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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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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 film...

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 greatest...

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 some...

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

Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 21 – Martin Scorsese's Religious Trilogy

8/12/2018
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Martin is joined by Scorsese aficionado Robert Cotto to discuss Martin Scorsese's Religious Trilogy (The Last Temptation of Christ, Kundun, and Silence). Together they examine the themes of the trilogy, praise the many performances throughout, talk about the varied responses to each film upon their release, and manage to give their personal feelings toward each film as well.

Duration:02:32:28

Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 20 - The Jackass Trilogy

8/5/2018
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Martin is joined by Leanne Kubicz to discuss Jackass: The Movie, Jackass Number Two, Jackass 3D, and everything that can be squeezed in between. They talk about which jokes hold up and which skits couldn't be done today. They take a look at the members of the Jackass crew, and discuss bad taste and the virtues of outsiderdom.

Duration:01:03:37

FF 34: Oliver & Company and The Hunchback of Notre Dame

7/17/2018
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We at Flixwise believe that it is important that we concern ourselves with whether a film's reputation is earned or simply accepted as common wisdom. That it is important to care enough about the art of filmmaking to pause and reflect on even the most common or woeful of motion pictures. And really, what's more woeful than being given the boot from "The Happiest Place on Earth?" With that in mind, we ever so humbly present a Flixwise Favorites face-off featuring two films that have long been...

Duration:01:16:07

Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 19 – La Haine

7/10/2018
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Martin is joined by Matthias van der Roest to discuss Mathieu Kassovitz' 1995 breakout film, La Haine. They talk about the film's look, soundtrack, and influences. They discuss the housing projects depicted in the film, the hip-hop soundtrack, and the continues relevance of its story. They cover the film's sound and visual style, and talk about the not-so-French films that influenced it.

Duration:01:10:01

Ep. 73: The Third Man with Joseph McBride

6/12/2018
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Lady P is joined by film historian and Orson Welles scholar, Professor Joseph McBride, as well as fellow UW-Madison graduate student and Welles enthusiast, Erica Moulton, to discuss one of Orson's most popular non-directorial efforts. Today's Sight and Sound entry is the 73rd movie on the International Critics Poll, Carol Reed's The Third Man (1949). A film in which Orson utilizes his immense onscreen charisma to charm audiences across the globe into sympathizing with a heartless...

Duration:01:11:22

Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 18 – Daratt

5/27/2018
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Martin is joined by Spencer Seams of the High and Low podcast to discuss Chadian filmmaker Mahamat Saleh Haroun's story of revenge and compassion, Daratt. They discuss the film's characters, themes, politics, and Martin manages to shoehorn Star Wars into the conversation. They examine the film's striking colour palette, its subtle soundscape, and the role of bread.

Duration:00:53:30

Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 17 – Eiko Ishioka

5/10/2018
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Martin and resident artist Emma Guerard have a discussion about the film work of designer Eiko Ishioka. The discuss her production designs for the literary sequences in Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, as well as her costume designs for Dracula, The Cell, and The Fall. They try to pin down her unique aesthetic, and look at how sets and costumes can do their part to tell a story on film. They manage to touch on some of her work outside of film as well, including her work in advertising, the...

Duration:01:03:55

Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 16 – Akira

4/17/2018
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Martin is joined by special guest Zachary Curl for a fast-paced conversation about Katsuhiro Otomo's animated masterpiece, Akira. They talk about the film's cyclical themes and its motorcycles, then get personal about perfection, imperfection, and inspiration. They discuss how Akira fits into the contexts of animated films, Japanese history, and life in general (everything from Sonic Youth to Katsushika Hokusai). Martin and Zachary also get into the follies of Hollywood remakes, with the...

Duration:02:05:15

Ep. 78: Chinatown with James Naremore

4/3/2018
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We are so pleased and honored to welcome back to the show, writer and film historian, Professor James Naremore. As is the author of the seminal book on the film noir genre -- More Than Night: Film Noir and Its Contexts -- Naremore is more than equipped to tackle today's Sight and Sound entry: Chinatown (1974). Naremore, along with host, Lady P, discusses how the film creates an amalgam of Classic Noir homages along with an infusion of Nixon-era paranoia and cynicism. Lady P and Naremore also...

Duration:01:00:08