Best Film Ever
Best Film Ever
Movie Podcast
Your soon-to-be new favourite transatlantic film review podcast, trawling through the blockbusters and critical darlings in search of the best film ever.
Episode 49-  Catch Me If You Can (w/ Alex from Main St. Finance)
Knock Knock - Who's There? - It's no joke that we're giving 2002's "Catch Me If You Can" the BFE treatment this week as we're heading all over North America hitching a ride in the JumpSeat.  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, Ellie, and Georgia - as we're joined by Alex from Main St Finance.  We hope you concur that it's a fun 49th episode as we discuss:The 22 year journey this film underwent from development to screenSome of the initial cast and how this film would look very different if they had made the cutWe have some disagreements about the quality of the film theme and title sequenceWe try to guess which of the actors/actresses were nominated for their performanceIs Tom Hanks icky?  Really?We go off on some diatribes about writing cheques, WalMart, and return addresses on mailIs this film pretty terrible to its female characters?We discuss whether Frank Jr is a little too into watching his parents be romantic with each otherWhether or not Catch Me If You Can is the Best Film Ever
Jan 18
2 hr 32 min
See It Or Skip It? - TENET
FIRST 34 MINUTES are a spoiler-free review with our See It/Skip It verdictAFTER 34 MINUTES full spoiler reviewIt's a BOYS NIGHT as Ian, Liam, and Ethan are holding their heads and trying to articulate exactly what happened in TENET. What did we think about it?  What parts worked?  What parts didn't?  How do you pronounce the blasted word properly?  Is this Nolan at his best or Nolan at his Nolanist? What does this newest entry do for his legacy?  We answer all these questions and more in our "See It or Skip It" review of TENET. and then we tell you whether you should SEE IT or SKIP IT.
Jan 14
1 hr 5 min
Episode 48 - Angels With Dirty Faces
"What do you do? What do you say?" - We're going all the way back to 1938 for this year's selection as Liam brings Angels With Dirty Faces to the table. This week we're headed to Hell's Kitchen and learning about two boys, one who ran just a bit faster than the other and the impact it had on our lives.  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, Ellie, and Georgia.  It's a debatably yellow 48th episode as we discuss:Which of these classic actors made the best impression on usSome great stories about the Dead End Kids and a run in with James CagneyWhether or not all the principal players in this film are necessaryWhat's the likelihood these kids can read these newspapers in order to give so much exposition to the audienceHow important are the secondary characters in this film?There's an all-time argument about whether something occurred or notWhich Hollywood legend left an extremely underwhelming impact on usA crazy story about special effects in Hollywood in the 1930sWhat do we make of the ending.  Was Cagney actually cowardly in the end?Is this the greatest last 10 minutes in cinematic history?Whether or not Angels With Dirty Faces is the Best Film Ever
Jan 11
1 hr 59 min
Reel Roundtable #7 - 2020: The Resties
Merry New Year!  Another bonus episode for your listening enjoyment as we bring you another Reel Roundtable discussion.  Ellie, Georgia, Ian, and Liam look back on the films they've reviewed in 2020 and have some less prestigious awards to hand out this week in the form of The Resties.  We all tried to stay friends as we debate the worst that we saw in 2020.  Just because the films are rated highly doesn't mean they're everyone's cup of tea.  (A full list of award categories and eligible films are located at the bottom of these notes)Plus, there's a few from the blooper reel as we point out some of our own 'Worst of' moments from the past calendar year. If you have any ideas about future actors/actresses or topics for future roundtables, we’d love to hear from you.  Hit us up at @BestFilmEverPod on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.   