Trash, Art, And The Movies
The podcast that pits arthouse cinema against brainless entertainment—and then declares a victor.
Episode #18: The Sun/Mystery Team

Paul and Heather review the final film in Alexander Sokurov's dictator trilogy, THE SUN, and the first feature film from internet sketch troupe Derrick Comedy, MYSTERY TEAM. Plus: reactions to Apichatpong Weerasethakul's victory at Cannes, and a roundup of the week's other notable new DVD releases.

Direct download: Episode_18__The_Sun_Mystery_Team.mp3
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Episode #17: The Road/Heathers/Opening Night

Paul and Heather review John Hillcoat's film version of Cormac McCarthy's supremely depressing post-apocalyptic novel THE ROAD, and obey the commands emanating from the DVD Helmet of Mystery to watch Winona Ryder in HEATHERS and Gena Rowlands in OPENING NIGHT. Plus the week's other notable new DVD releases.

Direct download: Episode_17__The_Road_Heathers_Opening_Night.mp3
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Episode #16: The Messenger/The Stunt Man/Made In Britain

Paul and Heather review the homefront Iraq War drama THE MESSENGER, and revisit neglected early-’80s star turns by Peter O'Toole and Tim Roth in THE STUNT MAN and MADE IN BRITAIN. Plus, our takes on the week's other notable new DVD releases.

Direct download: Episode_16__The_Messenger_The_Stunt_Man_Made_In_Britain.mp3
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Episode #15: Me And Orson Welles (And Other Assorted Richard Linklater Obscurities)

Paul and Heather devote a jumbo-sized episode to the lesser-known films of indie-film icon Richard Linklater, including the backstage comedy-drama ME AND ORSON WELLES, the bank-robber biopic THE NEWTON BOYS, and the chamber drama TAPE. Plus quick takes on the week's other notable new DVD releases, and our first dip into the DVD Helmet Of Mystery.


Episode #14: Tetro/Tokyo Sonata

Paul and Heather review Francis Ford Coppola's black-and-white fraternal melodrama TETRO; and Kiyoshi Kurosawa's empathetic character study of a downsized Japanese office worker hiding his unemployment from his family, TOKYO SONATA. Plus Heather's geektastic report from the Calgary Expo, and quick takes on the week's other notable new DVD releases.

Direct download: Episode_14__Tetro_Tokyo_Sonata.mp3
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