This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold have a little catching up to do, and review the new TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, the Hulu thriller NO EXIT, the Channing Tatum drama DOG, the werewolf thriller THE CURSED, the Foo Fighters horror comedy STUDIO 666, the witch drama HELLBENDER, the Zoom drama FAMILY SQUARES, and the religious drama A BANQUET!
Monday, February 28, 2022
Critically Acclaimed #210 | Texas Chainsaw Massacre, No Exit, Dog, The Cursed, Studio 666, Hellbender, Family Squares, A Banquet
Friday, February 25, 2022
We've Got Mail #111 | How Long Should We Set This Auto-Destruct Timer?
Bibbs and Witney explain where they've been all week and read emails from listeners who want to talk about how Pon farr works in STAR TREK, why OKLAHOMA! wasn't the game-changing musical it gets credit for, the pros and cons and unexpectedly complexities of selling out, and how long we'd set the Enterprise's self-destruct timer for!
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Canceled Too Soon #224 | Perpetual Grace, LTD (2019)
Because you demanded it, CANCELED TOO SOON is back! This is the podcast where William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review TV shows that lasted only one season or less, and we're kicking off a new wave of episodes with a forgotten EPIX series starring Ben Kingsley, Jacki Weaver, Jimmi Simpson, Luis Guzman, and Terry O'Quinn, which plays like a Coen Brothers crime story that just won't stop getting out of control.
Did PERPETUAL GRACE, LTD. deserve to get overlooked, or was it... CANCELED TOO SOON?!
Bibbs and Witney find out in a brand-new episode of the podcast that started it all!!
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
We've Got Mail #110 | Why Best Picture and Best Director Are NOT the Same Thing
Bibbs and Witney read emails from listeners who want to talk about why cult movies probably wouldn't be better with bigger budgets, why the Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director don't necessarily go hand-in-hand, great movies about quarter-life crises, how to interview famous people and why film criticism has some similarities with preaching!
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Critically Acclaimed #209 | Ivan Reitman, The Oscars, Death on the Nile, Compartment Number 6, Marry Me, KIMI, The Sky is Everywhere
This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review Kenneth Branagh's all-star murder mystery DEATH ON THE NILE, the award-winning international drama COMPARTMENT NUMBER 6, the Jennifer Lopez/Owen Wilson rom-com MARRY ME, Steven Soderbergh's techno-thriller KIMI, and Josephine Decker's YA drama THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE!
Plus, Bibbs and Witney look over this year's ACADEMY AWARD nominations and say goodbye to the late, great IVAN REITMAN.
Friday, February 11, 2022
We've Got Mail #109 | What's Wrong with CGI De-Aging?
Bibbs and Witney read emails from listeners who want to talk about what's wrong with using CGI to resurrect dead actors and de-age older actors, bad movies saved by great moments, when a viewer's personal expertise ruins a film, and whether Bibbs and Witney think about character vs. story!
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Critically Reclaimed #28 | A Chorus Line (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 get box seats for Richard Attenborough's A CHORUS LINE, an Oscar-nominated adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical, starring Michael Douglas! Does it deserve its reputation as a subpar rendition of the hit show, or has time been kind?!
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Monday, February 7, 2022
Critically Acclaimed #208 | Moonfall, The Worst Person in the World, Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché, Alone With You, Slapface
This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review Roland Emmerich's absurd disaster thriller MOONFALL, Joachim Trier's masterful THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD, the new punk documentary POLY STYRNE: I AM A CLICHE, and the horror movies ALONE WITH YOU and SLAPFACE!
Friday, February 4, 2022
We've Got Mail #108 | What Ever Happened to Sqrat?
Bibbs and Witney read emails from listeners who want to talk about the importance of celebrating incomplete art, their latest charities, why the words "overrated" and "underrated" are a problem in film criticism, the preponderance of bad photoshop in films, and the revelation that CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED has fans on all seven continents!