The Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast is Home with Lucy and Desi for Being the Ricardos

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Screenwriter-turned-director Aaron Sorkin has always had a different speed than his peers when it comes to dialogue. He can thank his sharp editors as well, but his brand of talk is some of the best in the business. We’ve seen it applied to military dramas, poker tables, social media inventors, protestors, and tech moguls, and now we see it applied to the guises of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, is here to weigh in on Being the Ricardos, now streaming on Amazon Prime.

For their 46th episode, 25YL film critics and rapid-fire dads Will Johnson and Don Shanahan meet up this week to discuss Aaron Sorkin’s newest directorial effort. The fellas debate what worked and what didn’t with Sorkin’s brand of dialogue and the movie’s top-notch cast. They also handicap Being the Ricardos‘ Oscar chances as we inch closer to the 94th Academy Awards. Hissy Fitters, we’re home! This show is what’s for dinner.

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 Being the Ricardos 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!

Being the Ricardos (2021)

Listen to this episode from Cinephile Hissy Fit on Spotify. For their 46th episode, 25YL film critics, rapid-fire dads, and black-and-white school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan meet up this week to discuss Aaron Sorkin’s newest directorial effort “Being the Ricardos.”

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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