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 about loyal starship crews and outer-space adventure: 1982's STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN and the affectionate 1999 STAR TREK spoof GALAXY QUEST. Plus: our quick takes on PASSENGERS, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, INDIGNATION, THINGS TO COME and CHEVALIER.

Direct download: TAATM_210__Star_Trek_II__The_Wrath_Of_Khan_vs._Galaxy_Quest.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:09pm EST

Erin and Paul review two courtroom dramas about underdog lawyers: Sidney Lumet's sombre 1982 drama THE VERDICT, and Jonathan Lynn's 1992 fish-out-of-water comedy MY COUSIN VINNY. Plus: our quick takes on NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, CERTAIN WOMEN, and ALWAYS SHINE.

Direct download: TAATM_209__The_Verdict_vs._My_Cousin_Vinny.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:40pm EST

Erin and Paul review two tearjerkers about young women falling in love while dying of cancer: the 1970 box-office smash LOVE STORY, and the 2014 YA adaptation THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Plus: our quick takes on FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, MOANA, LOVING, and I AM THE PRETTY THING THAT LIVES IN THE HOUSE.

Direct download: TAATM_208__Love_Story_vs._The_Fault_In_Our_Stars.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:33am EST

Erin and Paul review two films showcasing the talents of Barbra Streisand: Peter Bogdanovich's 1972 screwball comedy homage WHAT'S UP, DOC?, and Streisand's 1983 passion project YENTL. Plus: our quick takes on THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN, RULES DON'T APPLY, UNDER THE SHADOW, and DON'T THINK TWICE.

Direct download: TAATM_207__Whats_Up_Doc__vs._Yentl.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:47am EST

Paul and Erin discuss two films about surprisingly lively corpses: the bizarre 2016 comedy-drama SWISS ARMY MAN, and the 1989 farce WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S. Plus: our quick takes on DOCTOR STRANGE, MOONLIGHT, ARRIVAL, THE MONSTER, and AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY.

Direct download: TAATM_206__Swiss_Army_Man_vs._Weekend_At_Bernies.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:16am EST

Paul and Erin look at two TV anthology series devoted to creepy tales of science fiction and fantasy: Charlie Brooker's tech-savvy British import BLACK MIRROR, and Rod Serling's iconic '60s classic THE TWILIGHT ZONE. Plus: our quick takes on IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD, TWO LOVERS AND A BEAR, WEIRDOS, and THE GREASY STRANGLER.

Direct download: TAATM_205__Black_Mirror_vs._The_Twilight_Zone.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:02pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about men who choose to live in insanely close quarters with dangerous wild animals: Werner Herzog's 2005 documentary GRIZZLY MAN, and Noel Marshall's 1981 curiosity ROAR. Plus: our quick takes on THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, THE ACCOUNTANT, GOAT, and HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE.

Direct download: TAATM_204__Grizzly_Man_vs._Roar.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:28pm EST

In honour of Halloween, Erin and Paul review two films about witches scheming to rid the world of children: Nicolas Roeg's 1990 Roald Dahl adaptation THE WITCHES; and the 1993 sleepover favourite HOCUS POCUS. Plus our quick takes on QUEEN OF KATWE, JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK, MASCOTS, 13TH, and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE + THE TENNESSEE KIDS.

Direct download: TAATM_203__The_Witches_vs._Hocus_Pocus.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:26am EST

Paul and Erin review two films about ant colonies: Saul Bass' trippy 1974 insects-in-revolt sci-fi thriller PHASE IV, and the 1998 computer-animated feature ANTZ. Plus: our quick takes on SNOWDEN, THE BIRTH OF A NATION, SHIN GODZILLA, TRAIN TO BUSAN, NUTS!, and LONDON ROAD.

Direct download: TAATM_202__Phase_IV_vs._Antz.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:36pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films featuring cartoon rabbits: the animated 1978 adaptation of Richard Adams' novel WATERSHIP DOWN; and the 1996 Looney Tunes/NBA crossover event SPACE JAM. Plus: our quick takes on the highlights of the Edmonton International Film Festival.

