Trash, Art, And The Movies
The podcast that pits arthouse cinema against brainless entertainment—and then declares a victor.

Paul and Erin review two tearjerkers about older couples dealing with Alzheimer's: the 2004 Nicholas Sparks adaptation THE NOTEBOOK, starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, and Sarah Polley's 2006 Alice Munro adaptation AWAY FROM HER, starring Gordon Pinsent and Julie Christie. Plus: a recap of the summer movie season and a farewell to TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN.

Direct download: TAATM_235__The_Notebook_vs._Away_From_Her.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59pm EDT

The next episode of the podcast will be delayed a few days, so to hold you over, here's an episode from way back in 2014, when Paul and erstwhile cohost Heather Noel discussed two films starring the late slapstick legend Jerry Lewis: THE BELLBOY and THE KING OF COMEDY.

Direct download: TAATM_CLASSIC__The_Bellboy_vs._The_King_Of_Comedy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films starring or about Joan Crawford: the 1945 noir melodrama MILDRED PIERCE, and the campy 1981 Crawford biopic MOMMIE DEAREST. Plus: our quick takes on THE LITTLE HOURS, LANDLINE, KUSO and NOBODY SPEAK: TRIALS OF THE FREE PRESS.

NOTE: Next week's matchup has been changed to AWAY FROM HER vs. THE NOTEBOOK.

Direct download: TAATM_234__Mildred_Pierce_vs._Mommie_Dearest.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:16am EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about subversive DJs: Barry Levinson's 1987 Robin Williams star vehicle GOOD MORNING VIETNAM, and Allan Moyle's 1990 teen-angst cult classic PUMP UP THE VOLUME. Plus: our quick takes on DETROIT, THE TRIP TO SPAIN, LADY MACBETH, A DARK SONG and I CALLED HIM MORGAN.

Direct download: TAATM_233__Good_Morning_Vietnam_vs._Pump_Up_The_Volume.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:43am EDT

Erin and Paul discuss two films about lonely souls searching for love in Los Angeles: Alan Rudolph's 1976 ensemble drama WELCOME TO LA, and Steve Martin's whimsical comedy-fantasy LA STORY. Plus: our quick takes on TO THE BONE, ATOMIC BLONDE, A GHOST STORY, and more.

Direct download: TAATM_232__Welcome_To_LA_vs._LA_Story.mp3
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Erin and Paul review two modern-day riffs on Alfred Hitchcock's REAR WINDOW: Brian De Palma's 1984 driller-killer thriller BODY DOUBLE, and D.J. Caruso's 2007 house-arrest sleeper hit DISTURBIA. Plus: our quick takes on VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, DUNKIRK, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, and PATHER PANCHALI.

Direct download: TAATM_231__Body_Double_vs._Disturbia.mp3
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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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:19am EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:22am EDT

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:51am EDT