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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: December, 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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Dec 31, 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 MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 movies! We're not talking about the best episodes of MST3K, we're highlighting the best of the (allegedly) bad films that were scrounged up to be part of the series. 

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! 

Dec 30, 2020

Santa gave us a whole lot of new movie releases, so let's review them on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED! 

This week, William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the new superhero sequel WONDER WOMAN 1984, the latest Pixar fantasy SOUL, the revenge thriller PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN, the George Clooney sci-fi film THE MIDNIGHT SKY, the Tom Hanks western NEWS OF THE WORLD, and the Robert Rodriguez superhero film WE CAN BE HEROES!

Wonder Woman 1984 - 7:44 
Soul - 39:54
Promising Young Woman - 1:00:40
The Midnight Sky - 1:10:08
News of the World - 1:21:58
We Can Be Heroes - 1:30:23
Review Round-Up - 1:41:02 

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!

Dec 27, 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 back in time to the heyday of the "social guidance" or "hygiene" films, which children were forced to watch for decades, and which were essentially government propaganda promoting the way Americans were "supposed" to look and act!

It's a giant genre, so Bibbs and Witney pick a few to highlight on this week's episode: BODY CARE AND GROOMING, WHY STUDY INDUSTRIAL ARTS, WHY STUDY HOME ECONOMINCS, BOYS BEWARE and THE TERRIBLE TRUTH!

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!

Dec 24, 2020

The year was 2017, and William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold had the very silly idea to record an audio commentary track for a video fireplace, aka a yule log. And somehow it became one of our most popular episodes ever!

So here, at last, is the long-awaited sequel: THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED YULE LOG COMMENTARY TRACK 2020, with Bibbs and Witney adding updates to the history of the video yule log, seriously examining the video fireplace's value as cinema, and sharing stories about their lives and Christmas plans!

Synch it up to the FIREPLACE FOR YOUR HOME on Netflix, or the video yule log of your choice, or just listen in like a regular podcast! And have a happy holiday!

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! 

Dec 23, 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 are come up with their perfect movie-themed ringtones, highlight movies that are better when you're young than when you're old (and vice-versa), re-litigate the reputation of LAST ACTION HERO, debate new and exciting ways to teach cinema history, reconsider the value of artistic canon, and revisit Joe Wright's unusual but largely forgotten adaptation of ANNA KARENINA!

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! 

Dec 21, 2020

Get your red hot movie reviews, right here at CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED!

This week, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review EDUCATION, the final installment of Steve McQueen's SMALL AXE cycle, the new Paul W.S. Anderson video game movie MONSTER HUNTER, the Michael Ealy/Hilary Swank thriller FATALE and Chadwick Boseman's final film, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM!

Also this week on THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney reflect on one of Alfred Hitchcock's most playful homicidal thrillers... DIAL M FOR MURDER!

Small Axe: Education - 4:20  
Monster Hunter - 33:27 
Fatale - 49:18 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - 56:33 
Film Review Recap - 1:10:26 
Dial M for Murder - 1:15:21  

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!

Dec 17, 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 are challenged to come up with a film history syllabus, full of screenings that represent the vast swath of movie history! Plus, they ponder the filmmakers whose work they admire despite their personal politics, filmmakers fans wouldn't expect them to love (even though they do), and why it's 100% perfectly okay to give up on a movie franchise - like STAR WARS - that you've loved your whole life.

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! 

Dec 16, 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 take a dip into two-strip Technicolor with Michael Curtiz's pulpy horror classic DOCTOR X, about a cannibalistic serial killer who's pursued by a heroic mad scientist with a scheme lifted straight out of HAMLET! 

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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!

Dec 14, 2020

Get your red hot movie reviews, right here at CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED!

This week, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review Ryan Murphy's star-studded musical THE PROM, John Patrick Shanley's Irish rom-com WILD MOUNTAIN THYME, the animal documentary GUNDA, Julia Hart's crime thriller I'M YOUR WOMAN, the coming of age film FUNNY BOY, and Steve McQueen's latest SMALL AXE installment, ALEX WHEATLE!

Also this week on THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney explore the rich and fiery lair of the cult classic DRAGONSLAYER!

But before they get to any of that, we have to say goodbye to Zeus himself, the late and great Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr.

Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr. - 1:58 
The Prom - 10:40 
Wild Mountain Thyme - 27:34 
Gunda - 44:47 
I'm Your Woman - 52:29 
Funny Boy - 1:02:44 
Alex Wheatle - 1:07:16 
Film Review Recap - 1:19:02 
Dragonslayer - 1:23:10 

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Dec 10, 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 are joined by author M. Lopes da Silva, whose new novel HOOKER is a retrowave, feminist, pro-queer, pro-sex work slasher/vigilante thriller about a sex worker in 1980s Los Angeles who uses hooks as weapons to fight a misogynistic serial killer!

Our listeners sent in a bunch of questions for Bibbs, Witney and M., including what it actually means to be "well read," which fictional books we'd like to own, and what our unproduced screenplays are 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! 

And follow M. Lopes da Silva on Twitter at @_MLopesdaSilva and on Instagram and @AuthorMLopesdaSilva to follow her amazing work and enter for a chance to win your very own copy of HOOKER! You can also find HOOKER for sale at bookstores like Barnes and Noble!

Dec 9, 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 venture back to ancient Greece, or at least Italy in the 1950s, for an epic double feature of HERCULES (1958) and HERCULES UNCHAINED (1959). These two superhero blockbusters put brawny men front and center, with glorious homoerotic subtext that can't possibly be ignored!

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!

Dec 8, 2020

Movie reviews? CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED has 'em!

This week, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review Steve McQueens RED, WHITE AND BLUE, Chloe Zhao's NOMADLAND, the trippy Aubrey Plaza indie BLACK BEAR, Disney's fantasy comedy GODMOTHERED, and the bizarre discovery 12 PUPS OF CHRISTMAS!

Also this week on THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney solve the bizarre mysteries of Brian De Palma's acclaimed murder thriller SISTERS!

Small Axe: Red, White and Blue - 3:39 
Nomadland - 14:25 
Black Bear - 22:34 
Godmothered - 30:51 
12 Pups of Christmas - 40:33 
Sisters - 55:12 

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!

Dec 2, 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 films and shows would have worked on QUIBI, the rules for the ALL OUR YESTERDAYS drinking game, the best movies about coming home, the ongoing issue with fat-shaming in movies and television, the parodies and references that accidentally introduced them to classic movies and music, and their favorite movie musicals and orchestral scores!

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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