The Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast Calms the Universe with Ad Astra and Guest Aaron White

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How does the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, calm down after a hot-tempered argument from a previous show? They bring the guest back and try again. For fans of the show, our 53rd episode covering Passengers was a rant for the ages featuring Aaron White, one of the hosts from the Feelin’ Film Podcast. After that verbal tussle, we had to bring him back and calm down our mutual universes.

For their 60th episode, two steadfast film critics, non-absentee dads, and astronomical school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan welcomed back Aaron White from Feelin’ Film to stay in space, but in a solar system far closer to home and with way, way, way less pissing and moaning across the three opinions. This new show discusses the recent and ruminative Brad Pitt vehicle Ad Astra that creates a combined civility to appreciate quieter science fiction and father-son dynamics.


Feelin' Film podcast host Aaron White

Aaron White is a longtime podcast listener whose passion is to discuss movies in a positive way was realized in the creation of Feelin’ Film alongside his childhood best friend, Patrick. With so much negativity in both film criticism and fandom, the collective dislike of a movie tends to ring louder than those praising it. His hope is that by shining a light on the emotional impact of all films discussed, Feelin’ Film can begin to shape the viewing habits of listeners and encourage them to focus on the best a movie has to offer instead of latching on to what they didn’t like.

He is currently an accredited film critic and member of the Seattle Film Critics Society living in Seattle, WA with his two children, three cats, and Boston Terrier puppy. Though the majority of his free time is invested in Feelin’ Film, he also enjoys watching sports, playing games, and hiking. He also thoroughly enjoys conversation about all of these things and is active on TwitterFacebook, and Letterboxd🍌 Approved 

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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