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Every Best Picture nominee of the 21st century. Join Mike and Brian as they reevaluate the films and Academy Awards of the past, talk trivia and top fives, and address the big question: "Would you keep or kick the Academy's picks for Best Picture?" All that and more on Best Picture This -- where it's always Oscar season!
 
'And the Losers Are' is a podcast where three failing screenwriters discuss Oscar nominated and prominent films, while drinking enough alcohol to make this seem like a good idea. Each season takes a look at a decade of film. In each episode we discuss each year's Best Picture nominees, as well as five movies that didn't quite make it, before deciding our winners and losers. If films, political incorrectness, foul humor, and excessive drinking is your thing, this is the podcast for you.
 
Not Her Again is the movie podcast where we look at those Oscar years where Meryl Streep was nominated for an Oscar… but went home emptyhanded. All 17 of them (and counting? Probably? Who knows?). Looking at Meryl’s record number of losses will take us from Hollywood in the late ’70s to today, and we’ll see how things have changed, how things haven’t, who should have won, what films were overlooked or overpraised, and why this woman’s attendance is damn near perfect when she loses 85 percent ...
 
TALKING BAY 94 is the only Star Wars podcast solely devoted to interviews with the cast, crew and creators from a galaxy far, far away. Join host Brandon Wainerdi and producer Jason Kauzlarich (huge DVD special feature dorks), for a weekly deep dive into some never-before-heard stories from the set and Skywalker Ranch. From background aliens to some of the biggest stars in the universe, TALKING BAY 94 will be trying to talk to them all, every Wednesday.
 
Factual America examines America through the lens of documentary filmmaking. Guests include Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy-winning documentary filmmakers and producers, their subjects, as well as experts on the American experience. Find out more about the current and upcoming documentaries on Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, Sky Documentaries and other platforms directly from the creators. Whether we discuss true crime, music, burning social and political topics, history, or arts ...
 
Are you ready to burst your filter bubble? To hit pause on righteous anger? Principle of Charity injects curiosity and generosity back into difficult conversations, bringing together two expert guests with opposing views on big social issues. But here’s the twist: as well as passionately advocating their own views, each guest is challenged to present the best, most generous version of the other’s argument. This unique format comes from an ancient idea - the principle of charity - which tells ...
 
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It's Emmys Week here at Gold Derby and experts and editors Joyce Eng and Christopher Rosen are ready to make their picks in the comedy (2:53), drama (11:51), and limited series (20:13) categories. Can anything beat "Ted Lasso," "The Crown," and "The Queen's Gambit"? Make your picks at https://www.goldderby.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Vis…
 
Bryan and Jason discuss takeaways from Bryan's interviews with film directors Amber Sealey and Michele Civetta, wax philosophic about the fragility of life and our gratitude for being alive, and Jason tries to make amends for a joke he made about Keith Richards, but Bryan isn't letting him off the hook so easily. To be clear, Jason is still going t…
 
Mixing drama with documentary, and live-action with animation, "American Splendor" (2003), directed by Shari Springer and Robert Pulcini, feels much more inspired by the art and attitude of comic book writer Harvey Pekar than by his actual life. And that's a good thing. In this episode, Mike and Brian dig into the biopic subgenre, talk Paul Giamatt…
 
Michele Civetta is a writer, producer, Emmy nominated director, and founder of the production company Quintessence Films. Michele’s feature film, Agony, starring Asia Argento, was released in 2020. His most recent film is The Gateway, starring Shea Whigham, Olivia Munn, Bruce Dern, Frank Grillo, Mark Boone Junior, and Taryn Manning. The Gateway is …
 
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 …
 
Actor and award-winning filmmaker Amber Sealey has directed film festival favorites such as How Does it Start, No Light and No Land Anywhere, and How to Cheat. Her most recent film, No Man of God starring Elijah Wood, Luke Kirby, and Robert Patrick, follows the real life friendship that developed between FBI Special Agent Bill Hagmaier (played by W…
 
The Wachowski's sequel to "The Matrix" was a box office smash, but reactions were decidedly mixed. Even many critics who reviewed the film positively included qualifiers about its geekiness, special effects and religious iconography. So what do we think nearly 20 years later? In this episode, Mike and Brian set out on a hero's journey of their own …
 
Bryan and Jason recap Bryan's interviews with Carson Mell, Olivia Taylor Dudley, and Al Di. Carson wrote, directed, and acted in the film Some of Our Stallions, which is now available on VOD. Olivia and Al co-starred in the film (which Al also produced). Jason talks about his experience watching Some of Our Stallions. Bryan and Jason also talk abou…
 
A horror movie being nominated for Best Picture? Yeah, right. In spite of the Academy's long-running resentment of the genre, however, director Danny Boyle's don't-call-it-a-zombie movie is undoubtably one of the most important films of 2003, making way for a wave of low-budget horror films and reinvigorating the zombie subgenre. In this episode, M…
 
Brett Goldstein, Bowen Yang, or Kenan Thompson? "The Queen's Gambit" or "Mare of Easttown"? Billy Porter or Josh O'Connor. On the latest episode of The Gold Derby Show, experts and editors Joyce Eng and Christopher Rosen discuss the most competitive categories at this year's Emmys and try to make heads or tails of races that might come down to the …
 
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 Forei…
 
Writer, producer, animator, and actor Carson Mell was a writer on HBO’s Silicon Valley (created by Mike Judge), and wrote on Eastbound & Down, starring Danny McBride. Carson also created the animated series Tarantula (executive produced by Danny McBride), and wrote road trip comedy The Long Dumb Road, directed by Hannah Fidell and starring Jason Ma…
 
