The Worlds of Blade Runner and Ben Cahlamer Return to Cinephile Hissy Fit

The Cinephile Hissy Fit cover photo for the Blade Runner 2049 episode.

Last week, Phoenix-based film critic Ben Cahlamer joined hosts Will Johnson and Don Shanahan on the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast as their first guest to share some mutual love and respect for 1982’s original Blade Runner. For our 18th episode, Cahlamer joins us again for the second of two special request episodes, this time covering Denis Villeneuve’s long-distance sequel Blade Runner 2049 from four years ago. Heady science-fiction fans, this episode is for you.

Will comes in with the masterpiece guns blazing and considers it his #1 movie of all-time. By constrast, Ben and Don throw less bouquets in Villeneuve’s direction than the boisterous Mr. Johnson. What was rich last time on the Cinephile Hissy Fit gets a little more spicy this time around. We thank Ben Cahlamer for being the first CHF guest and bringing his astute expertise and enthusiasm!

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Phoenix film critic Ben Cahlamer

Ben Cahlamer is the editor-in-chief of The Movie Revue. He also contributes stellar work to The Cinema Files. Mr. Cahlamer is also the LGBTQ Film Programmer for the Phoenix Film Festival. The man is tremendously and clearly classier than Will and Don. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Letterboxd.

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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!

Blade Runner 2049

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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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