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

Heather and Paul examine two offbeat variations on the traditional Western, both starring Johnny Depp as an unlikely gunslinger, as Gore Verbinski's Oscar-winning 2012 animated feature RANGO faces off against Jim Jarmusch's bleak-yet-beautiful 1995 visionquest DEAD MAN. A lizard with the soul of a lawman, or an accountant with the soul of a poet: which will prevail?

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Paul and Heather examine two 1989 films that have the same title and the same setting, but virtually nothing else in common: a mournful Hiroshima drama from Shohei Imamura, and a fish-out-of-water cop-on-the-edge thriller from Ridley Scott. BLACK RAIN versus BLACK RAIN: which will prevail?

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Erin and Paul rub shoulders with Martian royalty as the 1924 Soviet sci-fi landmark AELITA, QUEEN OF MARS faces off against the 2012 Edgar Rice Burroughs-inspired megaflop JOHN CARTER. Communist kitsch or Taylor Kitsch: which will prevail?

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Heather and Paul try not to get lost in the critical wilderness as they pit the new Criterion edition of the 1960 Soviet survival drama LETTER NEVER SENT against the 1997 Anthony Hopkins/Alec Baldwin bear-battling thriller THE EDGE. Communists or billionaires: who has the keener survival instincts?

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