Trash, Art, And The Movies
The podcast that pits arthouse cinema against brainless entertainment—and then declares a victor.
TAATM #144: Zero Motivation vs. Private Benjamin

Erin and Paul review two films about women in the military: Tanya Lavie's Israeli comedy ZERO MOTIVATION, and the 1980 Goldie Hawn vehicle PRIVATE BENJAMIN. Plus: Erin reports on the cinematic highlights of her trip to Chicago, Paul gives his quick takes on WELCOME TO ME and GUNDAY, and Erin gives her lightning-round *super*-quick takes on TOMORROWLAND, SALT OF THE EARTH, PITCH PERFECT 2, GOOD KILL, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, PHOENIX, and POLTERGEIST.

Direct download: TAATM_144__Zero_Motivation_vs._Private_Benjamin.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:40am EST

TAATM #143: Ex Machina vs. The Beach

Erin and Paul review two films from the mind of novelist and screenwriter Alex Garland: Garland's seductive new science fiction film EX MACHINA, and Danny Boyle's 2000 adaptation of Garland's cult novel THE BEACH. Turing tests or tourist traps: which will prevail?

Plus: our quick takes on Steven Soderbergh's SOLARIS, Kirby Dick's campus-rape documentary THE HUNTING GROUND, Matthew Vaughn's surprise-hit action film KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, and J.C. Chandor's A MOST VIOLENT YEAR.

Direct download: TAATM_143__Ex_Machina_vs._The_Beach.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:05am EST

TAATM #142: The Right Stuff vs. The Bonfire Of The Vanities

Paul and Erin review two film adaptations of books by white-suited journalist-turned-novelist Tom Wolfe: Philip Kaufman's semi-satirical 1983 epic THE RIGHT STUFF, and Brian De Palma's overbudget 1990 flop THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES. The demon in the sky, or a Master of the Universe: which will prevail?

Plus: our quick takes on AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA, and SPRING.

Direct download: TAATM_142__The_Right_Stuff_vs._The_Bonfire_Of_The_Vanities.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:37am EST