Episode notes

With one extremely emotive stroke of the metaphorical podcast baton, we complete the magnum opus that is Best Picture Oscar Nominees 2023!  Is Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein too big to fit on the small screens at Netflix? Find out in our MAESTRO discussion, for which we’re joined by Vanity Fair‘s chief critic, Richard Lawson. Then, a fun movie quiz about composer biopics (well, it’s fun for some of us!).

What’s Good
Alonso – Tracy Chapman & Luke Combs singing Fast Car at the Grammys
Drea – Tracy Chapman singing Stand By Me on Letterman
Richard – Australian Survivor
Ify – Levels Nigerian Cuisine in St. Louis


  1. America Ferrera Sets Her Directorial Debut
  2. Universal Studios Florida Reveals More Plans for “Epic Universe” Theme Park
  3. Pedro Almodovar’s Next Film Will Be His First English Language Feature

Staff Picks
Drea – Amélie
Alonso – Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould
Richard – Death Trap
Ify – The Hangover

In this episode...


  • Richard Lawson

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A movie podcast that isn’t just a bunch of straight white dudes. Comedian Ify Nwadiwe is joined by film producer Drea Clark and film critic Alonso Duralde for a fast, funny, flight through film. Maximum Film! is news, reviews and in-depth insight, beamed directly into your ears every week.

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