Critic Annie Banks Joins the Cinephile Hissy Fit for Andrew Garfield Love

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2021 might go down as “The Year of Andrew Garfield.” He was a surprise addition to the year’s biggest blockbuster and is enjoying a wave of critical favor that could net him an Academy Award. The Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, was ready to write their valentines to Andrew Garfield and brought in a special guest to help shower the love.

For their 48th episode, 25YL film critics, non-musical dads, and pencil-pushing school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan invited Chicago-based freelance writer, news editor, and film critic Annie Banks of Chuck Load of Comics and MovieWeb for the first of a pair of recordings. Staying on the glitzy course towards the Oscars, Annie came to sing the praises of Andrew Garfield’s hit Netflix vehicle tick, tick… BOOM! The three go back and forth to hit the high notes and the low notes of this musical from director Lin-Manuel Miranda.


Freelance critic Annie Banks

Annie Banks is a professional entertainment journalist and film critic located out of the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Banks is currently in pursuit of degrees in journalism and marketing, and through a lifelong love of pop culture and entertainment, has worked her way into the world of entertainment media. From comics to video games, she adores it all. Banks has served as an intern with the Illinois Press Foundation, the Washington Journalism and Media Conference, and has works cited on Rotten Tomatoes as an approved Tomatometer Critic.

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 of our episodes are 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 they accumulate their viewings and build their ranks and lists from Andrew Garfield flicks, tick, tick… BOOM!, and beyond.

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!

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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