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

In honour of the late novelist and New Journalist Tom Wolfe, who passed away Monday at the age of 87, here's a TAATM episode from 2015 in which we take a look at a pair of films adapted from two of Wolfe's best-known books: THE RIGHT STUFF, Philip Kaufman's brash account of the early days of the American space program; and THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES, Brian De Palma's troubled satire of race relations in 1980s New York City.

Direct download: TAATM_CLASSIC__The_Right_Stuff_vs._The_Bonfire_Of_The_Vanities.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about the relationship between white women and their African-American servants: Douglas Sirk's 1959 melodrama IMITATION OF LIFE, and Tate Taylor's 2011 comedy-drama THE HELP. Plus: our quick takes on THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS, TULLY, EVIL GENIUS and REVENGE.

Direct download: TAATM_260__Imitation_Of_Life_vs._The_Help.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:28am EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about famous websites: David Fincher's Sorkin-scripted 2010 account of the rise of Facebook, THE SOCIAL NETWORK; and Nora Ephron's 1998 Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan romcom YOU'VE GOT MAIL. Plus: quick takes on LEAN ON PETE, THE RIDER, BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION, THE GREEN FOG and DOUBLE LOVER.

Direct download: TAATM_259__The_Social_Network_vs._Youve_Got_Mail.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:14pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two crime movies starring the late, great Bob Hoskins: his 1980 breakthrough vehicle THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY, and the 1988 blend of live-action film noir and classic animated mayhem WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? Plus: our quick takes on PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING, CHAPPAQUIDDICK, FACES PLACES, and more.

Direct download: TAATM_258__The_Long_Good_Friday_vs._Who_Framed_Roger_Rabbit_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:57am EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about talking dogs and post-apocalyptic landscapes: Wes Anderson's new animated adventure ISLE OF DOGS, and L.Q. Jones' 1975 sci-fi cult fave A BOY AND HIS DOG. Plus: our quick takes on BPM, A QUIET PLACE, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE and ANDRE THE GIANT.

Direct download: TAATM_257__Isle_Of_Dogs_vs._A_Boy_And_His_Dog.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:50am EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about young men who view the world through the lens of their favourite videogames: Steven Spielberg's new adaptation of Ernest Cline's nerd-pandering novel READY PLAYER ONE, and Edgar Wright's 2010 film version of Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novels SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD. Plus: our quick takes on LOVE, SIMON, BLOCKERS, RAT FILM and THE ZEN DIARIES OF GARRY SHANDLING.

Direct download: TAATM_256__Ready_Player_One_vs._Scott_Pilgrim_Vs._The_World.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about relationships that revolve around basketball: Gina Prince-Bythewood's 2000 romantic drama LOVE AND BASKETBALL, starring Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps; and Ron Shelton's 1992 comedy WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP, starring Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson. Plus: our quick takes on 7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE, UNSANE, THE DEATH OF STALIN, WILD WILD COUNTRY and THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE.

Direct download: TAATM_255__Love_And_Basketball_vs._White_Men_Cant_Jump.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two sight-gag comedies about oblivious men with a knack for leaving destruction in their wake: Jacques Tati's whimsical 1953 comedy classic M. HULOT'S HOLIDAY, and the 1997 big-screen adventure of Rowan Atkinson's beloved TV character BEAN. Plus: our quick takes on TOMB RAIDER, A WRINKLE IN TIME, and THOROUGHBREDS.

Direct download: TAATM_254__M._Hulots_Holiday_vs._Bean.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:35am EDT

Paul and Erin review two films set in the world of high-stakes auto racing: TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY, Adam McKay's 2006 NASCAR spoof starring Will Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen; and LE MANS, Lee H. Katzin's 1971 docudrama, starring Steve McQueen. Plus: an Oscar quiz and our quick takes on RED SPARROW, THE PARTY, WOODSHOCK, PADDINGTON 2 and BABYLON BERLIN.

Direct download: TAATM_253__Talladega_Nights__The_Ballad_Of_Ricky_Bobby_vs._Le_Mans.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:18pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two films starring the iconic 1950s sex symbol Marilyn Monroe: Billy Wilder's 1955 sex comedy THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH, and John Huston's 1961 drama THE MISFITS. Plus: our quick takes on BLACK PANTHER, THE 15:17 TO PARIS, GAME NIGHT and ANNIHILATION.

Direct download: TAATM_252__The_Seven_Year_Itch_vs._The_Misfits.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT