The Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast Wonders Why Movies Feel So Long

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Alright, let’s see a show of hands. How many ardent film watchers out there have either found themselves checking their watch lately or been surprised by a running time that extends long past two hours? If your hand is up, it joins with the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network. Well, grab a cup of coffee, take a No-Doz pill, and sit down with our guys.

For their 123rd episode, two tall-ish film critics, two lengthy dads, and two long-winded teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan, stay on the editorial track with this open discussion posing the question “Are movies too long?” From blockbusters to prestige pictures, including the recent Oppenheimer the number of movies flying further than a tidy 90 minutes or two hours seems to be growing. Our guys try to dissect how and why this is happening and share how they feel about it. Come for the shared challenge and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Enjoy our podcast!

Cinephile Hissy Fit is a Film Obsessive Radio 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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