The Cinephile Hissy Fit Find Escapism in No Escape

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For about a half-decade in the mid-to-late 1990s, director Martin Campbell asserted himself as one of the best up-and-coming action directors in the movie business. Goldeneye really kicked up some dust in 1995. Last week, the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, emptied their magazines talking about 1998’s The Mask of Zorro. There was one little movie before those two hits from Martin Campbell that finally landed in the podcast’s queue.

For their 110th episode, two maximum-security film critics, two warrior dads, and two penalized teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan continue to highlight the works of director Martin Campbell. They go back a shade farther to 1994’s No Escape, a semi-sci-fi prison vehicle for Ray Liotta. Just like the podcast, it knows how to blow stuff up. 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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