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

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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Paul and Heather cram reviews of three new DVDs into this week's podcast: the Edward Norton acting showcase LEAVES OF GRASS, Wes Anderson's underrated dysfunctional-family comedy/drama THE DARJEELING LIMITED, and Ingmar Bergman's fable about science, God, and theatre THE MAGICIAN. Plus: Heather reviews the Jay Baruchel comedy THE TROTSKY, Paul sings the praises of high-definition digital projection, and our usual roundup of the week's other notable new DVD releases.

Direct download: Episode_29__Leaves_Of_Grass_The_Darjeeling_Limited_The_Magician.mp3
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Paul and Heather review the sumptuous Oscar-nominated animated feature THE SECRET OF KELLS; and Michel Gondry's intimate documentary portrait of his schoolteacher aunt, THE THORN IN THE HEART. Plus, early comments on the new films from Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Mike Leigh, comments on the passing of Sally Menke, Tony Curtis, and Arthur Penn, and our roundup of the week's other notable new DVD releases.

Direct download: Episode_28__The_Secret_Of_Kells_The_Thorn_In_The_Heart.mp3
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