The Cinephile Hissy Fit Welcomes Guests from Cinematic Underdogs for Blackhat

Chris Hemsworth as Nick Hathaway in Blackhat (Universal Pictures)

It’s been too long since the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, welcomed new guests. The turn of the new year and the ongoing awards season entries made an opportunity possible. The Cinematic Underdogs podcast, hosted by Film Obsessive contributing writer Paul Keelan and Jordan Puga, specializes in sports movies. They’ve been kind enough to have the Cinephile Hissy Fit hosts on for several episodes. It was time they returned the favor.

The cover photo of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast

For their 142nd episode, two hack critics, two hack-ish dads, and two hacker teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan, begin the first episode of a two-part guest arc with Jordan Puga and Paul Keelan of the Cinematic Underdogs podcast. Both Will and Don have been on their show, it was our time to get them on ours. Our target was a Michael Mann double feature. This first episode covers Mann’s maligned 2015 geo-techno thriller Blackhat starring Chris Hemsworth. With a four-man room, the opinions and pixels fly! Come for the shared challenge and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Enjoy our podcast!

Cinephile Hissy Fits is a Film Obsessive media podcast, brought to you by the Ruminations Radio Network. 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.

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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