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Best Picture This

Mike Cavaliere & Brian McMillan

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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!
 
Book Vs. Movie is the podcast that asks the questions "Which was better...the book or the movie?" Spoiler Alert! We give away the main details, uncover the plot points, discuss casting choices and shower with praise (or pummel with snark) as we see fit. Hosts are Margo P. (She's Nacho Mama's Blog) and Margo D. (Creator of Brooklyn Fit Chick.com) and we are not afraid to tell it like it is!
 
Join hosts Matt, Tiny, and Mike as they talk about their love of movies and television. Each episode covers a specific topic (be it genre, trope, movie or show) and then ends with a "Potpourri" section where the hosts discuss what they've been watching lately or are looking forward to watching in the future. Past topics include Nickelodeon in the 90s, Notable Movie Theater Experiences, TV One Season Wonders, TV Dads, War Movies, Car Movies, and Teen Coming of Age Movies. The hosts also do oc ...
 
Our hosts are Kent Smith (award-winning director, writer, producer, photographer), who has worked on such tv shows and feature films as Homeland, Mr. Mercedes, Outcast, Tusk, and Max bring his technical skills to the table. Laura Truman comes to the table with her fantastic laugh on life and incredible film knowledge (Film Critic and old school film collector). Patrick G. Keenan (award-winning actor), who you might have seen in Blind Side, Homeland, Tropical Cop Tales, and Mike, is no strang ...
 
Surprisingly Criterion - the podcast where we select and talk about the films that we’re surprised are a part of the Criterion Collection, and the films we can’t believe are not! The Criterion Collection brands itself as a depository of important classic and contemporary films for film aficionados. Their collection features over a 1000 movies and counting! Surely all of these can’t be important, can they? What does 'important' even mean!
 
Welcome to the movie podcast about the sequels that were never made, probably for good reason. Each week Host Curry and his cast of cinema geeks create the sequels that never happened, covering old favourites to new releases and everything in between. Join Curry, Al, Joe and John every Monday as they bring you the sequels nobody ever wanted. --- Seen the Sequel? is available, for free, via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and all good podcasting platforms. --- Follow us on Twitter: @SeenTheSeq ...
 
Comedians from Austin, TX breakdown the hilarious, upsetting, and unusual things about famous films. From masterpiece pictures that haven't aged well to terrible garbage cinema born trash, they'll review any feature and report on exactly what makes these classic movies weird, why, and whether or not it has always been that way. Hosted by Cody Dearing & Matthew Stoner
 
A bi-weekly podcast dedicated to reviewing and discussing the incredible menagerie that makes up the creature feature / monster movie genre. Henry the Host is joined by various guests from various backgrounds ranging from the arts, sciences, and the day to day, to watch these movies and discuss the strengths and weakness seen in the class conflict of man vs monster and giving them a letter grade for your listening pleasures! Follow us on social media @ICFAMMPODCAST Main Episodes every other ...
 
A Comedy Podcast where film critics, Aislene and Gracie talk about a movie before putting it to the Test. ( 6 different Feminist and Inclusive tests). Using these tests, they judge the film's feminism and if it's inclusive. Then they ask the most important question, Is it good? Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-feminist-critique/support
 
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Book Vs. Movie: Bedknobs and Broomsticks The Marty Norton Novels During WW2 Vs the 1971 Groovy Disney Film The Margos are closing out our “Month of Disney” with the 50th Anniversary of Bedknobs and Broomsticks a partly animated film that is based on the wonderful stories by Mary Norton. An English writer of children’s books and was best known for t…
 
Léon (Jean Reno) is a hitman (or "cleaner" as he would rather be known) living a solitary life in New York City's Little Italy. Most of his work comes from a mafioso named Tony (Danny Aiello), who operates from the "Supreme Macaroni Company" retail store. Léon spends his idle time engaging in calisthenics, nurturing a houseplant that early on he de…
 
Coming off of "Mystic River" in 2003, Clint Eastwood's "Million Dollar Baby" marked two straight years of Best Picture nominations -- this time, however, he went home with the big prize, plus a trophy for Best Director. In this episode, Mike and Brian analyze the movie's best moments, talk faith and sacrifice (which leads to an extended conversatio…
 
Book Vs. Movie: Pinocchio The Italian Children’s Novel Vs the 1940 Animated Film The Margos are feeling very Italian in this episode devoted to the famous story about a marionette who wishes to be a real boy when he grows up. The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi was originally published in a series of magazine articles in 1881. When it was …
 
Fresh off the heels of "Gangs of New York," Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio continued their collaboration in 2004, this time with a biopic on capitalist hero/film director/aircraft tycoon Howard Hughes. In this episode, Mike and Brian dig into DiCaprio's performance and moviestar persona, Scorsese's directoral style and whether or not "The Av…
 
