The Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast Debates Method Acting

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The hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, have seen enough acting to spot the type of effort going on within a performance. They have done their homework enough to know the various method acting trainings championed by many of the current and classic actors and actresses on the silver screen. Many swear by their techniques, and sometimes we don’t buy them completely. Coming out of this awards season, our hosts feel like they can spot who’s trying too hard and who makes it look natural.

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For their 145th episode, two discerning film critics, two loosey-goosey dads, and two non-Method teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan, take this week’s podcast space as a opportunity for a special editorial conversations. They two often bring up the scales of acting on the show and gauge approaches and choices. Will and Don expound on that to question so-called Method acting and search for the true naturalistic performers. Come for the shared challenge and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Enjoy our podcast!

Cinephile Hissy Fits is a Film Obsessive media podcast, brought to you by the Ruminations Radio Network. 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.

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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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