Trash, Art, And The Movies
The podcast that pits arthouse cinema against brainless entertainment—and then declares a victor.
TAATM #133: Fifty Shades Of Grey vs. Venus In Fur

Paul and Erin get tied up in an epic discussion of two films about bondage and submission: the new film version of E.L. James' bestselling erotic novel FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, and Roman Polanski's film version of David Ives' play VENUS IN FUR. Plus: our quick takes on THE LAST FIVE YEARS, THE DUFF, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, and DECEPTIVE PRACTICE: THE MYSTERIES AND MENTORS OF RICKY JAY.

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TAATM #132: Mr. Turner vs. Big Eyes

Paul and Erin brush up against two recent films about great (and not-so-great) real-life artists. First: MR. TURNER, Mike Leigh's biopic starring Timothy Spall as the 19th-century British landscape artist J.M.W. Turner; then, BIG EYES, Tim Burton's offbeat account of Walter Keane, who rose to fame in the 1960s thanks to his kitschy paintings of mournful children, only to have his creations unmasked as the work of his wife Margaret. A man who refused to acknowledge his own children, or a man who became famous for painting orphans: which will prevail?

Plus: listeners pick the most anomalous auteur films of all time, and our quick takes on KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, IT FOLLOWS, WETLANDS, MOEBIUS, and R100.

Direct download: TAATM_132__Mr._Turner_vs._Big_Eyes.mp3
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TAATM #131: Bugsy vs. Bugsy Malone

Paul and Erin review two films about immature gangsters with wacky nicknames. First: BUGSY, Barry Levinson's 1991 biopic starring Warren Beatty as gangster-slash-cockeyed visionary Bugsy Siegel, and Annette Bening as his mistress and eventual business manager; then, BUGSY MALONE, Alan Parker's offbeat 1976 musical gangster spoof, in which Scott Baio and Jodie Foster head up an all-child cast to tell the story of a boxing promoter who winds up in the middle of a turf war between two rival gangs. The Flamingo Hotel or Fat Sam's Grand Slam: which will prevail?

Plus: our quick takes on INHERENT VICE, SEVENTH SON, JUPITER ASCENDING, A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, MILIUS, PADDINGTON, and IN HER PLACE.

Direct download: TAATM_131__Bugsy_vs._Bugsy_Malone.mp3
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