51 episodes

From Witch Mountain to the Planet of the Apes; from the Bad News Bears to Billy Jack; from Roller Boogie to Rock-n-Roll High School… 70 MOVIES WE SAW IN THE 70S is “Teen Movie Hell” author Mike McPadden and University of Wisconsin film guru Ben Reiser revisiting the 1970s cinema they experienced as kids in the New York City of Sidney Lumet, Uncle Floyd, the Forty-Deuce, and “Fright Night” on channel 9. Now featuring new co-host, Scott Lucas and a rotating gallery of guests!

70 Movies We Saw in the 70s 70 Movies We Saw in the 70s

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 53 Ratings

From Witch Mountain to the Planet of the Apes; from the Bad News Bears to Billy Jack; from Roller Boogie to Rock-n-Roll High School… 70 MOVIES WE SAW IN THE 70S is “Teen Movie Hell” author Mike McPadden and University of Wisconsin film guru Ben Reiser revisiting the 1970s cinema they experienced as kids in the New York City of Sidney Lumet, Uncle Floyd, the Forty-Deuce, and “Fright Night” on channel 9. Now featuring new co-host, Scott Lucas and a rotating gallery of guests!

    Ep. 51 - Three Days Of The Condor (1975)

    Ep. 51 - Three Days Of The Condor (1975)

    On a special Christmas-themed episode, Scott and Ben dive down the 70s conspiracy thriller rabbit hole with Sidney Pollack's THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR. See if you can follow the breadcrumbs as we:

    *Relish Redford's mo-ped machismo
    *Casually comment on Cliff's combover
    *Fawn fondly over Faye's fabulous photos
    PLUS
    *Sidney Pollack out-hitches Hitch as the original king of Cameo
    *Von Sydow lays a glove on us
    *Hank Garrett smushes a schnoz
    *Encyclopedia Brown vs. Dick Tracy
    AND
    *A Seinfeld conspiracy
    *What was playing that week?

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Ep. 50 - Zardoz (1974)

    Ep. 50 - Zardoz (1974)

    On an all-star episode of 70 Movies We Saw in the 70s, Jim Healy and Scooter McCrae join Scott and Ben for an apocalyptic assault on John Boorman's one-of-a-kind dystopian sex/death romp, Zardoz! Listen along as the quartet analyzes everything from Sean Connery's speedo-loincloth to Sean Connery's bearded ponytail. Hold on to your headphones as we careen down memory lane with tales of close encounters with John Boorman, Jonathan Rosenbaum, and the Coen Brothers. Break out the green bread, this one's a doozy!

    • 2 hr 15 min
    Ep. 49 - Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)

    Ep. 49 - Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)

    On an all-new episode of 70 Movies We Saw in the 70s, Ben and Scott cover Martin Scorsese's left-turn follow up to Mean Streets. Topics include:
    *Burstyn as auteur
    *Voices sell visuals
    *Keitel's accents
    *Alfred Lutter III is John Cazale Jr.
    *Mott the Hoople vs. The Boss vs. Bob Seger
    *Vic Tayback, superstar
    *What's Happening is NOT Cooley High
    *The joy of low-stakes cinema
    *The joy of secret jump cuts
    *Kristofferson as manic-pixie-beardo

    And much much more!

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Ep. 48 - Magic (1978)

    Ep. 48 - Magic (1978)

    On a spirited, contentious new episode, Scott and Ben discuss Richard Attenborough's 1978 spook show, MAGIC. Listen and weigh in with your opinions about:
    - Fats: sentient or wood
    - Corky: psychic or trickster
    - Peggy: boobs or eyebrows
    - Burgess Meredith: can this guy tell time, or what?
    - David Ogden Stiers: hairpiece or herpes?
    - William Goldman: old-fashioned or just old school
    - Ventriloquism: to throw or not to throw, that is the question
    and much much more, including Dead of Night, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Twilight Zone, and Soap!

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Ep. 47 - Little Murders (1971) & Carnal Knowledge (1971)

    Ep. 47 - Little Murders (1971) & Carnal Knowledge (1971)

    On a special double feature/dual podcast episode of 70 Movies We Saw in the 70s/Cinematalk commemorating the screenings of both films at UW Cinematheque, Ben Reiser and Jim Healy take a deep dive into a “Fistful of Feiffers”, discussing both LITTLE MURDERS (1971) and CARNAL KNOWLEDGE (1971). ‘71 was a big year for screenwriter/playwright/cartoonist Jules Feiffer, with Alan Arkin’s LITTLE MURDERS and Mike Nichols’ CARNAL KNOWLEDGE both hitting screens within six months of each other. Listen along as Jim and Ben try to suss out Feiffer’s inspirations, figure out what genres these films do and don’t fall into, Elliott Gould on top of the world, Candice Bergen’s best work, waiting for Godard, Gordon Willis goes wild, Nicholson as man-baby, magnificent Ann Margret, and much more, including not one, but TWO rounds of “What else was playing that week?”.

    • 2 hr 32 min
    Ep. 46 - The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

    Ep. 46 - The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

    All aboard as Scott Lucas and Ben Reiser dissect one of the all-time great thrillers, Joseph Sargent's The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. Hang on to your straps as we:

    - Wrap our heads around the catch-all: Neo-Noir
    - Bow down to the great Peter Stone (Not a pen name!)
    - Pay our respects to Tom Pedi
    - Talk NYC Jews and Italians
    - Badmouth Tony Scott
    - Guess the mayor
    - Say gesundheit!

    And much, much more!!

    • 1 hr 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

drummergurl ,

5 months!

Luv this podcast, you guys need to do a new episode, it's MAY, the last one was in JANUARY. Boooooo haha.

Sellfone ,

Overrated

Why is it so difficult to find decent movie review podcasts? This is an 80/20 podcast. 80% of what’s discussed is not about the movie at hand. Would be sooo much better if the hosts actually focused on the movie.

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Came for face-melting rawk, got educated about diagetic scoring

I am a Local H fan who has really loved the Lifers podcast and the unique chemistry shared among the hosts. That led me to this movies podcast and I have since gone down the rabbit hole on tons of movies-er, motion pictures-I’ve never even heard of. The repartee is worth the subscription alone, but I’ve actually learned a lot about movies from these two film and theater (is it thee-ate-er or thee-ter?) nerds.

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