The Cinephile Hissy Fit Talks on The Black Phone with Guest Cati Glidewell

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Somewhere, the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, read that “elevated horror” is just a horror movie critics aren’t ashamed to like with the rest of them. It’s a silly term and you’ve got two film critics here who don’t buy it. There is quality to be found in all horror that doesn’t need an extra adjective. This week, they have a guest that supports them on that.

For their 73rd episode, two elevated film critics, worried dads, and non-kidnapping school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan welcome back special guest Cati Glidewell of “The Blonde in Front” to the shows. She’s back to talk about Scott Derrickson’s successful horror comeback The Black Phone. Don didn’t see this one, so he plays moderator while Will and Cati dial all the possible numbers for this Ethan Hawke vehicle.



Cati Glidewll
Cati Glidewell is a Chicago based freelance film journalist, reviewer, trivia expert, and prize-winning Oscar enthusiast. She is a lifelong cinephile who is trying everything and telling you all about it. Find her work across YouTube and social media at The Blonde in Front. She has plenty to say about Everything Everywhere All at Once—and more!

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!

Written by Don Shanahan

DON SHANAHAN is a Chicago-based Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic writing here on Film Obsessive and his own website Every Movie Has a Lesson. He contributes as a Content Supervisor and Assistant Editor on Film Obsessive. Don is also one of the hosts of the 25YL Media-backed Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast on the Ruminations Radio Network. 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, Hollywood Creative Alliance, Online Film Critics Society, North American Film Critics Association, International Film Society Critics Association, Internet Film Critics Society, Independent Film Critics of America, Online Film and TV Association, and the Celebrity Movie Awards.

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