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Awesome Movie Year is a podcast co-hosted by film critic Josh Bell and filmmaker and comedian Jason Harris. Each season looks at why a certain year was an awesome movie year. Each episode focuses on a different film from the year being investigated. Produced by David Rosen of the Piecing It Together Podcast for the All Points West Podcast Network

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Awesome Movie Year is a podcast co-hosted by film critic Josh Bell and filmmaker and comedian Jason Harris. Each season looks at why a certain year was an awesome movie year. Each episode focuses on a different film from the year being investigated. Produced by David Rosen of the Piecing It Together Podcast for the All Points West Podcast Network

    Gloria (1980 Venice Film Festival Winner)

    Gloria (1980 Venice Film Festival Winner)

    The ninth episode of our season on the awesome movie year of 1980 features the Venice International Film Festival Golden Lion winner, John Cassavetes’ Gloria. Written and directed by John Cassavetes and starring Gena Rowlands, John Adames, Julie Carmen and Buck Henry, Gloria tied with Louis Malle’s Atlantic City for the Golden Lion at the 1980 Venice International Film Festival.

    • 57 min
    The Blues Brothers (1980 Jason’s Pick)

    The Blues Brothers (1980 Jason’s Pick)

    The eighth episode of our season on the awesome movie year of 1980 features Jason’s personal pick, John Landis’ The Blues Brothers. Directed and co-written (with Dan Aykroyd) by John Landis and starring Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, John Candy, Carrie Fisher and a cast of blues and R&B musicians, The Blues Brothers was the first feature film based on a Saturday Night Live sketch.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Last Metro (1980 Foreign Film)

    The Last Metro (1980 Foreign Film)

    The seventh episode of our season on the awesome movie year of 1980 features our foreign film pick, Francois Truffaut’s The Last Metro. Directed and co-written by Francois Truffaut and starring Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu, Jean Poiret, Andréa Ferréol and Heinz Bennent, The Last Metro was nominated for both the Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

    • 53 min
    Little Darlings (1980 Josh’s Pick)

    Little Darlings (1980 Josh’s Pick)

    The sixth episode of our season on the awesome movie year of 1980 features Josh’s personal pick, teen comedy Little Darlings. Directed by Ronald F. Maxwell from a screenplay by Kimi Peck and Dalene Young and starring Kristy McNichol, Tatum O’Neal, Armand Assante, Matt Dillon and Krista Errickson, Little Darlings was a box-office hit that fell into obscurity after being unavailable on home video for many years.

    • 53 min
    Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers (1980 Documentary)

    Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers (1980 Documentary)

    The fifth episode of our season on the awesome movie year of 1980 features our documentary pick, Les Blank’s Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers. Directed by Les Blank and featuring various garlic enthusiasts, Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers has been added to the National Film Registry and preserved by the Academy Film Archive.

    • 51 min
    All That Jazz (1980 Cannes Palme d’Or Winner)

    All That Jazz (1980 Cannes Palme d’Or Winner)

    The fourth episode of our season on the awesome movie year of 1980 features the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner, Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz. Directed and co-written by Bob Fosse and starring Roy Scheider, Leland Palmer, Ann Reinking, Jessica Lange, Erzsébet Földi and Cliff Gorman, All That Jazz shared the Palme d’Or with Akira Kurosawa’s Kagemusha.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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Josh and Jason will make you think as they go though a movie per episode from a certain year. You will learn, you will be entertained, you will look at movies differently!

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These guys are knowledgeable about film history and the entertainment business in general. They give great commentary. If you like or are interested in the movie they’re talking about, you’ll love to listen.

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