Direct download: TAATM_201__Watership_Down_vs._Space_Jam.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:33pm EST

On this special 200th anniversary episode of TAATM, Paul and Erin are joined by their partners Tiiu and Matt to discuss two desert epics about white saviours: David Lean's 1962 classic LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, and David Lynch's 1984 sci-fi flop DUNE.


Erin and Paul review two films starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: the 2005 action comedy MR. AND MRS. SMITH, and the 2015 marriage-in-crisis drama BY THE SEA. Plus our quick takes on THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS, MORGAN, DON'T BREATHE, and LOUDER THAN BOMBS.

Direct download: TAATM_199__Mr._And_Mrs._Smith_vs._By_The_Sea.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:52pm EST

Erin and Paul sip mai-tais as they review two classic Hollywood films set in the Aloha State: the 1953 Oscar-winning barracks drama FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, and the 1961 Elvis Presley romp BLUE HAWAII. Plus: our quick takes on HELL OR HIGH WATER, ZOOM, DE PALMA, THE NIGHT OF, and WIENER-DOG.

Direct download: TAATM_198__From_Here_To_Eternity_vs._Blue_Hawaii.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:29pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about people trapped inside sinister real-world games: the new social-media teen thriller NERVE, and David Fincher's offbeat 1997 suspense film THE GAME. Plus: our quick takes on MISSISSIPPI GRIND, KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS, SING STREET, and KRISHA.

Direct download: TAATM_197__Nerve_vs._The_Game.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:32am EST

Erin and Paul review two films from 1990 about women who reunite with the spirit of their dead lovers: GHOST, starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze; and TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY, starring Juliet Stevenson and Alan Rickman. Plus: our quick takes on SUICIDE SQUAD, PETE'S DRAGON, INDIGNATION, DE PALMA, CAFE SOCIETY and SAUSAGE PARTY.

Direct download: TAATM_196__Ghost_vs._Truly_Madly_Deeply.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:05am EST

Paul and Erin review two films about intrepid female paranormal investigators: Paul Feig's new GHOSTBUSTERS reboot, and Robert Wise's elegant 1963 chiller THE HAUNTING. Plus: our quick takes on WEINER, TALE OF TALES, EEGA, and THE MERMAID.

Direct download: TAATM_195__Ghostbusters_vs._The_Haunting.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:57pm EST

TAATM merges minds with the BOLLYWOOD IS FOR LOVERS podcast and pits the sumptuous 2002 Bollywood melodrama DEVDAS against Anurag Kashyap's gritty 2009 update DEV.D.

Direct download: BONUSODE__Trash_Art_and_the_Movies_vs._Bollywood_Is_For_Lovers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:47pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about fashion models: Nicholas Winding Refn's high-style provocation THE NEON DEMON, and Ben Stiller's highly quotable 2001 spoof ZOOLANDER. Plus: our quick takes on INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE, THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR, THE FALLING, and EQUALS.

Direct download: TAATM_194__The_Neon_Demon_vs._Zoolander.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:17pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films from director Karyn Kusama: her 2000 breakthrough feature GIRLFIGHT, and her 2009 horror comedy JENNIFER'S BODY. Plus: our quick takes on FINDING DORY, THE BFG, and ENTERTAINMENT.

Direct download: TAATM_193__Girlfight_vs._Jennifers_Body.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about mayhem breaking out in 1970s luxury apartment buildings: Ben Wheatley's new J.G. Ballard adaptation HIGH-RISE, and David Cronenberg's 1975 debut feature SHIVERS. Plus: our quick takes on THE CONJURING 2, WARCRAFT, LOVE & FRIENDSHIP, POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING, and O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA.

Direct download: TAATM_192__High-Rise_vs._Shivers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:33pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about partner-swapping couples in Los Angeles: Paul Mazursky's 1969 comedy-drama BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE, and Patrick Brice's 2015 indie sleeper THE OVERNIGHT. Plus: our quick takes on LOVE & FRIENDSHIP, POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING, THE WAILING, SUNSET SONG, and THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY.

