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

Paul and Erin review two films about iconic punk musicians: Alex Cox's grim 1986 biopic SID AND NANCY, starring Gary Oldman as Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious; and ROCK N ROLL HIGH SCHOOL, Allan Arkush's 1979 cult film, starring P.J. Soles as the world's most enthusiastic Ramones fan. Plus: our quick takes on WONDERSTRUCK, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, BRIGSBY BEAR and KILLING GROUND. Also: Erin discovers the wonders of William Friedkin's BUG!

Direct download: TAATM_243__Sid_And_Nancy_vs._Rock_N_Roll_High_School.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:10pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about murder and mayhem playing out against picture-perfect suburban backdrops: George Clooney's new dark comedy SUBURBICON, starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore; and THE 'BURBS, Joe Dante's 1989 cult comedy, starring Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher. Plus: our quick takes on THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, THOR: RAGNAROK, THE FLORIDA PROJECT, THE TRIP TO SPAIN and BRAD'S STATUS.

Direct download: TAATM_242__Suburbicon_vs._The_Burbs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:36pm EST

Paul and Erin celebrate Halloween by once again reviewing a pair of movies about witches. This time, it's George Miller's star-studded 1987 John Updike adaptation THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, and Andrew Fleming's 1996 teen fantasy thriller THE CRAFT. Plus: our quick takes on LOVING VINCENT, THE FLORIDA PROJECT, MARJORIE PRIME and COLUMBUS.

Direct download: TAATM_241__The_Witches_Of_Eastwick_vs._The_Craft.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about men making deals with the devil: Stanley Donen's Faustian 1967 comedy BEDAZZLED, starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore; and Taylor Hackford's 1997 camp thriller THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE, starring Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino. Plus: our quick takes on THE SNOWMAN, AMERICAN VANDAL, THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED) and BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99.

Direct download: TAATM_240__Bedazzled_vs._The_Devils_Advocate.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:02pm EST

Paul and Erin review two cinematic accounts of Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign: D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus' 1993 fliy-on-the-wall documentary THE WAR ROOM, and Mike Nichols' 1998 political satire PRIMARY COLORS. Plus: our quick takes on the polyamorous biopic PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN, Johnnie To's quirky musical OFFICE, Denis Villeneuve's much-anticipated sci-fi sequel BLADE RUNNER 2049 and the Cate Blanchett showcase MANIFESTO.

Direct download: TAATM_239__The_War_Room_vs._Primary_Colors.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:52am EST

Erin and Paul review two classic ensemble women's pictures: Herbert Ross' 1989 Southern-fried tearjerker STEEL MAGNOLIAS, and Wayne Wang's 1993 Asian-experience drama THE JOY LUCK CLUB. Plus: our quick takes on AMERICAN MADE, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, GERALD'S GAME and TAG.

Direct download: TAATM_238__Steel_Magnolias_vs._The_Joy_Luck_Club.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:18pm EST

Paul and Erin take a deep dive into two classic submarine movies: Wolfgang Petersen's 1981 U-boat drama DAS BOOT, and Tony Scott's 1995 Cold War thriller CRIMSON TIDE. Plus: our quick takes on STRONGER, BATTLE OF THE SEXES, BEATRIZ AT DINNER, THE LITTLE HOURS and JERRY BEFORE SEINFELD.

Direct download: TAATM_237__Das_Boot_vs._Crimson_Tide.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:21pm EST

Paul and Erin take a deep dive into two classic submarine movies: Wolfgang Petersen's 1981 U-boat drama DAS BOOT, and Tony Scott's 1995 Cold War thriller CRIMSON TIDE. Plus: our quick takes on STRONGER, BATTLE OF THE SEXES, BEATRIZ AT DINNER, THE LITTLE HOURS and JERRY BEFORE SEINFELD.

Direct download: TAATM_237__Das_Boot_vs._Crimson_Tide.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:21pm EST

Paul and Erin review two classic backstage comedies: Mel Brooks' original 1967 exercise in tastelessness THE PRODUCERS, and John Madden's Oscar-winning 1998 Elizabethan romantic comedy SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE. Plus: our quick takes on TULIP FEVER, IT, MOTHER! and NOCTURAMA.

Direct download: TAATM_236__The_Producers_vs._Shakespeare_In_Love.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:31am EST

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 EST