The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Puts Joel Winstead on the Cinephile Hissy Fit Train

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As a bit of a house rule, the invited guests of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, get two episodes and they pick the movies. The guest breaks any argument ties and aways get the first five-minute take. Last week, Joel Winstead closed out summer with Twister. This week, he’s here to catch a train and steal some money.

For their 127th episode, two investigative film critics, two disguise-worthy dads, and two sneezing teachers, Will Johnson and Don Shanahan, welcome back returning North Carolina-based guest Joel Winstead of Winstead Reviews and the And the Winner Was… Podcast. In his second visit to the third chair, Joel submitted one of his all-time favorite movies, namely the 1974 film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three starring Walther Matthau and Robert Shaw. The three lay out what makes this underseen classic a future action-thriller prototype for a whole generation of movies that would follow. 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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