The Cinephile Hissy Fit and Their Guests Have Had Enough of The Last Jedi

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Like the asshole joke, everyone has an opinion. Everyone also has a Star Wars opinion. The Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, sought out a few more colleagues recently to share their side-choosing takes on a particularly divisive Star Wars movie: Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Talk about perfect timing to coincide with Johnson speaking out this week on Empire about the difficulty he had with that film’s backlash.

For their 79th episode, our two divided film critics, force-sensitive dads, and working school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan present the second of two special in-person collaboration episodes coming from Will’s recent visit to Chicago. He and Don assembled a group of Chicago film critic friends to put some content together. Mike Crowley of 25YL and “You’ll Probably Agree” again set up recordings at The Laugh Factory with us, himself, Cati Glidewell of “The Blonde in Front” and Collider freelancer Hayden Mears. For this show, the dais goes to battle on the much-debated merit of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The Force is strong in this group.

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 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.

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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