nötnflötn, Nick Hetherington, Olivia, Peter, Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Richard Puttick, Robert Kidwell, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Vedhas Hirwe, Zarah Daniel.

Nov 25, 2020
BP074 Moonlight (2016)
01:13:52

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 74: Moonlight (2016)

Released 18 November 2020

For this episode, we watched Moonlight, written by Barry Jenkins, based on the play by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Jenkins, with cinematography by James Laxton and music by Nicholas Britell. The cast included Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won three – Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Ali) and Best Picture.

Next time we will be discussing Mutiny on the Bounty. 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, 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, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emmet Jackson, Esther de Lange, Flora, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Joanne Hayden, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Laura Lundy, Lawson Howling, Linda Lengle, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Thomas, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O’Dwyer, nötnflötn, Nick Hetherington, Olivia, Peter, Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Richard Puttick, Robert Kidwell, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Simon Ash, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Vedhas Hirwe, Zarah Daniel.

Nov 18, 2020
BP073 The Godfather Part II (1974) with Phill Jupitus
01:47:15

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and special guest Phill Jupitus

Episode 73: The Godfather Part II (1976)

Released 4 November 2020

For this episode, we watched The Godfather, Part II, written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel by Puzo and it was directed by Coppola with music by Carmine Coppola. It starred Al Pacino, Robert de Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Michael V Gazzo, John Cazale and Lee Strasberg. Five of the cast were nominated for acting Oscars, with de Niro winning. It also won for its screenplay, art direction, score, and Coppola for Best Director.

Next time we will be discussing Moonlight. 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, 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, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth Lodi, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emmet Jackson, Esther de Lange, Flora, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Joanne Hayden, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kellie Penfold, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Laura Lundy, Lawson Howling, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Thomas, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O’Dwyer, nötnflötn, Nick Hetherington, Olivia, Peter, Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Robert Kidwell, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sian Thomas, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Zarah Daniel.

Nov 04, 2020
BP072 Rocky (1976)
01:23:20

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 72: Rocky (1976)

Released 21 October 2020

For this episode, we watched Rocky, written by and starring Sylvester Stallone and directed by John G Avildsen. It also featured Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers and Burgess Meredith. Stallone was nominated for his screenplay and Stallone, Shire, Meredith and Young were all nominated as actors but all it won was Best Picture, Best Director and Best Film Editing.

Next time we will be discussing The Godfather, Part II. 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, 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, Catherine Jewkes, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth Lodi, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emma Colvill, Emmet Jackson, Esther de Lange, Flora, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Joanne Hayden, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kellie Penfold, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Laura Lundy, Lawson Howling, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Thomas, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O'Dwyer, Nick Hetherington, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter, Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Robert Kidwell, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sian Thomas, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Veryan Croggon, Zarah Daniel.

Oct 21, 2020
BP071.5 The Films of Stanley Kubrick - with Garrett Millerick
01:42:35

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and special guest Garrett Millerick

Episode 71.5: The Films of Stanley Kubrick

Released 14 October 2020

For this episode, we watched the films of Stanley Kubrick (or at least most of us watched most of them). Kubrick directed 13 feature films between 1953 and 1999 which between them were nominated for 27 Oscars, winning nine. Kubrick himself was nominated 14 times and won once (Best Special Effects for 2001: A Space Odyssey).

Next time we will be discussing Rocky. 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, 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, Catherine Jewkes, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth Lodi, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emma Colvill, Emmet Jackson, Esther de Lange, Flora, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Joanne Hayden, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kellie Penfold, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Laura Lundy, Lawson Howling, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Thomas, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O’Dwyer, Nick Hetherington, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter, Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Robert Kidwell, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sian Thomas, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Veryan Croggon, Zarah Daniel.

Oct 14, 2020
BP071 My Fair Lady (1964)
01:24:24

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 71: My Fair Lady (1964)

Released 7 October 2020

For this episode, we watched My Fair Lady, the movie adaptation of the Lerner and Lowe musical, itself based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. It won eight Oscars from twelve nominations, including Best Actor for Rex Harrison, Best Director for George Cukor and Best Adaptation Score for Andre Previn. Leading lady Audrey Hepburn was not nominated.

Next time we will be discussing Rocky. 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, 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, Catherine Jewkes, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth Lodi, Elizabeth McCollum, Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emma Colvill, Emmet Jackson, Esther de Lange, Flora, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Joanne Hayden, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath, Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kellie Penfold, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Laura Lundy, Lawson Howling, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Thomas, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O'Dwyer, Nick Hetherington, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter, Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Robert Kidwell, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sian Thomas, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Veryan Croggon, Zarah Daniel.

Oct 07, 2020
BP070 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) - with Felicity Ward
01:44:09

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and special guest Felicity Ward

Episode 70: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Released 23 September 2020

For this episode, we watched The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson from the book by JRR Tolkein. It was directed by Jackson and starred Elijah Wood, Ian McKellan, Viggo Mortensen, Andy Serkis and many others. It was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won every single one, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Score and Best Song.

Next time we will be discussing My Fair Lady. 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, but it is not currently available for streaming.

