Movie of the Year: 1973 – Introduction Part 2

Movie of the Year: 1973

Introduction Part 2

In our 1973 Introduction Part 2 we pick the 16 movies that will make up our season bracket!

By the time you are done listening to this episode, you will know the sixteen movies that will make up our 1973 season. Hidden among those movies, still unknown to all of humanity, is the actual 1973 Movie of the Year itself! It’s hard to believe that one day we will feel exhausted with the effort of completing this season, because right now it is full of so much fresh promise. Like the 70s themselves, this season is chock full of the feeling that anything is possible.

Even though there is a ninety percent chance that The Exorcist is gonna lock this one down. If it makes it, no spoilers.

Just a reminder, this is 1973 and the groovy seventies have STARTED. The bass-forward music, the neckerchiefs, the sudden zooms! You have NEVER seen zooming like this. A generation of directors that can only be called Zoomers (you guys I think I just invented a cool new term here.)

All this AND the stuff that I forgot because I need to go get in a line to fill my car up with gas! Thanks a lot, current president, Richard Nixon!

While Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.

The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.

Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what’s best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.

Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn’t be determined by location, and it shouldn’t be the privilege of a small few.

You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit

If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:

1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.

2. Don’t Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.

3. has information about where to find clinics.

4. provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.

5. has a collection of these resources and more.

You can also find links to all of these resources and more info at