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"Hustlers"

9/18/2019
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For this week's second podcast review, Casey Lee Clark, Dan Bayer & Ryan C. Showers and myself review the crime film that has everyone talking, Lorene Scafaria's "Hustlers" starring Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, Lizzo and more! More than just "Goodfellas with strippers," the Next Best Picture team breaks down our expectations heading into the film, the film's characterization, its performances, use of music, depiction of events, reception to the film and more. Click below to hear...

Duration:00:57:21

Episode 159 - Second Half Of TIFF, 2015 NBP Film Community Award Winners & The "Radioactive" Trailer

9/15/2019
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For Episode 159, Michael Schwartz, Casey Lee Clark, Josh Parham, Tom O'Brien & myself discuss the second half of TIFF (hours before the audience award winner was announced to be "Jojo Rabbit," so forgive the poor predicting on our part there). We also announce the winners of the 2015 NBP Film Community Awards, discuss the trailers for "Radioactive," "Midway," the end of MoviePass, the polls, answer your fan questions and more! Check out more on NextBestPicture.com Please subscribe on......

Duration:01:43:00

"The Goldfinch"

9/14/2019
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For this week's main podcast review, Kt Schaefer, Josh Parham, Dan Bayer, Daniel Howat and myself look at the film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "The Goldfinch," directed by "Brooklyn" filmmaker John Crowley and shot by Academy Award winner (it feels so great to say that) Roger Deakins. With that level of prestige and a cast that features Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Jeffrey Wright and a few others, this has to have Oscar buzz right? Not so fast. Find out our full thoughts...

Duration:00:50:44

"The Martian"

9/12/2019
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THIS IS A PREVIEW PODCAST. NOT THE FULL REVIEW. Please check out the full review on our Patreon Page by subscribing over at - https://www.patreon.com/NextBestPicture For this month's first Patreon Throwback review on the Next Best Picture Podcast, I am joined by Nicole Ackman, Dan Bayer, and Patreon contributor Ian Bulaclac. Together, the four of us travel back to 2015 one more time as a lead-in to "Ad Astra" to talk about another space movie starring a mjor Hollywood movie star "The...

Duration:00:24:53

Next Best Series Podcast: Episode 8 - Our 2019 Emmy Predictions

9/10/2019
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The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will be held later this month on September 22nd with the Creative Arts Emmy Awards being handed out shortly before that on the 14th. Michael Schwartz, Tom O'Brien and myself felt it was appropriate to get our predictions in now before everything began. Will "Game Of Thrones" get a rich send-off after its record-setting 32 nominations for the final and divisive season? Or will there be a surprise? It's the Emmys, so surprises are part of the norm. Click below to...

Duration:01:23:33

Episode 158 - 2019 Telluride, Venice, TIFF Recaps Plus "Just Mercy," Waves" & "The King" Trailers

9/8/2019
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For Episode 158, Michael Schwartz, Casey Lee Clark, Josh Parham, Lauren LaMagna & myself are back! Three years and we never missed a podcast weekend until last week due to my time at the Telluride Film Festival. But now, we are here to give you two week's worth of content in one episode including a recap of Telluride, Venice (including the surprising Golden Lion winner), and part of TIFF (with a phone call from Dan Bayer who is currently at the festival). We also go over the trailers for...

Duration:01:56:16

"It Chapter Two"

9/7/2019
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For this week's main podcast review, Kt Schaefer, Lauren LaMagna & Cody Dericks, and myself travel back to the Stephen King town of Derry and confront our fears and trauma in the second part to the terrifying story of "It," titled "It Chapter Two." Starring an all-star cast which includes Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader & Bill Skarsgård, along with the kid cast from the first film, this nearly three hour horror film has a lot to offer both good and bad. What did we think? Tune in...

Duration:00:56:12

"Carol"

8/29/2019
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Wrongfully snubbed of a Best Picture nomination in 2015, "Carol" is a timeless love story between two women in late 1950's New York with absolutely stellar performances from its cast, beautiful writing from Phyllis Nagy and exquisite craftsmanship from Todd Haynes. There's so much to talk about with this one and here to help me do it I have Nicole Ackman, Dan Bayer, Casey Lee Clark, Lauren LaMagna and joining us as a guest for the first time ever, Sara Clements. Check out more on...

Duration:00:21:40

"Brittany Runs A Marathon"

8/27/2019
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For this week's second podcast review, Dan Bayer and myself discuss the delightful independent feel-good comedy "Brittany Runs A Marathon" starring Jillian Bell. Dan and I are both not runners but we must admit this film made us want to take up running around the streets of New York and maybe it will do the same for you as well. Tune in below to hear our thoughts. Check out more on NextBestPicture.com Please subscribe on... SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/nextbestpicturepodcast iTunes...

Duration:00:28:01

Episode 157 - Phase One Begins With Venice & Telluride & The "Marriage Story" Trailer

8/25/2019
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For Episode 157, Michael Schwartz, Casey Lee Clark, Cody Dericks, Dan Bayer & myself have come to the point you have all been waiting for...Phase One (The Fall Film Festivals). The 76th Venice Film Festival starts August 28th, Telluride begins on the 30th and we're off to the races from there with TIFF and NYFF following in the coming days afterward. We discuss where things stand now, where we think things are heading, what surprises are in store and we also discuss the trailers for some of...

