The Cinephile Hissy Fit Presents Special Event Audio for In the Mood for Love

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Are you in the mood for love? The films of Wong Kar-Wai couldn’t be more romantic if they tried. He knows drama. He knows passion. He knows aesthetic style and has found many ways to evoke those vibes on movie screens for several decades. Still, not many casual movie fans have crossed the Pacific to discover the great filmography of the Hong Kong director. Let The Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, help with that.

For their 49th episode, the Cinephile Hissy Fit was proud to host a special film event at the Majestic Tempe 7 in Tempe, Arizona this past week. Our own host Will Johnson joined CHF guest Ben Cahlamer for special in-theatre presentation of Wong Kar-Wai’s masterful and sumptuous 2000 romance In the Mood for Love. The audio from their post-film discussion has been uploaded here for you as a new podcast episode.



Film critic Ben Cahlamer

Ben Cahlamer is the editor-in-chief of The Movie Revue. He also contributes stellar work to The Cinema Files and is the host of the Essentially Cinema podcast. Mr. Cahlamer is also the LGBTQ Film Programmer for the Phoenix Film Festival. The man is tremendously and clearly classier than Will and Don. Follow him on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and Letterboxd.

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! Are you in the mood for love?

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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