Episodes
Because our patrons demanded it, William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold present their picks for THE BEST MOVIES THAT BEGIN WITH THE LETTER J! Any movie that starts with the letter "J" qualifies, and since there are relatively few movies that actually do begin with the letter "J," it's going to be an eclectic episode. So strap in, and hey, this podcast is over 2 1/2 hours! Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork to get exclusive podcasts and exciting rewards, like...
Published 06/21/24
Published 06/21/24
Bibbs and Witney are on a bit of a break after completing THANK GODZILLA, IT'S FRIDAY but that doesn't mean they've stopped making podcasts! In an all-new WE'VE GOT MAIL, they're answering questions about where giant monsters come from, their favorite horror musicals, what it means when a movie is a "cash grab," and the reasons why so many filmmakers think it's wrong to speak openly about what they don't like about other films! Subscribe on Patreon...
Published 06/17/24
William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold reviewed every GODZILLA movie ever made, and they did it on Fridays! We're finally here! It's the last episode of THANK GODZILLA, IT'S FRIDAY! Bibbs and Witney take an in-depth look at the blockbuster nonsense-fest that is GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE and look back over their favorite films, monsters and fights from the history of the franchise! Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork to get exclusive podcasts and exciting...
Published 06/14/24
William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review BAD BOYS: RIDE OR DIE, the Richard Linklater crime film HIT MAN, the Oscar-nominated animated film ROBOT DREAMS, the saga of death that is TUESDAY, the saga of undeath that is HANDLING THE UNDEAD, the sad dead son movie LONGING, the magic human terrarium movie THE WATCHERS, and the movie about sharks attacking France called UNDER PARIS! Bad Boys: Ride or Die - 2:54 Hit Man - 20:35 Robot Dreams - 38:40 Tuesday - 57:27 Handling the Undead -...
Published 06/10/24
William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are reviewing every GODZILLA movie ever made, and they're doing it on Fridays! It's the most acclaimed GODZILLA movie ever made! Does GODZILLA MINUS ONE really deserve all this unqualified praise? Is it an unbridled triumph of the human spirit? Or does Witney somehow manage to have another opinion? NEXT TIME: Godzilla and King Kong team up in the last episode of the podcast, Bibbs and Witney look back over their favorite films in the franchise, and they...
Published 06/07/24
Because YOU demanded it, William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold present their picks for THE BEST 1990s ROMANTIC COMEDIES EVER! It's a nearly 2 1/2 hour podcast about the best, funniest, weirdest and most romantic comedy films released in the 1990s, the decade when rom-coms ruled the Earth! Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork to get exclusive podcasts and exciting rewards, like exclusive series, commentary tracks, and much more! Email us...
Published 06/04/24
On the latest CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the new slasher movie IN A VIOLENT NATURE, the latest Disney biopic YOUNG WOMAN AND THE SEA, the Disney documentary JIM HENSON: IDEA MAN, the sci-fi marriage drama THE YOUNG WIFE, the queer cheerleader drama BACKSPOT, and the ensemble comedy SUMMER CAMP! In a Violent Nature - 4:49 Young Woman and the Sea - 23:00 Jim Henson: Idea Man - 35:32 The Young Wife - 57:25 Backspot - 1:05:26 Summer Camp - 1:12:17 Review...
Published 06/03/24
William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are reviewing every GODZILLA movie ever made, and they're doing it on Fridays! It's the rematch of the millennium! Godzilla and King Kong finally duke it out in the modern era, with CGI spectacle galore! It's GODZILLA VS. KONG, and it's very, very silly. But that's not a bad thing! Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork to get exclusive podcasts and exciting rewards, like exclusive series, commentary tracks, and much...
Published 05/31/24
It's a weird summer at the box office, so here's a weird bunch of movie reviews! This week, William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the MAD MAX: FURY ROAD prequel FURIOSA, the animated GARFIELD MOVIE, the bizarre family fantasy IF, the Jennifer Lopez A.I. buddy action film ATLAS, the ill-advised horror reboot THE STRANGERS: CHAPTER ONE, and the Amy winehouse biopic BACK TO BLACK! Furiosa - 3:38 The Garfield Movie - 35:00 IF - 57:00 Atlas - 1:10:50  The Strangers: Chapter One -...
Published 05/29/24
William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are reviewing every GODZILLA movie ever made, and they're doing it on Fridays! American studios finally got their hands on Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah, and they shoved them all into a single, gigantic, monster-fightin' film! It's everything Godzilla fans could have asked for, so why is GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS kind of a huge let down? Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork to get exclusive podcasts and exciting...
Published 05/24/24
Bibbs and Witney are reading YOUR emails and answering your questions about the Oscars, Hollywood feuds, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, how A.I. is affecting the industry, why I SAW THE TV GLOW is the best, and their favorite caper movies! It's an all-new WE'VE GOT MAIL! PLEASE NOTE: This episode was recorded remotely and Witney's microphone settings were off. We've restored his audio to the best of our ability but it is not up to our usual standards, and for that we apologize. Subscribe on...
Published 05/22/24
William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are reviewing every GODZILLA movie ever made, and they're doing it on Fridays! It's a crisis where all of existence is at stake, and everyone's having an existential crisis! GODZILLA: THE PLANET EATER is the final film in the anime movie trilogy, and it's got a lot on its mind, and it's got a version of King Ghidorah that'll blow your mind. Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork to get exclusive podcasts and exciting rewards,...
