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  • The Next Best Picture Podcast – Interview With “Irena’s Vow” Actress Sophie Nélisse

    The Next Best Picture Podcast – Interview With “Irena’s Vow” Actress Sophie Nélisse

    “Irena’s Vow” had its world premiere at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival, where it received positive reviews for Sophie Nélisse’s performance as Irena Gut Opdyke, a Polish nurse who helped to shelter and protect Jewish people during the Holocaust by hiding them in the cellar of the home where she was employed as a…


  • “IRENA’S VOW”

    “IRENA’S VOW”

    THE STORY – Caught in a German roundup to be used as a slave labourer, Polish nurse Irena Gut becomes a German army major’s housekeeper during World War II. Irena risks her life to conceal a dozen Jews within the major’s home. THE CAST – Sophie Nélisse, Dougray Scott, Andrzej Seweryn, Eliza Rycembel, Maciej Nawrocki, Aleksandar…


  • What “Civil War’s” Success May Mean For The Future Of A24

    What “Civil War’s” Success May Mean For The Future Of A24

    In a particular context, there should be no doubt that A24 is a mainstream studio now. After all, it has won two Best Picture Oscars since 2016, won almost every single major Oscar in 2022, and got two Best Picture nominations in the same year for the first time in 2023. However, its record-setting $25…


  • The Top 10 Awards Season Contenders Teased At CinemaCon 2024

    The Top 10 Awards Season Contenders Teased At CinemaCon 2024

    Every year, CinemaCon studio presentations skew toward the blockbusters. It makes sense, of course. As the convention for the National Association of Theatre Owners, these attendees want to see the product that will drive steady attendance to their theaters. Plenty has been written about the disparity between box office returns and Academy Award nominees over…


  • The 2023 Writers Guild Of America (WGA) Winners

    The 2023 Writers Guild Of America (WGA) Winners

    The Writers Guild Of America (WGA) has finally announced their winners representing the best in screenwriting for 2023, thus concluding the 2023-2024 awards season. Here are this year’s film and television winners… SCREENPLAY NOMINEES ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY “Air,” Written by Alex Convery; Amazon MGM Studios “Barbie,” Written by Greta Gerwig & Noah Baumbach; Warner Bros. Pictures…


  • The Next Best Picture Podcast: Episode 388 – Reactions To The 2024 Cannes Film Festival Lineup, “Joker: Folie à Deux,” “MaXXXine” & “Speak No Evil” Trailers

    The Next Best Picture Podcast: Episode 388 – Reactions To The 2024 Cannes Film Festival Lineup, “Joker: Folie à Deux,” “MaXXXine” & “Speak No Evil” Trailers

    For Episode 388, I am joined by Josh Parham. In this week’s episode, we react to the 2024 Cannes Film Festival lineup (which we’ll attend in person next month). We also go over the polls, give our reactions to the trailers for “Joker: Folie à Deux,” “MaXXXine,” and “Speak No Evil,” answer your fan-submitted questions and…


  • The Next Best Picture Podcast – “Civil War”

    The Next Best Picture Podcast – “Civil War”

    For this week’s main podcast review, I am joined by Josh Parham & Tom O’Brien. Today, we are reviewing the latest film from Alex Garland, “Civil War,” starring Kirsten Dunst, Cailee Spaeny, Wagner Moura, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Nick Offerman, Sonoya Mizuno & Jesse Plemons. The biggest A24 production to date and released during an election year, the provocative…


  • “IN FLAMES”

    “IN FLAMES”

    THE STORY – After the death of the family patriarch, a mother and daughter’s precarious existence is ripped apart. They must find strength in each other to survive the malevolent forces that threaten to engulf them. THE CAST – Ramesha Nawal, Bakhtawar Mazhar Omar & Javaid THE TEAM – Zarrar Kahn (Director/Writer) THE RUNNING TIME –…