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Critically Acclaimed Network

Professional film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold host a series of ongoing shows, featuring CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED (new movie reviews), CANCELED TOO SOON (retrospectives of short-lived TV shows), WE'VE GOT MAIL (fan mail episodes) and more!
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Now displaying: February, 2020

Welcome to Canceled Too Soon, the podcast that only reviews TV shows that lasted one season or less! Every week, your hosts William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold will guide you through television's strangest missteps, and decide once and for all if they were... canceled too soon!

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Feb 27, 2020

It's an all-new episode of WE'VE GOT MAIL, the podcast where film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold answer YOUR letters!

This week, Bibbs and Witney talk about what makes a great jukebox soundtrack, how to critique a film you don't agree with politically, the origin of Critically Acclaimed, the Bong Joon-ho movie that neither of our hosts like, and much, much more!

Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes!

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more! 

Feb 25, 2020

Why, oh why did they make a sequel to THE BOY? And why, oh why did they make it like BRAHMS: THE BOY II?

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the latest horror sequel, the Jane Austen remake EMMA, the dense political thriller THE LAST THING HE WANTED, and the light political comedy BUFFALOED!

Brahms: The Boy II - 5:15 
Emma. - 27:12  
The Last Thing He Wanted - 37:25 
Buffaloed - 48:02 

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes!

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more!

Feb 22, 2020

Every month on THE IRON LIST, the Patrons of the Critically Acclaimed Network get to pick a topic for a giant-sized episode! And this month, since '90s nostalgia is everywhere, they picked THE MOVIES THAT DEFINED THE 1990s!

Join film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold as they highlight the films that, for better or worse, represent 1990s culture, politics, film and more! From the embarrassingly dated flicks to the all-time classics of the decade!

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes!

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more! 

Feb 20, 2020

It's an all-new episode of WE'VE GOT MAIL, the podcast where film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold answer YOUR letters!

This week, Bibbs and Witney talk about the subconscious (or conscious) bias against animation, the movies that changed them, the unexpected problems that befall movie projectionists, the Movie Trivia Schmoedown, nitpicky online movie criticism, and the difference - if there even is one - between the Sonic the Hedge character(s) Doctor Robotnik and Doctor Eggman!

Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes!

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more! 

Feb 18, 2020

Is SONIC THE HEDGEHOG really the best video game movie ever made? This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics Witney Seibold and William Bibbiani crack open the blockbuster kids flick and find out!

Also this week, Bibbs and Witney review the new animated comedy A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON, and two promising new romances for Valentine's Day: THE PHOTOGRAPH and THE THING ABOUT HARRY!

Sonic the Hedgehog - 5:10 
Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon - 33:00  
The Photograph - 49:57 
The Thing About Harry - 57:14 

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes!

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more!

Feb 15, 2020

There are very few brands that are more beloved amongst horror fans than Hammer, the production company that redefined classic monsters and pumped the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s full of sensuality and bright red blood. But their television series, HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR, only lasted one season. What gives?!

It's got all the style and all the amazing cast members as the classic Hammer horror movies, but was HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR really... CANCELED TOO SOON? Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold crack open the tomb of this forgotten series and discover fascinating episodes starring Peter Cushing, Brian Cox, Pierce Brosnan, Denholm Elliott, Simon McCorkindale and more!

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more! 

And don't forget to email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer your questions in a future episode! And check out our Amazon Wish List to send us more exciting one season wonders that we can review on the show!

Feb 13, 2020

It's an all-new episode of WE'VE GOT MAIL, the podcast where film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold answer YOUR letters!

This week, Bibbs and Witney explore the inner workings of the Oscars, offer their opinions on STAR TREK: PICARD, reveal so-called "great" movies that they don't actually like, explain what "lampshading" is and why it's so important to movies you love, and more!

Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes!

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more! 

Feb 10, 2020

Surprise! Bong Joon-ho's PARASITE has won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and that's a historic first! 

