Tuesday, November 28, 2023

The Next Best Picture Podcast – “Drive My Car”

By Matt Neglia 

Drive My Car” had its world premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, winning the Best Screenplay prize. Then it went on to play at various other festivals before making history as the first Japanese film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. With wins from the New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and National Society Of Film Critics for Best Film, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s nearly three-hour-long meditation on grief, regret, and artistic expression is one of the best-reviewed films of the year, also securing Oscar nominations for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best International Feature Film. Josh Parham, ​Dan BayerTom O’Brien & guest Jonathan Fujii aka. “The Film Drunk,” joined me to discuss the film’s themes, characters, filmmaking style, and more. If you have not yet seen the film, you can stream it currently on HBO Max. We highly recommend you do so before listening to our spoiler-filled review. Once you do, please come back, take a listen down below and enjoy!

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Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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