The Cinephile Hissy Fit Salutes Makeup and FX Legend Stan Winston

The valuable contributions of under-the-title talents are not lost on the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network. For many movies, large or small, the makeup and special effects can separate a good movie from a bad one and elevate a good one to a great one. Folks, we wouldn’t have the fullest splendor of Aliens, The Thing, The Terminator, Predator, Edward ScissorhandsIron Man, and many others without one dearly departed legend: Stan Winston.

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For their 136th episode, two animatronic film critics, two stop-motion dads, and two special effects teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan, come together for a new episode of their frequent “Deep Cut” series where they examine the work and hidden gems of an actor or filmmaker. This time around, the gentlemen examine the highly influential under-the-title work of makeup and FX legend Stan Winston. Get decked out and animated with us. Come for the shared challenge and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Enjoy our podcast!

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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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