AWARDSWorst ScriptWorst Special EffectsWorst ScoreWorst SongWorst MusicalWorst Costume DesignWorst Set DesignWorst VillainWorst PlotholeWorst CinematographyWorst DuoMost UnlikeableWorst ChildWorst Context Corner MomentWorst First WatchBiggest Fall From GraceMost Unnecessarily Sexualised MomentWorst Aged MomentMost OverhypedWorst Supporting ActorWorst Supporting ActressWorst ActorWorst ActresssWorst Film ELIGIBLE FILMSBack To The FutureAmelieIn BrugesThe Dark KnightJokerThe Theory of EverythingThe Princess BrideMoulin RougeStar Wars - A New HopeChicagoSome Like It HotGladiatorDie Hard With A VengeanceThe Breakfast ClubFight ClubDays of ThunderApollo 13Grand Budapest HotelThe CrowCluelessToy Story (Crossover)Dangerous Minds (with Debbie)The Girl With The Dragon TattooSpeed (with Ethan)The Usual SuspectsBill & Ted's Excellent AdventureBraveheartIron ManThe Hitman's BodyguardSe7enRockyBridget Jones' DiaryA League of Their OwnThe Muppet MovieGoodfellasScream (Halloween Special)The American PresidentSpider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseGoldeneyePirates of the CaribbeanPretty WomanCoralineTrading PlacesHome AloneThe Muppet Christmas CarolBabe
Jan 7
1 hr 38 min
Episode 47 - Wonder Woman
"We're headed to the front. We're probably going to die. This is a terrible idea!" - Is this a quote from the movie or one of the panellists after watching this film? This week we're headed back to WWI for the shining jewel in the DCEU's tarnished crown in Wonder Woman. Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, Ellie, and Georgia as we go to war with a God in our 47th episode as we discuss:Patty Jenkins past with Marvel before jumping to DCThe difference between being a movie star and a good actorSexualisation, Objectification, and who speaks on behalf of a demographicHow important is representation in a film?  Does it cover all manner of sins?How important are the secondary characters in this film?Is David Thewlis capable of being threateningShould Robin Wright just give up on doing other accents?Is Diana's ultimate reveal some of the laziest writing in a film we've seen to this point?What do we expect from a Comic Book movie?  Did Iron Man ruin everything?Is there a stupider name for a weapon than 'god-killer'?Whether or not Wonder Woman is the Best Film Ever
Jan 4
2 hr 8 min
Reel Roundtable #6 - 2020: The Besties
Happy New Year!  Another bonus episode for your listening enjoyment as we bring you another Reel Roundtable discussion.  Ellie, Georgia, Ian, and Liam look back on the films they've reviewed in 2020 and have some awards to hand out in the form of The Besties.  Comments, banter, and flat out arguments can be found as we debate the best that we saw in 2020 (A full list of award categories and eligible films are located at the bottom of these notes)If you have any ideas about future actors/actresses or topics for future roundtables, we’d love to hear from you.  Hit us up at @BestFilmEverPod on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.   Award CategoriesBest ScriptBest Special EffectsBest Costume DesignBest Set DesignBest CinematographyBest Context Corner HighlightBest DuoBest VillainBest Plot Twist (no spoilers)Best Animated FilmBest MusicalBest ScoreBest SongBest SoundtrackBest TearjerkerFunniest MovieBest Rant/Quote by a BFE panellistMichelle Pfeiffer Memorial AwardRyan Reynolds Memorial AwardEpisode of the YearBest First WatchMost Improved Viewing ExperienceBest Supporting ActorBest Supporting ActressBest ActorBest ActressBest Film ELIGIBLE FILMSBack To The FutureAmelieIn BrugesThe Dark KnightJokerThe Theory of EverythingThe Princess BrideMoulin RougeStar Wars - A New HopeChicagoSome Like It HotGladiatorDie Hard With A VengeanceThe Breakfast ClubFight ClubDays of ThunderApollo 13Grand Budapest HotelThe CrowCluelessToy Story (Crossover)Dangerous Minds (with Debbie)The Girl With The Dragon TattooSpeed (with Ethan)The Usual SuspectsBill & Ted's Excellent AdventureBraveheartIron ManThe Hitman's BodyguardSe7enRockyBridget Jones' DiaryA League of Their OwnThe Muppet MovieGoodfellasScream (Halloween Special)The American PresidentSpider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseGoldeneyePirates of the CaribbeanPretty WomanCoralineTrading PlacesBest Christmas FilmsHome AloneThe Muppet Christmas CarolBabe
Dec 31, 2020
1 hr 36 min
Episode 46 - Babe
If I had words to make a day for you - that certainly sounds like the prayer of the podcaster.  This week we're headed to Hoggett farm for a healthy dose of charm, heart, and optimism to bring 2020 to a close. Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, Ellie, and Georgia as we put a bow on the prize-winning Australian export, Babe. It's a carnage-free post-Christmas 46th episode as we discussHow many words did James Cromwell have to memorise to play the part of Famer HoggettIan talks about missing the forest for the trees sometimesSome of the panel discover a surprising link between Babe and Shrek that they hadn't consideredWe talk about the Jim Henson link to this filmIs this the best film with talking animals that Hollywood has ever made?There's some confusion about both the time and place of the setting of Babe.  There's a lot of inconsistencies.We dissect what exactly is going on with that dancing scene between Farmer Doggett and BabeThere's some great discussion about cinematography in a film that absolutely could have mailed it inIan has some thoughts about how hard it is to convey a feeling of absolute warmth to an audience in a post Nirvana worldWhether or not Babe is the Best Film Ever
