Feb. 5, 2022

Road to the Oscars - S3 EP1 - Best Picture with Max Joseph - Can Steven Spielberg win for West Side Story or will The Power of the Dog win?

Road to the Oscars - S3 EP1 - Best Picture with Max Joseph - Can Steven Spielberg win for West Side Story or will The Power of the Dog win?

Best Picture with Max Joseph

Join David Long and special guest Max Joseph as they break down the Best Picture race in all its glory. They discuss the Producers Guild Of America ten as well as a variety of films on the outside looking in, including the likes of Spider-Man: No Way Home, House Of Gucci and No Time To Die. In total 13 films get analysed and discussed for the ten places available for Best Picture. As well as the films potential Oscars chances both David and Max dive into each film’s performance so far this awards season at the major precursors. They discuss and mention the nominations at the Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards and many others including American Film Institute top 10 and National Board of Review. They conclude the episode by analysing the so called big three; The Power Of The Dog, West Side Story and Belfast before predicting what they think will win Best Picture at the 94th Academy Awards. 

Being The Ricardos:

Being The Ricardos follows Lucy and Desi as they face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage.

The Tragedy of Macbeth: 

A Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland, and his ambitious wife supports him in his plans of seizing power.

Tick, Tick…BOOM!

On the cusp of his 30th birthday, a promising young theatre composer navigates love, friendship and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City.

Don’t Look Up:

Two low-level astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.


As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music… by wanting to go to Berklee College of Music and her fear of abandoning her parents.

Nightmare Alley:

An ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.


Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.

King Richard:

A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams.

Drive My car: 

Yusuke Kafuku is a stage actor and director happily married to his playwright wife. Then one day she disappears. 

Licorice Pizza:

The story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and going through the treacherous navigation of first love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973.


A young boy and his working-class family experience the tumultuous late 1960s in Belfast.

West Side Story: 

An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.

Directed by Steven Spielberg

The Power of The Dog: 

Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.

Max Joseph is first and foremost a film lover. He is also an Oscars expert and has his own YouTube channel at Max Joseph Film Person. He supports the Cleveland Browns. 


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