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Best Pick

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.

May 23, 2018

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...


May 9, 2018

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...


Apr 25, 2018

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...


Apr 11, 2018

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...


Mar 28, 2018

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)...