The Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast Compares Two Very Opposite Oscar Nominees

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On the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, there’s always been a welcome place for movies with beating hearts. That’s not quite the same with satire where the feels battle the discerning ways comedy can poke with its commentary. Make our hosts cry and you’re golden. Make us scowl and you lose us.

For their 55th episode, satirical film critics, fishing buddy dads, and liability-fearing teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan recorded their final Oscar lead-up episode highlighting two Best Pictures nominees that couldn’t be more different. The gentlemen mash together the intentionally sweet with the intentionally sour to discuss CODA side-by-side with Don’t Look Up. They hash out their loves and hates for both while handicapping their Academy Award chances. Come for the shared challenge and tirade and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Enjoy our podcast!

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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