Thursday, September 17, 2020

We've Got Mail #45 | Our Favorite Movie Urban Legends!

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 which classic stories need modern movie updates, the depiction of mental illness in cinema, more queer movie recommendations, whether films need sympathetic protagonists or not, blockbusters vs. indies in the year 2020, their favorite urban legends about movies, international film distribution and more!

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Your Critically Acclaimed | A Celebration of Queer Film!

Our patrons have the power to sponsor an episode of CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED of their choice, and we're calling it YOUR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED!

In this episode, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are joined by their patron B Peterson, who wanted to to share - along with our hosts - some of the queer films that mean the most to them! 

So join them as they all explore important films like WATERMELON WOMAN, CERTAIN WOMEN, BOUND, ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER and many, many more!

Follow B Peterson on LetterBoxd at BlueGreyCloset and Twitter at @BlueGreyCloset, and be sure to check out these other great podcasts B Peterson recommends: Citizen Dame, Linoleum Knife, Who Shot Ya, Bad Romance and Latinx Lens!

Monday, September 14, 2020

Critically Acclaimed #142 | Cuties, The Social Dilemma, #Alive, Unpregnant, All Dogs Go to Heaven

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED has quite a few films to review this week!

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review three new Netflix releases - CUTIES, THE SOCIAL DILEMMA and #ALIVE - and the new HBO Max comedy UNPREGNANT!

Also this week on THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney revisit one of Don Bluth's classic animated films, ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN!

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Your Critically Acclaimed | The Films of Mel Brooks!


Our patrons have the power to sponsor an episode of CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED of their choice, and we're calling it YOUR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED!

In this episode, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are joined by their patron Samuel Shearer, who wanted to dedicate a whole podcast to Oscar-winning comedy filmmaker MEL BROOKS

Join them as they explore classics (and not-so-classics) like THE PRODUCERS, BLAZING SADDLES, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, SPACEBALLS, LIFE STINKS and DRACULA: DEAD AND LOVING IT!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

We've Got Mail #45 | Why Did the Parody Genre Die Out...?

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 why Hollywood needs to rethink international release dates, the real reasons why the parody movie genre died out, who was miscast in Martin Scorsese's GANGS OF NEW YORK, the films of Dario Dargento and Daria Nicolodi, and the scenes that flew over their heads as kids!

Monday, September 7, 2020

Critically Acclaimed #141 | Mulan, I'm Thinking of Ending Things, Love Guaranteed, The Andora Hustle, Feels Good Man, Measure for Measure, and And God Created Woman

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED has a whole smorgasbord of films this week!

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review Disney's epic live-action remake MULAN, Charlie Kaufman's mind-bending I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, the new Netflix rom-com LOVE GUARANTEED, the banking conspiracy documentary THE ANDORA HUSTLE, the dark side of culture documentary FEELS GOOD MAN, and the Australian Shakespeare adaptation MEASURE FOR MEASURE!

Also this week on THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB, Bibbs and Witney dive back into cinema history with Roger Vadim's AND GOD CREATED WOMAN, one of the most controversial films of the 1950s!

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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Your Critically Acclaimed | The Iron Giant (1999)


Our patrons have the power to sponsor an episode of CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED of their choice, and we're calling it YOUR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED!

In this episode, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold were asked to explore Brad Bird's feature directorial debut THE IRON GIANT, about a weapon of mass destruction who develops a soul, and chooses to become a hero. Is the film a cult classic? A bona fide classic? Or is it merely completely wonderful?

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