Monday, December 27, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #103 | The Matrix Resurrections, Don't Look Up, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Cyrano, Memoria

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review Lana Wachowski's sci-fi reboot THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS, Adam McKay's apocalyptic comedy DON'T LOOK UP, Joel Coen's first solo film THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH, Joe Wright's musical romance CYRANO, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul's MEMORIA

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Thursday, December 23, 2021

We've Got Mail #104 | Christmaspalooza!

Bibbs and Witney read emails from listeners who sent them Christmas cards (stick around at the end, we got a few more at the last minute!), and give book recommendations for film lovers, compare WEST SIDE STORY on stage and screen, TV shows they were surprised weren't canceled, and much more!

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Monday, December 20, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #102 | Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Lost Daughter, The Novice, Swan Song, Nightmare Alley, Drive My Car

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME, Maggie Gyllenhaal's directorial debut THE LOST DAUGHTER, Lauren Hadaway's directorial debut THE NOVICE, the sci-fi tragedy SWAN SONG, Guillermo Del Toro's film noir remake NIGHTMARE ALLEY, and Ryûsuke Hamaguchi's award-winning DRIVE MY CAR!

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Friday, December 17, 2021

Critically Reclaimed #23 | Damn Yankees! (1958)

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 pit their souls against the classic 1958 musical DAMN YANKEES!, starring Tab Hunter, Ray Walston and one of the greatest dancers who ever lived, Gwen Verdon! Is it damn good, or just damnable?

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

We've Got Mail #103 | Our Favorite Classic Rom-Coms!

This week on WE'VE GOT MAIL, Bibbs and Witney read emails from listeners who want to take us to task for our review of THE POWER OF THE DOG, ask why we equate a movie's success with its box office performance, wonder why so many superhero movies look the same, want to know our hosts' favorite road movies and classic rom-coms and a lot more!

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Monday, December 13, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #101 | West Side Story, Being the Ricardos, Red Rocket

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review Steven Spielberg's epic musical WEST SIDE STORY, Aaron Sorkin's I LOVE LUCY biopic BEING THE RICARDOS, and Sean Baker's latest drama RED ROCKET!

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

Critically Reclaimed #22 | Good Burger (1997)

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 return to the early heyday of Nickelodeon, with their second, cult classic motion picture GOOD BURGER! Starring Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell and Abe Vigoda, it's a timeless tale of a small time burger joint competing with a corporate chain across the street. And by "timeless" with mean "INCREDIBLY TRAPPED IN THE 1990s!"

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

We've Got Mail #102 | What is Schlock?

Bibbs and Witney read emails from listeners who want to talk about why critics screeners are sometimes a serious problem, the trouble with watching movies and wondering what other people think, the definition of "schlock," the definition of "mumblecore," the best baseball movies and more!

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #100 | The Power of the Dog, Benedetta, The Hand of God, Torn, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Flee, Wolf

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review James Campion's new western THE POWER OF THE DOG, Paul Verhoeven's controversial queer nun story BENEDETTA, Paolo Sorrentino's latest THE HAND OF GOD, the mountain climbing documentary TORN, the animated kids film DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, the animated documentary FLEE, and the Irish/Polish drama WOLF!

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Friday, December 3, 2021

Critically Reclaimed #21 | Key Largo (1948)

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 explore the last of four classic films that starred legendary screen icons Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart! John Huston's KEY LARGO tells the story of a group of hostages trapped in a hurricane by a deadly mobster, played by the equally legendary Edward G. Robinson!

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The Iron List #24 | The Best Films of 1971!

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 FILMS OF 1971, an over two-hour podcast dedicated to William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold's favorite films that came out fifty years ago, complete with beloved classics, weird cult films and more! 

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #99 | Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, Tick Tick Boom!, Licorice Pizza, Bruised, House of Gucci, A Castle for Christmas

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold say goodbye to the late film critic James Rocchi, and review the new releases RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY, the Jonathan Larson biographical musical TICK TICK... BOOM!, the new Paul Thomas Anderson movie LICORICE PIZZA, Halle Berry's directorial debut BRUISED, Ridley Scott's all-star drama HOUSE OF GUCCI, and the Netflix rom-com A CASTLE FOR CHRISTMAS

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Friday, November 26, 2021

We've Got Mail #101 | Do Great Horror Movies HAVE to Be Scary?

Bibbs and Witney read emails from listeners who want to talk about whether horror movies have to actually be scary in order to be good, how GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE and HALLOWEEN KILLS pander to their fanbases, a defense of STAR TREK PRODIGY, and why critics scores and audience scores are so different on Rotten Tomatoes!

