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The Best Pick movie podcast

Welcome to BEST PICK, the podcast in which we watch, assess and discuss every Academy Award Best Picture winner in no particular order. Hosted by @MrJohnDorney, @ItsJessRegan and @TomSalinsky.

Contact us on bestpickpod@gmail.com. Sign up to our mailing list http://eepurl.com/dbHO3n.

Jul 17, 2019

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),...


Jul 3, 2019

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...


Jun 19, 2019

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...


Jun 5, 2019

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...


May 22, 2019

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...