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

Paul and Heather join Vincent Cassel on an epic international crime spree in the four-hour bankrobber biopic MESRINE; and we finish 2010 off by having dinner with Fatih Akin in SOUL KITCHEN. Plus: we discuss the Golden Globe nominations, Heather offers her mini-review of THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VÉRONIQUE, and we reveal our picks for the next two weeks' most notable new DVD releases. Yes, two weeks. Sorry... you're going to have to spend Christmas without us.


Paul and Heather get weepy with Rodrigo Garcia's ensemble drama MOTHER AND CHILD, and spend a year with the legendary standup comic and plastic surgery addict in the documentary JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK. Plus: our reactions to the list of the highest-grossing films of 2010, Heather's mini-review of Spike Lee's SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT, and our usual rundown of the week's most notable new DVD releases.

Direct download: Episode_38__Mother_And_Child_Joan_Rivers__A_Piece_Of_Work.mp3
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Paul and Heather delve into Criterion's big new box set devoted to the output of one of the most influential production companies of the New Hollywood era. Up for discussion: HEAD, EASY RIDER, FIVE EASY PIECES, A SAFE PLACE, DRIVE HE SAID, THE KING OF MARVIN GARDENS, and THE LAST PICTURE SHOW. Plus: Heather reports on the efficacy of THE MIST as a hangover cure, Paul's movie knowledge allows him to discover his new favourite sandwich, and we both draw up our lists of the week's other most notable new DVD releases.

Direct download: Episode_37__America_Lost_And_Found__The_BBS_Story.mp3
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Paul and Heather get unexpectedly nostalgic for life in the 1990s with THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP, and not nostalgic in the slightest for life way back at the start of the millennium in VALHALLA RISING. Plus: Paul gets misogynist with David Mamet and William H. Macy in EDMOND, Heather watches Woody Allen's CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS and BROADWAY DANNY ROSE for the very first time, and we both scrape together our lists of the week's other notable new DVD releases.

Direct download: Episode_36__The_Special_Relationship_Valhalla_Rising.mp3
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Paul and Heather attempt to sniff out the hoaxes and the put-up jobs as they review Banksy's documentary about an idiot savant interloper in the world of street art, EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP; and Casey Affleck's documentary about Joaquin Phoenix's spectacular act of career suicide, I'M STILL HERE. Plus: Heather reviews MARWENCOL, Paul talks about Nathan Rabin's book MY YEAR OF FLOPS, and our lists of the week's other most intriguing new DVD releases.

Direct download: Episode_35__Exit_Through_The_Gift_Shop_Im_Still_Here.mp3
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Paul and Heather look on as Mark Ruffalo invades Annette Bening and Julianne Moore's longtime lesbian relationship in THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT; and move into a shabby New York apartment with Paul Dano and Kevin Kline in THE EXTRA MAN. Plus mini-reviews of SOUTH OF THE BORDER, DAVID HOLZMAN'S DIARY, and JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN, plus we both name our choices for the three most intriguing new DVD releases of the week.

Direct download: Episode_34__The_Kids_Are_All_Right_The_Extra_Man.mp3
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Paul and Heather spend a traumatic weekend in the woods with Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg in Lars von Trier's ANTICHRIST; and report back on our screenings of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL and Michael Cimino's HEAVEN'S GATE. Plus our regular roundup of the week's other notable new DVD releases.

Direct download: Episode_33__Antichrist_Ali__Fear_Eats_The_Soul_Heavens_Gate.mp3
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Paul and Heather get swept up in the melodramatic splendour of I AM LOVE, and splattered by the skull-smashing action of CENTURION. Plus: post-Halloween horror recommendations, a roundup of the week's other notable new DVD releases, and the long-overdue return of the DVD Helmet Of Mystery.

Direct download: Episode_32__I_Am_Love_Centurion.mp3
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Paul and Heather go into the crime-ridden Ozark backwoods with a teenage girl searching for her missing father in WINTER'S BONE, and take a vacation with seven Japanese schoolgirls at a malevolent cottage in the insane horror/comedy HOUSE. Plus: Heather shares her thoughts on MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW, and we round up the rest of the week's other notable new DVD releases.

Direct download: Episode_31__Winters_Bone_House.mp3
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Paul and Heather suffer a massive dose of liberal guilt alongside Catherine Keener in PLEASE GIVE, and ponder the mysteries of the solar system with Rachel Weisz in AGORA. Plus: Heather reviews Lucretia Martel's THE HEADLESS WOMAN, Paul explains the difference between vavavoomologists and "stealth Welches," and we take radically different stances on the issue of teenage girls and $240 jeans. Plus our usual roundup of the week's other notable new DVD releases.

Direct download: Episode_30__Please_Give_Agora.mp3
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