Episode #30 – XXX – Nymphomaniac! Pornography!

Episode #30 XXX 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...

The Love/Hate Relationship with Film Franchises

  I’ve been critical of the lessons learned from the rampant franchise development  and blockbuster methodology of motion picture production that has come to dominate Hollywood for the past several decades.  I’ve voiced my concerns in the classroom...
Showrunner Roundtable (Breaking Bad, Mad Men & The Newsroom)

Showrunner Roundtable (Breaking Bad, Mad Men & The Newsroom)

Drama Showrunner Roundtable: It is an odd reversal of fate that television, which historically always strived to be more cinematic, would eventually feed our narrative appetites and desires far more substantively than the motion picture industry.  Over the luxurious...
My Contribution to a New Jess Franco Book

My Contribution to a New Jess Franco Book

I’m very happy to announce that on the heels of my book, the forthcoming Sex, Sadism and Spain: The Spanish Horror Film (Scarecrow Press).  I’m also contributing a chapter to an edited volume on the Films of Jess Franco – edited by Ian Olney and...
Touchdown Philae!

Touchdown Philae!

It is nothing short of astonishing what happens when human beings come together in a common and shared goal. We are godlike in our accomplishments  – when we reach for them together. https://soundcloud.com/esaops/a-singing-comet...

Episode #29 – The One I Love & SNL at 40!

Episode #29 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...

Episode #28 – Top 10 Films of the Millennium

Episode #28 The title says it all: Chris, Nick and Erik talk about their top 10 films of the Millennium (so far). Leave comments below to tell us what we missed, or give us your Top 10. WARNING: IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW AHEAD OF TIME WHAT OUR SELECTIONS ARE,...

Episode #26 – Under The Skin & Robin Williams

Episode #26 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...