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Martin Kessler

Host & Producer of Flixwise Podcast
Martin Kessler is a Czech-Canadian Filmmaker and Podcaster.
Recent episodes featuring Martin Kessler
The Complete Kieślowski 6 – Blind Chance
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Matt and Travis are joined by Martin Kessler of Flixwise and Flixwise Canada to discuss Kieślowski’s shelved 1981 theatrical feature Blind Chance. Like Short Working Day, Blind Chance was never shown publicly before being withheld from circulation, a victim of the crackdown that culminated in martial law at the end of 1981. Only after Kieślowski...
Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 31 - Sex, Okra and Salted Butter / A Screaming Man
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Flixwise Podcast
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.
Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 30 – Revenge of a Kabuki Actor (a.k.a. An Actor's Revenge)
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Flixwise Podcast
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.
Flixwise: CANADA Ep. 29 - Upgrade
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Flixwise Podcast
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.
Ep 202: Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
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Flixwise Podcast
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.  
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