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 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
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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
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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
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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.