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, 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, Catherine Jewkes, Charlotte, Claire Carr, Claire Creighton, Daina Aspin, Darren Williams, Dave Kloc, David Hanneford, Della, Drew Milloy, Elis Bebb, Elizabeth Lodi, Elizabeth McCollum , Eloise Lowe, Elspeth Reay, Emma Colvill, Emmet Jackson, Esther de Lange, Flora, Helen Cousins, Helle Rasmussen, Henry Bushell, Ian C Lau, James Murray, Jane Coulson, Jess McGinn, Jo B, Joanne Hayden, Johanna Commins, Jonquil Coy, Joy Wilkinson, Juan Ageitos, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Kate Butler, Kath , Katy Espie, Kelli Prime, Kellie Penfold, Kirsten Marie Oeveraas, Laura Lundy, Lawson Howling, Lisa Gillespie, Lucinda Baron von Parker, Martin Korshøj, Petersen, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Michael Thomas, Michael Walker, Michael Wilson, Ms Rebecca K O'Dwyer, Nick Hetherington, nötnflötn, Olivia, Peter , Rachel Foster, Richard Ewart, Robert Kidwell, Robert Orzalli, Rohan Newton, Ruth, Sally Grant, Sam Elliott, Sian Thomas, Simon Ash, Simon James, Sladjana Ivanis, Tim Gowen, Tom Stockton, Veryan Croggon, Zarah Daniel.

Sep 23, 2020
BP069 Wings (1928)
01:30:55

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 69: Wings (1928)

Released 9 September 2020

For this episode, we watched Wings, written by John Monk Saunders, Hope Loring, Louis D Lighton, Julian Johnson; directed by William A Wellman and starring Clara Bow, Charles “Buddy” Rogers, Richard Arlen, Gary Cooper. As well as Best Picture, Wings also won for its Engineering Effects.

Next time we will be discussing The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. 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, Michael Thomas, Della, Matheus Mocelin Carvalho, Annmarie Gray, Kelli Prime, Alex Frith, Lisa Gillespie, Alex Wilson, Anne Dellamaria, Michael Wilson, Simon James, Eloise Lowe, Rohan Newton, Jess McGinn, Elis Bebb, Judi Cox, Julie Dirksen, Anna Smith, Darren Williams, Catherine Murphy, Sian Thomas, Lucinda Baron von Parker, David Hanneford, Emmet Jackson, Emma Colvill, Eamonn Clarke, Anna Jackson, Martin Korshøj Petersen, Elspeth Reay, Daina Aspin, Laura Lundy, Stuart Shepherd, Juan Ageitos, Sladjana Ivanis, Helen Cousins, Simon Ash, Kath , Johanna Commins, Flora, Drew Milloy, Jo B, Claire Carr, Anna Barker, Catherine Jewkes, Charlotte, Ruth, Henry Bushell, Zarah Daniel, Rachel Foster, nötnflötn, Elizabeth McCollum , Andrew Straw, Robert Kidwell, Blanaid O’Regan, Anna Coombs, Jane Coulson , Esther de Lange, Tom Stockton, Elizabeth Lodi, Ian C Lau.

Sep 09, 2020
BP068 Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
01:28:01

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 68: Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Released 26 August 2020

For this episode, we watched Driving Miss Daisy, written by Alfred Uhry from his play, directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Jessica Tandy (won), Morgan Freeman (nominated) and Dan Aykroyd (nominated). It also won for its screenplay and its make-up. Beresford was not even nominated as Best Director – very rare for a Best Picture winner.

Next time we will be discussing Wings. 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 Korshoj 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.

Aug 26, 2020
BP067 Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
01:20:44

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 67: Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Released 12 August 2020

For this episode, we watched Gentleman’s Agreement, written by Moss Hart (nominated) from the novel by Laura Z Hobson and directed by Elia Kazan (won) and starring Gregory Peck (nominated), Dorothy McGuire (nominated), John Garfield, Anne Revere (nominated) and Celeste Holm (won). Those wins were the only categories in which it triumphed, although it was also nominated for its editing.

Next time we will be discussing Driving Miss Daisy. 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.

Aug 12, 2020
BP066 Going My Way (1944)
01:28:54

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.

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.

Jul 29, 2020
BP065 Tom Jones (1963)
01:50:55

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.

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.

Jul 15, 2020
BP064 The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
01:19:21

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.

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.

Jul 01, 2020
BP063 Out of Africa (1985) - with special guest Deborah Frances-White
01:15:48

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.

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.

Jun 17, 2020
BP062 Amadeus (1984)
01:24:38

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.

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.

Jun 03, 2020
BP061 The Deer Hunter (1978)
01:27:53

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.

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.

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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.

May 20, 2020
BP060.5 Citizen Kane (1941) with special guest Tish Potter
01:39:03

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and special guest Tish Potter

Episode 60.5: Citizen Kane (1941)

Released 13 May 2020

For this episode, we watched Citizen Kane, written by Herman J Mankiewicz and Orson Welles, directed by Welles and starring Welles, Joseph Cotton, Dorothy Comingore, Everett Sloane, Ray Collins, George Coulouris, Agnes Moorehead. It did not win Best Picture (the only Academy Award it won was for its screenplay) but how could we overlook it? We’re joined by friend of the pod Tish Potter who hasn’t seen it before.

Next time we will be discussing The Deer Hunter. 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, 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.

May 13, 2020
BP060 How Green Was My Valley (1941)
55:16

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 60: How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Released 6 May 2020

For this episode, we watched How Green Was My Valley, written by Philip Dunne, from the novel by Richard Llewellyn and directed by John Ford who won his third Best Director Oscar for it. It starred Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O’Hara, Donald Crisp (won Best Supporting Actor), Roddy McDowall and Sara Allgood (nominated). It also won Best Black-and-White Cinematography and Best Black-and-White Art Direction and it was nominated for its screenplay, its editing, its score and its sound.

Next time we will be discussing The Deer Hunter. 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.

May 06, 2020
BP059 Oliver! (1968)
01:21:01

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 59: Oliver! (1968)

Released 22 April 2020

For this episode, we watched Oliver! the movie version of the Lionel Bart stage musical directed by Carol Reed, based on Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. The screenplay was by Vernon Harris and it won five Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Musical Adaptation Score, Best Art Direction and Best Sound. Ron Moody (Fagin) and Jack Wild (Dodger) were both nominated but neither of them won.