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Monday, November 22, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #98 | Ghostbusters: Afterlife, King Richard, The Feast, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the Jason Reitman's nostalgia fest GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE, Will Smith in the sports biopic KING RICHARD, the Welsh horror thriller THE FEAST, the Romanian satire BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN, and the Netflix heist rom-com THE PRINCESS SWITCH 3: ROMANCING THE STAR! 

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Saturday, November 20, 2021

We've Got Mail #100 | When Did Star Trek Turn Into Star Wars?

Bibbs and Witney read emails from listeners who want to talk about why STAR TREK: PRODIGY plays so much like STAR WARS, whether there's any truth to the idea that filmmakers end their careers with their worst movies, schlock horror classics you can find on streaming, why kids media talks down to kids so much, and more!!

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Critically Reclaimed #20 | Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

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 explore the last movie from iconic filmmaker Sidney Lumet, who also directed the classics 12 ANGRY MEN, SERPICO, NETWORK and DOG DAY AFTERNOON. Ethan Hawke, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei and Albert Finney star in BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD, and it may very well be one of the best neo-noirs ever!

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Monday, November 15, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #97 | Red Notice, Belfast, Passing, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Home Sweet Home Alone

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the Dwayne Johnson/Gal Gadot/Ryan Reynolds crime caper RED NOTICE, Kenneth Branagh's semi-autobiographical BELFAST, Rebecca Hall's directorial debut PASSING, the giant CGI puppy movie CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG, and Disney's first crack at a beloved Fox IP... HOME SWEET HOME ALONE!

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Friday, November 12, 2021

We've Got Mail #99 | Do Star Trek Movies Have Too Much Action in Them?

This week on WE'VE GOT MAIL, Bibbs and Witney read emails from listeners who want to talk about whether the STAR TREK movies have too much action in them, which biopics left out super important information, whether film critics are stuck in a "bubble," and why you shouldn't worry about "catching up" on all the best movies ever made!

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Canceled Too Soon #223 | Damien (2016)


Two decades after they tried to turn THE OMEN into an X-FILES knockoff, Lifetime and A&E tried to make it something else. Something vague. Something canceled. 

But was DAMIEN, starring Barbara Hershey (and others) CANCELED TOO SOON? William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold uncover the secret story of how the antichrist was awkwardly stalked for a little while as SCARYTOBER - or rather, SCARYVEMBER - concludes!

Monday, November 8, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #96 | Eternals, Spencer, Finch, The Harder They Fall, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review Marvel's ETERNALS (Chloe Zhao's follow-up to the Best Picture winner NOMADLAND), the Pablo Larrain's Princess Diana biopic SPENCER (starring Kristen Stewart), the Tom Hanks post-apocalyptic dog story with a robot in it FINCH, the all-star badass western action spectacular THE HARDER THEY FALL, and the Benedict Cumberbatch cat painter biopic THE ELECTRIC LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN!

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Friday, November 5, 2021

Critically Reclaimed #19 | Police Story (1985)

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 revisit a film that's often called one of the best action movies ever made: Jackie Chan's POLICE STORY, starring Jackie Chan and Maggie Cheung, and featuring some of the most incredible and death-defying stunts in movie history!

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Thursday, November 4, 2021

We've Got Mail #98 | Are There Any GOOD Faithful Adaptations...?

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 read emails from listeners who want to talk about STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION (hurray!), whether there are any great films that faithfully adapt a novel, if you need to know a lot about Shakespeare to enjoy a Shakespeare movie, and much, much more!

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #95 | Last Night in Soho, Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin, Army of Thieves, Labyrinth of Cinema, Coyote Creek Christmas

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review Edgar Wright's time-tripping horror thriller LAST NIGHT IN SOHO, the final film from HAUSU director Nobuhiku Obayashi LABYRINTH OF CINEMA, the horror reboot PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: NEXT OF KIN, the horror heist movie prequel ARMY OF THIEVES, and the surprisingly coyote-free Christmas rom-com COYOTE CREEK CHRISTMAS!

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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Critically Reclaimed #18 | Hercules (1997)

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 put the sad in gladiator when they look back at Disney's 1997 animated hit HERCULES, which has a large following but miiiiiight not be as good as its reputation suggests!

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

We've Got Mail #97 | Does Plot REALLY Matter?

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 read emails from listeners who want to talk about movies they loved as kids which had small roles from future stars! They're also talking about Lovecraftian gods, their favorite moviegoing experiences, two AMAZING sequels to PROM NIGHT, how to recommend movies to your friends, and why plot isn't nearly as important as people think it is!

