Cinephile Hissy Fit and Cati Glidewell Seek the Heart of The Fabelmans

(from left) Gabriel LaBelle and co-writer/producer/director Steven Spielberg on the set of The Fabelmans.

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The hosts of Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, respect filmmakers who want to tell their own story if it’s a story worth hearing. When the person making the film is a living legend, they have certainly earned the right. For this week’s movie on the podcast, all you have to say is Steven Spielberg and we’re there for it.

For their 92nd episode, two artistic critics, two divorced dads, and two cinematographer school teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan welcome back frequent guest Cati Glidewell of The Blonde in Front for two recordings. The first covers the new Steven Spielberg film The Fabelmans. The panel is mixed on reactions, but we all see the Oscar push and prognosticate its chances. Come for the shared challenge and tirade and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate.


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.
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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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