Thursday, February 27, 2020

We've Got Mail #18 | The Art of Movie Soundtracks!


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 makes a great jukebox soundtrack, how to critique a film you don't agree with politically, the origin of Critically Acclaimed, the Bong Joon-ho movie that neither of our hosts like, and much, much more!


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

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Critically Acclaimed #116 | Brahms: The Boy II, Emma, The Last Thing He Wanted and Buffaloed!


Why, oh why did they make a sequel to THE BOY? And why, oh why did they make it like BRAHMS: THE BOY II?

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the latest horror sequel, the Jane Austen remake EMMA, the dense political thriller THE LAST THING HE WANTED, and the light political comedy BUFFALOED!


Brahms: The Boy II - 5:15
Emma. - 27:12
The Last Thing He Wanted - 37:25
Buffaloed - 48:02 


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Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Iron List #4 | The Movies That Defined the 1990s!


Every month on THE IRON LIST, the Patrons of the Critically Acclaimed Network get to pick a topic for a giant-sized episode! And this month, since 90s nostalgia is everywhere, they picked THE MOVIES THAT DEFINED THE 1990s!

Join film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold as they highlight the films that, for better or worse, represent 1990s culture, politics, film and more! From the embarrassingly dated flicks to the all-time classics of the decade!

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

We've Got Mail #17 | Is Sonic the Hedgehog's Villain Dr. Robotnik or Dr. Eggman?


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 subconscious (or conscious) bias against animation, the movies that changed them, the unexpected problems that befall movie projectionists, the Movie Trivia Schmoedown, nitpicky online movie criticism, and the difference - if there even is one - between the Sonic the Hedge character(s) Doctor Robotnik and Doctor Eggman!  

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

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Critically Acclaimed #115 | Sonic the Hedgehog, Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon, The Photograph, The Thing About Harry


Is SONIC THE HEDGEHOG really the best video game movie ever made? This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics Witney Seibold and William Bibbiani crack open the blockbuster kids flick and find out!  

Also this week, Bibbs and Witney review the new animated comedy A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON, and two promising new romances for Valentine's Day: THE PHOTOGRAPH and THE THING ABOUT HARRY!  

Sonic the Hedgehog - 5:10  
Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon - 33:00   
The Photograph - 49:57  
The Thing About Harry - 57:14 

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Canceled Too Soon #179 | Hammer House of Horror (1980)


There are very few brands that are more beloved amongst horror fans than Hammer, the production company that redefined classic monsters and pumped the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s full of sensuality and bright red blood. But their television series, HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR, only lasted one season. What gives?!  

It's got all the style and all the amazing cast members as the classic Hammer horror movies, but was HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR really... CANCELED TOO SOON? Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold crack open the tomb of this forgotten series and discover fascinating episodes starring Peter Cushing, Brian Cox, Pierce Brosnan, Denholm Elliott, Simon McCorkindale and more!

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

We've Got Mail #16 | Ingmar Bergman vs. The Dinosaucers!


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 explore the inner workings of the Oscars, offer their opinions on STAR TREK: PICARD, reveal so-called "great" movies that they don't actually like, explain what "lampshading" is and why it's so important to movies you love, and more!  

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

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