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Monday, October 25, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #194 - Dune, Halloween Kills, The French Dispatch, The Last Duel, Bergman Island, Boyfriends of Christmas Past

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review Denis Villeneuve's long-awaited sci-fi epic DUNE, the slasher sequel HALLOWEEN KILLS, Wes Anderson's ode to old-fashioned magazines THE FRENCH DISPATCH, Ridley Scott's medieval Rashomon riff THE LAST DUEL, Mia Hansen-Løve's indie relationship drama BERGMAN ISLAND, and Hallmark's supernatural rom-com BOYFRIENDS OF CHRISTMAS PAST!

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Canceled Too Soon #222 | The Omen (1995)


If you loved THE OMEN, you probably won't like THE OMEN! The Oscar-winning horror movie about the antichrist got transformed into a failed TV pilot about a demon that jumps from body to body and tries to ruin a St. Patrick's Day parade by unleashing a flesh-eating virus! 

It's got a great cast - including William Sadler, Brett Cullen and Norman Lloyd - and a cult hit director (Jack Sholder, THE HIDDEN) - so maybe THE OMEN really was... CANCELED TOO SOON? 

William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are about to find out, as SCARYTOBER continues! 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Iron List #23 | The Best Horror Comedies 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 HORROR COMEDIES EVER, a nearly 2 1/2 hour podcast dedicated to one of William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold's favorite genres, full of wild recommendations fans have never heard of, in addition to some classics you know and love! 

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Canceled Too Soon #221 | Dark Intruder, aka The Black Cloak (1965)


Alfred Hitchcock's production company made a supernatural detective TV series starring Leslie Nielsen in a Lovecraftian mystery that plays a lot like the movie MALIGNANT?! 

Oh, we gotta find out if that was CANCELED TOO SOON

William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold explore the failed television pilot DARK INTRUDER, aka THE BLACK CLOAK, for this year's SCARYTOBER!

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Critically Reclaimed #17 | What's Up, Doc? (1972)

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 fall face first into Peter Bogdanovich's screwball comedy classic WHAT'S UP, DOC? starring Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal and Madeline Kahn, and decide whether time has been kind to this wacky blockbuster!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

We've Got Mail #96 | What Are our Favorite TV Episodes...?

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 read emails from listeners who want to know about their favorite individual episodes of television, share their thoughts about the SOPRANOS prequel as bigger fans of the show, reveal how their demonology studies are going, wonder why critics spend more time on some movies than others, and much more!

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Monday, October 11, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #193 | No Time to Die, Muppets Haunted Mansion, Lamb, Mass, The Rescue, Justin Bieber: Our World. V/H/S/94, The Manor, There's Someone Inside Your House, South of Heaven

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the long-delayed blockbuster NO TIME TO DIE, the latest Disney TV movie MUPPETS HAUNTED MANSION, the Icelandic fairy tale LAMB, the intense new drama MASS, the eye-popping documentary THE RESCUE, the concert documentary JUSTIN BIEBER: OUR WORLD, the found footage anthology V/H/S/94, the Blumhouse film THE MANOR, the Netflix slasher THERE'S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE, and the crime comedy SOUTH OF HEAVEN!

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Canceled Too Soon #220 | Debris (2021)


Jonathan Tucker and Riann Steele are secret agents uncovering U.F.O. debris with unimaginable powers in DEBRIS, a TV series that's... really depressing?

William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold unearth this high concept, low-energy execution sci-fi television series from the creator of ALMOST HUMAN.

Were the mysteries of DEBRIS worth exploring? And more importantly, was it... CANCELED TOO SOON?! 

Friday, October 8, 2021

Critically Reclaimed #16 | The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein (1973)

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 delve into the weird, wild world of KINO CULT, and dig up Jess Franco's THE EROTIC RITES OF FRANKENSTEIN! The word "erotic" should probably be in air quotes, but at least there's a bright silver Frankenstein monster and a weird bird lady with razor claws!

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

We've Got Mail #95 | What Was the First TV Show You Binged?

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 read emails from listeners who want to know just how important a movie's title really is, share their favorite underrated Hitchcock movies, ask about the first TV shows we ever binged, and discuss female directors in the 20th century and the importance of disability representation in the media!

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Monday, October 4, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #192 | Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Titane, The Addams Family 2, The Many Saints of Newark, I'm Your Man, No One Gets Out Alive, Black As Night

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the brain-eating polyqueer superhero romance VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE, the surreal car sex killer drama TITANE, the animated sequel THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2, the live-action SOPRANOS prequel THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK, the robot Dan Stevens sci-fi film I'M YOUR MAN, the Netflix haunted house film NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE, and the Amazon New Orleans vampire teen film BLACK AS NIGHT!

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Friday, October 1, 2021

Critically Reclaimed #15 | Silent Shakespeare (with B Peterson!)

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 and special guest B Peterson from OLL OBOUT OVID dig up a BFI documentary called SILENT SHAKESPEARE, featuring clips from the earliest Shakespearean motion pictures in history! What do these films have to teach us about filmmaking, and Shakespeare, today?

