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We're going one by one through the Sight and Sound list of Greatest Movies of All Time. Now, I know what you're thinking, what do those crazy Europeans know about cinema anyway? Well listen up and find out if agree with Sight and Sound's summation of cinema history. And as a bonus, if you listen to this podcast you are eligible to become a bona fide cinephile. And really, who doesn't want to be a cinephile?

We're going one by one through the Sight and Sound list of Greatest Movies of All Time. Now, I know what you're thinking, what do those crazy Europeans know about cinema anyway? Well listen up and find out if agree with Sight and Sound's summation of cinema history. And as a bonus, if you listen to this podcast you are eligible to become a bona fide cinephile. And really, who doesn't want to be a cinephile?
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We're going one by one through the Sight and Sound list of Greatest Movies of All Time. Now, I know what you're thinking, what do those crazy Europeans know about cinema anyway? Well listen up and find out if agree with Sight and Sound's summation of cinema history. And as a bonus, if you listen to this podcast you are eligible to become a bona fide cinephile. And really, who doesn't want to be a cinephile?

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Episodes

Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 33 – The Materiality of Film with Daniel Bird

8/22/2019
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Martin is joined by film maker and expert Daniel Bird to discuss the physical and ephemeral nature of film. Hear all about the nitty-gritty of producing a number of film restoration projects and 'reinventing the DVD extra as conceptual art'.

Duration:01:34:33

Ep 127: Pulp Fiction

8/14/2019
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Lady P makes a bid for a late-career resurgence as Flixwise host. She is joined by fellow UW-Madison grad students Megan Boyd and Tim Brayton to discuss the legacy of the 127th film on the Sight and Sound International Critics Poll, Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, 1994). With the recent release of Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, director Quentin Tarantino has indulged a nostalgic remembrance of movies past. This episode follows his lead by revisiting Pulp Fiction, one his best known and most...

Duration:01:21:26

Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 32 – Khrustalyov, My Car!

7/23/2019
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Martin is joined by Peter Rinaldi of Filmmaker Magazine and Back To One podcast, and filmmaker/actor/teacher Mtume Gant to discuss Aleksei German's Khrustalyov, My Car! They get into their personal experiences with the film and if feeling the film is more important than understanding it.

Duration:01:23:43

Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 31 - Sex, Okra and Salted Butter / A Screaming Man

4/23/2019
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Martin is joined by returning guest Spencer Seams to follow-up their conversation on Daratt. On this episode they discuss two more of Mahamat Saleh Haroun's films; a French comedy Sex, Okra and Salted Butter, and a Chadian tragedy A Screaming Man. They compare and contrast the two films, and further explore Haroun's approach to political subjects, and father/son relationships. Also there's plenty of yelping.

Duration:00:57:59

Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 30 – Revenge of a Kabuki Actor (a.k.a. An Actor's Revenge)

4/1/2019
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Martin is joined by master poster designer and dilm enthusiast Tony Stella to discuss Kon Ichikawa 1963 film, Revenge of a Kabuki Actor. They cover the film's unexpectedly pulp serial roots, talk about unlikely heroes and archetypical villains, and look at how the film fits into Kon Ichikawa's long and varied career.

Duration:01:17:51

Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 29 - Upgrade

3/10/2019
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Marcus Pinn joins Martin in discussing Leigh Whannell's 2018 film Upgrade. They talk about the virtues of small budgets, dweeby villains, and what a potential sequel would entail. They also get into what the film says about our relationship with technology, and look at how the film puts a fresh spin on old tropes.

Duration:00:55:06

Ep 202: Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

3/8/2019
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To discuss Pier Paolo Pasolini's Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, we've assembled a quartette of liberties: Danica Anna Uskert Quinn, Caleb Quinn, Emma Guerard, and Martin Kessler. They cover the film's enduring notoriety, its source material written by Marquis de Sade, its significance in Pasolini's filmography, and its relevance to today. Then they close things off by deciding if it is worthy of the 202nd place on the Sight & Sound list.

Duration:00:56:17

Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 28 – Pom Poko

2/5/2019
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Martin is joined by Amanda, to discuss the animated film of Pom Poko. They cover a wide array of cartoon racoon-related subjects including environmentalism, the legacy of Rascal the Raccoon, and Tanuki 'pouches'. They also discuss the late, great Isao Takahata's body of work, as well as his unique working relationship with Hayao Miyazaki.

Duration:00:55:07

Best of 2018/Oscars 2019 Special

1/29/2019
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The Academy Award nominees were announced a week ago today, so theoretically we should have had a sufficient amount of time to mull over the various categories. However, this podcast offers something of a collective scratching of the heads at the hodgepodge of different Best Picture nominees. Host, Lady P, is joined by Oscar enthusiasts, and fellow UW-Madison Graduate Students, J.J. Bersch and Tim Brayton, to help sort through the good, the bad, and the Green Book of this year's...

