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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, CRITICALLY RECLAIMED, THE IRON LIST, and more!

Critically Acclaimed Network William Bibbiani

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 261 Ratings

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, CRITICALLY RECLAIMED, THE IRON LIST, and more!

    Canceled Too Soon #232 | Dead at 21 (1994)

    Canceled Too Soon #232 | Dead at 21 (1994)

    The first live-action scripted TV series was everything you could possibly want from the 1990s: youthful rebellion, political paranoia, and what very well could be the most amazing soundtrack in television history.

    It's called DEAD AT 21, it's what happens when you put THE FUGITIVE and THE X-FILES and Tower Records into a blender, and it's an all-new episode of CANCELED TOO SOON, with special guest Angie Seibold!

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    • 1 hr 59 min
    We've Got Mail #129 | Break-Up Movies!

    We've Got Mail #129 | Break-Up Movies!

    William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold answer YOUR emails and talk aboutabout STAR TREK spin-off novels, a whole bunch of DUNE stuff, and great movies about breakups!

    It's a brand new WE'VE GOT MAIL podcast!

    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!

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Critically Acclaimed #229 | Prey, They/Them, I Love My Dad

    Critically Acclaimed #229 | Prey, They/Them, I Love My Dad

    William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold explore the new PREDATOR prequel, PREY, the queer slasher film THEY/THEM and the Patton Oswalt discomfort comedy I LOVE MY DAD!

    Prey - 2:36  They/Them - 44:44  I Love My Dad - 59:54  Review Round-Up - 1:09:31 

    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! 

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Critically Reclaimed #37 - Stunt Rock (1978)

    Critically Reclaimed #37 - Stunt Rock (1978)

    Welcome to CRITICALLY RECLAIMED, where film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold catch up on older movies one or both of them have never seen before, as chosen by YOU, our listeners!

    This week on CRITICALLY RECLAIMED, Bibbs and Witney Because crash through Brian Trenchard-Smith's bizarre 1970s stunt spectacular/metal concert/chill vibes cult classic STUNT ROCK!

    Death-defying feats, rock shows with flame throwers, and a little bit of love await you on the latest episode of CRITICALLY RECLAIMED.

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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! 

    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! 
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    We've Got Mail #128 | Fan Edits Are Film Criticism!

    We've Got Mail #128 | Fan Edits Are Film Criticism!

    William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold answer YOUR emails and talk about fan edits of movies like THE BATMAN and why they qualify as film criticism, great movies where everything goes cosmically wrong for the hero, the questions we want to ask Ronald McDonald, and what the creator of STARHYKE thought about our podcast about STARHYKE!

    It's a brand new WE'VE GOT MAIL podcast!

    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!

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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! 
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Critically Acclaimed #228 | Thirteen Lives, Not Okay, Resurrection, Allegoria, This is Gwar

    Critically Acclaimed #228 | Thirteen Lives, Not Okay, Resurrection, Allegoria, This is Gwar

    William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are still sick, but that's not going to stop them from reviewing Ron Howard's new drama THIRTEEN LIVES, the Hulu comedy NOT OKAY, the psychological thriller RESURRECTION, the Shudder horror anthology ALLEGORIA and the heavy metal documentary THIS IS GWAR!

    Thirteen Lives - 3:27  Not Okay - 19:46  Resurrection - 32:12  Allegoria - 39:51  This is GWAR - 51:34  Review Round-Up - 1:08:31 

    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!       v.     
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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
261 Ratings

261 Ratings

Banner Teckett ,

Possibly the Best Current Critics Working Today

The two hosts of this podcast, Whitney and Bibbs, are without a doubt the most influential movie critics working today. The shear volume of films and shows that the critique is staggering. Their humor and insight is valuable. Their opinions are thought provoking. This isn’t just me saying this either. I cannot recall how many listeners have written in to their letters podcast using the phrase “I may disagree with the points/views/critiques/ you’ve made but I continue to listen”. In a day and age where differences and divisions are the strife on social media and the news, it’s a breath of fresh air to hear these critics cultivate such a diverse audience. They have opened myself up to a vast number of films and filmmakers that I have never heard of before. Their critiques aren’t for anybody, but for everybody. I would consider their work of Critically Acclaimed a living omnibus. Please give their podcast a chance. You will not be disappointed.

Jman12388 ,

A must listen for movie fans

I have been a loyal listener to Critically Acclaimed for a few years now. I started as a casual movie fan and listened occasionally, but through the reviews from William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold I became enthralled with films I otherwise would have never watched. These two are the best critics around and give everything a fair shake. Their analysis and critiques are very well thought out and formulated. This is my go to podcast for an unbiased breakdown of all new releases.

Big chief redcow ,

My go-to for film/television discussion

This channel offers amazing in-depth discussions of short-lived tv shows and films (current releases each week as well as older films.) Hosts, Witney Seibold and William Bibbiani, are exceptionally knowledgeable and well-spoken. They always articulate exactly why a particular piece of media does or does not work for them and are always entertaining! I HIGHLY recommended looking into their Patreon for episode-by-episode discussions of Batman (‘66), Star Trek (EVERY episode in the CORRECT order), and so much more! I highly recommend this channel for anyone that loves to get nerdy about the media they consume!

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