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

Erin and Paul review two films about sword-wielding women on kill-crazy rampages of revenge: the 1973 cult classic LADY SNOWBLOOD, and Quentin Tarantino's 2003 genre mashup KILL BILL: VOL. 1. Plus: our quick takes on SABAN'S POWER RANGERS, WILSON, I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE and THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER.

Direct download: TAATM_219__Lady_Snowblood_vs._Kill_Bill__Vol._1.mp3
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Paul and Erin review two films from 1997 about humans experiencing their first encounter with extraterrestrial life: Robert Zemeckis' uplifting Carl Sagan adaptation CONTACT, and Paul Verhoeven's subversive blockbuster STARSHIP TROOPERS. Plus: our quick takes on KONG: SKULL ISLAND, GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, BEST WORST THING THAT EVER COULD HAVE HAPPENED, and CAMERAPERSON.

Direct download: TAATM_218__Contact_vs._Starship_Troopers.mp3
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Erin and Paul review two films from director Steven Soderbergh: his 1989 debut SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE, and his breezy 2001 all-star heist picture OCEAN'S ELEVEN. Plus: our quick takes on LOGAN, TABLE 19, THE ASSIGNMENT and CATFIGHT.

Direct download: TAATM_217__Sex_Lies_and_Videotape_vs._Oceans_Eleven.mp3
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Erin and Paul review two films about artists whose work takes over the world around them: Charlie Kaufman's seriocomic 2008 howl of despair SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK, and John Carpenter's trippy 1994 horror film IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS. Plus: our quick takes on TONI ERDMANN, THE SALESMAN, GET OUT and XX, as well as this year's Oscar ceremony.

Direct download: TAATM_216__Synecdoche_New_York_vs._In_The_Mouth_Of_Madness.mp3
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Erin and Paul review two film versions of Cornell Woolrich's novel WALTZ INTO DARKNESS: Francois Truffaut's 1969 romantic suspense film MISSISSIPPI MERMAID, with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Catherine Deneuve; and Michael Cristofer's steamy 2001 melodrama ORIGINAL SIN, with Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie. Plus: our quick takes on A CURE FOR WELLNESS, THE GREAT WALL, CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, LION and 20TH CENTURY WOMEN. 

Direct download: TAATM_215__Mississippi_Mermaid_vs._Original_Sin.mp3
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Paul and Erin look at two wartime heist films about soldiers going AWOL in pursuit of stolen gold: the jaunty 1970 adventure KELLY'S HEROES, starring Clint Eastwood; and David O. Russell's Desert Storm satire THREE KINGS. Plus: our quick takes on THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2, PATERSON and SILENCE.

Direct download: TAATM_214__Kellys_Heroes_vs._Three_Kings.mp3
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Erin and Paul review two films about people with Dissociative Identity Disorder: M. Night Shyamalan's new thriller SPLIT, starring James McAvoy; and Nunnally Johnson's 1957 psychological case study THE THREE FACES OF EVE, starring Joanne Woodward. Plus: our quick takes on A MONSTER CALLS, XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE, TOWER, THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE, and NEAL BRENNAN: 3 MICS.

Direct download: TAATM_213__Split_vs._The_Three_Faces_Of_Eve.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:22pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about children who re-enter civilization after growing up in the wilderness: David Lowery's 2016 Disney remake PETE'S DRAGON, and Francois Truffaut's austere 1970 docudrama THE WILD CHILD. Plus: our quick takes on HIDDEN FIGURES, 20TH CENTURY WOMEN, CHRISTINE and KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE.

Direct download: TAATM_212__Petes_Dragon_vs._The_Wild_Child.mp3
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Erin and Paul reveal their lists of the 10 Best Films of 2016, plus their picks for performances of the year and much, much more.

Direct download: TAATM_211__Year-End_MEGASODE__The_Best_Of_2016.mp3
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Erin and Paul review two films about loyal starship crews and outer-space adventure: 1982's STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN and the affectionate 1999 STAR TREK spoof GALAXY QUEST. Plus: our quick takes on PASSENGERS, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, INDIGNATION, THINGS TO COME and CHEVALIER.

Direct download: TAATM_210__Star_Trek_II__The_Wrath_Of_Khan_vs._Galaxy_Quest.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:09pm EDT