Cinephile Hissy Fit Welcomes Back the Cinematic Underdogs to Race Mann’s Ferrari

Adam Driver as Enzo Ferrari in Ferrari (2023). Photo credit Lorenzo Sisti. Owner EF Neon.

Michael Mann is has the quintessence to impress every film fan, especially the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network. The work of the 81-year-old Chicago native appeared on last week’s episode with 2015’s Blackhat. Along for that ride were the team of Paul Keelan and Jordan Puga of the Cinematic Underdogs podcast. They and Mann return again for another episode. This time, the machine is colder, sleeker, and far more Italian.

The cover photo of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast

For their 143rd episode, two non-Italian critics, two racecar dads, and two seatbelt-wearing teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan, are joined by the Cinematic Underdogs podcast partners for the second part of their collaborative Michael Mann double feature. This time, they fast forward to Mann’s return to cinema with this past year’s Oscar contender Ferrari starring Adam Driver and the sensational Penelope Cruz. Paul and Jordan are sports movie podcasters, so this was a treat to play in the podcasting stadium. 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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