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

Paul and Heather review two film adaptations of the classic French fairytale BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Jean Cocteau's poetic live-action 1946 version starring Jean Marais and Josette Day, and Disney's Oscar-nominated 1991 animated musical version. Smoking paws or a talking candlestick: which will prevail?

Plus: our quick takes on THIS MAN MUST DIE, ROLLING THUNDER, and BEST SELLER.

Direct download: TAATM_94__Beauty_And_The_Beast_vs._La_Belle_Et_La_Bte.mp3
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TAATM #93: The Monuments Men vs. The Train

Paul and Erin review two WWII adventures about men trying to rescue great works of art from the clutches of the Nazis. First: THE MONUMENTS MEN, George Clooney's new all-star crowd-pleaser based on the true story of a group of art scholars assigned to save great buildings and artwork from destruction during the waning days of the war; then, THE TRAIN, John Frankenheimer's 1964 action film starring Burt Lancaster as a member of the French Resistance who attempts to foil the plans of an art-loving Nazi colonel to transport a train filled with priceless paintings across the border to Germany. Paintings on a train, or paintings in a mine: which will prevail?

Plus quick takes on VAMPIRE ACADEMY, ROBOCOP (both the original and the remake), WINTER'S TALE, and ENDER'S GAME.

Direct download: TAATM_93__The_Monuments_Men_vs._The_Train.mp3
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TAATM #92: Lenny vs. Punchline

But seriously: Heather and Paul thank you guys for being such a fantastic audience as they discuss two movies set in the world of standup comedy. First: Lenny, Bob Fosse's stylized 1974 biopic starring Dustin Hoffman as the groundbreaking comic and free-speech martyr Lenny Bruce; then, Punchline, the 1988 drama starring Sally Field as a New Jersey housewife with dreams of becoming a standup comic and Tom Hanks as the troubled but talented performer who becomes her mentor. "Sick" comedy or cuddly comedy: which will prevail?

Plus: quick takes on Divided We Fall, In Darkness, Black Mirror, The Lego Movie, Would You Rather, and American Gigolo.

Direct download: TAATM_92__Lenny_vs._Punchline.mp3
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Paul and Erin review two very different films about frequently naked female Nazis. First: THE READER, Stephen Daldry's 2008 Oscar-bait drama starring Kate Winslet as a German woman with a mysterious past who embarks on a love affair with a book-loving teenaged boy; then, ILSA, SHE WOLF OF THE SS, the notorious 1975 grindhouse sleazefest starring Dyanne Thorne as the sexually voracious warden of a Nazi prison camp who conducts sadistic experiments on her inmates. Men whipped by guilt, or men whipped by whips: which will prevail?

Plus: short takes on YOU'RE NEXT, GRAND PIANO, THE COUNSELOR, the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, and the films of Bengali director Qaushiq Mukherjee, aka "Q."

Direct download: TAATM_91__The_Reader_vs._Ilsa_She_Wolf_Of_The_SS.mp3
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