Duration:01:15:10

Ep 81: The Magnificent Ambersons with Joseph McBride

1/15/2019
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We're kicking off 2019, with a trip back in time! It is a look back to turn-of-the-Century Midwestern America with Orson Welles's adaptation of Booth Tarkington's The Magnificent Ambersons (1942). Film historian and author, Professor Joseph McBride joins host Lady P to talk about the legacy of Welles' feature follow-up to Citizen Kane. McBride delves into the film's fraught post-production--a process which ultimately resulted in the dismantling of Welles's directorial vision. While the...

Duration:00:52:57

Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 27 - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

12/24/2018
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Martin is joined by returning guests Zachary Curl and Leanne Kubicz to discuss Nagisa Oshima's atypical war film, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence. They talk in-depth about the film's four leads: Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Bowie, and Takeshi Kitano. They examine Oshima's themes and dream-like style, look at the films flashback structure, and talk about how they connect personally to it.

Duration:01:14:06

Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 26 - A History of Violence & Eastern Promises

12/11/2018
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Martin is joined by returning guest Matthias van der Roest to discuss a pair of David Cronenberg films: A History of Violence and Eastern Promises. They talk about what makes the pair a pair, and where they fit into Cronenberg's filmography as a whole. Then they talk about both films status as 'Canadian films', and what makes a film 'Canadian'.

Duration:01:02:01

Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 25 - Broadcast News

11/29/2018
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Martin is joined by returning guest Becky D'Anna to discuss her second favourite film of all time, Broadcast News. Becky explains why the film means so much to her, and they take a deep dive into its themes, characters and performances. Becky and Martin then politely debate the film's ending, and bemoan the lack of film award recognition for Albert Brooks.

Duration:01:10:25

Flixwise: The Other Side of the Wind ft. Joseph McBride

11/20/2018
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After a series of postponements, our episode on The Other Side of the Wind has at long last arrived. Of course, our delays are nothing compared to the 30-plus year wait for this brand spankin' new Orson Welles movie. Today's guest, Joseph McBride, is not only one of the great Welles historians in academia, he also makes an appearance in the film. We're fortunate to have Joe on hand to both contextualize what's onscreen, as well as regale us with tales of being onset with one of the...

Duration:01:03:03

Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 24 - Luis Buñuel: Piety & Heresy

10/25/2018
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Martin is joined by the very best Buñuel-enthusiasts he know, Chris Funderburg and John Cribbs to discuss the film of surrealist master Luis Buñuel by focusing specifically on the theme related to religion in his films. They look primarily at Nazarin, Viridiana, Simon of the Desert, and The Milky Way. However, other films make their way into the conversation too, like Mexican Bus Ride, as our panel shines a light on the unfair obscurity of many of Buñuel's Mexican films. They break down...

Duration:01:31:20

Ep 117: Trouble in Paradise with Professor Joseph McBride

10/16/2018
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Lady P is, once again, joined by film historian Professor Joseph McBride to talk about about his latest release, How Did Lubitsch Do It?. The book is a comprehensive critical study on the film works of famed German-American filmmaker, Ernst Lubitsch. McBride steps listeners through Lubitsch's early years, and discusses how his technique and style evolved through the various phases of his career. They also talk about career highlights, with special attention paid to what many consider to be...

Duration:01:05:13

Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 23 – David and Lisa

10/5/2018
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Martin is joined by returning guest Spencer Seams of the High and Low podcast to discuss Frank & Eleanor Perry's David and Lisa. They talk about the film's approach to character, and its portrayal of mental illness and psychiatric care. They cover surreal dream sequences and low budget naturalism, and consider the legacy of the Perrys and their post-divorce careers (as well as their relation to a certain pop superstar).

Duration:00:52:16

Ep. 73: Children of Paradise

9/25/2018
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At long last, Lady P and Martin are doing a show together again. They are joined in their reunion by film fanatic, and Wrong Reel mainstay, Becky D'Anna. The three of them join forces to tackle Marcel Carné's lengthy, 1945 period drama, Les Enfants du Paradis (aka Children of Paradise). The film was initially released in two parts, and remains bifurcated even in it's completed form. The first part, "Boulevard du Crime", follows the rising star of a young mime named Baptiste (Jean-Louis...

Duration:01:09:33

FF 35: Burlesque

8/21/2018
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On today's show, we have another musical entry for the Flixwise Favorites List. This time UW-Madison Media and Cultural Studies graduate student, Austin Morris, is pitching Steve Antin's 2010 cultural artifact, Burlesque for inclusion in our little pantheon. In order for Burlesque to make the cut, Austin must convince host, Lady P, and our guest panelist Assistant Professor and Reverse Shot film critic, Matt Connolly, that this cinematic oddity is one of the greatest films of all time. All...

Duration:01:24:47

Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 22 – Withnail and I

8/19/2018
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Martin is joined by Alistair Pitts of the Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast to talk about the classic (or possibly cult classic) Withnail and I. They talk about the comedy that isn't immediately apparent that it's a comedy, its depiction of the 1960s, alcoholism, and tiptoe through the character Uncle Monty. Also Martin picks on Johhny Depp, but can't pronounce "Withnail".

Duration:01:19:31