The Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast Conducts Itself Accordingly for Maestro

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If there’s one thing the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, know, it’s well-crafted movies. What they might not know much about it, among plenty of other topics, is the history of the American classical music scene. Netflix presents Bradley Cooper’s angular biopic Maestro with the challenge of asking how much homework on an unknown topic a viewer wants to do before the movie versus how much is needed after.

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For their 141st episode, two classical film critics, two chain-smoking dads, and two rapturous teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan, stay in the Netflix stream and step up from last week’s Zack Snyder crap to an Oscar contender of pedigree. This week, we talk about Maestro, written, directed, produced, and starring Bradley Cooper. Don was able to share has Hollywood access to the film as the guys compare the film’s chances for appreciation and Oscars. Come for the shared challenge 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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