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71 minutes | Jan 27, 2022
The 2022 Movie Preview Special
Nick and Sophia are back with their 2022 Movie Preview, counting down a number of new releases that are scheduled to come out this year! First, they share some releases that were delayed from 2021 (1:27) and a couple of Sundance hopefuls that already have release dates (10:30). Then, find out if ‘Scream’ (2022) is one of their favorite scary movies in their first spoiler-free review of the year (16:47). Finally, they reveal which movies they think could be box office hits (21:54), what’s next on A24’s slate (45:25), and which films they think could be potential awards players (50:57).Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @oscarwildpodFollow Nick @sauerkraut27Follow Sophia @sophia_cimMusic: “The Greatest Adventure” by Jonathan Adamich
54 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
Joel Coen’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’
Something wicked this way comes with Sophia and Nick’s review of Joel Coen’s recently released ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth.’ By going category by category, they break down each of the film’s elements, from Kathryn Hunter’s transformation as a fowl witch to Bruno Delbonnel’s geometric and expressionist cinematography, and discuss its awards potential. Check out the movie on Apple TV+ and in theaters now! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @oscarwildpodFollow Sophia @sophia_cimFollow Nick @sauerkraut27Music: “The Greatest Adventure” by Jonathan AdamichApple TV+ “Making ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’”: https://youtu.be/qshtrQIpTdI Rolling Stone Interview with Kathryn Hunter: https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-features/macbeth-kathryn-hunter-interview-1277928/amp/
53 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
Awards Season Check-In: Golden Globes, BAFTA Longlists, and SAG Nominations (ft. Bennett Prosser)
It has been another busy week full of awards season updates that could very well influence the Oscar nominations being announced in only 25 days. Did the subdued Golden Globes Twitter release capture enough widespread attention? What were some searing snubs and exciting surprises from the BAFTA long lists? (19:27) Which actors and ensemble will prevail among the Screen Actors Guild nominations? (27:23) Follow Bennett Prosser @bennettprosserFollow us on Twitter and Instagram @oscarwildpodFollow Sophia @sophia_cimFollow Nick @sauerkraut27Music: “The Greatest Adventure” by Jonathan Adamich
64 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
Our Top Five Paul Thomas Anderson Movies (ft. Ryan McQuade)
Nick, Sophia, and Ryan McQuade are back for part two of their discussion on The Master himself, Paul Thomas Anderson, and why they consider him one of the most unique, daring, and necessary directors of all time. Then, they answer some listener-submitted questions (18:13) and each share their five favorite PTA films (31:26).Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @oscarwildpodFollow Ryan McQuade @ryanmcquade77Follow Nick @sauerkraut27Follow Sophia @sophia_cimMusic: “The Greatest Adventure” by Jonathan Adamich
101 minutes | Jan 6, 2022
Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Licorice Pizza' (ft. Ryan McQuade)
In this first half of a celebration of all things Paul Thomas Anderson, Sophia and Nick are joined by guest Ryan McQuade of InSession Film’s Chasing The Gold to dissect the director’s latest movie, ‘Licorice Pizza.’ Listen for their favorite moments from the film including performances from first-time leads and supporting celebrities alike, dangerous stunts, groovy needle drops, and an endless number of catchy one liners. What do they think about its Oscar potential? Stick around to find out (1:19:44).Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @oscarwildpodFollow Ryan McQuade @ryanmcquade77Follow Sophia @sophia_cimFollow Nick @sauerkraut27Music: “The Greatest Adventure” by Jonathan Adamich
56 minutes | Dec 30, 2021
Our Top 5 Movies of 2021
Join Nick and Sophia for their last episode of 2021 with a year end wrap-up! First, they share their Letterboxd Wrapped stats and a Top 5 movie countdown including some honorable mentions. Then, you won’t want to miss out on superlative awards including our annual Top 5 Hottest Characters list (32:57).Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @oscarwildpodFollow Sophia @sophia_cimFollow Nick @sauerkraut27Music: “The Greatest Adventure” by Jonathan Adamich
60 minutes | Dec 24, 2021
'It's A Wonderful Life' at 75
It’s Christmas Eve and that means it’s time to celebrate George Bailey’s most memorable day— and the 75th anniversary of “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Sophia and Nick are joined by The Christmas Queen, Isabel Ciminello, to talk about why this movie is so special to them, their favorite sequences, and production fun facts. Stay tuned for a special mini-game with guessing Hallmark-ified descriptions of Oscar-nominated movies with holiday scenes (55:09). Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @oscarwildpodFollow Sophia @sophia_cimFollow Nick @sauerkraut27Music: “The Greatest Adventure” by Jonathan Adamich
62 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
The Oscars Shortlists and An Awards Season Update (ft. Bennett Prosser)