Next time we will be discussing How Green Was My Valley. 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.

Apr 22, 2020
BP058 Green Book (2018) with special guest Kobi Omenaka
01:09:36

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky with special guest Kobi Omenaka

Episode 58: Green Book (2018)

Released 8 April 2020

For this episode, we watched Green Book, written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly and directed by Farrelly. It stars Vigo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali who won Best Supporting Actor. Apart from Best Picture, its only other Academy Award was for the screenplay, but it was also nominated for its editing and Mortensen for Best Actor.

Next time we will be discussing Oliver!. 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.

Apr 08, 2020
BP057 The Apartment (1960)
01:42:32

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.

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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.

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Mar 25, 2020
BP056 Cavalcade (1933)
01:03:45

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.

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.

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Mar 11, 2020
BP055 Argo (2012)
01:11:42

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.

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.

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Feb 26, 2020
BP054 All the King's Men (1949)
55:00

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.

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.

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Feb 12, 2020
BP053.5 Oscar Winners 2020
17:56

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.

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.

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Feb 10, 2020
BP053 The Shape of Water (2017) with special guest Sarah Bennetto
01:11:11

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.

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.

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Jan 29, 2020
BP052 Hamlet (1948)
01:12:20

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 52: Hamlet (1948)

Released 15 January 2020

For this episode, we watched Hamlet, based on the play by William Shakespeare, directed by Lawrence Olivier (nominated), and starring Olivier (won), Basil Sydney, Eileen Herlie, Norman Wooland, Felix Aylmer, Terence Morgan and Jean Simmons (nominated). It also won for its art direction and costume design and it was nominated for its score and Olivier was nominated as director.

Next time we will be discussing The Shape of Water. 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.

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Jan 15, 2020
BP051.5 Oscar Nominations 2020
20:59

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 51.5: Oscar Nominations 2020

Released 14 January 2020

For this episode we discussed the nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards which were announced at on 13 January 2020 at 05:30 PT by Issa Rae and John Cho.

Next time we will be discussing Hamlet. 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.

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Jan 14, 2020
BP051 The Last Emperor (1987)
01:09:16

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 51: The Last Emperor (1987)

Released 1 January 2020

For this episode, we watched The Last Emperor, written by Mark Peploe and Bernardo Bertolucci from the book by Puyi and directed by Bertolucci. The stars were John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ying Ruocheng, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun. It won all nine Oscars for which it was nominated, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Score and Best Adapted Screenplay – but none of its cast received nominations.

Next time we will be discussing Hamlet. 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.

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Jan 01, 2020
BP050.5 Christmas Quiz of the Year 2019
45:31

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and special guest quizmaster Thom Tuck

Episode 50.5: Christmas Quiz 2019

Released 25 December 2019

For this episode, writer, actor and comedian Thom Tuck joins us with a quiz he has set, testing us on what we have said over the last twelve months’ worth of episodes. Feel free to play along at home but be warned – it’s not easy.

Next time we will be discussing The Last Emperor. 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). It is not currently available on iTunes (UK).

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.

Dec 25, 2019
BP050 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
01:11:13

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 50: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Released 18 December 2019

For this episode, we watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, written by Bo Goldman and Lawrence Hauben, from the play by Ken Kesey and Dale Wasserman. It was directed by Milos Forman and starred Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Brad Dourif, William Redfield. It is one of three films to win the “big five” – Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actor and Actress – and like the other two it won only those five. However, it was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Dourif), Best Cinematography (Haskell Wexler, Bill Butler), Best Film Editing (Richard Chew, Lynzee Klingman, Sheldon Kahn) and Best Original Score (Jack Nitzsche).

Next time we will be discussing The Last Emperor. 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). It is not currently available on iTunes (UK).

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.

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Dec 18, 2019
BP049 Braveheart (1995)
01:22:42

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 49: Braveheart (1995)

Released 4 December 2019

For this episode, we watched Braveheart, written by Randall Wallace (nominated) and directed by Mel Gibson (won) with music by James Horner (nominated) and cinematography by John Toll (won). It stars Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan and Catherine McCormack. It also won Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Makeup.

Next time we will be discussing One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. 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.

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Dec 04, 2019
BP048 The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
01:07:42

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 48: The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

Released 20 November 2019

For this episode, we watched The Greatest Show on Earth, written by Fredric M. Frank, Theodore St. John, Frank Cavett, Barré Lyndon and directed and produced by Cecil B DeMille. The stars were Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charlton Heston, James Stewart and Dorothy Lamour and it won only Best Picture and Best Story.

Next time we will be discussing Braveheart. 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.

Nov 20, 2019
BP047 Gigi (1958) - with special guest Kiri Pritchard-McLean
01:08:49

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 47: Gigi (1958) - with special guest Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Released 6 November 2019

For this episode, we watched Gigi, written by Alan Jay Lerner (won) with music by Frederick Loewe and Andre Previn (won) from the book by Colette. It was directed by Vincente Minelli (won) and produced by Arthur Freed. The stars were Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan, Maurice Chevalier and Hermione Gingold. It also won for its Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing and Best Original Song.

Next time we will be discussing The Greatest Show on Earth. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD (it is not available on 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.

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Nov 06, 2019
BP046 Ordinary People (1980)
01:18:22

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 46: Ordinary People (1980)

Released 23 October 2019

For this episode, we watched Ordinary People, written by Alvin Sargent, from the book by Judith Guest. It was directed by Robert Redford and produced by Ronald L Schwary and the stars were Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch and Timothy Hutton. It was nominated for six Academy Awards and won four – Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Timothy Hutton as well as Best Picture. We also explore the story of Michael Cimino’s epic failure Heaven's Gate.