Published 05/17/24
The Planet of the Apes is back, and this time it's full of apes! Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES on an all-new CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, as well as Chris Pine's directorial debut POOLMAN, the police corruption documentary POWER, and the indie crime thriller THE LAST STOP IN YUMA COUNTY! Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes - 3:35 Poolman - 48:39 Power - 59:00 The Last Stop in Yuma County - 1:08:37 Review Round-Up - 1:15:45 Subscribe on...
Published 05/14/24
William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are reviewing every GODZILLA movie ever made, and they're doing it on Fridays! Godzilla is 20,000 years old and the size of a mountain, and the handful of human and alien survivors have to team up with the Mothra twins and a city made of Mechagodzilla parts to destroy him once and for all! But what's standing in our hero's way this time, and why isn't Jet Jaguar in this one? He should be! Subscribe on Patreon...
Published 05/10/24
It's one of the best weekends for new movies in years! But also UNFROSTED came out! This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review Jerry Seinfeld's Netflix comedy, the Ryan Gosling/Emily Blunt action-comedy THE FALL GUY, Jane Schoenbrun's incredible new film I SAW THE TV GLOW, Ryusuke Hamaguchi's contemplative EVIL DOES NOT EXIST, the animated French sci-fi noir MARS EXPRESS, and the horror flick TAROT! Unfrosted - 2:29 The Fall Guy - 31:28 I...
Published 05/06/24
William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are reviewing every GODZILLA movie ever made, and they're doing it on Fridays! Godzilla conquers planet Earth and humanity flees into outer space! And when they come back 20,000 years later Godzilla is still there, and bigger and scarier than ever! It's GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS, the first film in a whole trilogy of anime Godzilla films! Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork to get exclusive podcasts and exciting...
Published 05/03/24
UPDATE: While discussing the film "Late Night with the Devil" in this episode, Witney Seibold and William Bibbiani had a debate about the film's (brief) use of A.I. art, in which Witney was sympathetic with the filmmakers since they were working on a budget. It has been less-than 12 hours since this episode was recorded and Witney wants everyone to know he's changed his mind, writing "Golly, I was very wrong last night. I regret ever thinking that A.I. had a part of any future that's not...
Published 05/01/24
Because our patrons demanded it, William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold present their picks for THE BEST 24-HOUR MOVIES EVER! These are the films that take place entirely (or almost entirely) in a single day, and experience the humor, drama, horror, suspense, and more! It's nearly 2 1/2 hours of motion picture recommendations from Bibbs and Witney! Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork to get exclusive podcasts and exciting rewards, like exclusive series,...
Published 04/28/24
William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are reviewing every GODZILLA movie ever made, and they're doing it on Fridays! King Kong gets transformed into an extended metaphor for the Vietnam War and fights a buncha weird stuff in KONG: SKULL ISLAND, the second film in the Legendary Monsterverse! Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork to get exclusive podcasts and exciting rewards, like exclusive series, commentary tracks, and much more! Email us...
Published 04/26/24
Bibbs and Witney are back and they're reviewing movies! MOVIES, WE TELL YOU!!! This week on CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, it's a smorgasbord of cinema, including Alex Garland;s CVIL WAR, the horror comedy ABIGAIL, the space opera REBEL MOON - PART 2: THE SCARGIVER, the sasquatch movie SASQUATCH SUNSET, the Guy Ritchie WIII caper THE MINISTRY OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE, the Nicolas Cage monster movie ARCADIAN, and the giant spider movie STING! CIVIL WAR - 2:22 ABIGAIL - 29:17 REBEL MOON - PART 2:...
Published 04/23/24
William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are reviewing every GODZILLA movie ever made, and they're doing it on Fridays! Godzilla has fought giant moths, three-headed dragons, robot doppelgangers, and even a clump of smog, but in SHIN GODZILLA he's finally met his match: bureaucracy! Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork to get exclusive podcasts and exciting rewards, like exclusive series, commentary tracks, and much more! Email us...
Published 04/19/24
Bibbs and Witney are answering YOUR emails on an all-new WE'VE GOT MAIL! This time, they're debating what gives an action sequence its impact, reminiscing about naugahyde, learning about video game criticism, and looking back at "twin" movies like DEEP IMPACT and ARMAGEDDON to decide which highly similar film was better! Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork to get exclusive podcasts and exciting rewards, like exclusive series, commentary tracks, and much...
Published 04/16/24
William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are reviewing every GODZILLA movie ever made, and they're doing it on Fridays! The Legendary Monsterverse begins with Gareth Edwards' GODZILLA, a film that took Godzilla so seriously that he barely shows up in it. But at least it's got Bryan Cranston and Juliette Binoche... for a few minutes... Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork to get exclusive podcasts and exciting rewards, like exclusive series, commentary tracks, and...
Published 04/12/24
Monsters! Nuns! Monkeys! Clowns! Put them all together and you get,,, monunkeyowns! But also, you get the latest episode of CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED! This week, William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE, THE FIRST OMEN, MONKEY MAN and THE PEOPLE'S JOKER! Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire - 3:10 The First Omen - 26:08 Monkey Man - 41:55 The People's Joker - 57:30 Review Round-Up - 1:16:52  Subscribe on Patreon at www.patreon.com/criticallyacclaimednetwork to get...
Published 04/10/24