The Cinephile Hissy Fit Swashes Buckles With The Mask of Zorro

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In more episodes that they probably care to admit, the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, wax poetically about how they don’t make movies like they used to as short as 25 years ago. Our guys miss legitimate stunts, the realism of practical sets, and antiquated heroism. This week, they have just the movie to talk about which checks all of those boxes better than most superhero movies made nowadays.

For their 111th episode, two swashbuckling critics, two non-Latin dads, and two vigilante teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan take the three lines it takes to write 111 and rearrange them into the three slashes to make the “Z” of Zorro. Hopping on another Martin Campbell film and pulling another all-timer from Don’s Top 100 list, the podcast talks about 1998’s The Mask of Zorro celebrating its 25th anniversary. The Banderas swooning continues! Come for the shared challenge and tirade 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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