Next time we will be discussing Gigi. 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). It is not currently available on iTunes (UK).

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.

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Oct 23, 2019
BP045.5 Alfred Hitchcock
59:26

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 45.5: Alfred Hitchcock

Released 16 October 2019

For this episode, we discussed the life and work of Alfred Hitchcock, which we didn’t have time to do in any detail at our live show.

Next time we will be discussing Ordinary People. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD on Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.com, or you can download it via iTunes (UK) or iTunes (USA). It is not currently available to purchase on Blu-Ray.

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.

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Oct 16, 2019
BP045 Rebecca (1940)
57:19

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 45: Rebecca (1940)

Released 9 October 2019

For this episode, we watched Rebecca, written by Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison, Philip MacDonald and Michael Hogan, based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier. It was directed by Alfred Hitchcock (nominated) with music from Franz Waxman (nominated) and cinematography by George Barnes (won). The stars were Joan Fontaine (nominated), Laurence Olivier (nominated), Judith Anderson (nominated) and George Sanders. It was nominated for a further four awards.

Next time we will be discussing Ordinary People. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD on Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.com, or you can download it via iTunes (UK) or iTunes (USA). It is not currently available to purchase on Blu-Ray.

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.

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Oct 09, 2019
BP044 Midnight Cowboy (1969)
01:11:49

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 44: Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Released 25 September 2019

For this episode, we watched Midnight Cowboy, written by Waldo Salt (won) from the novel by James Leo Herlihy and directed by John Schlesinger (won), with music by John Barry and cinematography by Adam Holender. It starred Jon Voight (nominated), Dustin Hoffman (nominated) and Sylvia Miles (nominated). It was also nominated for its editing.

Next time we will be discussing Rebecca at our third live show. 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.

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.

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Sep 25, 2019
BP043 The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
01:08:12

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 43: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Released 11 September 2019

For this episode, we watched The Best Years of Our Lives, written by Robert E Sherwood (won) based on the novella Glory for Me by MacKinlay Kantor. It was directed by William Wyler (won) and starred Myrna Loy, Frederic March (won), Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright and Harold Russell (won). It also won for its Editing, Music and was nominated for its Sound Recording.

Next time we will be discussing Midnight Cowboy. 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).

Our third-ever live show is on 15 September at King’s Place at 12:00pm. We’ll be watching, assessing and taking your questions and comments on Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca. Tickets are on sale now.

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.

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Sep 11, 2019
BP042 Shakespeare in Love (1998) - with special guest Tish Potter
01:17:40

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky and our special guest Tish Potter.

Episode 42: Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Released 28 August 2019

For this episode, we watched Shakespeare in Love, written by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard (won) and directed by John Madden (nominated) and starring Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow (won), Geoffrey Rush (nominated) and Judi Dench (won).

As well as the above, it also won for its Art Direction, Costume Design and Score, and it was nominated in a further four categories.

Next time we will be discussing The Best Years of Our Lives. 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).

Our third-ever live show is on 15 September at King’s Place at 12:00pm. We’ll be watching, assessing and taking your questions and comments on Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca. Tickets are on sale now.

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.

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Aug 28, 2019
BP041 Rain Man (1988)
01:11:20

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 41: Rain Man (1988)

Released 14 August 2019

For this episode, we watched Rain Man, written by Barry Morrow and Ronald Bass (won) and directed by Barry Levinson (won). It starred Dustin Hoffman (won), Tom Cruise and Valeria Golino. It also received nominations for its art direction, cinematography, editing and score.

Next time we will be discussing Shakespeare in Love. 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).

Our third-ever live show is on 15 September at King’s Place at 12:00pm. We’ll be watching, assessing and taking your questions and comments on Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca. Tickets are on sale now.

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.

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Aug 14, 2019
BP040 The Artist (2011)
01:14:14

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 40: The Artist (2011)

Released 31 July 2019

For this episode, we watched The Artist, written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius with music by Ludovic Bource and starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo. From ten nominations, it managed five awards, for Hazanavicius as director, for Dujardin, for its costumes and its score as well as Best Picture.

Next time we will be discussing Rain Man. 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).

Our third-ever live show is on 15 September at King’s Place at 12:00pm. We’ll be watching, assessing and taking your questions and comments on Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca. Tickets are on sale now.

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.

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Jul 31, 2019
BP039 The French Connection (1971)
01:11:13

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 39: The French Connection (1971)

Released 17 July 2019

For this episode, we watched The French Connection, written by Ernest Tidyman (won) from the novel by Robin Moore and directed by William Friedkin (won). It starred Gene Hackman (won Best Actor), Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider (nominated Best Supporting Actor), Tony Lo Bianco and Marcel Bozzuffi with music by Don Ellis, cinematography by Owen Rolzman (nominated) and editing by Gerald B Greenberg (won). It was also nominated for its Sound.

Next time we will be discussing The Artist. 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.

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Jul 17, 2019
BP038 Chicago (2002)
01:18:06

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 38: Chicago (2002)

Released 3 July 2019

For this episode, we watched Chicago, written by Bill Condon, from the musical play by Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb, and the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins. It was directed and choreographed by Rob Marshall and starred Renée Zellweger (nominated), Catherine Zeta-Jones (won), Richard Gere, John C Reilly (nominated) and Queen Latifah (nominated). It also won for its Art Direction, Costume Design, Editing and Sound. Kander and Ebb’s new song “I Move On” was nominated but lost to "Lose Yourself" from 8 Mile.

Next time we will be discussing The French Connection. 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.

