Marvel’s Black Widow Jades Both Cinephile Hissy Fit Hosts

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If you remember the last episode of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, 25YL film critic Don Shanahan said that Marvel’s never really made a “bad” movie when talking about Iron Man 3. The new Phase 4 movie Black Widow landed in the bottom five of Marvel Cinematic Universe films for him. Much to anyone and everyone’s surprise, even Marvel shill Will Johnson had to give this new blockbuster a jaded pause. Now that’s saying something!

Will and Don say even more than that for their 15th episode of Cinephile Hissy Fit. The setup and timing of this recording is fun and it comes through in the recording. Don had seen Black Widow for press a week earlier. Will saw the movie opening night and rushed home late to get on the mic completely fresh and still processing his thoughts. The rawness made for a spirited episode that every Marvel fan needs to listen to.

Yelena and Natasha stop after a turn on a motorcycle.
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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!

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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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