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

Paul and Heather go way off the beaten track in this slow week for new DVD releases with reviews of the documentary-style father-son drama ALAMAR and the ultra-stylized Belgian giallo tribute AMER. Plus, we look ahead to the Oscarcast and reveal our lists of the week's other most noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays.

Direct download: Episode_48__Alamar_Amer.mp3
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Paul and Heather take a look at the new Criterion editions of two very different 1950s classics: Alexander Mackendrick's masterpiece of big-city cynicism SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, and Luchino Visconti's operatic romance SENSO. Along the way, Heather reviews the batshit-crazy 1934 Peter Lorre gothic melodrama MAD LOVE, Paul talks about DOWN TO THE BONE, the addiction drama from WINTER'S BONE writer/director Debra Granik, and we both reveal our lists of the week's other most noteworthy new DVD releases.

Direct download: Episode_47__Sweet_Smell_Of_Success_Senso.mp3
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Paul and Heather kick up their heels at Robert Duvall's funeral party in GET LOW, and spend a couple of hours in the principal's office with Davis Guggenheim's school-reform documentary WAITING FOR "SUPERMAN." Plus: Paul provides a mini-review of Jonathan Demme's LAST EMBRACE, Heather explains her problem with Sofia Coppola, and we both reveal our lists of the week's other most noteworthy new DVD releases.

Direct download: Episode_46__Get_Low_Waiting_For__Superman.mp3
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Paul and Heather visit the countryside with Stephen Frears' Thomas Hardy-inspired comedy of manners TAMARA DREWE, then check themselves into the psych ward with the offbeat teen comedy/drama IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY. Plus: chatter about Juliette Lewis, Ricky Gervais, and CLIENT-9, as well as our respective lists of the week's other most notable new DVD releases.

Direct download: Episode_45__Tamara_Drewe_Its_Kind_Of_A_Funny_Story.mp3
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