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

Erin and Paul review two films from director Kathryn Bigelow: the controversial 2012 docudrama ZERO DARK THIRTY, and the 1995 cyberpunk neo-noir STRANGE DAYS. Plus: our quick takes on STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, CAROL, JOY, THE BIG SHORT, and ASH VS. EVIL DEAD.

Direct download: TAATM_171__Zero_Dark_Thirty_vs._Strange_Days.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:57pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about undercover FBI agents who become dangerously close to the criminals they're observing: Mike Newell's 1997 gangster drama DONNIE BRASCO, starring Johnny Depp and Al Pacino; and Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 crime thriller POINT BREAK, starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. Plus: our quick takes on BROOKLYN, THE FORBIDDEN ROOM, A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS, and LISTEN TO ME MARLON.

Direct download: TAATM_170__Donnie_Brasco_vs._Point_Break.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:52pm EDT

Paul and Erin review an all-time sci-fi pop culture landmark, and the foreign-language classic that partly inspired it: George Lucas' 1977 space-opera blockbuster STAR WARS, and Akira Kurosawa's 1958 adventure THE HIDDEN FORTRESS. Plus: our quick takes on THE GOOD DINOSAUR, LEGEND, CREED, BONE TOMAHAWK, and JESSICA JONES.

Direct download: TAATM_169__Star_Wars_vs._The_Hidden_Fortress.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about traumatized Vietnam veterans: Hal Ashby's Oscar-winning 1978 drama COMING HOME, starring Jane Fonda and Jon Voight; and Ted Kotcheff's sequel-spawning 1982 action classic FIRST BLOOD, starring Sylvester Stallone. Plus: our quick takes on CREED, TRUMBO, TANGERINE, and DO I SOUND GAY?

Direct download: TAATM_168__Coming_Home_vs._First_Blood.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:04am EDT

Erin and Paul review two very different sung-through foreign-language musicals: Sion Sono's outlandish 2014 Japanese rap-battle gangster epic TOKYO TRIBE; and Jacques Demy's delicate 1964 tearjerker THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG. Plus: our quick takes on INSIDE OUT, COMING HOME, SPOTLIGHT, and BLIND.

Direct download: TAATM_167__Tokyo_Tribe_vs._The_Umbrellas_Of_Cherbourg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:31am EDT

Paul and Erin review two ’90s classics about aimless young men, police intimidation, and urban violence: John Singleton's 1991 melodrama BOYZ N THE HOOD, and Mathieu Kassovitz's 1995 drama LA HAINE. Plus: our quick takes on MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, OUR BRAND IS CRISIS, AMERICAN ULTRA, AMOUR FOU, and BEST OF ENEMIES.

Direct download: TAATM_166__Boyz_N_The_Hood_vs._La_Haine.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:44am EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about ancient Central and South American civilizations: Mel Gibson's brutal 2006 action epic APOCALYPTO, and the 2000 animated Disney buddy comedy THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE. Plus: our quick takes on Aziz Ansari's TV series MASTER OF NONE, MISS YOU ALREADY, and the John O'Hara novel THE BIG LAUGH. And a trivia showdown!

Direct download: TAATM_165__Apocalypto_vs._The_Emperors_New_Groove.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:11pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two classic films about ugly divorces: Ingmar Bergman's 1973 chamber drama SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE, starring Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson; and Danny De Vito's 1989 black comedy THE WAR OF THE ROSES, starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. Plus: our quick takes on BRIDGE OF SPIES, REMEMBER, BACK IN TIME, THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY, PART 1, and CRUEL & UNUSUAL.

Direct download: TAATM_164__Scenes_From_A_Marriage_vs._The_War_Of_The_Roses.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:59pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two effects-heavy box-office disappointments from director Peter Jackson: the 1996 horror comedy THE FRIGHTENERS, and the 2009 adaptation of Alice Sebold's novel THE LOVELY BONES. Plus: our quick takes on STEVE JOBS, JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS, GREEN ROOM, RESULTS, and new standup comedy specials from Paul F. Tompkins, Matt Braunger, Anthony Jeselnik, and Amy Schumer.

Direct download: TAATM_163__The_Frighteners_vs._The_Lovely_Bones.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:35am EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about masculinity in crisis, both starring Jack Nicholson and directed by Mike Nichols: the frank 1971 comedy-drama CARNAL KNOWLEDGE, and the upscale 1994 horror film WOLF. Misanthropes or lycanthropes: which will prevail? Plus: our quick takes on Madonna's REBEL HEART tour, PAN, SICARIO, THE FINAL GIRLS, and KNOCK KNOCK.

Direct download: TAATM_162__Carnal_Knowledge_vs._Wolf.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT