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

Erin and Paul review two Euro-style musicals featuring all-star casts of illustrious actresses, and with numbers in the title. First: 8 WOMEN, François Ozon's 2002 confection in which eight women must solve an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery while trapped inside a snowbound country house; then, NINE, director Rob Marshall's splashy 2009 musical remake of Fellini's 8 1/2, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as a womanizing Italian film director coping with a shortage of ideas and an overabundance of beautiful women as his latest movie goes into production. Frenchwomen in rainbow-coloured dresses, or Italian women in black lingerie: which will prevail?

Plus: quick takes on THE AVENGERS, QUADROPHENIA, DRINKING BUDDIES, ZERO CHARISMA, and AMERICAN MARY.

Direct download: TAATM_83__8_Women_vs._Nine.mp3
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