Direct download: TAATM_191__Bob__Carol__Ted__Alice_vs._The_Overnight.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:02am EST

Paul and Erin review two films about sexy, seductive female spies: Ang Lee's 2007 espionage drama LUST, CAUTION, and Joseph Losey's 1966 spy spoof MODESTY BLAISE. Plus: our quick takes on THE NICE GUYS, A BIGGER SPLASH, and the Starz TV series THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE.

Direct download: TAATM_190__Lust_Caution_vs._Modesty_Blaise.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:07am EST

Paul and Erin review two films about men wrestling with homosexual desires: Ang Lee's 2005 tearjerker BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, and William Friedkin's controversial 1980 thriller CRUISING. Plus: our quick takes on KEANU, MONEY MONSTER, BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN, and TICKLED.

Direct download: TAATM_189__Brokeback_Mountain_vs._Cruising.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:50pm EST

Paul and Erin review two old-fashioned Agatha Christie-style murder mysteries: Robert Altman's 2001 country-house whodunit GOSFORD PARK, and Jonathan Lynn's 1985 board-game adaptation CLUE. Plus: our quick takes on THE LOBSTER, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, HUSH, and HIGH-RISE.

Direct download: TAATM_188__Gosford_Park_vs._Clue.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:07pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about reincarnation and past lives: Apichatpong Weerasethakul's 2010 Palme d'Or-winning UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES, and Kenneth Branagh's 1991 neo-noir fantasy thriller DEAD AGAIN. Plus: our quick takes on HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS, A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING, EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!, and THE INVITATION.

Direct download: TAATM_187__Uncle_Boonmee_Who_Can_Recall_His_Past_Lives_vs._Dead_Again.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:15am EST

Erin and Paul review two films from the mid-’80s about girls coming of age in the early ’60s: the 1987 sleepover classic DIRTY DANCING, starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze; and Francis Ford Coppola's 1986 time-travel fantasy PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED, starring Kathleen Turner and Nicolas Cage. Plus: our quick takes on EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!, THE JUNGLE BOOK, CREATIVE CONTROL, and LOOK WHO'S BACK.

Direct download: TAATM_186__Dirty_Dancing_vs._Peggy_Sue_Got_Married.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38pm EST

Erin and Paul review two ensemble comedy-dramas that attempt to sum up a generation: Lawrence Kasdan's 1983 Baby Boom touchstone THE BIG CHILL, and Joel Schumacher's 1985 Brat Pack classic ST. ELMO'S FIRE. Plus: our quick takes on HARDCORE HENRY, DEMOLITION, TURBO KID, and MIDNIGHT SPECIAL.

Direct download: TAATM_185__The_Big_Chill_vs._St._Elmos_Fire.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:59am EST

Paul and Erin review two movies about a husband, a wife, a boat, and a good-looking intruder: Roman Polanski's 1962 debut feature KNIFE IN THE WATER, and Phillip Noyce's 1989 yachting thriller DEAD CALM. Plus: our quick takes on CHI-RAQ, HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT, IRRATIONAL MAN, and MY BEAUTIFUL BROKEN BRAIN.

Direct download: TAATM_184__Knife_In_The_Water_vs._Dead_Calm.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:28am EST

Erin and Paul review two films from 1977 about truckers hauling dangerous or illegal cargo: William Friedkin's sweaty suspense film SORCERER, and Hal Needham's redneck romp SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT. Plus: our quick takes on BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, ONLY YESTERDAY, ZOOTOPIA, and NINE MUSES OF STAR EMPIRE.

Direct download: TAATM_183__Sorcerer_vs._Smokey_And_The_Bandit_copy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:20am EST

Erin and Paul review two films about ridiculously good-looking computer hackers: Michael Mann's 2015 exercise in style BLACKHAT, and the endearingly dated 1995 techno-thriller HACKERS. Plus: our quick takes on THE BRONZE, THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT, PEE-WEE'S BIG HOLIDAY, and FINDERS KEEPERS.

