In this episode, Erik, Nick and Chris introduce a new feature!! Original Films and Their Remakes. They inaugurate with the 1947 film noir classic Out of the Past and its updated version, Against All Odds from 1984.
It was, in retrospect (and despite the above image), a very good decade for film. The last gasp of a pre-blockbuster-superhero-dominated era when the new, “New Hollywood” (Kevin Smith, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez – etc) found easy distributive flow from indie and import giant MIRAMAX. Join Erik, Nick and Chris as they countdown their TOP 10 FILMS OF THE 1990s. This episode was a lot of fun – we can’t wait to get to the 1980s!!
That’s a Wrap! takes a look at the career of one of the most respected, profitable, bankable and just plain interesting directors of the last 20 years, Christopher Nolan. We examine his films and analyze his career up to, and including, Interstellar. Do we reach a consensus? Tune in!
Happy New Year from That’s a Wrap! We’re back for the new year and thrilled to have author and historian Ted Okuda wrap with us for Episode #31. We talk about Ted’s books, the project of film history, the constant politicizing of films and upcoming projects. It was a blast and we’re sure you’ll enjoy the show!
In Pickups, we also discuss documentarian Frederick Wiseman’s recent visit to Detroit and the Michigan premiere of his latest, The National Gallery. Nick and Erik attended the premiere and stayed for the Q&A afterwards. Nick was fortunate enough to have breakfast with Frederick the next morning where they talked about various subjects.
In this episode, we talk about Lars von Trier’s film Nymphomaniac, and pornography in general. If you haven’t seen the film, you can listen spoiler free until about the 50 minute mark, and then again at 1:20, when we start talking about porn in general.
We also put out a call for a new tagline to replace “Three guys with Ph.D.s talk about Film, Media and Culture.” Give us your suggestions down below, and if we end up with several good options, we’ll run a contest to choose the new tagline for 2015.
Join Erik, Nick and Chris as they discuss Charlie McDowell’s “The One I Love.” This 2014 release was mostly well-received. The guys agree and weigh in from a narrative and aesthetic perspective, but more importantly, they talk about the film’s economics and its distribution model.
In segment two, we list some of our all-time favorite skits from Saturday Night Live, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.
In the latest episode, the guys (once again a trio) are back to discuss Jim Jarmusch’s masterpiece Only Lovers Left Alive. After waxing vampiric for awhile, Erik, Nick and Chris then discuss their favorite film podcasts, the links for which are below. Also, you can check out the thoughts of our friend and colleague, Dr. Steve Shaviro, on OLLA right here.
Hello everyone! That’s a Wrap is proud to bring you Episode #26, which examines 2013’s Under The Skin, a powerful and brave film that has made many 10 Best lists while simultaneosly managing to “alienate” some audiences. We tackle the complex film and then move on to segment two, which is dedicated to remembering Robin Williams.