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

Erin and Paul review two musicals about women accused of first-degree murder. First: DANCER IN THE DARK, Lars Von Trier's emotionally grueling 2000 Palme d'Or-winning drama starring Bjork as a fantasy-prone, nearly blind factory worker who sacrifices everything in order to provide a future for her young son; then, CHICAGO, Rob Marshall's brassy 2002 Oscar-winner starring Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones as a pair of homicidal 1920s entertainers who parlay their criminal notoriety into fame and celebrity with the assistance of a cynical lawyer. Selma or Velma: which will prevail?

Plus your modern-day BARBARELLA casting suggestions and our quick takes on THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH, FRANK, and IDA.

Direct download: TAATM_118__Dancer_In_The_Dark_vs._Chicago.mp3
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TAATM #117: Barbarella vs. They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

Erin and Paul review two key films from the career of Jane Fonda. First: BARBARELLA, Roger Vadim's 1968 erotic sci-fi cult film starring Fonda as an interstellar adventurer whose wardrobe of skimpy futuristic outfits is as huge as her capacity for sexual pleasure; then, THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY?, Sydney Pollack's super-cynical 1969 Depression-era drama starring Fonda as a hard-bitten contestant in a physically and psychologically grueling marathon dance contest. "Pretty, pretty, pretty" or "Yowsa, yowsa, yowsa": which will prevail?

Plus: our quick takes on THE DROP, THE ROVER, GOD HELP THE GIRL, and THE IMMIGRANT.

Direct download: TAATM_117__Barbarella_vs._They_Shoot_Horses_Dont_They.mp3
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Paul and Erin review two key films from the career of Tom Cruise. First: TOP GUN, Tony Scott's 1986 box-office smash starring Cruise as a cocky navy pilot who must battle daddy issues and by-the-rules superiors while enrolled at an elite training facility; then, EYES WIDE SHUT, Stanley Kubrick's 1999 erotic drama starring Cruise as a doctor who embarks on a dreamlike series of sexually provocative adventures following an argument with his beautiful wife. A doomed friend named Goose, or a doomed friend named Nightingale: which will prevail?

Plus our quick takes on JOURNEY TO THE WEST, THE CAPTIVE, NIGHT MOVES, ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME, and THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY'S TEARS.

Direct download: TAATM_116__Top_Gun_vs._Eyes_Wide_Shut.mp3
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TAATM #115: Mrs. Doubtfire vs. One Hour Photo

Erin and Paul review two films starring the late Robin Williams. First: MRS. DOUBTFIRE, the 1993 family comedy starring Williams as a divorced dad who masquerades as an elderly British nanny in order to spend more time with his children; then, ONE HOUR PHOTO, director Mark Romanek's 2002 psychological thriller starring Williams as a lonely photo technician who develops an unhealthy obsession with the seemingly perfect family who are some of his lab's most frequent customers. The unsettling story of an emotionally underdeveloped man who goes to psychotic extremes to get the love he craves... or ONE HOUR PHOTO: which will prevail?

Plus our quick takes on FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, BOYHOOD, THE ONE I LOVE, VENUS IN FUR, and LET THE FIRE BURN.

Direct download: TAATM_115__Mrs._Doubtfire_vs._One_Hour_Photo.mp3
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