The Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast Shares Irish Love for Belfast

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The arrival of Christmas and the upcoming turn of the calendar to a new year puts the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, knee-deep in the annual “awards season.” Look for the podcast show to start covering many of the top Oscar contenders throughout the slower film months of January and February as we march towards the 94th Academy Awards held in March of 2022. Things are about to get snobby! For their 41st episode, 25YL film critics, shillelagh-wielding dads, and lucky school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan start this awards season getting their Irish on. First up is the well-received Belfast, writer-director Kenneth Branagh’s love letter to his departed childhood tainted by The Troubles of the Northern Ireland capital. The prolific actor and filmmaker has a pair of fans here from the Cinephile Hissy Fit rooting for his movie. Pour a pint and share in this spirited discussion!

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 of our episodes are 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 they accumulate their viewings and build their ranks and lists from Belfast and beyond.

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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