The Cinephile Hissy Fit Tears Up With a Group of Chicago Critics

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Few types of conversation beat when you have a room full of fervent fans and selective intellectuals that you match. This was the case Ruminations Radio Network and Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast host Will Johnson was able to make a trip to Chicago this summer to visit family and sneak a little time with his podcast partner Don Shanahan. Knowing Will was in town brought out the a special collaboration, many of which were meeting Will in-person for the first time.

For their 78th episode, our two softy film critics, emotional dads, and sobbing school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan welcome a special in-person collaboration episode. He and Don assembled a group of Chicago film critic friends to put some content together. Mike Crowley of 25YL and “You’ll Probably Agree” set up recordings at The Laugh Factory with us, himself, Cati Glidewell of “The Blonde in Front” and Collider freelancer Hayden Mears. This group talk covers movies that make us cry, Pass the tissues and let’s get emotional!

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 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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