In this episode, Mike and I catch up and chat about our Shocktober horror movie viewings for this year. Timestamps Show Start - 00:55 Mike's Expectations for Dune - 05:05 Scream Trailer - 14:30 Shocktober 2021 - 27:20 Pre-Recorded Outro - 1:25:58 Related Links Scream (2022) Trailer Recent Patreon Content $1 Tier 148 - TJ B-Roll - "Poor Little Lapto…
 
Book Vs. Movie: Beauty & the Beast The French Fairy Tale from the 1700s Vs the 1991 Animated Classic The Margos continue our month of Disney films with the 1991 classic Beauty and the Beast which is based on a fairy tale written in 1740 by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villenenueva and then later abridged by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont in 1756 …
 
Breakups are hard. But don't worry! Lacuna, the memory-erasing company from "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," is here to help. In this episode, Mike and Brian take a trip down memory lane as they dive into this non-Best Picture nominee of 2004, directed by Michel Gondry and written by Charlie Kaufman. IThey debate the movie's message, examin…
 
Book Vs. Movie: Sleeping Beauty The Fairy Tale from the 1600s Vs the the1959 Disney Animated Film The Margos are feeling kind of Disney this month so we are dedicating our next few episodes to those animated classics beginning with Sleeping Beauty from 1959. At the time, it received mixed reviews for its obvious comparison to Snow White & the Seven…
 
Director Marc Forster's follow-up to "Monster's Ball," "Finding Neverland" earned seven Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture, in 2004. But how does this biopic about J.M. Barrie, the creator of "Peter Pan," hold up 17 years later? In this episode, Mike and Brian debate what qualities make tearjerkers cross over into feeling manipulativ…
 
Book Vs. Movie: The Bad Seed The 1954 Novel Vs the1956 Film The Margos finish out the month of October with our final scary book & movie for the season--The Bad Seed. Written by William March and published in 1954 shortly before his death by a heart attack at the age of 60. The first adaptation was a play in the same year the book was published and…
 
In this episode, Tiny, Ben, and I review Denis Villeneuve's highly anticipated adaptation of Dune. We also discuss the tragedy that occurred on the set of Rust, and the announcement of Dune: Part Two. Timestamps Show Start - 00:33 News - 12:02 Dune - 42:56 Non-Spoiler - 45:07 Spoiler - 1:40:56 Closing the Ep - 2:23:24 Patreon Stinger - 2:25:10 Pre-…
 
Grab a drink (not Merlot) and meet us in wine country. It's SIDEWAYS day! In this episode, Mike and Brian revisit director Alexander Payne's grape juice-stained Best Picture nominee, starring Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen and Sandra Oh. They explore the big power of small moments of characterization in screenwriting, question …
 
Join Al, Joe, John and Host Curry for the first entry in their 'Double Impact' season, in which they create sequels to films linked through remake or reimagining status. This epsiode they create a sequel to The Wicker Man (1973), next episode is The Wicker Man (2006). How do you make a valuable sequel to one of the most haunting films of all time? …
 
In this episode, Ben and I review Ridley Scott's The Last Duel and Fran Kranz's directorial debut, Mass. We also discuss Halloween Kills, this year's Heartland Film Festival and more. Timestamps Show Start - 00:30 The Last Duel - 15:48 Non-Spoiler - 17:24 Spoiler - 37:48 Mass - 50:39 Potpourri - 1:19:15 HIFF2021: The French Dispatch - 1:19:30 HIFF2…
 
Book Vs. Movie: The Picture of Dorian Gray The Oliver Wilde Novella Vs the 1945 Film Starring Angela Lansbury The month of October is one of our favorites because we get to indulge our love for scary ghost stories! This episode focuses on one of writer Oscar Wilde’s biggest commercial and critical successes--The Picture of Dorian Gray. Wilde is one…
 
Happy Halloween! With spooky season now in full swing, Mike and Brian throw out the usual format to dig into three of the big horror releases of 2004: director James Wan's SAW M. Night Shyamalan's THE VILLAGE and shark-thriller OPEN WATER, directed by Chris Kentis. They talk genre rules, the power of twist endings and which of these three scary mov…
 
In this episode, I welcome my friend Kim C from The Year of Underrated Stephen King Podcast onto the show to chat about the magic of Mike Flanagan and his latest limited series, Midnight Mass. Timestamps Show Start - 00:34 Midnight Mass - 18:06 Non-Spoiler - 20:30 Spoiler - 1:05:56 Closing the Ep - 1:36:16 Patreon Stinger - 1:38:59 Pre-Recorded Out…
 
