Don Shanahan is the creator/founder/blogger of Every Movie Has a Lesson. He is also a staff writer for 25YL. By day, Don is a middle school teacher on the west side of Chicago. With his background in education, Don writes with the goal of teaching life lessons, from the serious to the farcical, found within every film. He is one of the founders of the CIC and is also a member of the Online Film Critics Society.
Don’s Rotten Tomatoes-approved reviews are also published in the Southland Voice community newspaper and on the social platform Medium for the MovieTime Guru page of AMI Publications, where he is listed as one of the 50 “Top Writers” in the topic of movies. He is also a contributor for the Feelin’ Film podcast as a movie trends columnist for “What We Learned This Week” and occasional podcast guest. He happily resides in Forest Park, Illinois with his tremendous wife Thanh and their two children, Molly and Sam.