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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: April, 2021

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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Apr 30, 2021

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

This time on YOUR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, our listener Griswald Cobblepot asked William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold to present a series of movie recommendations, one per critic, per letter of the alphabet. That's 52 classic, underrated and cult movie recommendations in all. It's the real LETTERS AT CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED!

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

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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! 

Apr 27, 2021

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 our memories of long-running movie theaters, movies that never got made that should have been, the late and legendary Jim Steinman, Olivier Assayas's IRMA VEP, recommendations for must-see Brazilian films, esoteric lists of movies, whether we make too big a deal out of a filmmaker's final film, and WHY AREN'T THERE MORE HORROR MOVIES ABOUT CRABS, DANG IT.

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

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

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! 

Apr 26, 2021

We'd like to thank the Academy... for part of it.

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold recap the Academy Award winners, and review the new releases MORTAL KOMBAT, HOPE, TOGETHER TOGETHER, MONDAY, JAKOB'S WIFE, SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS, and HONEYDEW.

And on THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney present a double feature: Steven Spielberg's THE TERMINAL, and the 1970s cul horror classic THE CAR!!

Oscars 2021 - 2:52 
Mortal Kombat - 20:34 
Hope - 35:40 
Together Together - 41:35 
Monday - 46:59 
Jakob's Wife - 51:53 
Sisters with Transistors - 56:25 
Honeydew - 1:01 :33 
Review Round-Up - 1:04:09 
The Terminal - 1:06:55 
The Car - 1:21:41 

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!

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

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!

Apr 23, 2021

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 MOVIES THAT BEGIN WITH THE LETTER C! Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold have scoured the vast history of cinema to bring you the very best movies that just happen to begin with the third letter of the English alphabet, even if they have nothing else in common! Comedies, action classics, art house favorites 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! 

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

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! 

Apr 19, 2021

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 more forgotten SHERLOCK HOLMES movies, which mainstream movies deserve their own fancy CRITERION Blu-ray release, their memories of the Arclight and filmgoing in Los Angeles, one of the most intense episodes of THE TWILIGHT ZONE ever, why quitting social media is probably a good idea, and more!

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

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

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! 

Apr 18, 2021

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, Bibbs and Witney invite you into the weird and wonderful world of WILLIAM CASTLE, a horror filmmaker and iconic showman who incorporated gimmickry into his motion pictures unlike any director before him! And one of his best gimmicks ever was in MR. SARDONICUS, a creepy thriller where the audience (allegedly) got to pick the ending!

How did William Castle and MR. SARDONICUS influence THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW? 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! 

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

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

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!

Apr 14, 2021

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 mystery of the first (and second) photographs ever taken, more great movie musicals they forgot about, why day-and-date VOD releases of new blockbuster movies probably aren't going anywhere, why it's important to change your HDTV's picture settings, the pros and cons of knowing nothing about a movie before you watch it, and whether THE TWILIGHT ZONE is overrated!

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

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

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! 

Apr 13, 2021

It's like thunder! Lightning! They we we review movies is enlightening!

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the new Netflix superhero coomedy THUNDER FORCE, starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer, and the Oscar-nominee THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN!

And on THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney revisit the cult classic MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME!

Thunder Force - 2:48 
The Man Who Sold His Skin - 26:29 
Review Round-Up - 32:55 
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome - 35:04 

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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!

Apr 11, 2021

ELECTRA WOMAN AND DYNA GIRL were fighting all evil deeds! And then they were canceled. So they tried it again 25 years later! And they were canceled. So they tried it again 15 years later!

Are we seeing a pattern here?

This week on CANCELED TOO SOON, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold venture into the psychedelic world of SID AND MARTY KROFFT with the original 1970s kids TV series, the failed turn of the century reboot starring Markie Post, and the 2016 streaming series starring YouTube superstars Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart!

Were they... CANCELED TOO SOON? Let's find out!

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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!

Apr 9, 2021

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

This time on YOUR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, our listener Eric Fusco asked William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold to compare the three modern versions of Sherlock Holmes - the Robert Downey Jr. movie, the Benedict Cumberbatch BBC series, and the Jonny Lee Miller CBS series ELEMENTARY - and figure out if Holmes really is the most influential fictional character in history!

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

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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! 

Apr 6, 2021

William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review all 15 of this year's Oscar-nominated short films in a special bonus episode of CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED!

The nominees for BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT are COLETTE, A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION, DO NOT SPLIT, HUNGER WARD and A LOVE SONG FOR LATASHA.

The nominees for BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT SUBJECT are FEELING THROUGH, THE LETTER ROOM, THE PRESENT, TWO DISTANT STRANGERS and WHITE EYE.

And the nominees for BEST ANIMATED SHORT SUBJECT are BURROW, GENIUS LOCI, IF ANYTHING HAPPENS I LOVE YOU, OPERA and YES PEOPLE!

Best Documentary Short Subject - 8:32 
Best Live-Action Short Subject - 40:31 
Best Animated Short Subject - 1:10:26 

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!

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

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!

Apr 5, 2021

William Bibbiani and Witney review the giant monster fight movie GODZILLA VS. KONG, Roy Andersson's bizarre new film ABOUT ENDLESSNESS, and Lesotho's Oscar submission THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT'S A RESURRECTION on this week's episode of CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED!

Also this week, on THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney review the eerily prescient BORN IN FLAMES, a nearly 40-year old work of revolutionary feminism and afrofuturism that uncannily predicted the future!

Godzilla vs. Kong - 4:17 
About Endlessness - 38:43 
This is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection - 46:21 
Review Round-Up - 53:00 
Born in Flames - 55:21 

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!

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

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!

Apr 4, 2021

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 problem with George Cukor's THE WOMEN nobody's talking about, what future episodes they want to do in SCREEN DRAFTS, the movies that changed based on the jobs our hosts have had, the importance of non-binary casting, the ethics of movie piracy, the bands they wish they saw live, and the cult movie musicals they left off their recent list of THE BEST MOVIE MUSICALS EVER!

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

And if you want soap, be sure to check out M. Lopes da Silva's Etsy store: SaltCatSoap!

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! 

Apr 2, 2021

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

This time, at the request of our patron David Cooper, we're taking a look at the award-winning Nigerian crime saga KING OF BOYS, starring Sola Sobowale as the leader of a criminal underworld, whose empire begins to fall due to shortsighted underlings and sexist competitors for her throne! 

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

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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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