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Iron List #22 | The Best Alfred Hitchcock Movies

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 ALFRED HITCHCOCK MOVIES, an entire two-hour podcast dedicated to William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold's favorite films by one of the most acclaimed and prolific filmmakers in history! 

And somehow only two films that show up on both of our critics' top ten lists... can you guess which two?

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Monday, September 27, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #191 | Dear Evan Hansen, My Little Pony: A New Generation, Sankofa, Surge

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN, the animated reboot MY LITTLE PONY: A NEW GENERATION, the re-released classic SANKOFA, and the Ben Whishaw breakdown movie SURGE

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Critically Reclaimed #14 | Dances With Wolves (1990)

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 present Kevin Costner's western epic DANCES WITH WOLVES, a controversial film with a complicated legacy, which may now be best known as the film that (somehow) beat GOODFELLAS for Best Picture?

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

We've Got Mail #94 | Is Fozzie Bear a Bad Comedian or a Comic Genius...?

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 read emails from listeners who have advice on how to avoid movie-watching burnout, corrections about ancient Roman music and RAMBO III, questions about bad movies with great music, and the thought-provoking thought experiment that asks, once and for all, whether Fozzie Bear is a terrible comedian... or a brilliant one.

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #190 | The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Cry Macho, Nightbooks, Lady of the Manor

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the biopic THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE starring Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield, Clint Eastwood's new neo-western CRY MACHO, the Netflix kids horror movie NIGHTBOOKS, and the Melanie Lynskey and Judy Greer supernatural comedy LADY OF THE MANOR

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Canceled Too Soon #219 | Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (2020)


Move over, Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie! It's time for Russell Hornsby and Arielle Kebbel to do some bone collecting! 

The latest adaptation of Jeffrey Deaver's hit novel THE BONE COLLECTOR, previously turned into a serial killer thriller starring Washington and Jolie in the 1990s, is an NBC series stretched into a weekly procedural. 

But the real mystery is, was LINCOLN RHYME: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR actually... CANCELED TOO SOON? 

William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are about to find out as SUDDENLY LAST SEASON continues! 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

We've Got Mail #93 | What Are Our Favorite Books?

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 read emails from listeners who want to talk about what happens when their love of movies ebbs, Bibbs and Witney's favorite books, the future of the video store movie expertise, filmmakers who developed movies around their actors, and how getting quoted in a movie trailer really works!

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #189 | Malignant, Kate, The Voyeurs

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review James Wan's absolutely bonkers new HBO Max horror sensation MALIGNANT, the Mary Elizabeth Winstead Netflix action extravaganza KATE, and the lusty new erotic thriller THE VOYEURS on Amazon!

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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Canceled Too Soon #218 | Jupiter's Legacy (2021)


From the co-creator of KICK-ASS, WANTED and KINGSMAN comes a superhero TV universe that Netflix canceled after only one season! 

JUPITER'S LEGACY was one of the most ambitious TV shows of the year, so what it... CANCELED TOO SOON? 

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold venture into the fantastic, and the highly padded, as SUDDENLY LAST SEASON month begins!

Friday, September 10, 2021

Critically Reclaimed #13 | The Three Musketeers (1993)

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, Bibbs and Witney give you Walt Disney's THE THREE MUSKETEERS, the action-adventure inspired by YOUNG GUNS and ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES and also that one book by Dumas. 

Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Oliver Platt, Chris O'Donnell, Tim Curry, Rebecca De Mornay and Julie Delpy, it's a beloved 1990s family flick... but does it hold up today?

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We've Got Mail #92 | Was Sahara Really THAT Bad...?

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 read emails from listeners who want to talk about great movies with bad music, an introduction to Bollywood cinema, whether it's better to learn about a movie's influences before or after you've seen it, intoxicated movie performances and whether the 2005 box office dud SAHARA was really as bad as all that!

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Monday, September 6, 2021

Critically Acclaimed #188 | Jean-Paul Belmondo, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Cinderella, Worth, Superhost

This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold say goodbye to the late, great JEAN-PAUL BELMONDO, and review the new Marvel superhero film SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS, Amazon's "hip" new fairy tale musical CINDERELLA, the serious 9/11 Netflix drama WORTH, and the latest Shudder thriller SUPERHOST!

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Friday, September 3, 2021

Critically Reclaimed #12 | Raise the Titanic! (1980)

Welcome to CRITICALLY RECLAIMED - formerly THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING CLUB - 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 give you RAISE THE TITANIC, the first attempt to turn Clive Cussler's hero Dirk Pitt into a motion picture franchise! And just like the second attempt, SAHARA, it was a gigantic box office dud that Clive Cussler hated.?

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