Book Vs. Movie: Invasion of the Body The 1955 Novel by Jack Finney Vs the 1956 Classic Film Our “Spooky Movies in October” continues with Invasion of the Body Snatchers, a novel by Jack Finney, and the movie starring Kevin McCarthy (who also made a cameo in the 1978 remake!) The story of aliens invading earth and creating “pod people” to take over …
 
Horror movie month is in full swing! To celebrate, we look back at zombie-comedy "Shaun of the Dead" (2004), directed by Edgar Wright, whose new film, "Last Night in Soho," releases Oct. 29. In this episode, Mike and Brian explore the impact "Shaun" made on the horror genre, dig into its best moments and discuss its chances of contending for a top-…
 
Book Vs. Movie: The Invisible Man The 1897 Novel by H.G. Wells Vs the 2020 Elisabeth Moss Adaptation The Margos love the spookiness of October and this episode is dedicated to the classic H.G. Wells The Invisible Man which was first published in 1897 as a serialized story. The tale of a mysterious man who shows up at an inn in an English village an…
 
Strike up the band, because we're kicking off a brand new miniserieis -- this time on the films of 2004! In this episode, Mike and Brian reevaluate director Taylor Hackford's Best Picture-nominated musical biopic, "Ray," which landed Jamie Foxx a Best Actor Oscar. They debate the importance of staying true to the facts in movies about historical fi…
 
“You guys up for some reggae tonight?” We watched the first feature film made in Jamaica, starring reggae star Jimmy Cliff, and featuring one of the best soundtracks we’ve covered thus far. Bonus Material: Klive Walker’s essay: How The Harder They Come created Jamaican cinema Ulrick Casamir’s essay: A question of audience: revisiting Perry Henzell’…
 
Book Vs. Movie: The Parent Trap The 1949 Novel by Erich Kastner Vs the 1961 Disney Classic Film The Margos are twinning this week talking about Lottie/Lisa & Sharon/Susan--the lead characters from the Erich Kastner german novel Das Doppelte Lottchen. The author’s life is fascinating and we discuss it in this episode. A pacifist who fought for Germa…
 
In this episode, Ben and I review Clint Eastwood’s latest film, Cry Macho and the feature film adaptation of the Tony Award winning musical, Dear Evan Hansen. We also briefly discuss the Emmys, a busy October at the movies, and more. Timestamps Show Start - 00:30 Emmys - 06:42 Upcoming Movies - 18:49 Cry Macho Non-Spoiler - 31:11 Spoiler - 51:31 De…
 
What was the best movie of 2003? In this miniseries finale episode, Mike and Brian recap the year that was, rank the Academy's picks for Best Picture, kick the ones that don't belong and discuss their personal top 5s. Plus, trivia, Golden Takes and more. www.bestpicturethis.com Want to curate a future episode? BECOME A PATRON. Agree or disagree wit…
 
The final installment in director Peter Jackson's epic fantasy trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" proved to be the one film of 2003 to rule them all, sweeping the Oscars and blurring the lines separating "geek" movie from prestige picture. But how does it hold up nearly two decades later? In this episode, Mike and Brian talk g…
 
In this episode, I welcome my friend and colleague from the Indiana Film Journalists Association, Sam Watermeier to the show to discuss James Wan’s latest film, Malignant in all its crazy glory. We also discuss the upcoming Heartland Film Festival, Sam’s involvement with the Heartland Horror category, and some recent movies he’s seen. Timestamps Sh…
 
Book Vs. Movie: In a Lonely Place The 1947 Novel Vs the 1950 Humphrey Bogart The Margos go back to Bogie and film noir with In a Lonely Place which was written by Dorothy B. Hughes in 1947 which tells the story of a homicidal maniac on the loose in post-War II Los Angeles. Dix Steele was an airman who prowls around LA and its environs in search of …
 
We'll meet again..... We will sprinkle the last of our episodes as the year concludes but after over +100 episodes, we had a good run. Expect APEX to rise from the depths sooner than later as well as other fun projects. Make sure to see what starts to rise on our Instagram, Henry's Menagerie of Monsters Catch you on the Flip!…
 
Teachers Martin, Tommy, Peter, and Nikolaj are colleagues and friends that work at a gymnasium school in Copenhagen. All four struggle with unmotivated students and feel that their lives have become boring and stale. At a dinner celebrating Nikolaj's 40th birthday, the group begins to discuss psychiatrist Finn Skårderud, who has theorized that huma…
 
In this episode, Tiny, Ben, and I continue our journey through Roger Ebert’s Great Movies List. In this installment, we discuss Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Tarkovsky’s Solaris, and Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon. We also pay tribute to Michael K Williams, discuss the trailer for The Matrix Resurrections, and share our thoughts on the latest Christo…
 
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