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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: August, 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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Aug 30, 2020

Every month on THE IRON LIST, the Patrons of the Critically Acclaimed Network get to pick a topic for a giant-sized episode!

This month we're highlighting the best films that have really, really, REALLY, distractingly, absurdly, distractingly and weirdly long titles!

Join film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold as they pick out amazing films that may be best known for their titles, but actually deserve to your appreciation and love!

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! 

Aug 28, 2020

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are working backwards through film history, using STAR WARS as the starting point!

This week on EPISODE ZERO they explore the first film to win the Oscar for Best Picture (kinda), a World War I epic with unbelievable imagery and beautiful melodrama, WINGS! How did it inspire elements of STAR WARS, and large swaths of THE LAST JEDI in particular? We're about to find out! 

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!

Aug 26, 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 writing screenplays, we they'd choose to replace them on the podcast, the best summer movies released in May, where to begin your journey into the films of Werner Herzog, the films of Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu, Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron, weird director/premise match-ups, movies we didn't realized we like until much later, and the much-maligned "torture porn" genre of the mid-2000s!

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! 

Aug 25, 2020

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED has so many movie reviews this wee, it's ridiculous!

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review Disney's THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN, the teen romance CHEMICAL HEARTS, the teen mental health drama WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS, the western/horror hybrid THE PALE DOOR, the bizarre Disney documentary LIVE FROM THE SPACE STAGE: A HALYX STORY, and the new Ethan Hawke biopic TESLA!

Also this week on THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney revisit the 1970s horror classic THE STEPFORD WIVES, which is just as terrifying as ever!

The One and Only Ivan - 9:30 
Chemical Hearts - 23:07 
Words on Bathroom Walls - 37:25 
The Pale Door - 45:32 
Live from the Space Stage: A HALYX Story - 53:18 
Tesla - 1:05:51 
The Stepford Wives - 1:24:43 

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!

Aug 24, 2020

ANIME MONTH continues with a series about an introverted jellyfish enthusiast whose life turns around when she befriends a cross-dressing extrovert! 

PRINCESS JELLYFISH is part comedy, part drama, part romance, and it may very well have been... CANCELED TOO SOON! William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are once again joined by author/illustrator M. Lopes da Silva for an in-depth conversation about anime! 

Follow M. Lopes da Silva on Twitter at @_MLopesdaSilva and on Instagram at @AuthorMLopesdaSilva, and be sure to check out her upcoming queer, feminist, pro-sex work, vigilante vs. slasher novel HOOKER when it comes out in October!

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!

Aug 20, 2020

Our Patrons have the power to sponsor an episode of CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED of their choice, and we're calling it YOUR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED!

In this episode, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold were asked to draft their ultimate summer movie blockbuster schedule, and they each approached the assignment VERY differently!

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! 

Aug 19, 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 their favorite screenplays, old-fashioned film styles we miss, why comedies shouldn't punch downward, the Movie Trivia Schmoedown and - finally! - their favorite popsicles!

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! 

Aug 18, 2020

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are working backwards through film history, using STAR WARS as the starting point!

This week on EPISODE ZERO they move into Edgar Rice Burroughs' A PRINCESS OF MARS, which inspired STAR WARS, and which was eventually adapted into Andrew Stanton's sci-fi epic JOHN CARTER, which was inspired by STAR WARS! 

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!

Aug 17, 2020

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED is chock full of movies this week!

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review Netflix's new Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Jamie Foxx superhero movie PROJECT POWER, the Russian sci-fi/monster movie SPUTNIK, the thriller THE BAY OF SILENCE, and the supernatural teen romance ENDLESS!

Also this week on THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs revisits the Disney classic COOL RUNNINGS and Witney watches it for the very first time!

Project Power - 3:52 
Sputnik - 28:00 
The Bay of Silence - 40:11 
Endless - 47:28 
Cool Runnings - 1:09:38 

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!

Aug 16, 2020

ANIME MONTH continues with a series about teenagers fighting off the zombie apocalypse using all the ultra-violence at their disposal, and a heck of a lot of fan service! 

Was HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD nothing but mindless sex and violence, or is it a clever meta-commentary about western storytelling? And was it... CANCELED TOO SOON?

William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are joined by author/illustrator M. Lopes da Silva for a scintillating conversation about the anime medium, the zombie apocalypse genre and more! 

