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Will and Don Rank the Best of 2021 So Far on Cinephile Hissy Fit

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With the recent end of June, the 2021 calendar reached its halfway point. That always opens the chances for reflection of what has passed and reassessment for what is still to come. Such a moment was not lost on Will Johnson and Don Shanahan for a recent episode of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast.

For their lucky 13th episode, the gentlemen broke from the usual debate script and presented their picks for the best movies they have seen so far in 2021. As the loyal listeners of CHF know, Will and Don are two guys of very differing tastes, so the triggers for a little back-and-forth verbal tussling was still there. Not a single pick was matched by the dup, making for an eclectic and interesting exchange of favorites and praise. For many of Don’s picks, you’ll find full written reviews for them right here on 25YL.

Zack Snyder directs Dave Bautista on the set of "Army of the Dead"
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Cinephile Hissy Fits is a 25YL media podcast, brought to you by RuminationsRadioNetwork.com. 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 iTunes, Spotify, 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!

The First Half of 2021

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Written by Don Shanahan

DON SHANAHAN is a Chicago-based Rotten Tomatoes-approved and Banana Meter-approved film critic writing here on 25YL Media and his own website Every Movie Has a Lesson. He is also one of the hosts of the 25YL-backed Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast on the Ruminations Radio Network. As a school educator 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, Hollywood Critics Association, Online Film Critics Society, Internet Film Critics Society, Independent Film Critics of America, and the Celebrity Movie Awards.

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