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The Cinephile Hissy Fit Throws Down Mic’d Up Gauntlets for The Last Duel

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Ridley Scott is a revered filmmaker who demands respect and he’s got it from the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network. He’s an automatic watch, and when you bring in talent like Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Ben Affleck, and Jodie Comer, that draw only increases. That said, it’s a really, really good thing this podcast was recorded before Ridley’s disparaging MCU comments, or a certain Marvel Shill would have exploded like the Anger from Inside Out. Instead, point your swords elsewhere! For our 36th episode, 25YL film critics, dishonorable dads, and chivalrous school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan debate the layered refinement that was attempted by Ridley Scott and a big-time cast for The Last Duel. Who throws down the gauntlet in this podcast episode to defend the senior director’s latest wannabe opus? Get your armor on, listen, and find out.

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 of our episodes are available on iTunesSpotify, 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 they accumulate their viewings and build their ranks and lists from The Last Duel and beyond.

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 Last Duel (2021)

Listen to this episode from Cinephile Hissy Fit on Spotify. For our 36th episode, 25YL film critics, dishonorable dads, and chivalrous school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan debate the layered refinement that was attempted by Ridley Scott and a big-time cast for “The Last Duel.”

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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