Nick and Sophia welcome back Bennett Prosser for an update on the state of this awards season with multiple recent exciting announcements. First, they debate how or if The G*lden Gl*bes and Critics Choice nominations may influence or track how other voting bodies feel about movies this year. Then, listen as they break down the recently announced Oscars shortlists, including all of the surprises, snubs, and insight it may give to predicting other categories (21:03).Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @oscarwildpodFollow Nick @sauerkraut27Follow Sophia @sophia_cimMusic: “The Greatest Adventure” by Jonathan Adamich
110 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
60 Years of 'West Side Story' (ft. Connor and Dylan MacDowell)
Tonight, tonight…we’re joined by Connor and Dylan MacDowell of the DRAMA podcast to chat about all things West Side Story! First, we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the classic movie musical that took home 10 Oscars, including Best Picture.Then, the twins join us for an Oscar Wild classic, Smash or Pass. This time with men from some of our favorite movie musicals! Plenty of shade and tea to spill (41:53).Finally, we review Steven Spielberg’s brand new adaptation. Does it live up to the original? We discuss that, Rachel Zegler’s “A Star is Born” moment, Rita Moreno, Oscar potential, and more (56:40).Follow DRAMA. on Twitter and Instagram at @TheDramaPodcastFollow Connor MacDowell on Twitter and Instagram @ConnorMacDowellFollow Dylan MacDowell on Twitter and Instagram @DylanMacDowellFollow Oscar Wild on Twitter and Instagram @oscarwildpodFollow Nick on Twitter @sauerkraut27Follow Sophia on Twitter @sophia_cimMusic: “The Greatest Adventure” by Jonathan Adamich
42 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
Thanksgiving Release Round-Up: 'Encanto,' 'House of Gucci,' 'The Humans,' & 'tick, tick…BOOM!'
It's time to ring in the holiday season with plenty of movies for every audience and Nick and Sophia are back to discuss four of them with their reactions and Oscar potential: Encanto (1:31), House of Gucci (11:11), The Humans (26:00), and tick, tick…BOOM! (33:12). Which of this group was your favorite and what film from the last few weeks of 2021 are you looking forward to most? Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @oscarwildpodFollow Nick on Twitter @sauerkraut27Follow Sophia on Twitter @sophia_cimMusic: “The Greatest Adventure” by Jonathan Adamich
110 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
Oscar Rewind: The 1971 Oscars (ft. Brian Rowe)
For their latest Oscar Rewind, Nick and Sophia are joined by Brian Rowe of the Film at Fifty podcast to celebrate the semicentennial of the 44th Academy Awards. They each choose a film to discuss from among the nominees- ‘The Last Picture Show’ (4:39), ‘Klute’ (34:21), and ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’ (58:24)- before discussing the year's Best Picture and Best Director winner, ‘The French Connection’ (1:22:31). Listen as they break down highlights, reactions, and fun facts about each film and ask if they were under-appreciated at the Oscars or rightly deserved their praise.Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @oscarwildpodMusic: “The Greatest Adventure” by Jonathan Adamich
75 minutes | Nov 26, 2021
Two by Jane Campion: 'The Piano' and 'The Power of the Dog'
On this week’s episode, Sophia and Nick celebrate the work of Jane Campion. First up, they share their thoughts on the beguiling film that brought her Oscar success, The Piano (2:30). Then they discuss one of the best movies of the year so far, The Power of the Dog (16:36). Finally, they go into a spoiler-filled breakdown of the ending (1:01:18). The Power of the Dog is in select theaters now and on Netflix December 1st.Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @oscarwildpodFollow Sophia on Twitter @sophia_cimFollow Nick on Twitter @sauerkraut27Music: “The Greatest Adventure” by Jonathan AdamichThe Power of the Dog - Official Teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELvKuuXdfCU&ab_channel=Netflix
71 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
'Belfast' & 'King Richard'
Listen in as Nick and Sophia discuss two nomination shoo-ins for Best Picture: "Belfast" (1:56) and "King Richard" (41:45). After sharing general reactions to each film, they break down awards potential by category and provide some exciting Oscar stats.Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @oscarwildpodMusic: “The Greatest Adventure” by Jonathan Adamich
79 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
Oscar Rewind: 'Terms of Endearment' & 'Amadeus'
Oscar stats are plentiful but the one where 'Terms of Endearment' and 'Amadeus' won back to back Best Picture and Director awards (among many others) and are the last films to have two lead acting nominees with one of them winning, debunking the split vote myth, may be the coolest. After breaking down the times this happened in Oscar history (1:54), Sophia and Nick get emotional with 'Terms of Endearment' (10:16), asking if The Academy got it right choosing Shirley MacLaine over Debra Winger. Then onto 'Amadeus,' an electric opus showcasing F. Murray Abraham and Tom Hulce as master composers consumed by their craft (44:49). Listen for lots of fun trivia, scene discussions, and who they would recast in these lead roles if the films were made today! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @oscarwildpodMusic: “The Greatest Adventure” by Jonathan Adamich
58 minutes | Nov 4, 2021
Our Updated Oscar Predictions in Above- and Below-The-Line Categories
