Trash, Art, And The Movies
The podcast that pits arthouse cinema against brainless entertainment—and then declares a victor.
TAATM #141: Lancelot Du Lac vs. Monty Python And The Holy Grail

Paul and Erin review two very different takes on the legend of King Arthur: Robert Bresson's austere 1974 drama LANCELOT DU LAC, and the gloriously silly 1975 comedy classic MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL. Knights constantly filmed from the waist down, or a knight who gets his arms and legs chopped off: which will prevail?

Plus: our quick takes on WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD, UNFRIENDED, WHILE WE'RE YOUNG, and THE PRINCESS BRIDE.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:06am EDT

TAATM #140: Valley Of The Dolls vs. Requiem For A Dream

Erin and Paul review two films about large groups of characters lapsing into drug addiction: the 1967 film version of Jacqueline Susann's juicy bestseller VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, and Darren Aronofsky's spectacularly depressing 2000 melodrama REQUIEM FOR A DREAM. Plus: our quick takes on the final season of MAD MEN, REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS, LOST RIVER, and TRUE STORY.

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TAATM #139: Boudu Saved From Drowning vs. Down And Out In Beverly Hills

Paul and Erin review two film versions of René Fauchois' 1919 comedy of manners about a wealthy man whose life is turned upside-down when he invites a homeless man into his household after rescuing him from a suicide attempt: Jean Renoir's 1932 classic BOUDU SAVED FROM DROWNING, starring Michel Simon; and Paul Mazursky's 1986 Hollywood remake, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Nick Nolte, and Bette Midler. Spitting into a first edition of Balzac or pissing into your host's azalea garden: which will prevail? Plus: our quick takes on BROKEN HORSES, NATIONAL GALLERY, KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER, FAULTS, BACK ISSUES: THE HUSTLER MAGAZINE STORY, and BLACKHAT.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT

TAATM #138: Manhunter vs. Red Dragon

Erin and Paul gobble up two film versions of the Thomas Harris novel that introduced the world to the character of Hannibal Lector: Michael Mann's superstylish 1986 serial-killer thriller MANHUNTER, and Brett Ratner's 2002 all-star remake RED DRAGON. Tom Noonan blasting "In-a-Gadda-da-Vida" on the stereo, or Ralph Fiennes eating a William Blake painting: which will prevail? Plus: our quick takes on MISS JULIE, GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF, FURIOUS 7, and OLIVE KITTERIDGE.

Direct download: TAATM_138__Manhunter_vs._Red_Dragon.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:39am EDT