Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast Welcomes Its First Guest for Blade Runner


The Cinephile Hissy Fit cover photo for the Blade Runner Episode
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Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast hosts Will Johnson and Don Shanahan have been dangling the possibility of bringing in guests to act as “tiebreakers” for their little recorded fueds. Now, with a good grove after getting a dozen-plus episodes under their belt, the boys called upon their first guest for their 17th episode. Welcome Phoenix film critic Ben Cahlamer to the soundwaves to talk all things on 1982’s watershed science fiction film Blade Runner. 

A flying car makes its way through elevated streets and billboards.

Between the three of us, we all come to Blade Runner from different places. Some of us saw it and loved it early. Some of us saw it later in life or in broken forms before coming to love or respect it. You’ve got three savvy sci-fi fans who pour their hearts out here. Folks, this is a rich one.


Phoenix film critic Ben Cahlamer

Ben Cahlamer is the editor-in-chief of The Movie Revue. He also contributes stellar work to The Cinema Files. Mr. Cahlamer is also the LGBTQ Film Programmer for the Phoenix Film Festival. The man is tremendously and clearly classier than Will and Don. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Letterboxd.

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 iTunes, Spotify, 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.

As Will and Don love to say, come for the shared challenge and tirade and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Thank you so much for your captive audience and social media participation! Enjoy our new podcast episode!

Blade Runner (1982)

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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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