Jul 03, 2019
BP037 The Lost Weekend (1945)
01:22:07

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 37: The Lost Weekend (1945)

Released 19 June 2019.

For this episode, we watched The Lost Weekend, written by Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder, directed by Wilder and starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman. The film won Oscars for its screenplay (adapted from the novel by Charles Jackson), Best Director for Wilder and Best Actor for Milland. It also won the Grand Prix at Cannes.

Next time we will be discussing Chicago. 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.

Jun 19, 2019
BP036 Chariots of Fire (1981) - with special guest Deborah Frances-White
01:10:59

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 36: Chariots of Fire (1981)

Released 5 June 2019

For this episode, we watched Chariots of Fire, written by Colin Welland (won), directed by Hugh Hudson (nominated) and produced by David Puttnam. It starred Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, Cheryl Campbell, Alice Krige and Ian Holm (nominated), with music by Vangelis (won) and cinematography by David Watkin. It also won for its costume design.

Next time we will be discussing The Lost Weekend. 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

Jun 05, 2019
BP035 Platoon (1986)
01:06:08

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 35: Platoon (1986)

Released 22 May 2019

For this episode, we watched Platoon, written and directed by Oliver Stone (who was nominated in both capacities and won for his direction), starring Tom Berenger (nominated), Willem Dafoe (nominated) and Charlie Sheen. It also won for its sound and its editing.

Next time we will be discussing Chariots of Fire. 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.

May 22, 2019
BP034 Forrest Gump (1994) with special guest Joy Wilkinson
01:14:47

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 34: Forrest Gump (1994)

Released 8 May 2019

For this episode, we watched Forrest Gump, written by Eric Roth, from the novel by Winston Groom. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, and both won Oscars for their work. The film also picked up awards for Tom Hanks in the leading role, its Editing and its Visual Effects. The cast includes Gary Sinise (nominated), Robin Wright, Mykelti Williamson and Sally Field.

Next time we will be discussing Platoon. 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).

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May 08, 2019
BP033 Dances with Wolves (1990)
01:14:34

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 33: Dances with Wolves (1990)

Released 24 April 2019

For this episode, we watched Dances with Wolves, written by Michael Blake (won), from his novel. Kevin Costner starred and won for his directing as well as for Best Picture with Jim Wilson. The film also won for its Score (John Barry), Sound, Editing and Cinematography.

Next time we will be discussing Forrest Gump. 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).

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Apr 24, 2019
BP032 A Man for All Seasons (1966) with special guest Garrett Millerick
01:01:15

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and our special guest Garrett Millerick.

Episode 32: A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Released 10 April 2019

For this episode, we watched A Man for All Seasons, written by Robert Bolt (won), from his stage play. It was directed by Fred Zinnemann (won) and starred Paul Scofield (won), Wendy Hiller (nominated), Leo McKern, Orson Welles, Robert Shaw (nominated) and Susannah York. It also won for its cinematography and costume design.

Next time we will be discussing Dances with Wolves. 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). It is not currently available on iTunes (UK), sorry.

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Apr 10, 2019
BP031 Unforgiven (1992)
01:11:17

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 31: Unforgiven (1996)

Released 3 April 2019

For this episode, we watched Unforgiven, written by David Webb Peoples, and directed by Clint Eastwood, who also starred alongside Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman and Richard Harris.

It was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won four: Best Director for Eastwood, Best Supporting Actor for Hackman and Best Film Editing, as well as Best Picture.

Next time we will be discussing A Man for All Seasons. 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).

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Apr 03, 2019
BP030 The English Patient (1996)
01:11:34

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 30: The English Patient (1996)

Released 20 March 2019

For this episode, we watched The English Patient, written and directed by Anthony Minghella and based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje. It won a staggering nine Academy Awards, including for Minghella as director, and for Juliet Binoche as Best Actress. The film also stars Ralph Fiennes (nominated), Kristin Scott Thomas (nominated), William Dafoe, Naveen Andrews, Colin Firth and Julian Wadham.

Next time we will be discussing Unforgiven. 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).

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Mar 20, 2019
BP029 Gone with the Wind (1939)
01:30:12

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 29: Gone with the Wind

Released 6 March 2019

For this episode, we watched Gone with the Wind, written by Sidney Howard (won), from the novel by Margaret Mitchell and directed by Victor Fleming (won). It starred Clark Gable (nominated), Vivien Leigh (won), Leslie Howard, Olivia de Haviland (nominated) and Hattie McDaniel (won). It also collected Oscars for its cinematography, editing and art direction.

Next time we will be discussing The English Patient. 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).

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Mar 06, 2019
BP028.5 Oscar Winners 2019
14:37

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 28.5 Oscar Winners 2019

Released 27 February 2019

For this episode, John and Tom stayed up till 4:00am GMT watching the Oscars, and they’re joined by Jessica Regan at a much more civilised hour in Los Angeles to pore over the winners, the losers, the surprises and the catastrophes.

Next time we will be discussing Gone with the Wind. 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).

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Feb 27, 2019
BP028 Casablanca (1943) with special guest Deborah Frances-White
58:21

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan, Tom Salinsky and special guest Deborah Frances-White

Episode 28: Casablanca

Released 13 February 2019

For this episode, we watched Casablanca, live at the Cinema Museum in London. The screenplay was credited to Julius and Philip Epstein and Howard Koch, and it was directed by Michael Curtiz, based on the unproduced play Everybody Comes to Rick’s by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison. It starred Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre and Madeleine Lebeau. As well as Best Picture, it won for its screenplay and direction.

Many thanks to our hosts, the Cinema Museum in Kennington. http://www.cinemamuseum.org.uk

Next time we will be discussing Gone with the Wind. 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).

