The Cinephile Hissy Fit Digs Deep on Clint Eastwood as a Director

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The hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, are cut from the cinematic cloth that respects the work of Clint Eastwood. His transition from movie star to filmmaker has been one of the best such leaps in film history. Eastwood has the Oscars to prove it as well. Beyond the hardware winners, Clint has many excellent films to enjoy.

For their 106th episode, two 40-something film critics, two spruced-up dads, and two teachers who don’t wear cowboy hats, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan, present the first of two “Deep Cut” episodes focused on the career of Clint Eastwood. The bells and timers are off as the hosts explore the lesser-known and underappreciated entries in Eastwood’s career. The Oscar winners are obvious, so Will and Don share their Top Five deep cuts for Clint Eastwood as a film director. 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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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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