Dec 28, 2020
1 hr 43 min
Episode 45 - The Muppet Christmas Carol (Christmas Party with Talking The Mickey & Friends)
Tis the season to be jolly and joyous!  Fa la la!.  Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of redemption and the Christmas Spirit never looked or sounded as fun, as charming, and dare I say, as Christmassey as it does in Jim Henson Productions’ The Muppet Christmas Carol.  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, Ellie, and Georgia – along with Talking The Mickey’s Ethan - as we conclude our trilogy of Christmas Themed reviews with this the film that we declared to be the best Christmas film of all time in our most recent Reel Roundtable episode. There is no ignorance or want in our 45th review as we discussThe big shoes that the director and some of the voice cast had to fill after the death of Muppets creator, Jim HensonMichael Caine's perspective on how he played the characterWhich muppets were originally supposed to portray the three Christmas spiritsIf there a better Muppets pun than FozziwigHow is it possible that a bunch of puppets present death to children in a manner better than many other writers or actors should envyHow exactly did Brian Henson & company pull off some truly magical Muppet moments on screenWe discuss the changes made to Charles Dickens' story by Henson and those made by Disney and if they did the film a disserviceWe get into a debate on loneliness that we ask for your viewpoint onWhether it's fair or not to compare Muppet adaptations such as this to Original Muppet scriptsWe hear from many friends of the podcast as they send in their Christmas messagesWhether or not The Muppet Christmas Carol is the Best Film Ever
Dec 23, 2020
2 hr 26 min
Episode 44 - Home Alone (Crossover w/ Talking The Mickey)
I made my family disappear.  This week we tackle the John Hughes holiday classic, Home Alone on its 30th anniversary. Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, Ellie, and Georgia – along with Talking The Mickey’s Ethan - as continue our trilogy of Christmas Themed reviews with this the film that Ellie declared to be the best Christmas film of all time in our most recent Reel Roundtable episode. We hope you don’t give up and that you’re thirsty for more in our 44th review as we discussHow this film ended up jumping from Warner Brothers to 20th Century FoxThe many safety precautions that were in place to protect Macauley Culkin, and the one injury he did receiveWhat significant character was missing from the first draft of the screenplayChristopher Columbus said that forgetting Kevin was free of plotholes. Ian begs to differ.Which actor apologised to Chris Columbus on the first day of shooting Home Alone 2 for mailing it in on the originalWhich actor adlibbed the entirety of their linesDid you know there’s a swear word that made it into this film? We’ll tell you where it isIs there a less believable bully than Buzz?Ian’s done some research on flight times from Chicago to Paris and how the film defies the laws of time and space (literally)Once again, we ask: Is suicide ever funny?We ask if there’s any likeable characters in this filmWhether or not Home Alone is the Best Film Ever
Dec 21, 2020
2 hr 15 min
Reel Roundtable #5 - Best Christmas Movies
Another bonus episode as we bring you another Reel Roundtable discussion for your listening enjoyment.  Ellie, Ethan, Georgia, Ian, and Liam visit Christmastown and are back to talk about their favourites from today and the land of nostalgia  Comments, banter, and flat out disagreements can be found as we discuss the movies of the Holiday Season before revealing our audience Top Ten list followed by the definitive BFE Top Ten List.If you have any ideas about future actors/actresses or topics for future roundtables, we’d love to hear from you.  Hit us up at @BestFilmEverPod on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Dec 17, 2020
1 hr 10 min
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