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Feb 13, 2019
BP027 The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
51:28

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky.

Episode 27: The Great Ziegfeld

Released 30 January 2019

For this episode, we watched The Great Ziegfeld, written by William Anthony Maguire, directed by Robert Z Leonard and starring William Powell, Luise Rainer, Frank Morgan and – eventually – Myrna Loy. As well as Best Picture, it was one of only three films to win Best Dance Direction (Seymour Felix), and Luise Rainer won the first of her two consecutive Best Actress awards.

Next time we will be discussing Casablanca at our second live recording. 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).

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Jan 30, 2019
BP026.5 Oscar Nominations 2019
15:54

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 26.5: Oscar Nominations 2019

Released 23 January 2019

In this episode we quickly review the Academy Award nominations which were announced by the Academy on 22 January 2019.

Next time we will be discussing The Great Ziegfeld. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD on Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.com, or you can download it via iTunes (UK) or iTunes (USA).

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Jan 23, 2019
BP026 All About Eve (1950) with special guest Yasmine Akram
01:12:38

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky and special guest Yasmine Akram.

Episode 26: All About Eve (1950)

Released 16 January 2019

For this episode, we watched All About Eve, written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, with cinematography by Milton R Krasner, music by Alfred Newman and starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe and Thelma Ritter.

From a haul of 14 Academy Award nominations (matched only by Titanic and La La Land), it gained six wins, two for Mankiewicz, one for George Sanders and for its costume design and sound recording as well as Best Picture.

Next time we will be discussing The Great Ziegfeld. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD on Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.com, or you can download it via iTunes (UK) or iTunes (USA).

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Jan 16, 2019
BP025 The Broadway Melody (1929)
01:13:32

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 25: The Broadway Melody (1929)

Released 2 January 2019

For this episode, we watched The Broadway Melody, written by Edmund Goulding, Sarah Y. Mason, Norman Houston and James Gleason with songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, and Willard Robison. The director was Harry Beaumont (nominated) and the film stars Charles King, Anita Page, Bessie Love (nominated) and Jed Prouty.

The film won only Best Picture, but it also gained the other two nominations noted above (although the status of these nominations is dubious).

Next episode we will be discussing All About Eve. 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).

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Jan 02, 2019
BP024.5 Christmas Quiz of the Year 2018
45:36

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 24.5: Christmas Quiz

Released 26 December 2018.

Comedian, actor and improviser Thom Tuck @TurlyGod joins us with a quiz he has set, covering the 24 films we have so far watched.

Next week we will be discussing The Broadway Melody. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD on Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.com, or you can download it via iTunes (USA).

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Dec 26, 2018
BP024 Cimarron (1931)
01:06:22

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 24: Cimmaron (1931)

Released 19 December 2018.

For this episode, we watched Cimmaron, written by Howard Estabrook and Louis Sarecky based on the novel by Edna Ferber. It was directed by Wesley Ruggles with music by Max Steiner. The stars were Richard Dix, Irene Dunne and Estelle Taylor.

The film earned seven Academy Award nominations and won three, for its screenplay and its art direction as well as Best Picture.

Next week you can hear our Christmas Quiz but for our next full episode we will be discussing The Broadway Melody. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD on Amazon.co.uk, or Amazon.com, or you can download it via iTunes (USA).

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Dec 19, 2018
BP023 On the Waterfront (1954)
01:03:13

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 23: On the Waterfront (1954)

Released 5 December 2018.

For this episode, we watched On the Waterfront, written by Budd Schulberg (from the series of articles “Crime on the Waterfront” by Malcolm Johnson) and directed by Elia Kazan. The stars were Marlon Brando (Best Actor), Eva Marie Saint (Best Supporting Actress), Lee J Cobb, Rod Steiger, Karl Malden with music by Leonard Bernstein and cinematography by Boris Kaufman.

The film was nominated for twelve Academy Awards, including five acting awards and it won eight, including for its direction and screenplay.

Next time we will be discussing Cimarron. 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).

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Dec 05, 2018
BP022 The Godfather (1972)
01:06:21

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 22: The Godfather (1972)

Released 21 November

For this episode, we watched The Godfather, written by Francis Ford Coppola and Maria Puzo, from the novel by Puzo; directed by Coppola; music by Nino Rota; cinematography by Gordon Willis. It stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duval, John Cazale and Diane Keaton.

Although the film has become legendary, it only won three Oscars – Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor for Brando.

Next time we will be discussing On the Waterfront. 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).

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Nov 22, 2018
BP021 Kramer vs Kramer (1979)
01:05:56

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 21: Kramer vs Kramer (1979)

Released 7 November

For this episode, we watched Kramer vs Kramer, written by Robert Benton from the novel by Avery Corman, and directed by Benton. It stars Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Justin Henry and Jane Alexander.

As well as Best Picture, it also won Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Leading Actor for Hoffman and Best Supporting Actress for Streep.

Next time we will be discussing The Godfather. 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).

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Nov 07, 2018
BP020 It Happened One Night (1934) - with special guest Nat Luurtsema
01:12:55

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky and our special guest Nat Luurtsema

Episode 20: It Happened One Night (1934)

Released 24 October 2018.

For this episode, we watched It Happened One Night, written by Robert Riskin and Samuel Hopkins Adams and directed by Frank Capra. The stars were Clark Cable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns and Jameson Thomas.

The film won the “big five” Academy Awards – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Actress – one of only three films to do so.

Next time we will be discussing Kramer vs Kramer. 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).

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Oct 24, 2018
BP019 The Sound of Music (1965)
01:09:52

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 19: The Sound of Music (1965)

Released 10 October 2018.

