Cinephile Hissy Fit and Cati Glidewell Swing from Babylon’s Chandeliers

Nellie and Manny (Diego Calva) dance.

The cover photo of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast

The hosts of Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, have no problem genuflecting to movies about movie-making and Tinseltown. Like many fans, they too wonder about the background stories and the highfaluting lifestyles that must be underneath the glitz and glamour we see on the silver screen. Well, in one big holiday movie release with eager Oscar aspirations, our show gets an eyeful, a noseful, and a mouthful of some of the dirtiest possibilities of that Hollywood underbelly.

For their 93rd episode, two roaring critics, two snakebit dads, and two school teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan are joined again, for the second week in a row, with guest Cati Glidewell of The Blonde in Front for the second of two recordings. Just in time for its wide release, they break down the exhausting and decadent opus that is Babylon from director Damien Chazelle. The only thing that can match that movie’s energy is the reactionary energy from our trio attempting to talk about it. Come for the shared challenge and tirade and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate.


Cati Glidewell

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 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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