With 143 days left until next year’s Oscars, it’s never too early to discuss awards potential. Sophia and Nick are here to share all of their Oscar predictions except for the short film categories. Will any movies sweep in technicals? Will acting or screenplay foresee the Best Picture winner? Which 10 films will be named Best Picture nominees? Stay tuned to find out this and much much more. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @oscarwildpodMusic: “The Greatest Adventure” by Jonathan Adamich
89 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
October Release Round-Up: 'Titane', 'No Time to Die', 'Mass', 'The Last Duel', 'Halloween Kills', and 'The French Dispatch'
Popcorn may now make up a substantial percentage of Sophia and Nick’s bodies after getting through a packed month of new movie releases. There is truly something for everyone and they are here to break down six movies, sharing their reactions and discussing Oscar potential. Check out: Titane (1:56), No Time To Die (17:11), Mass (30:39), The Last Duel (42:45), Halloween Kills (56:36), and The French Dispatch (1:11:01).Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @oscarwildpodFollow Sophia on Twitter @sophia_cimFollow Nick on Twitter @sauerkraut27Music: “The Greatest Adventure” by Jonathan Adamich
89 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
Put on your stillsuits and activate your body shields because it’s time to talk about Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated and spice-filled adaptation of “Dune.” To commemorate this (soon to be) two-part epic, Nick and Sophia begin by giving a full breakdown of their journey to Arrakis and some background info of the production. Then, what better way to highlight the huge cast than by playing “Smash or Pass,” an unhinged mini-game where they, well...you better listen to find out (34:28). Finally, in Part Two, they channel their Bene Gesserit abilities to predict the film’s Oscar potential and debate how strong of an awards season contender it could be (49:21).Dune: Official Main TrailerFollow us on Twitter and Instagram @oscarwildpodMusic: “The Greatest Adventure” by Jonathan Adamich
75 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
A Spooky Oscar Rewind: 'The Exorcist' & 'Carrie'
It's time to discuss two formative and unique Oscar-nominated horror movies from the 1970's. Starting with the first ever horror Best Picture nominee, Nick and Sophia follow Fathers Karras and Merrin in compelling demons in The Exorcist (1:20). Next, in the first ever adaptation of a Stephen King novel- and his first, too- lives another transformation of a tortured yet spiritually gifted female, "Carrie" (45:35). Which director considered an actor's performance so terrifying he didn't hire them back while multiple actors from the other film thought they were in a comedy? How were Friedkin and De Palma both obsessed with Hitchcock? Find out these answers and plenty more on this episode! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @oscarwildpodMusic: “The Greatest Adventure” by Jonathan Adamich
81 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Celebrating Hitchcocktober with 'Rebecca,' 'Rear Window,' & 'Psycho'
Happy Hitchcocktober! Sophia and Nick are celebrating by discussing why they think he’s one of the most daring and legendary directors of all time and diving into three of his best movies that also happened to earn him nominations for Best Director. First, they dream of returning to Manderley again by discussing ghost stories, gothic horror, and toxic romance in Hitchcock’s only Best Picture winner, Rebecca (12:10). Then, they look into one of his most gripping psychological thrillers in the voyeuristic Rear Window (33:31). Finally, they check in to the Bates Motel and chat about the iconic horror film that launched a thousand slashers, Psycho (50:11). Stay tuned for Twitter poll results and recommendations of other fun Hitchcock films and modern movies they think would make for great double features with these three.Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @oscarwildpodMusic: “The Greatest Adventure” by Jonathan Adamich
77 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
A Fall Festival Recap and September Release Round-up (Malignant, Blue Bayou, Cry Macho, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, and Dear Evan Hansen)
Summer may have come and passed but there’s no need to wake Nick and Sophia up as September ends because they’ve been diligently watching movies and are ready to discuss five releases from the past month. Firstly, find out which movies are solidifying themselves in the Oscar race due to positive reviews from recent film festivals, including Venice, Telluride, Toronto, and New York, and which new trailers of some of their most anticipated films they’re most excited about (1:21).Then, onto Malignant, James Wan’s latest spooky adventure (27:32), Blue Bayou (31:36), Clint Eastwood’s new flick, Cry Macho (38:46), The Eyes of Tammy Faye (49:53) which showcases Jessica Chastain’s televangelist transformation, and the Toby-winning stage-to-screen adaptation, Dear Evan Hansen (1:03:37). Tune in to find out about Oscar potential for these movies and come back in October to hear about some other new releases!Michael’s Telluride Film Blog:https://michaelstelluridefilm.blogspot.com/2021/09/the-composite-telluride-belfast-wins-in.htmlFollow us on Twitter and Instagram @oscarwildpodMusic: “The Greatest Adventure” by Jonathan Adamich
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