The Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast Breathes in Ben Affleck’s Air

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In the new movie Air, the Nike execs like to say “A shoe is just a shoe until someone steps into it.” The hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, aren’t anywhere close to Michael Jordan when it comes to podcasts, yet the confidence is all there. This podcast is just a podcast until Don and Will turn on their microphones. This week, they have a new release.

For their 107th episode, two unathletic film critics, two mama-loving dads, and two air-cushioned teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan, come together to talk about the new Amazon Studios release Air. Directed by Oscar winner Ben Affleck and featuring a stellar cast of actors, including Matt Damon, Viola Davis, Jason Bateman, Chris Tucker, and Affleck himself, the legendary courtship of the then-NBA rookie Michael Jordan is the stuff of sports lore. Does the film celebrating that billion-dollar triumph measure up with our hosts? 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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