Follow M. Lopes da Silva on Twitter at @_MLopesdaSilva and on Instagram at @AuthorMLopesdaSilva, and be sure to check out her upcoming queer, feminist, pro-sex work, vigilante vs. slasher novel HOOKER when it comes out in October!

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!

Aug 13, 2020

William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are inviting fascinating people to watch MY DINNER WITH ANDRE, a film about fascinating people having a conversation, and have their own conversation about it!

This week's guests are Robert Butler III, Sabrina Ramirez, and Andres Cabrera from FIRST CUT and THE MEANING OF podcast! Subscribe to their YouTube Channel and follow them on Twitter at @FirstCutTMO, @DirectorRB3, @SabrinaxMonica and @SquadLeaderAce!

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! 

Aug 12, 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 best horror anthologies on television, the legacy of HEAVEN'S GATE, directors whose films got worse over time, what happens when you find out your favorite part of a movie was an accident or a placeholder, our favorite bands, and why it's important to step aside from the zeitgeist and find out what you REALLY like!

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! 

Aug 10, 2020

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED is overflowing with movies this week!

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold ponder the ramifications of undoing the Paramount decision - potentially opening the door to studios buying movie theaters and developing monopolies - and review the new Seth Rogen comedy AN AMERICAN PICKLE, the latest adaptation of THE SECRET GARDEN, the Netflix dance film WORK IT, the Norwegian drama OUT STEALING HORSES, Amy Seimetz's psychological horror film SHE DIES TOMORROW, and the art heist film THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY.

Also this week on THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney explore William Greaves' experimental documentary SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM, about the making of the making of a movie, and it's decades-later experimental sequel!

Paramount Decision - 2:13 
An American Pickle - 22:41 
The Secret Garden - 39:07 
Work It - 45:28 
Out Stealing Horses - 55:26 
She Dies Tomorrow - 1:01:44 
The Burnt Orange Heresy - 1:12:35 
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm - 1:26:22 

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!

Aug 9, 2020

Satan has conquered worlds and vanquished armies, but can he sell more fries than anyone else at McDonalds?

That's the plot of the anime series THE DEVIL IS A PART-TIMER, the first installment of our long-awaited ANIME MONTH! Was this wacky series, which combines elements of the situational comedy and episodic fantasy... CANCELED TOO SOON? William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are about to find out!

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!

Aug 6, 2020

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are working backwards through film history, using STAR WARS as the starting point!

This week on EPISODE ZERO they move into Fritz Lang's silent masterpiece METROPOLIS, which envisioned an unthinkable future full of class warfare, income disparity, unchecked industrialism, and corrupt capitalists running the government. In addition to its influential imagery of gigantic supercities, METROPOLIS also laid the foundation for every movie about robots - or, yes, even droids - that followed!

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!

Aug 4, 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 DVD boxed sets that got away from them, movies that have been ruined by bad editing, our worst movie theater experiences, whether classic movies need context to play today, our favorite movie scenes, and the difference (if there is one) between shocks and scares in horror movies!

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! 

Aug 3, 2020

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED is bursting with cinema this week!

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold say goodbye to the late, great Wilford Brimley and review Shudder's new supernatural/found footage/COVID-19 horror film HOST, Beyonce's Disney Plus visual concept album BLACK IS KING, the ACLU documentary THE FIGHT, Jessica Swale's World War II drama SUMMERLAND, and Katie Holmes learning the secret to life and love in THE SECRET: DARE TO DREAM!

Also this week on THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney explore René Clair's witty, stylish, romantic and weird I MARRIED A WITCH, starring Veronica Lake as a witch who accidentally falls in love with a man she's cursed!

Wilford Brimley - 3:19 
Host - 16:39 
Black is King - 33:04 
The Fight - 45:40 
Summerland - 53:34 
The Secret: Dare to Dream - 59:50 
I Married a Witch - 1:17:21 

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!

Aug 1, 2020

[Note: This episode was reposted due to a missing audio track, which has been fixed. Also, due to tech issues, the audio quality in this episode is lower than usual.]

Our Patrons have the power to sponsor an episode of CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED of their choice, and we're calling it YOUR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED!

In this episode, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold have been asked to present the physical media releases that they are extremely proud to own, and also the ones that they cannot believe are part of their collections... in the bad way.

PLUS: This episode is co-hosted by our Patreon sponsor!

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! 

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