The Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast Scopes Spencer’s Oscar Chances

Kristen Stewart as Diana Spencer in Spencer.

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Between past movies, the current Emmy sensation of The Crown, and her children’s very popular lives in the gossip column, the late Princess Diana is everywhere to be consumed. She has one of the most indelible looks and images of the past century, which raises the question of how any actress or artistic interpretation can do her justice. With the awards season arrival of Spencer, the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, takes on that very debate.

For their 42nd episode, 25YL film critics, entitled dads, and non-royal school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan continue their examination of Oscar contenders with Pablo Larrain’s frazzled Spencer starring Best Actress contender Kristen Stewart. Find out who wears the crown and who’s retching in the loo for this episode. Get your 90s helmet hair on and enjoy this new show!

Cinephile Hissy Fits is a 25YL media podcast, brought to you by 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 the accumulate their viewings and build their ranks and lists from Spencer 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!

Spencer (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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