Duration:01:28:04

"Ready Or Not"

8/24/2019
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For this week's main podcast review, Josh Parham, Dan Bayer and myself discuss the horror-comedy "Ready Or Not" starring Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O'Brien, Henry Czerny & Andie MacDowell. Filled with suspense, gore, humor and a demented premise, what did the NBP team think? Tune in below to find out. Check out more on NextBestPicture.com Please subscribe on... SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/nextbestpicturepodcast iTunes Podcasts -...

Duration:00:38:59

"Blinded By The Light"

8/22/2019
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For this week's second podcast review, I am joined by Casey Lee Clark & Josh Parham. The three of us review the Bruce Springsteen inspired indie musical coming-of-age story from "Bend It Like Beckham" director Gurinder Chadha titled "Blinded By The Light." Featuring a contagious positive vibe, family drama and of course, the music of the Boss, this tiny but delightful film is sure to make your heart sing. What did we all think of it? Tune in to find out. Check out more on NextBestPicture.com...

Duration:00:39:50

The Next Best Theatre Podcast: Episode 20 - "Sunday In The Park With George"

8/21/2019
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THIS IS A PREVIEW PODCAST. NOT THE FULL REVIEW. Please check out the full review on our Patreon Page by subscribing over at - https://www.patreon.com/NextBestPicture The entire Next Best Theatre team is back to look back on the Pulitzer and Tony Winning Musical "Sunday In The Park With George" by Stephen Sondheim. We take a look at the history of the show, what it means to us, individual songs and different revivals most recently with Jake Gyllenhaal playing the role of George. Joining me...

Duration:00:17:28

Episode 156 - Trailers For "Parasite," "A Hidden Life," "Little Women" And More!

8/18/2019
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For Episode 156, Michael Schwartz, Casey Lee Clark, Bianca Garner, Lauren LaMagna, Dan Bayer & myself talk from beginning to end about trailers. We have seven we are covering this week and they are: "Parasite," "Pain And Glory," "Portrait Of A Lady On Fire," "A Hidden Life," "Dolemite Is My Name," "Last Christmas" & "Little Women." We sprinkle in some fan questions, go over the polls and other talking points as well, as we get closer to the start of Venice/Telluride/Toronto. Check out more...

Duration:01:56:51

"Where'd You Go, Bernadette"

8/17/2019
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For this week's main podcast review, I am joined by Josh Williams & Danilo Castro and together we review the latest Richard Linklater film "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" starring Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig and a few others. Plagued by a long delayed release history, the film has finally made its way to theaters and is receiving mixed reviews. Where does the NBP team ultimately fall on it though? Tune in below to find out. Check out more on NextBestPicture.com Please subscribe...

Duration:00:36:27

"The Big Short"

8/15/2019
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THIS IS A PREVIEW PODCAST. NOT THE FULL REVIEW. Please check out the full review on our Patreon Page by subscribing over at - https://www.patreon.com/NextBestPicture Tackling the financial crisis of 2008 with an all-star cast which includes Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt, coupled with scathing humor and wit, McKay's urgent and messy film has polarized, entertained and educated audience. There's a lot to talk about with this one and here to help me do it I have...

Duration:00:18:53

"Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark"

8/13/2019
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For this week's second podcast review, I am joined by Josh Parham and together we review the popular children's horror book adaptation to the screen, "Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark." Executive produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by André Øvredal ("Trollhunter" & "The Autopsy Of Jane Doe"), the film embraces traditional scares, a creepy atmosphere and practical effects to create a horror movie for kids. What did we, as adults, think though? Tune in to find out. Check out more on...

Duration:00:36:14

Episode 155 - NYFF Main Slate, "Honey Boy" Trailer & The 2015 NBP Film Award Winners

8/11/2019
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For Episode 155, Michael Schwartz, Casey Lee Clark, Josh Parham, Tom O'Brien & myself talk about the main slate announcement for NYFF, the Midnight and Platform additions to TIFF, the controversy surrounding "The Hunt," the announcement of a new Academy President, the trailer for "Honey Boy," the poll results, our picks for the 2015 NBP Film Awards and more! Check out more on NextBestPicture.com Please subscribe on... SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/nextbestpicturepodcast iTunes Podcasts...

Duration:01:24:28

"The Kitchen"

8/10/2019
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For this week's main podcast review, I am joined by Josh Parham & Tom O'Brien and together we review the crime period film from the Academy Award nominated screenwriter of "Straight Outta Compton" titled "The Kitchen," starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss. What did the NBP Team think of this film? Tune in to find out. Check out more on NextBestPicture.com Please subscribe on... SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/nextbestpicturepodcast iTunes Podcasts -...

Duration:00:33:20

"Luce"

8/8/2019
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For this week's third podcast review, Casey Lee Clark, myself and guest filmmaker Oniffe White dive into the movie which still stands as personally, my favorite film of 2019: "Luce." Starring a knockout ensemble which includes Kelvin Harrison Jr., Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth and filled with more themes and thought-provoking questions than most movies, this riveting movie provided us with a thoughtful discussion for this week's review. Tune in below to find out what we thought....

Duration:01:00:42