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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: November, 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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Nov 30, 2020

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED has more movie reviews than you can shake a movie review at!

This week, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review Ron Howard's new biopic HILLBILLY ELEGY, Clea DuVall's genre-defying queer rom-com HAPPIEST SEASON, Steve McQueen's partygoing LOVERS ROCK, Alex Winter's new documentary ZAPPA, and the landmark Hallmark Christmas movie THE CHRISTMAS HOUSE!

Also this week on THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney explore Cheryl Dunye's indie classic THE WATERMELON WOMAN, and say goodbye to the late David Prowse!

David Prowse - 3:46 
Hillbilly Elegy - 9:15 
Happiest Season - 25:05 
Lovers Rock - 40:08 
Zappa - 49:38 
Porno - 1:00:06 
The Christmas House - 1:08:16 
Review Round-Up - 1:18:38 
The Watermelon Woman - 1:24:14 

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!

Nov 29, 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 it's THE BEST MOVIE REMAKES, with monster movies, musicals and mind-blowing international films galore!

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! 

Nov 27, 2020

We've reviewed a lot of failed TV shows in the past, but we've never reviewed a whole network before! 

This week, join us for a very special super-sized episode of CANCELED TOO SOON, featuring Witney Seibold and special guest host B Peterson, entirely dedicated to the failed streaming service QUIBI, a unique platform designed to be watched while people were out socializing... which debuted in the middle of a global pandemic that forced everybody to stay indoors.

It's already a pop culture punchline, but did the shows on QUIBI really fall flat, or do they deserve another chance to be discovered? Let's find out if nearly 20 tv shows were... CANCELED TOO SOON! 

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!

Follow our special guest B Peterson on Twitter at @BlueGreyCloset, on Letterboxd at @BlueGreyCloset, and read their criticism on Movie Babble!

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!

Nov 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 what's wrong with so many coming of age movies, exploring the history and relevance of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000, give Bibbs a chance to review some shows on Quibi, and reveal which movie tropes about Americans are actually 100% true!

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! 

Nov 25, 2020

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED has returned from the grave and we've brought a bunch of new movie reviews with us!

This week, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the new animated fantasy WOLFWALKERS, Steve McQueen's Amazon film SMALL AXE: MANGROVE, the Hitchcockian Hulu thriller RUN, the hard-hitting documentary COLLECTIVE and the World War II drama THE LAST VERMEER!

Also this week on THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney are forced to sit through the cult horror-western hybrid JESSE JAMES MEETS FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTER, which is... quite a thing.

Wolfwalkers - 10:24 
Small Axe: Mangrove - 28:54 
Run - 39:46 
Collective - 55:20 
The Last Vermeer - 1:01:58 
Movie Review Round-Up - 1:10:18 
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter - 1:13:21 

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!

Nov 20, 2020

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are working backwards through film history, and in Season 2, they're using THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW as the starting point!

This week on EPISODE ZERO they travel to the 1956 sci-fi classic FORBIDDEN PLANET, which blazed new trails in sound design, special effects, out of this world storytelling and repressed sexuality!

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!

Nov 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 find out why snow sucks, recommend how to introduce movies to your kids (and pick out their first movie ever), explain why the credits are important, ponder the big questions about their fandom of STAR TREK and reveal which older movies would have received their lowest rating... which has only ever been given to CATS!

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! 

Nov 17, 2020

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED has a chalice from the palace full of movie reviews!

This week, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the new releases MANK, FREAKY, AMMONITE, THE CLIMB, THE LIFE AHEAD and JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY!

Also this week on THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney venture way out west to watch WILD WILD WEST, the massive blockbuster flop from 1999! Is it really as bad as they say?

Mank - 3:46 
Freaky - 27:47 
Ammonite - 40:36 
The Climb  48:52 
The Life Ahead - 53:57 
Jingle Jangle - 57:04 
Wild Wild West - 1:10:34 

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!

Nov 13, 2020

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are working backwards through film history, and in Season 2, they're using THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW as the starting point!

This week on EPISODE ZERO they gear up for Kenneth Anger's experimental queer short film SCORPIO RISING, about a group of masculine bikers who defy popular convention. Bibbs and Witney explore the way that SCORPIO RISING forever changed how filmmakers used movie music, paved the way to help legalize controversial and risqué motion pictures, inspired Martin Scorsese and David Lynch and Nicolas Winding Refn, and much, much 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! 

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!

Nov 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 learn more about FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, talk about the movie props they want to add to their collections, consider the links between extended universes and fandoms, discuss the difference between "good taste" and "wrong taste," and choose the movie theme months they want to get started!

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! 

Nov 10, 2020

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED has a giant cornucopia of movie reviews!

This week, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the new releases PROXIMA, LET HIM GO and ATTACK OF THE DEMONS, and the Netflix Christmas comedies OPERATION OF CHRISTMAS DROP and HOLIDATE!

Also this week on THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney look back at the highest grossing movie of 1971, the iconic and Oscar-winning musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.

Proxima - 2:12 
Let Him Go - 13:08 
Attack of the Demons - 23:45 
Operation Christmas Drop - 36:00 
Holidate - 53:48 
Fiddler on the Roof - 1:05:04 

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!

Nov 8, 2020

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are working backwards through film history, and in Season 2, they're using THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW as the starting point!

This week on EPISODE ZERO they explore the way ROCKY HORROR took its influences from the horror, sci-fi and queer films that preceded it, starting with Jame Whale's brilliant yet often-overlooked THE OLD DARK HOUSE! It's the film that helped introduce many of the horrifying tropes we take for granted today, and it's kooky as hell to boot.

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!

Nov 7, 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 Sebastian and Jennifer from TENTPOLE TRAUMA, the podcast where they do post-mortems on would-be blockbusters that weren't! Subscribe to TENTPOLE TRAUMA on ApplePodcasts!!

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! 

Nov 5, 2020

Before he was world-renowned for children's books like MATILDA, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and THE WITCHES, Roald Dahl was world-renowned for being really, really creepy. That's why CBS gave him a horrifying television series called 'WAY OUT in 1961!

With a cast of future stars and an impressive team of eerie writers - including future IT'S ALIVE and THE STUFF writer/director Larry Cohen! - 'WAY OUT was about as "way out" as it could get in 1961.

But was it... 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!

Nov 3, 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 ponder what America really means on Election Day, and also get more into generational divides, what makes a great movie franchise, which serial killers would be least likely to kill them, and which classic movies feel eerily prescient about our current circumstances?

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! 

Nov 2, 2020

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED has more movies than you can shake a shaky thing at!

This week, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the new releases THE CRAFT: LEGACY, COME PLAY, LOVE AND MONSTERS, THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF WOLF BOY and BIG RAD WOLF!

Also this week on THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney meet Michael Caine's iconic 1966 character ALFIE, a lothario who may or may not be an unforgivable piece of crap.

But before we get to any of that, we have to say goodbye to Sean Connery, the second and most iconic James Bond, and one of the biggest movie stars in history. 

Sean Connery - 2:00 
Love and Monsters - 18:03 
Come Play - 30: 53 
The True Adventures of Wolf Boy - 39:13 
The Craft: Legacy - 46:46 
Big Rad Wolf - 1:03:55 
Alfie - 1:15:03 

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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