The Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast Lists Their Best Films of 2023

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It took a little into February, but the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, finally took the time to put a bow on the previous year. You could bring 100 critics together and get 100 different lists of the best movies of 2023 with a myriad of films leading the charge. Rest assured, the only two lists you’ll want to hear are right here on this podcast.

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For their 144th episode, two scorekeeping film critics, two rate-worthy dads, and two gradebook-keeping teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan, finally settle down to list the best films of 2023. If you know our hosts differing tastes, you’ll be treated to two very different lists with a shared similarity or two. Either way, our guys heap praise on what impressed and entertained them the most from last year. Come for the shared challenge 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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