For this episode, we watched The Sound of Music, written by Ernest Lehmann from the stage play by  Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse based on The Story of the Trapp Family by Maria von Trapp. Songs by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Directed by Robert Wise. The film stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer and it won five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Music.

Next time we will be discussing It Happened One Night. 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).

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Oct 10, 2018
BP018 Annie Hall (1977)
54:18

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 18: Annie Hall (1977) recorded live at the London Podcast Festival.

Released 26 September 2018.

For this episode, we watched Annie Hall, written by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman and directed by Allen, who also starred alongside Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane and Paul Simon.

The film won four Academy Awards including Best Actress for Diane Keaton and Best Screenplay for Allen and Brickman.

Thanks to Zoe, Sally and everyone at the London Podcast Festival for making this happen.

Next time we will be discussing The Sound of Music. If you want to watch it before listening to the 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).

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Sep 26, 2018
BP017 Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) - with special guest David K Barnes
01:13:45

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky and our special guest David K Barnes.

Episode 17: Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

Released 12 September 2018.

For this episode, we watched Around the World in Eighty Days, written by James Poe, John Farrow and S J Perelman, based on the novel by Jules Verne. It was directed by Michael Anderson and produced by Mike Todd. Stars were David Niven, Cantinflas, Robert Newton and Shirley MacLaine with countless cameos besides.

The film won five Academy Awards from eight nominations, including Best Picture, Best Cinematography and Best Adapted Screenplay. However, it received no acting nominations and Michael Anderson was beaten by George Stevens for Giant.

Next time we will be discussing Annie Hall at our first ever live show. 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).

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Sep 12, 2018
BP016 In the Heat of the Night (1967)
55:42

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 16: In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Released 29 August 2018.

For this episode, we watched In the Heat of the Night, written by Stirling Silliphant, based on the the novel by John Ball. It was directed by Norman Jewison, produced by Walter Mirisch and edited by Hal Ashby, with music by Quincy Jones and cinematography by Haskell Wexler. It starred Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant and Larry Gates.

The film won five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (Steiger) and Best Editing. Although nominated, Jewison did not win as director.

Apologies for the poor sound quality for parts of this recording – we had some fairly serious technical issues.

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Next time we will be discussing Around the World in Eighty Days. 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).

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Aug 29, 2018
BP015 Patton (1970)
01:04:10

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Episode 15: Patton (1970)

Released 15 August 2018.

For this episode, we watched Patton, written by Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North, based on the 1954 novel Patton: Ordeal and Triumph by Ladislas Farago and the 1961 novel A Soldier's Story by Omar N. Bradley. The director was Franklin J. Schaffner, the producer was Frank McCarthy and the film starred George C Scott with Karl Malden, Michael Bates and Edward Binns.

As well as Best Picture, Patton was nominated in nine other categories and won a total of seven Academy Awards, including Best Actor which George C Scott turned down.

Next time we will be discussing In the Heat of the Night. 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).

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Aug 15, 2018
BP014 Grand Hotel (1932)
01:09:17

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Episode 14: Grand Hotel (1932)

Released 1 August 2018.

For this episode, we watched Grand Hotel, written by William A. Drake from his play, adapted from the German production Menschen im Hotel, written by Vicki Baum. The director was Edmund Goulding, the producer was Irving Thalberg and the all-star cast included Greta Garbo (who wants to be alone), John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone and Jean Hersholt.

Grand Hotel won Best Picture, which was the only Academy Award it was nominated for.

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Next time we will be discussing Patton. 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).

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Aug 01, 2018
BP013 Schindler's List (1993) - with special guest Julian Simpson
01:22:58

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky and special guest Julian Simpson

Episode 13: Schindler’s List (1993)

Released 18 July 2018.

For this episode, we watched Schindler’s List, written by Steven Zaillian based on the novel by Thomas Keneally, and directed by Steven Spielberg. It stars Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall and Embeth Davidtz.

As well as Best Picture, Schindler’s List won six further Academy Awards including for Spielberg as director, Zaillian for the screenplay, John Williams for the score and Janusz Kamiński for the cinematography.

Next time we will be discussing Grand Hotel. 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).

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Jul 18, 2018
BP012 Crash (2005)
01:02:42

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 12: Crash (2005)

Released 4 July 2018.

For this episode, we watched Crash, written by Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco and directed by Haggis. It starred Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, Brendan Fraser, Terrance Howard, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillipe and Larenz Tate.

In total, Crash was nominated for six Academy Awards and it won three – Best Film Editing, Best Original Screenplay and of course Best Picture.

Next time we will be discussing Schindler’s List. 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.

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Jul 04, 2018
BP011 The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
57:40

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 11: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Released 20 June 2018.

For this episode, we watched The Silence of the Lambs, written by Ted Tally from the book by Thomas Harris, directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glen and Ted Devine.

The Silence of the Lambs won the Academy Award “Big Five” but no other awards, equalling the achievement of Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night (1934) and Milos Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975).

Next time we will be discussing Crash. 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.

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Jun 20, 2018
BP010 West Side Story (1961)
55:12

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 10: West Side Story (1961)

Released 6 June 2018.

For this episode, we watched West Side Story, directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise, with a screenplay by Ernest Lehmann from the stage musical produced by Hal Prince, directed by Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The cast includes Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn.

West Side Story was nominated for eleven Academy Awards and won ten including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Chakris), Best Supporting Actress (Moreno) and Best Music.

Next time we will be discussing The Silence of the Lambs. 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.

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Jun 06, 2018
BP009 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
01:07:48

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 9: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Released 23 May 2018.

For this episode, we watched Lawrence of Arabia, directed by David Lean and written by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson, with cinematography by Freddie Young and music by Maurice Jarre. It stars Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, José Ferrer and Omar Shariff.

