Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #169 | Thunder Force, The Man Who Sold His Skin, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

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!  

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Canceled Too Soon #209 | Electra Woman and Dyna Girl (1976-1977, 2001, 2016)

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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Friday, April 9, 2021

Your Critically Acclaimed | Sherlock Holmes vs. Sherlock vs. Elementary!

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!

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #168 | All 15 Oscar-Nominated Short Films!

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!

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #167 | Godzilla vs. Kong, About Endlessness, This is Not a Burial It's a Resurrection, Born in Flames

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!  

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

We've Got Mail #73 | The Cult Movie Musicals We Forgot About!

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

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Your Critically Acclaimed | King of Boys (2018)

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! 

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