The Cinephile Hissy Fit Looks Deeper Into the Career of Steven Spielberg

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Every now and then, the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, take moments to enjoy the bodies of work from outstanding performers or filmmakers. Gilded by a strong track record of critical success all the way to the Oscar level and wealthy with dozens of commercial hits, there may not be a more universally successful director than Steven Spielberg. His cherished favorites are numerous, but even he’s got a lemon or two in his history.

For their 77th episode, our two lofty film critics, awestruck dads, and researching school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan offer a new show from their “Deep Cut” series where they examine some of the lesser known and underseen movies of an actor or filmmaker’s resume. Everyone has certainly heard of Steven Spielberg, but Will and Don look past the obvious hits to present some of their favorites of his that maybe you have forgotten.

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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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