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The Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast Hosts Their 2nd Annual Oscar Show

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Let’s poll the room. Who still cares about the films of 2021 here in late March of 2022? Anyone? Well, the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, is making the best effort to try. Throughout the past few months, they’ve been checking off prominent Oscar contenders and nominees with several episodes. The awards themselves are finally here this weekend and it’s time to lay out all the love, hate, and scenarios.

For the now one-year-old Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast on their 56th episode, the Oscars feel like a bit of a birthday for the show. Shiny film critics, golden trophy dads, and envelope-opening school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan composed their second annual Oscar discussion. This time, they are joined by returning guest Lauren Knight and a new guest, Chicago-based film critic Cati Glidewell of The Blonde in Front. They share their picks, wishes, and snubs on spirited and extended episode. Come for the shared challenge and tirade and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Enjoy our podcast!



Cati Glidewll
Image: Cati Glidewell

Cati Glidewell is a Chicago based freelance film journalist, reviewer, trivia expert, and prize-winning Oscar enthusiast. She is a lifelong cinephile who is trying everything and telling you all about it. Find her work across YouTube and social media at The Blonde in Front.


Podcast guest Lauren Knight sports a Sylvester Stallone collage shirt.
Image: Lauren Knight

Lauren Knight is currently the Social Media and Programming Manager at Alamo Drafthouse Phoenix. Beyond her work as a film programmer, she is a devout Stallone enthusiast. Follow Lauren at @ThatMovieIsFine on Twitter. With beefy taste like that for a cherished American treasure, this will surely not be her only guest appearance on the Cinephile Hissy Fit 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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