Direct download: TAATM_182__Blackhat_vs._Hackers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:29am EST

Paul and Erin review two recent wuxia films featuring fiercesome, self-denying female warriors: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's critically lauded 2015 feature THE ASSASSIN, and the new-to-Netflix sequel CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON: SWORD OF DESTINY. Plus: our quick takes on 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, THE LITTLE PRINCE, MUSTANG, REMEMBER, and KNIGHT OF CUPS.


Erin and Paul review two comedy-dramas set in Hawaii: Cameron Crowe's 2015 flop ALOHA, starring Bradley Cooper; and Alexander Payne's 2011 Oscar-winner THE DESCENDANTS, starring George Clooney. Plus: our quick takes on GODS OF EGYPT, ZOOTOPIA, THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL, MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT, A.O. Scott's BETTER LIVING THROUGH CRITICISM, and Owen Gleiberman's MOVIE FREAK.

Direct download: TAATM_180__Aloha_vs._The_Descendants.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:15am EST

Erin and Paul review two films about large groups of prisoners and their elaborate plans to escape from captivity: the 1963 dad-movie classic THE GREAT ESCAPE, and Aardman Animation's 2000 comedy CHICKEN RUN. Plus: our quick takes on RACE, SON OF SAUL, THE WITCH, and this year's Oscar-nominated live action shorts and animated shorts.

Direct download: TAATM_179__The_Great_Escape_vs._Chicken_Run.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:23pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about female athletes: Penny Marshall's warm-hearted 1992 baseball comedy A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, and Robert Towne's ahead-of-its-time 1982 track-and-field romance PERSONAL BEST. Plus: our quick takes on DEADPOOL, THE CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO, THE VISIT, and LOVE.

Direct download: TAATM_178__A_League_Of_Their_Own_vs._Personal_Best.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:08am EST

Paul and Erin review two films inspired by the life of legendary Hollywood studio fixer Eddie Mannix: Joel and Ethan Coen's deceptively zany new showbiz farce HAIL, CAESAR!, and Allen Coulter's noirish 2006 drama inspired by the mysterious death of TV's Superman, George Reeves. Plus: our quick takes on KUNG FU PANDA 3, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, SISTERS, SPECTRE, and WHEN ANIMALS DREAM.

Direct download: TAATM_177__Hail_Caesar_vs._Hollywoodland.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:38am EST

Erin and Paul review two big-screen continuations of cult TV shows: the 1998 sci-fi conspiracy thriller THE X-FILES: FIGHT THE FUTURE and David Lynch's confounding 1992 prequel TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME. Plus our quick takes on BY THE SEA, INTO THE FOREST, LES ETRES CHERS, THE MARTIAN, and THE TRIBE.


Paul and Erin review two films about couples breaking up against the backdrop of Las Vegas: the zany 1992 Nicolas Cage comedy HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, and Francis Ford Coppola's stylish, studio-bankrupting 1982 flop ONE FROM THE HEART. Plus: our quick takes on WINGS, THE MASK, EXPERIMENTER: THE STANLEY MILGRAM STORY, and SAINT LAURENT.

Direct download: TAATM_175__Honeymoon_In_Vegas_vs._One_From_The_Heart.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:22am EST

Erin and Paul review two films starring the late, great music icon David Bowie: Nicolas Roeg's often-baffling 1976 sci-fi film THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, and Julien Temple's ambitious, stylized 1986 musical flop ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS. Plus: our quick takes on 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI, 99 HOMES, and this year's Oscar nominations.

Direct download: TAATM_174__The_Man_Who_Fell_To_Earth_vs._Absolute_Beginners.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:46am EST

Paul and Erin review two early films starring Steve Martin: the 1979 rags-to-riches comedy THE JERK, and the bleak 1981 lip-sync musical PENNIES FROM HEAVEN. Plus: our quick takes on DIRTY DANCING onstage, the films of Satoshi Kon, THE REVENANT, and THE RIDICULOUS 6.

Direct download: TAATM_173__The_Jerk_vs._Pennies_From_Heaven.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:47pm EST

Erin and Paul reveal their picks for the ten best films of 2015, as well as the year's best performance, most overrated and underrated films, and more!

Direct download: TAATM_172__Year-End_MEGASODE__Top_Ten_Films_of_2015.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:46am EST