Cinephile Hissy Fit Presents a Full-Length Commentary of Casablanca

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If you haven’t been able to tell after 90 episodes, the boys of Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, like to talk. Give them the opportunity and they would probably talk during an entire movie to tell anyone who would listen what they think. For a new venture, the Cinephile Hissy Fit did just that. They picked a movie and covered the whole thing credits to credits.

For their 91st episode, two expat critics, two jilted dads, and two school teachers in a beautiful friendship, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan , might not amount to a hill of beans, but, by golly, the can talk. This is a special treat for you folks where our two hosts have recorded a full-length commentary track for “Casablanca.” The 1942 classic celebrates its 80th anniversary and it’s Don’s #1 movie of all-time. That love and more comes up on this recording. Yes, that’s us looking at you, kid. Come for the shared challenge and tirade and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate.

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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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