Cati Glidewell and Jeff York Wage Civil War For the Cinephile Hissy Fit

(Center) Cailee Spaeny in Civil War. Image courtesy of A24.

The hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, were formed as two film critics who know how to battle even when they should be playing on the same side. Thanks to Twitter, they were built on combative disagreement. So, when Alex Garland’s Civil War came around here in the Spring of 2024, a mini-war over podcast microphones was bound to happen. Sure enough, they recorded it and brought in extra film critic reinforcements.

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For their 154th episode, two apolitical film critics, two American dads, and two special forces teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan, stage their own divide for Civil War from the well-regarded Garland. To do so, they bring in a pair of critical combatants to double the talk and double the bloodshed. The podcast welcomes back frequent guest Cati Glidewell of The Blonde in Front and debuts for your listening pleasure Jeff York of The Establishing Shot and Pipeline Artists. The four draw out their battlelines of agreement and disagreement for a bombastic episode. The sides were evenly divided. Come learn more and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Enjoy our podcast!

Cinephile Hissy Fits is a Film Obsessive media podcast, brought to you by the Ruminations Radio Network. 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 as the Editor-in-Chief and Content Supervisor for the film department. He also writes for his own website, Every Movie Has a Lesson. Don is one of the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast on the Ruminations Radio Network and sponsored by Film Obsessive. 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, Online Film Critics Society, North American Film Critics Association, International Film Society Critics Association, Internet Film Critics Society, Online Film and TV Association, and the Celebrity Movie Awards.

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