Cinephile Hissy Fit and Guest Cati Glidewell Are Bedazzled by Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis

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Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann counts as an acquired taste when it comes to cinema. To his fans, few directors can match his lavish showmanship that bleeds through every frame and pixel of his loud movies. For others, he represents gaudy excessiveness and the complete sensory overload that comes with it. The Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, are joined again by a special guest help sift through all the glitz and glitter.

For their 75th episode, our two hip-swinging film critics, sequined dads, and non-singing school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan welcome back guest Cati Glidewell of The Blonde in Front for another guest spot. On this episode, the trio show their bedazzled adoration for summer hit Elvis. We compare our tolerances and delights for The King, filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, the discovery of Austin Butler, and whatever character Tom Hanks was trying on. 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. She has plenty to say about Everything Everywhere All at Once—and more!

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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