New from Every Movie Has a Lesson by Don Shanahan: PODCAST: Episode 31 of “The Cinephile Hissy Fit” Podcast

For their 31st episode, 25YL film critics, cud-chewing dads, and preachy school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan are joined again by 25YL film writer Byron Lafayette for the second of two episodes looking at the politics of old westerns. Last time, it was the left-leaning High Noon. This time it’s 1956’s right-wing answer from The Searchers. Deep themes give us the tingles. Come to Monument Valley and enjoy this very rich discussion.


Byron Lafayette is a journalist, film critic, and author, with a (possibly unhealthy) obsession with Pirates of the Caribbean, all things Zack Snyder, and movies in general. Byron has written for many publications over the years, yet never shows his face. To partially quote (and mangle) Batman V Superman “If you seek his face look around you.” Follow him on Twitter at @byronlafayette

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 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.

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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Don Shanahan on Letterboxd

Will Johnson on Letterboxd

Don Shanahan on 25YL

Will Johnson on 25YL


from Review Blog – Every Movie Has a Lesson

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