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

Paul and Heather grapple with Tom McCarthy's feel-good comedy-drama about a cash-strapped high-school wrestling coach WIN WIN, then put their tolerance for slow cinema to the ultimate test with the Romanian crime procedural POLICE, ADJECTIVE. Plus: Heather contributes a mini-review of the early Brian De Palma counterculture comedy GREETINGS, Paul talks about his viral-internet-sensation-in-the-making, The Cinematic Jokebook, and the week's most noteworthy new DVD and Blu-Ray releases get a thorough going-over.

0:00 — Intro/GREETINGS/The Cinematic Jokebook
14:10 — The Lucksmiths, "I Started A Joke"
15:11 — WIN WIN
30:02 — Gene McDaniels, "Walk With A Winner"
31:07 — POLICE, ADJECTIVE
44:28 — John Vanderslice, "Romanian Names"
45:14 — Other noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays/Outro 

Direct download: Episode_74__Win_Win_Police_Adjective.mp3
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Paul and Heather are joined by special guest Todd VanDerWerff (TV editor for The AV Club and co-host of the TV ON THE INTERNET podcast) for a discussion of the past, present, and uncertain future of TV shows on DVD, after which they get down to business reviewing a pair of movies: the would-be Mel Gibson comeback vehicle THE BEAVER and Lee Chang-dong's acclaimed Korean drama SECRET SUNSHINE. Plus the usual roundup of notable new DVDs and Blu-Rays.

0:00 — Intro/Todd VanDerWerff
25:46 — The Radiators From Space, "Television Screen"
26:48 — THE BEAVER
42:27 — They Might Be Giants, "Put Your Hand Inside The Puppet Head"
43:37 — SECRET SUNSHINE
55:05 — The Arch Of Triumph, "Sunshine And You"
56:00 — Other noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays 


Paul and Heather review the new Criterion edition of Roman Polanski's previously hard-to-find 1966 dark comedy CUL-DE-SAC, as well as the first film in a decade from horror maestro John Carpenter, THE WARD. Also: Heather shares news of the filmmaking activities going on under her own roof, Paul reflects on his erstwhile days as a theatre reviewer, and contributes a mini-review of the documentary CAMERAMAN: THE LIFE AND WORK OF JACK CARDIFF. Plus our usual roundup of notable new DVDs and Blu-Rays.

0:00: Intro/Heather Noel, production assistant/Theatre vs. film/CAMERAMAN: THE LIFE AND WORK OF JACK CARDIFF
10:26: Local Natives, "Camera Talk"
11:33: CUL-DE-SAC
25:51: Van Morrison, "Cul-De-Sac"
26:59: THE WARD
39:12: The Feelies, "Crazy Rhythms"
40:14: Other noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays/Outro 

Direct download: Episode_72__Cul-De-Sac_The_Ward.mp3
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Paul and Heather review the Criterion edition of Stanley Kubrick's 1956 heist-gone-wrong classic THE KILLING, as well as James Gunn's blackly comic superhero-vigilante satire SUPER. Plus: Paul and Heather report on their experiences watching THE BIG LEBOWSKI and MEEK'S CUTOFF on opening night of Edmonton's new repertory cinema palace, Heather offers her mini-review of the 1945 horror anthology DEAD OF NIGHT, and Paul gives a mini-review of Joe Johnston's underrated 1991 comic-book blockbuster THE ROCKETEER. Plus: the usual roundup of the week's other most noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays.

0:00: Intro/THE BIG LEBOWSKI/MEEK'S CUTOFF/DEAD OF NIGHT/THE ROCKETEER
19:35: Suicide, "Rocket U.S.A."
20:22: THE KILLING
35:23: Bram Tchaikovsky, "Robber"
36:14: SUPER/Other noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays/Outro 

Direct download: Episode_71__The_Killing_Super.mp3
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Paul and Heather are seized by the temptation to review movies with other critics after watching the Keira Knightley/Sam Worthington adultery drama LAST NIGHT, then contemplate quitting their jobs and becoming private eyes in Aaron Katz's mumblecore detective thriller COLD WEATHER. Plus: Heather falls in love with Richard E. Grant after seeing the satirical comedy HOW TO GET AHEAD IN ADVERTISING, Paul confesses to an unhealthy amount of empathy with the main character in Eric Rohmer's THE GREEN RAY, and we both round up the week's other most noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays, but refuse to do much research into any of them.

0:00: Intro/CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE./HOW TO GET AHEAD IN ADVERTISING/THE GREEN RAY
14:25: Mark Ronson featuring Santogold, "Pretty Green"
15:21: LAST NIGHT
28:22: The Mar-Keys, "Last Night"
29:14: COLD WEATHER
40:51: The Choir, "It's Cold Outside"
41:48: Other noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays/Outro 

Direct download: Episode_70__Last_Night_Cold_Weather.mp3
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