Trash, Art, And The Movies
The podcast that pits arthouse cinema against brainless entertainment—and then declares a victor.

Paul and Erin review two films about weddings scored to the music of ABBA: the campy 2008 jukebox musical MAMMA MIA!, and the 1994 Australian comedy-drama MURIEL'S WEDDING. Plus: our quick takes on ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, UNCLE DREW, LEAVE NO TRACE and SORRY TO BOTHER YOU.

Direct download: TAATM_266__Mamma_Mia_vs._Muriels_Wedding.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:27pm EDT

Paul and Erin discuss two films about people falling in love with people in comas: Pedro Almodovar's 2002 drama TALK TO HER, and the 1995 Sandra Bullock romcom hit WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING. Plus: our quick takes on AMERICAN ANIMALS, BEAST, THE ENDLESS and RAY MEETS HELEN.

Direct download: TAATM_265__Talk_To_Her_vs._While_You_Were_Sleeping.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:06pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about American presidents who seek to boost their popularity by staging phony wars: Michael Moore's only non-documentary, 1995's CANADIAN BACON; and Barry Levinson's Mamet-scripted 1997 satire WAG THE DOG, starring Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman. Plus: our quick takes on JURASSIC PARK: FALLEN KINGDOM, INCREDIBLES 2, FAHRENHEIT 451, SET IT UP and Hannah Goldsby's standup special NANETTE.

Direct download: TAATM_264__Canadian_Bacon_vs._Wag_The_Dog.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:27am EDT

Erin and Paul review two movies about nuns: the 1947 Powell/Pressburger melodrama BLACK NARCISSUS, and the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg comedy hit SISTER ACT. Plus: our quick takes on IN THE FADE, OCEAN'S 8, HEREDITARY and FIRST REFORMED.

Direct download: TAATM_263__Black_Narcissus_vs._Sister_Act.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:09pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about identical twin sisters: Brian De Palma's nutso 1972 thriller SISTERS, and David Swift's 1961 Disney family comedy THE PARENT TRAP. Plus: quickie reviews of ON CHESIL BEACH, SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, LEAN ON PETE, HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES, and THE TALE.

Direct download: TAATM_262__Sisters_vs._The_Parent_Trap.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:18pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films written and directed by Paul Schrader: his unconventional 1985 literary biopic MISHIMA, and his 1979 Calvsploitation thriller HARDCORE. Plus: our quick takes on BOOK CLUB, LIFE OF THE PARTY, TERMINAL and WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH.

Direct download: TAATM_261__Mishima_vs._Hardcore.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT

In honour of the late novelist and New Journalist Tom Wolfe, who passed away Monday at the age of 87, here's a TAATM episode from 2015 in which we take a look at a pair of films adapted from two of Wolfe's best-known books: THE RIGHT STUFF, Philip Kaufman's brash account of the early days of the American space program; and THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES, Brian De Palma's troubled satire of race relations in 1980s New York City.

Direct download: TAATM_CLASSIC__The_Right_Stuff_vs._The_Bonfire_Of_The_Vanities.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about the relationship between white women and their African-American servants: Douglas Sirk's 1959 melodrama IMITATION OF LIFE, and Tate Taylor's 2011 comedy-drama THE HELP. Plus: our quick takes on THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS, TULLY, EVIL GENIUS and REVENGE.

Direct download: TAATM_260__Imitation_Of_Life_vs._The_Help.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:28am EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about famous websites: David Fincher's Sorkin-scripted 2010 account of the rise of Facebook, THE SOCIAL NETWORK; and Nora Ephron's 1998 Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan romcom YOU'VE GOT MAIL. Plus: quick takes on LEAN ON PETE, THE RIDER, BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION, THE GREEN FOG and DOUBLE LOVER.

Direct download: TAATM_259__The_Social_Network_vs._Youve_Got_Mail.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:14pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two crime movies starring the late, great Bob Hoskins: his 1980 breakthrough vehicle THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY, and the 1988 blend of live-action film noir and classic animated mayhem WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? Plus: our quick takes on PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING, CHAPPAQUIDDICK, FACES PLACES, and more.

Direct download: TAATM_258__The_Long_Good_Friday_vs._Who_Framed_Roger_Rabbit_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:57am EDT