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 moviemaking at various levels of competence: James Franco's new comedy THE DISASTER ARTIST, and Francois Truffaut's 1973 Oscar-winner DAY FOR NIGHT. Plus: our quick takes on STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, WONDER WHEEL and I LOVE YOU DADDY.

Direct download: TAATM_246__The_Disaster_Artist_vs._Day_For_Night.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:37pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about wild, all-female weekend getaways: Ridley Scott's 1991 feminist landmark THELMA & LOUISE, and Malcolm D. Lee's raunchy 2017 surprise hit GIRLS TRIP. Plus: quick takes on LAST FLAG FLYING, BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL, THOR: RAGNAROK, WHEELMAN and VOYEUR.

Direct download: TAATM_245__Thelma__Louise_vs._Girls_Trip.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:26pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two atmospheric Donald Sutherland genre exercises from the 1970s: Nicolas Roeg's 1973 supernatural drama DON'T LOOK NOW, and Philip Kaufman's paranoid 1978 sci-fi thriller INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS. Plus: our quick takes on LADY BIRD, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI, TOO FUNNY TO FAIL, THE PROBLEM WITH APU, and JIM & ANDY.

Direct download: TAATM_244__Dont_Look_Now_vs._Invasion_Of_The_Body_Snatchers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:31am EDT

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:26am EDT

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

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:54pm EDT

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:16pm EDT

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:19pm EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34am EDT

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:27am EDT

Erin and Paul tackle two films from the 1970s heyday of bad-boy British director Ken Russell: his still-controversial 1971 historical drama THE DEVILS, and his psychedelic 1975 adaptation of The Who's rock opera TOMMY. Plus: our quick takes on FREE FIRE, 13 REASONS WHY, THE DISCOVERY and THE VOID.

Direct download: TAATM_222__The_Devils_vs._Tommy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:26am EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about uptight women falling in love with scruffy male vagabonds during high-spirited jungle adventures: John Huston's 1951 classic THE AFRICAN QUEEN, and Robert Zemeckis' 1984 box-office smash ROMANCING THE STONE. Plus: our quick takes on YOUR NAME, THE RED TURTLE, PREVENGE and WIN IT ALL.

Direct download: TAATM_221__The_African_Queen_vs._Romancing_The_Stone.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:55pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films set in Tokyo starring Scarlett Johansson: the live-action adaptation of the manga/anime classic GHOST IN THE SHELL; and Sofia Coppola's mopey 2003 mood piece LOST IN TRANSLATION. Plus: our quick takes on T2 TRAINSPOTTING, THE LURE, BIG LITTLE LIES and FIVE CAME BACK.

Direct download: TAATM_220__Ghost_In_The_Shell_vs._Lost_In_Translation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34am EDT

Paul and Erin review two films set in Tokyo starring Scarlett Johansson: the live-action adaptation of the manga/anime classic GHOST IN THE SHELL; and Sofia Coppola's mopey 2003 mood piece LOST IN TRANSLATION. Plus: our quick takes on T2 TRAINSPOTTING, THE LURE, BIG LITTLE LIES and FIVE CAME BACK.

Direct download: TAATM_220__Ghost_In_The_Shell_vs._Lost_In_Translation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34am EDT

Paul and Erin review two films set in Tokyo starring Scarlett Johansson: the live-action adaptation of the manga/anime classic GHOST IN THE SHELL; and Sofia Coppola's mopey 2003 mood piece LOST IN TRANSLATION. Plus: our quick takes on T2 TRAINSPOTTING, THE LURE, BIG LITTLE LIES and FIVE CAME BACK.

Direct download: TAATM_220__Ghost_In_The_Shell_vs._Lost_In_Translation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34am EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about sword-wielding women on kill-crazy rampages of revenge: the 1973 cult classic LADY SNOWBLOOD, and Quentin Tarantino's 2003 genre mashup KILL BILL: VOL. 1. Plus: our quick takes on SABAN'S POWER RANGERS, WILSON, I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE and THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER.

Direct download: TAATM_219__Lady_Snowblood_vs._Kill_Bill__Vol._1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:02am EDT

Paul and Erin review two films from 1997 about humans experiencing their first encounter with extraterrestrial life: Robert Zemeckis' uplifting Carl Sagan adaptation CONTACT, and Paul Verhoeven's subversive blockbuster STARSHIP TROOPERS. Plus: our quick takes on KONG: SKULL ISLAND, GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, BEST WORST THING THAT EVER COULD HAVE HAPPENED, and CAMERAPERSON.

Direct download: TAATM_218__Contact_vs._Starship_Troopers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Erin and Paul review two films from director Steven Soderbergh: his 1989 debut SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE, and his breezy 2001 all-star heist picture OCEAN'S ELEVEN. Plus: our quick takes on LOGAN, TABLE 19, THE ASSIGNMENT and CATFIGHT.

Direct download: TAATM_217__Sex_Lies_and_Videotape_vs._Oceans_Eleven.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:20pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about artists whose work takes over the world around them: Charlie Kaufman's seriocomic 2008 howl of despair SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK, and John Carpenter's trippy 1994 horror film IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS. Plus: our quick takes on TONI ERDMANN, THE SALESMAN, GET OUT and XX, as well as this year's Oscar ceremony.

Direct download: TAATM_216__Synecdoche_New_York_vs._In_The_Mouth_Of_Madness.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:54pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two film versions of Cornell Woolrich's novel WALTZ INTO DARKNESS: Francois Truffaut's 1969 romantic suspense film MISSISSIPPI MERMAID, with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Catherine Deneuve; and Michael Cristofer's steamy 2001 melodrama ORIGINAL SIN, with Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie. Plus: our quick takes on A CURE FOR WELLNESS, THE GREAT WALL, CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, LION and 20TH CENTURY WOMEN. 

Direct download: TAATM_215__Mississippi_Mermaid_vs._Original_Sin.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

Paul and Erin look at two wartime heist films about soldiers going AWOL in pursuit of stolen gold: the jaunty 1970 adventure KELLY'S HEROES, starring Clint Eastwood; and David O. Russell's Desert Storm satire THREE KINGS. Plus: our quick takes on THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2, PATERSON and SILENCE.

Direct download: TAATM_214__Kellys_Heroes_vs._Three_Kings.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:28pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about people with Dissociative Identity Disorder: M. Night Shyamalan's new thriller SPLIT, starring James McAvoy; and Nunnally Johnson's 1957 psychological case study THE THREE FACES OF EVE, starring Joanne Woodward. Plus: our quick takes on A MONSTER CALLS, XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE, TOWER, THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE, and NEAL BRENNAN: 3 MICS.

Direct download: TAATM_213__Split_vs._The_Three_Faces_Of_Eve.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:22pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about children who re-enter civilization after growing up in the wilderness: David Lowery's 2016 Disney remake PETE'S DRAGON, and Francois Truffaut's austere 1970 docudrama THE WILD CHILD. Plus: our quick takes on HIDDEN FIGURES, 20TH CENTURY WOMEN, CHRISTINE and KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE.

Direct download: TAATM_212__Petes_Dragon_vs._The_Wild_Child.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:06am EDT

Erin and Paul reveal their lists of the 10 Best Films of 2016, plus their picks for performances of the year and much, much more.

Direct download: TAATM_211__Year-End_MEGASODE__The_Best_Of_2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT