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

Paul and Erin review two cinematic accounts of Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign: D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus' 1993 fliy-on-the-wall documentary THE WAR ROOM, and Mike Nichols' 1998 political satire PRIMARY COLORS. Plus: our quick takes on the polyamorous biopic PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN, Johnnie To's quirky musical OFFICE, Denis Villeneuve's much-anticipated sci-fi sequel BLADE RUNNER 2049 and the Cate Blanchett showcase MANIFESTO.

Direct download: TAATM_239__The_War_Room_vs._Primary_Colors.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:52am EDT

Erin and Paul review two classic ensemble women's pictures: Herbert Ross' 1989 Southern-fried tearjerker STEEL MAGNOLIAS, and Wayne Wang's 1993 Asian-experience drama THE JOY LUCK CLUB. Plus: our quick takes on AMERICAN MADE, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, GERALD'S GAME and TAG.

Direct download: TAATM_238__Steel_Magnolias_vs._The_Joy_Luck_Club.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:18pm EDT

Paul and Erin take a deep dive into two classic submarine movies: Wolfgang Petersen's 1981 U-boat drama DAS BOOT, and Tony Scott's 1995 Cold War thriller CRIMSON TIDE. Plus: our quick takes on STRONGER, BATTLE OF THE SEXES, BEATRIZ AT DINNER, THE LITTLE HOURS and JERRY BEFORE SEINFELD.

Direct download: TAATM_237__Das_Boot_vs._Crimson_Tide.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT

Paul and Erin take a deep dive into two classic submarine movies: Wolfgang Petersen's 1981 U-boat drama DAS BOOT, and Tony Scott's 1995 Cold War thriller CRIMSON TIDE. Plus: our quick takes on STRONGER, BATTLE OF THE SEXES, BEATRIZ AT DINNER, THE LITTLE HOURS and JERRY BEFORE SEINFELD.

Direct download: TAATM_237__Das_Boot_vs._Crimson_Tide.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two classic backstage comedies: Mel Brooks' original 1967 exercise in tastelessness THE PRODUCERS, and John Madden's Oscar-winning 1998 Elizabethan romantic comedy SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE. Plus: our quick takes on TULIP FEVER, IT, MOTHER! and NOCTURAMA.

Direct download: TAATM_236__The_Producers_vs._Shakespeare_In_Love.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:31am EDT

Paul and Erin review two tearjerkers about older couples dealing with Alzheimer's: the 2004 Nicholas Sparks adaptation THE NOTEBOOK, starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, and Sarah Polley's 2006 Alice Munro adaptation AWAY FROM HER, starring Gordon Pinsent and Julie Christie. Plus: a recap of the summer movie season and a farewell to TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN.

Direct download: TAATM_235__The_Notebook_vs._Away_From_Her.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59pm EDT

The next episode of the podcast will be delayed a few days, so to hold you over, here's an episode from way back in 2014, when Paul and erstwhile cohost Heather Noel discussed two films starring the late slapstick legend Jerry Lewis: THE BELLBOY and THE KING OF COMEDY.

Direct download: TAATM_CLASSIC__The_Bellboy_vs._The_King_Of_Comedy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films starring or about Joan Crawford: the 1945 noir melodrama MILDRED PIERCE, and the campy 1981 Crawford biopic MOMMIE DEAREST. Plus: our quick takes on THE LITTLE HOURS, LANDLINE, KUSO and NOBODY SPEAK: TRIALS OF THE FREE PRESS.

NOTE: Next week's matchup has been changed to AWAY FROM HER vs. THE NOTEBOOK.

Direct download: TAATM_234__Mildred_Pierce_vs._Mommie_Dearest.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:16am EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about subversive DJs: Barry Levinson's 1987 Robin Williams star vehicle GOOD MORNING VIETNAM, and Allan Moyle's 1990 teen-angst cult classic PUMP UP THE VOLUME. Plus: our quick takes on DETROIT, THE TRIP TO SPAIN, LADY MACBETH, A DARK SONG and I CALLED HIM MORGAN.

Direct download: TAATM_233__Good_Morning_Vietnam_vs._Pump_Up_The_Volume.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:43am EDT

Erin and Paul discuss two films about lonely souls searching for love in Los Angeles: Alan Rudolph's 1976 ensemble drama WELCOME TO LA, and Steve Martin's whimsical comedy-fantasy LA STORY. Plus: our quick takes on TO THE BONE, ATOMIC BLONDE, A GHOST STORY, and more.

Direct download: TAATM_232__Welcome_To_LA_vs._LA_Story.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:31am EDT