Critically Acclaimed Network
Critically Acclaimed Network
William Bibbiani
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 the strangest missteps in television, and decide once and for all if these TV series were... canceled too soon!
The Iron List #13 | The Best Movie Remakes Ever!
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 29
2 hr 32 min
Canceled Too Soon #201 | Quibi (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 27
2 hr 34 min
We've Got Mail #56 | Are Americans Really Like They Are Portrayed in Movies?
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 26
1 hr 19 min
Critically Acclaimed #151 | Wolfwalkers, Small Axe: Mangrove, Run, Collective, The Last Vermeer, and Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter
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 25
1 hr 48 min
Rocky Horror: Episode Zero - Forbidden Planet (1956)
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 20
57 min
We've Got Mail #55 | Which Other Movies Deserved a D+?
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 19
1 hr 6 min
Critically Acclaimed #150 | Mank, Freaky, Ammonite, The Climb, The Life Ahead, Jingle Jangle, Wild Wild West
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 17
1 hr 42 min
Rocky Horror: Episode Zero - Scorpio Rising (1963)
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 13
46 min
We've Got Mail #54 | What Movie Props Do We Want the Most?
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 12
1 hr 14 min
Critically Acclaimed #149 | Proxima, Let Him Go, Attack of the Demons, Operation Christmas Drop, Holidate, Fiddler on the Roof
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 10
1 hr 30 min
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