• Summary

  • On Awesome Movie Year, film-critic Josh Bell and comedian/film-maker Jason Harris do a deep dive into a different year each season to look at the movies that made it such an awesome movie year.
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  • May 25 2022

    The tenth episode of our season on the awesome movie year of 1980 features the Academy Awards Best Picture winner, Robert Redford’s Ordinary People. Directed by Robert Redford from a script by Alvin Sargent (based on the novel by Judith Guest) and starring Timothy Hutton, Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch and Elizabeth McGovern, Ordinary People was nominated for six Oscars and won four, including Best Picture.

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    1 hr and 4 mins
  • May 18 2022

    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.

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    57 mins
  • May 11 2022

    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.

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    1 hr and 1 min

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