Everyone is turning colors in this week's Patron's Choice bonus episode, on 1998's "Pleasantville," directed by Gary Ross. Mike and Brian talk repression and opression, best moments, trivia, and then compare "Pleasantville" to Ross' follow-up, the Best Picture-nominated "Seabiscuit." www.bestpicturethis.com Thanks to Maddie for putting this movie o…
 
Musician, film producer, and actor Al Di began his career in music before connections in the music world gave him the opportunity to produce movies. Al has produced Dreamland with Jason Schwartzman, Brigsby Bear with Kyle Mooney, Greg Kinnear and Claire Danes, and Lost Transmissions with Simon Pegg, among others. His most recent film, Some of Our S…
 
Olivia Taylor Dudley is an actress, producer, and writer known for playing the beloved character Alice Quinn on SyFy’s The Magicians. Early in her career she appeared in sitcoms such as Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Mindy Project, but made a splash on the big screen with Chernobyl Diaries, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimensi…
 
Charlize Theron won the Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Aileen Wuornos in director Patty Jenkins "Monster." But maybe most interesting about the movie is how Jenkins manipulates our sympathies, constantly threading the needle between compassion and condemnation. In this episode, Mike and Brian explore how Jenkins uses contradictions to crea…
 
On this episode of the Gold Derby Show, Joyce Eng and Christopher Rosen discuss the variety talk series and pre-record categories (00:05) and then debate whether or not Best Actor in a Drama might end with an upset win for Billy Porter (26:00). To make your own selections for this year's Emmy Awards, head to https://www.goldderby.com. Learn more ab…
 
While the Emmy Awards' comedy and drama categories seem to have strong frontrunners, there's a lot of mystery looming over who and which shows will triumph in those miniseries races that are packed with too many popular, critically acclaimed programs. Now watch this provocative, in-depth discussion with Gold Derby experts Eric Deggans (NPR), Jen Ch…
 
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,…
 
Bryan and Jason discuss takeaways from Bryan's chat with comedy icon Tommy Chong, give their respects to recently departed ZZ Top bass player Dusty Hill, and marvel at the the longevity of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts. Finally, Bryan airs a grievance over a bass guitar he loaned to Jason.By Bryan Smith
 
Factual America meets The Lone Star Plate for the second time. We are wrapping up Season 2 of Factual America, and our sister podcast The Lone Star Plate, which features interviews with famous Texans and explores compelling Texas stories, has just closed Season 3. Two fellow Texans, hosts Matthew Sherwood and Patrick Scott Armstrong, discuss the hi…
 
Everyone is talking about “social impact”, or “purpose”, as a way for business to deliver greater good to society. But does having a social purpose actually help society any more than a business just focused on making goods that people want to buy, for profit? Is social impact hollow virtue signaling, a marketing tool to make customers feel warm an…
 
Tobey Maguire was riding high after starring in 1999 Best Picture nominee "The Cider House Rules" and playing Peter Parker in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man," and now he's jockeying for another Oscar in director Gary Ross's horse racing drama, "Seabiscuit." In this episode, Mike and Brian talk underdog movies, the power of efficient editing, trivia and wh…
 
On this episode of The Gold Derby Show, editors and experts Joyce Eng and Christopher Rosen dive into the highly competitive limited series categories and wonder whether The Queen's Gambit can hold off Mare of Easttown (00:04). Listen and then make your own predictions at https://www.goldderby.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.…
 
Hey everyone, it’s Brandon. It was announced yesterday that the incredible Jonathan Rinzler (J.W. Rinzler) had passed away late last month. It is no secret that him and his books were a direct inspiration for this show … and he was actually one of the first people I ever reached out to, asking to appear on it. He was incredibly gracious with his ti…
 
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 qu…
 
In 1979 The Beatles producer Sir George Martin turned a Caribbean paradise into a 1980s hit making crucible for the likes of Paul McCartney, Elton John, and such acts as the Rolling Stones, The Police, and Dire Straits. His vision was to create a studio where artists could come and be free to express their creativity and record albums. After a deca…
 
Tommy Chong began his comedy career in the iconic comedy duo Cheech and Chong. Together they recorded numerous comedy albums and made multiple films throughout the 70s and early 80s, including Up In Smoke. After Cheech and Chong broke up, Tommy performed standup and booked more than 60 film and television roles, playing Leo for five seasons on That…
 
Welcome to another episode of The Morality Hour, with Mike and Brian! Director Clint Eastwood's complex exploration of violence and justice in 2003's "Mystic River" invites the viewer down a rabbit hole of moral gray area, and Mike and Brian take the bait. They debate the "message" behind this six-time Academy Award nominee, which won Sean Penn and…
 
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 sco…
 
We first touch on the perennial question, whether technological disruption, this time in the form of AI, will ultimately eat our jobs so entirely that there’s no paid work left for us to do. We then take this prospect seriously enough to ask - will that in fact be a good thing? Is paid employment the cornerstone for the good life; rich with purpose…
 
Like most genre movies, comedies tend to get little love during award season, and the subject of this week's Patron's Choice bonus episode -- "Drowning Mona" (2000) -- is no different, boasting 0 nominations and a measly 29% on Rotten Tomatoes. But what does that really mean for these movies, especially when a negative critical consensus clashes wi…
 
Jeffrey Paul King is the creator and showrunner of the CW’s The Republic of Sarah, and was a writer and producer for all seven seasons of the acclaimed TV series Elementary starring Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu. What you will learn: How Jeffrey’s work on Elementary led to the creation of his show The Republic of Sarah. He also shares about the in…
 
Gold Derby editors and experts Joyce Eng and Christopher Rosen survey the comedy categories at the Emmy Awards, where Ted Lasso is an overwhelming favorite to win Best Series and Best Actor -- but is Hacks looming as a possible upset contender? Listen to the episode and then make your own picks at https://www.goldderby.com. Learn more about your ad…
 
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