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

Paul and Heather are joined by special guest Matt Singer (IFC News/EBERT PRESENTS) for a discussion of film podcasts and online film criticism in general, the future of DVDs, and what DVD audio commentaries we would wish into existence, if only we had the power. Plus, Paul and Heather review Gregg Araki's polymorphously perverse and narratively convoluted indie comedy KABOOM and Alejandro González Iñárritu's Oscar-nominated drama BIUTIFUL, and list the week's other most noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays.

0:00: Intro/Matt Singer interview
22:39: DVD audio commentary wish lists
48:22: Dean and Britta, "Singer Sing"
49:35: KABOOM
1:04:58: Joe Bataan, "Chick a Boom"
1:06:09: BIUTIFUL
1:17:12: Barcelona, "Beautiful"
1:18:03: Other noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays/Outro 

Direct download: Episode_61__Matt_Singer_Kaboom_Biutiful.mp3
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Paul and Heather go searching for cheap thrills in Masahiro Shinoda's stylish, nihilistic 1964 yakuza neo-noir PALE FLOWER, and listen raptly to Fran Lebowitz holding court in Martin Scorsese's made-for-TV documentary PUBLIC SPEAKING. Plus: Heather contributes a mini-review of Lionel Rogosin's unique 1957 quasi-documentary about New York down-and-outers, ON THE BOWERY, Paul shares his thoughts on Martin Scorsese's 1978 documentary AMERICAN BOY, and our usual picks for the week's other most noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays.

0:00: Intro/ON THE BOWERY/AMERICAN BOY
13:17: Estelle (featuring Kanye West), "American Boy"
14:21: PALE FLOWER
28:32: Amon Düül II, "Flower of the Orient"
29:33: PUBLIC SPEAKING
43:32: Serge Gainsbourg, "New York USA"
44:34: Other noteworthy new DVDs/Outro 

Direct download: Episode_60__Pale_Flower_Public_Speaking.mp3
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Paul and Heather review two new-to-DVD horror movies, one newfangled and bloody, the other old-fashioned and eerie. First, a secret service agent wreaks an elaborate revenge campaign against the psychopath who murdered his wife in Kim Ji-Woon's I SAW THE DEVIL; then, four strangers try to survive a mysterious wave of darkness that has caused the entire population of Detroit to disappear without a trace in VANISHING ON 7TH STREET. Plus: Heather reveals her surprising choice for her all-time favourite Orson Welles film (and perhaps her favourite film of all time), Paul gives his mini-reviews of the 1975 Warren Beatty/Jack Nicholson/Mike Nichols flop THE FORTUNE and Kimberly Reed's documentary PRODIGAL SONS, Paul and Heather recall their favourite onscreen head injuries, and finish things up with our lists of the week's other most notable new DVDs and Blu-Rays.

0:00: Intro/Paul's birthday/THE TRIAL/THE FORTUNE/PRODIGAL SONS
14:28: Big Daddy Kane, "Long Live the Kane"
15:29: I SAW THE DEVIL
29:30: The Donays, "Devil in His Heart"
30:20: VANISHING ON 7TH STREET
41:18: The Temptations, "Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone"
42:23: Other noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays/Outro 

Direct download: Episode_59__I_Saw_The_Devil_Vanishing_On_7th_Street.mp3
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Paul and Heather watch as Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams travel from blissful young love to the precipice of divorce in BLUE VALENTINE, and Jeff Daniels and Melanie Griffith see their happy-go-lucky thrill ride take a left turn through unexpectedly violent new territory in Jonathan Demme's cult classic SOMETHING WILD. Along the way, Heather revisits THE GRADUATE, Paul serves up his mini-reviews of Hiroshi Teshigahara's PITFALL and Greg Mottola's THE DAYTRIPPERS (and rehashes his rant about the animated feature THE ILLUSIONIST), and we both reveal our respective lists of the week's other most noteworthy new DVD and Blu-Ray releases.

0:00: Intro/Report from St. John's/PITFALL/THE DAYTRIPPERS/THE GRADUATE
17:05: Joe Scott Orchestra, "Mrs. Robinson"
18:08: BLUE VALENTINE
35:33: Penny and the Quarters, "You and Me"
36:36: SOMETHING WILD
56:56: The Jackson 5, "Call of the Wild"
57:48: Other noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays/Outro 

Direct download: Episode_58__Blue_Valentine_Something_Wild.mp3
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Paul and Heather find time in between Paul's busy travel schedule to view and review Ingmar Bergman's 1955 romantic comedy SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT and Catherine Breillat's queasily intimate 2001 drama FAT GIRL. Plus: our rundown of the week's unusually skimpy array of noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays.

0:00: Intro/SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT
20:05: Names and Faces, "Keep Smiling"
21:06: FAT GIRL
33:58: Geraldo Pine, "Heavy Heavy Heavy"
35:08: Other noteworthy new DVDs/Outro 

Direct download: Episode_57__Smiles_Of_A_Summer_Night_Fat_Girl.mp3
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