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 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.

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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
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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
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