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 starring Kirsten Dunst: 2000's bouncy cheerleading comedy BRING IT ON, and 2011's emotionally gruelling Armageddon drama MELANCHOLIA. Plus: our quick takes on SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, THE BIG SICK, THE LOST CITY OF Z, and THE BEGUILED.

Direct download: TAATM_230__Bring_It_On_vs._Melancholia.mp3
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Erin and Paul raise their glasses to two films about lovable drunks: the 1981 Dudley Moore vehicle ARTHUR, and the 1987 dive-bar drama BARFLY, starring Mickey Rourke and scripted by Charles Bukowski. Plus: our quick takes on ROUGH NIGHT, BABY DRIVER, THE BAD BATCH and OKJA.

Direct download: TAATM_229__Arthur_vs._Barfly.mp3
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Paul and Erin review two movies inspired by the music of The Beatles: Julie Taymor's sprawling 2007 romance ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, and Michael Schultz's 1978 disco debacle SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND. Plus: our quick takes on THE BAD BATCH, MY COUSIN RACHEL, OH HELLO! ON BROADWAY, HARD TIMES and ALOHA BOBBY AND ROSE.


Erin and Paul review two films about bicycles and the men who ride them: Peter Yates' 1979 coming-of-age dramedy BREAKING AWAY, and David Koepp's breezy 2012 thriller PREMIUM RUSH. Plus: our quick takes on CERTAIN WOMEN, BIG LITTLE LIES, WONDER WOMAN, BUSTER'S MAL HEART, Mira Nair and Charles Taylor.

Direct download: TAATM_227__Breaking_Away_vs._Premium_Rush.mp3
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Paul and Erin review two films about master thieves pulling off super-complicated heists: Jules Dassin's 1955 French noir classic RIFIFI, and Bruce Willis' ill-fated 1991 vanity project HUDSON HAWK. Plus: our quick takes on WONDER WOMAN, THE LOVERS, HOUNDS OF LOVE and RAW.

Direct download: TAATM_226__Rififi_vs._Hudson_Hawk.mp3
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Erin and Paul review two films about cavemen and cavewomen: Jean-Jacques Annaud's 1981 drama QUEST FOR FIRE, and the 1966 Ray Harryhausen production ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. Plus: our quick takes on SONG TO SONG, A QUIET PASSION, GET ME ROGER STONE, THE KEEPERS and Showtime's new TWIN PEAKS revival.

Direct download: TAATM_225__Quest_For_Fire_vs._One_Million_Years_B.C.mp3
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Paul and Erin review two films about Texas, written and directed by famous musicians: David Byrne's quirky 1986 ensemble comedy TRUE STORIES, and Rob Zombie's nasty 2005 grindhouse horror film THE DEVIL'S REJECTS. Plus: our quick takes on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, KEDI, and THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS.

Direct download: TAATM_224__True_Stories_vs._The_Devils_Rejects.mp3
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In this bonus episode, recorded live at Northwestfest on May 9, Paul and Erin are joined by Matt Bowes (BOLLYWOOD IS FOR LOVERS) and JP Fournier (THE MOVIE JERKS) for a conversation about movie podcasting.


Erin and Paul review two films about young boys who uncover misdeeds of the past thanks to their ability to communicate with ghosts: Guillermo Del Toro's 2001 gothic horror film THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE, and Laika Studios' 2012 stop-motion horror comedy PARANORMAN. Plus: our quick takes on BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION, COLOSSAL, CASTING JONBENET and CONTEMPORARY COLOR.

Direct download: TAATM_223__The_Devils_Backbone_vs._ParaNorman.mp3
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To mark the passing of Jonathan Demme, we're reposting this episode from way back in 2014, in which we examined two of Demme's less-examined films: his adaptation of Toni Morrison's landmark novel BELOVED, and his screwball Mafia comedy MARRIED TO THE MOB. 

Direct download: TAATM_96__Beloved_vs._Married_To_The_Mob_REPOST.mp3
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