As well as Best Picture, Lawrence won six further Oscars, including Best Director for David Lean and Best Score for Jarre.

Next time we will be discussing West Side Story. 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.

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May 23, 2018
BP008 Terms of Endearment (1983)
39:00

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 8: Terms of Endearment (1983)

Released 9 May 2018.

For this episode, we watched Terms of Endearment, written and directed by James L Brooks, based on the book by Larry McMurtry and starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels and John Lithgow.

As well as Best Picture, Terms of Endearment was nominated for a further ten Academy Awards and won five, including Best Screenplay and Best Director.

Next time we will be discussing Lawrence of Arabia. 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.

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May 09, 2018
BP007 The Departed (2006)
01:12:13

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 7: The Departed (2006)

Released 25 April 2018.

For this episode, we watched The Departed, directed by Martin Scorsese and written by William Monahan, based on Infernal Affairs, written by Alan Mak and Felix Chong, directed by Mak and Andrew Lau. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone and Vera Farmiga.

As well as Best Picture, The Departed won three further Oscars, including Best Director for Scorsese.

Next time we will be discussing Terms of Endearment. 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.

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Apr 25, 2018
BP006 Ben Hur (1959)
01:04:40

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 6: Ben-Hur (1959)

Released 11 April 2018.

For this episode, we watched Ben-Hur, written by Karl Tunberg (and uncredited others including Gore Vidal and Christopher Fry), from the novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by General Lew Wallace. It was directed by William Wyler and starred Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd and Hugh Griffith.

As well as Best Picture, Ben-Hur won a record (still unbeaten) eleven Academy Awards out of twelve nominations, including Best Actor (Heston), Best Director, Best (Color) Cinematography, Best (Color) Costume Design and Best Special Effects.

Next time we will be discussing The Departed. 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.

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Apr 11, 2018
BP005 American Beauty (1999) - with special guest Deborah Frances-White
49:38

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 5: American Beauty (1999)

Released 28 March 2018.

For this episode, we watched American Beauty, written by Alan Ball and directed by Sam Mendes, both making their feature film debuts and both winning Academy Awards. Music was by Thomas Newman (nominated) and cinematography was by Conrad Hall (won). The cast includes Kevin Spacey (winning Best Actor), Annette Bening (nominated), Thora Birch, Alison Janney, Peter Gallagher, Mena Suvari, Wes Bentley, Chris Cooper.

In total, the film won five awards from eight nominations, the best haul of any film that year.

Next time we will be discussing Ben-Hur. 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.

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Mar 28, 2018
BP004 From Here to Eternity (1953)
49:11

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 4: From Here to Eternity (1953)

Released 14 March 2018.

For this episode, we watched From Here to Eternity, written by Daniel Taradash from the novel by James Jones, directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra, Ernest Borgnine.

As well as Best Picture, From Here to Eternity won a further seven Academy Awards out of thirteen nominations, including Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Sinatra) and Best Supporting Actress (Reed).

Next time we will be discussing American Beauty. 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.

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Mar 14, 2018
BP003.5 Oscar Winners 2018
13:59

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 3.5: Oscar Winners 2018

Released 7 March 2018.

Join our three hosts, somewhat blearily at 5:00am GMT as they quickly sum up the 90th Academy Awards.

Next time we will be discussing From Here to Eternity. 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.

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Mar 07, 2018
BP003 Gladiator (2000)
01:05:24

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 3: Gladiator (2000)

Released 21 February 2018

For this episode, we watched Gladiator, written by David Franzoni, John Logan and William Nicholson, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen and Oliver Reed.

As well as Best Picture, Russell Crowe won for Best Actor and it also won for Visual Effects, Costume Design and Sound Mixing.

Next time we will be discussing From Here to Eternity. 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.

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Feb 21, 2018
BP002 All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
48:06

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 2: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Released 7 February 2018

For our second episode, we watched All Quiet on the Western Front, based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, directed by Lewis Milestone and produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ("Uncle Carl Laemmle has a very large faemmle.")

As well as Best Picture (then known as “Outstanding Production”), Milestone won for Best Director and it was also nominated for Best Writing and Best Cinematography.

Next time we will be discussing Gladiator. 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.

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Feb 07, 2018
BP001.5 Oscar Nominations 2018
36:29

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 1.5: Oscar Nominations 2018

released 26 January 2018.

Although the podcast is only on its first movie, we couldn’t wait to get back in front of the mics and talk to you about the Oscar nominations for this year. We don’t have a movie to watch but we have all sorts of confident predictions to make.

Next time we will be discussing All Quiet on the Western Front. 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.

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Jan 26, 2018
BP001 The Sting (1973)
53:08

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 1: The Sting (1973)

Released 24 January 2018

**SPOILER WARNING** This podcast gives away major plot-points of The Sting, and we also discuss – among others – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Wrestler, Fight Club, Ocean’s Eleven and The Sixth Sense. 

For our first episode, we watched The Sting, written by David S Ward, directed by George Roy Hill, starring Robert Redford, Paul Newman and Robert Shaw with music arranged and composed by Marvin Hamlisch.

As well as Best Picture, The Sting won Academy Awards for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, and Best Music. It was also nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Sound and Redford was nominated for Best Actor (Jack Lemmon won for Save the Tiger).

Next time we will be discussing All Quiet on the Western Front. 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.

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Jan 24, 2018
BP000 It Begins
24:47

Best Pick with John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky

Episode 0: It Begins…

Released 10 January 2018

Our quest begins in the time-honoured way by assembling the team and assessing all of our special skills.

Next time we will be discussing The Sting. 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.

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Jan 10, 2018