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

Paul and Heather review the Criterion edition of Mike Leigh's Gilbert & Sullivan Mikadopic TOPSY-TURVY, and Andrew Jarecki's true-crime thriller ALL GOOD THINGS. Also: we (vaguely) remember the life of Elizabeth Taylor, Heather contributes a mini-review of Akira Kurosawa's newly relevant drama I LIVE IN FEAR, and Paul goes gooey for Margot Kidder in his mini-review of the Brian De Palma thriller SISTERS. Plus: our lists of the week's other most noteworthy new DVD and Blu-Ray releases.

 

0:00-12:32: Intro/Elizabeth Taylor, RIP/I LIVE IN FEAR/SISTERS

12:32-13:32: The Bagdads, "Livin' in Fear"

13:32-28:47: TOPSY-TURVY

28:47-29:50: Gilbert O'Sullivan, "I Don't Love You But I Think I Like You"

29:50-41:42: ALL GOOD THINGS

41:42-42:44: Frank Williams and the Rocketeers, "Good Things (Pt. 1)"

42:44-1:03:26: Other noteworthy new DVDs/Outro

Direct download: Episode_52__Topsy-Turvy_All_Good_Things.mp3
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Paul and Heather take another dip into the DVD Helmet of Mystery during this slow week for new releases, and emerge with reviews of Sam Peckinpah's elegaic 1973 Western PAT GARRETT & BILLY THE KID, as well as the quirky 1993 Johnny Depp/Jerry Lewis/Faye Dunaway joint ARIZONA DREAM. Plus: Paul contributes a mini-review of the bonbon-doc KINGS OF PASTRY and fights his urge to force-feed his new girlfriend a steady diet of his favourite movies, while Heather asks the DVD AFTERNOON listenership to help her name her new blog.

 

0:00: Intro/KINGS OF PASTRY/Girlfriend-Boyfriend Cinema Boot Camp/Name Heather's Blog!

16:13: The Nicols, "She Had a Name to Find Out"

17:19: PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID

30:10: Bob Dylan, "Billy 1"

31:06: ARIZONA DREAM

44:26: The Cattanooga Cats, "Johnny Johnny Jump-Up"

45:32: Other noteworthy new DVD releases/Outro

Direct download: Episode_51__Pat_Garrett_And_Billy_The_Kid_Arizona_Dream.mp3
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Paul and Heather celebrate their podcast's golden-episode anniversary by reviewing Olivier Assayas' epic biopic CARLOS and Clint Eastwood's New Age metaphysical drama HEREAFTER, revisiting a couple of 1980s classics, dipping their hands once again into the DVD Helmet of Mystery, and rattling off their picks for the week's other most noteworthy new DVD releases.

0:00-17:16: Intro/BULL DURHAM/THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS/Why We Love Amanda Seyfried/DVD Helmet of Mystery

17:16-18:17: Ennio Morricone, "Duck, You Sucker (Main Title)"

18:17-33:28: CARLOS

33:28-34:31: Mink Deville, "Gunslinger"

34:31-49:52: HEREAFTER

49:52-50:58: YACHT, "The Afterlife"

50:58-1:03:23: Other noteworthy new DVDs/Outro

Direct download: Episode_50__Carlos_Hereafter.mp3
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Paul and Heather review Chris Morris' controversy-baiting suicide-bomber comedy FOUR LIONS, as well as Charles Ferguson's Oscar-winning Wall Street documentary INSIDE JOB. Plus: we share our reactions to the Oscarcast, Heather delves deep into the dustiest shelf of her video store with a mini-review of the mid-’70s post-apocalyptic satire A BOY AND HIS DOG, Paul continues his love affair with Annette Bening with a mini-review of IN DREAMS, and we both check off our lists of the week's other most noteworthy new DVD releases.

Direct download: Episode_49__Four_Lions_Inside_Job.mp3
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