In this bonus episode of CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold break the Oscars down award by award, moment by moment, drop fascinating Academy Awards trivia and debate the best and worst parts of the movie industry!

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes!

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more!

Feb 9, 2020

The first big superhero movie of the decade is here, but is BIRDS OF PREY AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN one of the best superhero movies of all time, or a missed opportunity to go even weirder?

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold debate the new DC superhero film and also review the new releases THE LODGE, COME TO DADDY, AND THEN WE DANCED and REDOUBT on this week's CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED podcast! They also say goodbye to the filmmakers we have lost recently, including Terry Jones, Orson Bean and Kirk Douglas.

Kirk Douglas, Terry Jones and Orson Bean - 2:06 
Birds of Prey - 16:12  
The Lodge - 43:05 
Come to Daddy - 58:41 
And Then We Danced - 1:06:23 
Redoubt - 1:12:58 

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes!

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more!

Feb 8, 2020

A spy series where the spies are all amateurs, and get swapped out every week?! MASQUERADE starred Rod Taylor, Kirstie Alley and Greg Evigan as espionage agents who recruit everyday Americans to do freelance spy jobs for the U.S. government, and it's the perfect excuse to get dazzling guest stars like Cybill Shepherd, Ernest Borgnine, Susan George, John Saxon, Eve Arden, Richard Roundtree, Robert Morse, Ruth Buzzi and more!

It sure is a neat idea, but was MASQUERADE really... CANCELED TOO SOON? Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold unearth this forgotten action series in an all-new episode!

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more! 

And don't forget to email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer your questions in a future episode! And check out our Amazon Wish List to send us more exciting one season wonders that we can review on the show!

Feb 6, 2020

It's an all-new episode of WE'VE GOT MAIL, the podcast where film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold answer YOUR letters!

This week, Bibbs and Witney explore the complex legacy of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000, and consider whether MST3K may have actually done more harm than good! They also consider the potentially apocalyptic future of Pixar's MONSTERS INC., ask why so many modern comedies are raunchy, find out about exciting Brazilian films, pick the best movie montages ever and pitch some exciting new ideas for classic literature movie adaptations!

Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes!

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more! 

Feb 4, 2020

The Academy Awards are almost here, and film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are here with their picks for who should win, and who actually will!

Will JOKER prevail over PARASITE? Does ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD stand a chance against 1917? And what about all those finicky technical awards and short subjects that lots of people in the audience (and maybe even some of the voters) know next to nothing about? You'll find out in THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED OSCARS PREVIEW SPECIAL 2020!

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes!

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more!

Feb 3, 2020

You may think that "Super Bowl Weekend" was a slow time for new movies but you'd be wrong! In addition to a new horror film from an exciting auteur, and an action-thriller starring Blake Lively, this was the week the Oscar-nominated short films finally arrived in theaters. And that's ALWAYS good news!

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED (where we do "Critically Acclaimed" things!), film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the creepy new fairy tale GRETEL AND HANSEL, the bafflingly bad new thriller THE RHYTHM SECTION, and all fifteen of the Oscar-nominated short films, including the live-action, animated and documentary nominees!

Gretel and Hansel - 6:23 
The Rhythm Section - 16:34 
The Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts - 32:20 
The Oscar-Nominated Live-Action Shorts - 59:26 
The Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts - 1:26:35 

Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork for exclusive content and exciting rewards, like bonus episodes, commentary tracks and much, much more! And visit our TeePublic page to buy shirts, mugs and other exciting merchandise! 

Email us at letters@criticallyacclaimed.net, so we can read your correspondence and answer YOUR questions in future episodes!

Follow us on Twitter at @CriticAcclaim, join the official Fan Club on Facebook, follow Bibbs at @WilliamBibbiani and follow Witney at @WitneySeibold, and head on over to www.criticallyacclaimed.net for all their podcasts, reviews and more!

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