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The Cinephile Hissy Fit and Guests Discuss the Oscar Field

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Any person rooted in the medium of movies stops and pays attention to Oscar season. The Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, is now different. Folks may say the Academy Awards have slipped in quality, importance, and a plethora of other things, but they still seek out who wins the golden trophies. They still matter in industry, gild careers, and secure legacies in the industry.

For their 101st episode, two golden film critics, trophy dads, and snubbed school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan host their first of two Oscar shows leading up to the 95th Academy Awards. They welcome back returning guests Cati Glidewell and Lauren Knight to examine the Oscar race, the field is nominees, and the snubs that were passed over. Come for the shared challenge and tirade and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Enjoy our podcast!



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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.


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For almost a decade, Lauren Knight has been a film programmer, live event specialist, publicist, and celebrity booker/talent wrangler in the metro Phoenix area. She is the founder of L.A. Knight Consulting. Want to add some spice to that grand opening? Want to screen your favorite movie? Don’t know where to start? Let Lauren help you!

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Written by Don Shanahan

DON SHANAHAN is a Chicago-based Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic writing here on Film Obsessive and his own website Every Movie Has a Lesson. He contributes as a Content Supervisor and Assistant Editor on Film Obsessive. Don is also one of the hosts of the 25YL Media-backed Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast on the Ruminations Radio Network. 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, Hollywood Creative Alliance, Online Film Critics Society, North American Film Critics Association, International Film Society Critics Association, Internet Film Critics Society, Independent Film Critics of America, Online Film and TV Association, and the Celebrity Movie Awards.

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