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The Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast Shares Irish Love for Belfast

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The arrival of Christmas and the upcoming turn of the calendar to a new year puts the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, knee-deep in the annual “awards season.” Look for the podcast show to start covering many of the top Oscar contenders throughout the slower film months of January and February as we march towards the 94th Academy Awards held in March of 2022. Things are about to get snobby! For their 41st episode, 25YL film critics, shillelagh-wielding dads, and lucky school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan start this awards season getting their Irish on. First up is the well-received Belfast, writer-director Kenneth Branagh’s love letter to his departed childhood tainted by The Troubles of the Northern Ireland capital. The prolific actor and filmmaker has a pair of fans here from the Cinephile Hissy Fit rooting for his movie. Pour a pint and share in this spirited discussion!

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 Belfast 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!

Belfast (2021)

Listen to this episode from Cinephile Hissy Fit on Spotify. For their 41st episode, 25YL film critics, shillelagh-wielding dads, and lucky school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan start this awards season getting their Irish on. First up is the well-received Belfast, writer-director Kenneth Branagh’s love letter to his departed childhood jilted by The Troubles of the Northern Ireland capital.

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 also contributes as a Content Supervisor and Assistant Editor in the film department of 25YL. Don 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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