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The Quest for the Bestest

What is the BEST Best Picture Winner of all time? Every week the Back Log Boys try to tackle that question with a randomized watch order. At the end of each episode the spin wheel decides what film is up for review next. As the ranking grows, how will the Boys decide what goes where? Join Timo, Tucker, Tanner and Abram as they embark on The Quest for the Bestest!New Episodes on Mondays

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Episode 32: An American in Paris (1951)

Join the Back Log Boys in a love-filled jaunt around the musical streets of Paris! (or the MGM lot) Gene Kelly promises to dance his way into painting success and love just as Timo, Tucker, Tanner and Abram will use their voices to find that elusive romance. There's certainly some discussion to be had about this film and we're going to cover it all. Stick around until the end to find out what the gods of random chance bring up next! You can find more of our content on YouTube and Twitter. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

37mins

7 Jun 2021

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Episode 31.5: All of the Lord of the Rings

We couldn't just stop at one episode for this lengthy series, so enjoy this extra bit of discussion about not just Return of the King, but also Fellowship and Two Towers! You can find more of our content on YouTube and Twitter.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

42mins

1 Jun 2021

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Episode 31: The Lord of the Rings Return of the King (2003)

One Podcast to rule them all, One Podcast to find them, One Podcast to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them. Cast Quest for the Bestest into the fire from whence it came! Tuuuuuckkkkeeerrrrr!!! Oh yeah, we're talking about Peter Jackson's masterpiece, Return of the King. It's one of Timo's favorite movies and might just make its way near the top of the list! Check out our discussion of the other two Lord of the Rings films on the Back Log Banter YouTube Channel. You can find more of our content on YouTube and Twitter.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

48mins

31 May 2021

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Episode 30: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Have we all gone insane? Do we need to relocate BLB headquarters to a mental institution? Or is it just the corrupting influence of one R. P. McMurphy on our little brains? Find out as we talk about the Best Picture winning adaptation of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest! Due to some scheduling monkey business the spin was predetermined from last week: It's time for the King to Return! You can find more of our content on YouTube and Twitter.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

37mins

26 May 2021

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Episode 29: Dances With Wolves (1990)

With old Two-Socks as our friend and guide, we venture forth into the South Dakota prairie to establish a forward Back Log Banter post... or something like that. We're talking about Dances With Wolves, directed and starring Kevin Costner, who pretty much plays a wooden board. But is there more to this movie than one leading man's performance? Find out as the Back Log Boys hunt bison, learn Lakota, and discuss this film. You can find more of our content on YouTube and Twitter. (p.s. If you're confused about what film we're watching next week, it's One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest. Return of the King will come the episode after.)--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

51mins

17 May 2021

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Episode 28: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Timo is off on special assignment this week so the remaining 3 Back Log Boys are picking up the slack by embodying each of the 3 main characters of The Best Years of Our Lives. Or not. Whatever it is, all your favorite Quest rituals are still present even if their form a little altered for this episode!  You can find more of our content on YouTube and Twitter!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

35mins

10 May 2021

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Episode 27: Nomadland Post Oscars

The Oscars are over and the Academy has chosen a winner! Chloe Zhao's Nomadland took home the big award and we're here to rank it on the list of all best pictures we've seen so far! Where will the newest film on the list end up? And what will the return of THE RANDOM SPIN WHEEL mean for Quest for the Bestest? You can find more of our Content on YouTube and Twitter.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

23mins

3 May 2021

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2021 Nominee: Nomadland (2020)

Having saved the clear frontrunner for last, it's time to talk about Chloe Zhao's Nomadland! Will the Back Log Boys agree with the critics audience at large? Or will some great, and yet unknown, facet of filmmaking erect a roadblock for naming this film the best of the year?  You can find more of our content (including predictions for the other categories) on YouTube and Twitter!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

44mins

23 Apr 2021

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2021 Nominee: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

Will the Back Log Boys be held in Contempt of Quest for this episode? Or will their message be heard? Whatever happens, hopefully they talk about Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7 at some point. After this episode, only one more film to go before the big ceremony! You can find more of our content on YouTube and Twitter.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

44mins

21 Apr 2021

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2021 Nominee: Promising Young Woman (2020)

With just a little bit left to go before the big ceremony, the Back Log Boys try to tackle perhaps their most divisive film yet! After very different opinions are presented on Promising Young Woman, who will come out on top?  You can find more of our content on YouTube and Twitter.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

49mins

16 Apr 2021

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