Blonde is the Cinephile Hissy Fit Hot Topic with Guest Cati Glidewell

Blonde. Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe. Cr. Netflix © 2022

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Polarizing movies are how the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, got its start. When two differing opinions come together, the conversation is spiked and rich. The guys love, when they can, adding in a “tiebreaker” third voice to the punch bowl. And, by golly, do they ever have a sharp three-headed conversation and polarizing film to work with this week.

For their 82nd episode, two feisty film critics, non-abusive dads, and glamorous school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan welcome back guest Cati Glidewell of The Blonde in Front for a return to “awards season” with what is sure to be one of Netflix’s biggest Oscar hopefuls. It’s also likely the most polarizing movie of 2022. The three are talking about Andrew Dominik’s Blonde starring Ana de Armas. Find out how the whole range of reactions in our trio from jaded and offended to inspired and impressed with this fictionalized biopic. Come for the shared challenge and tirade and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Enjoy our podcast!


Cati Glidewell is a Chicago based freelance film journalist, reviewer, trivia expert, and prize-winning Oscar enthusiast. She is a lifelong cinephile who is trying everything and telling you all about it. Find her work across YouTube and social media at The Blonde in Front.
Cinephile Hissy Fits is a 25YL media podcast, brought to you by Please visit, rate, review and subscribe. If you enjoyed this show, we have more where that came from, with interesting hosts, and wonderful guests. All available on iTunesSpotify, and anywhere you find your favorite shows. Follow the show on Twitter at @CinephileFit and on Facebook. Also, find both Will Johnson and Don Shanahan on Letterboxd as the accumulate their viewings and build their ranks and lists.

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Written by Don Shanahan

DON SHANAHAN is a Chicago-based Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic writing here on Film Obsessive and his own website Every Movie Has a Lesson. He contributes as a Content Supervisor and Assistant Editor on Film Obsessive. Don is also one of the hosts of the 25YL Media-backed Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast on the Ruminations Radio Network. As a school teacher by day, Don writes his movie reviews with life lessons in mind, from the serious to the farcical. He is a proud director and one of the founders of the Chicago Indie Critics and a voting member of the nationally-recognized Critics Choice Association, Hollywood Creative Alliance, Online Film Critics Society, North American Film Critics Association, International Film Society Critics Association, Internet Film Critics Society, Independent Film Critics of America, Online Film and TV Association, and the Celebrity Movie Awards.

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