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

This week, Erin and Paul review two films about princesses, both real and metaphorical: Alfonso Cuaron's 1995 melodrama A LITTLE PRINCESS, and Garry Marshall's 2001 teen comedy THE PRINCESS DIARIES. Plus: our quick takes on THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME, THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST, CRAZY RICH ASIANS, BLACKKKLANSMAN and EIGHTH GRADE.

Direct download: TAATM_269__A_Little_Princess_vs._The_Princess_Diaries.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:57pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about long-term vampire relationships: Neil Jordan's 1994 Anne Rice adaptation INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt; and Tony Scott's 1983 erotic horror drama THE HUNGER, starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie and Susan Sarandon. Plus: our quick takes on TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES, YURI ON ICE, UPGRADE, ZAMA and A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL.

Direct download: TAATM_268__Interview_With_The_Vampire_vs._The_Hunger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:41pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about babyfaced con artists: Anthony Minghella's 1999 psychological thriller THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY, starring Matt Damon, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow; and Steven Spielberg's breezy 2002 chase caper CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Plus: our quick takes on MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN, WHITNEY, LET THE SUNSHINE IN and TAU.

Direct download: TAATM_267__The_Talented_Mr._Ripley_vs._Catch_Me_If_You_Can.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:24pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about weddings scored to the music of ABBA: the campy 2008 jukebox musical MAMMA MIA!, and the 1994 Australian comedy-drama MURIEL'S WEDDING. Plus: our quick takes on ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, UNCLE DREW, LEAVE NO TRACE and SORRY TO BOTHER YOU.

Direct download: TAATM_266__Mamma_Mia_vs._Muriels_Wedding.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:27pm EDT

Paul and Erin discuss two films about people falling in love with people in comas: Pedro Almodovar's 2002 drama TALK TO HER, and the 1995 Sandra Bullock romcom hit WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING. Plus: our quick takes on AMERICAN ANIMALS, BEAST, THE ENDLESS and RAY MEETS HELEN.

Direct download: TAATM_265__Talk_To_Her_vs._While_You_Were_Sleeping.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:06pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about American presidents who seek to boost their popularity by staging phony wars: Michael Moore's only non-documentary, 1995's CANADIAN BACON; and Barry Levinson's Mamet-scripted 1997 satire WAG THE DOG, starring Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman. Plus: our quick takes on JURASSIC PARK: FALLEN KINGDOM, INCREDIBLES 2, FAHRENHEIT 451, SET IT UP and Hannah Goldsby's standup special NANETTE.

Direct download: TAATM_264__Canadian_Bacon_vs._Wag_The_Dog.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:27am EDT

Erin and Paul review two movies about nuns: the 1947 Powell/Pressburger melodrama BLACK NARCISSUS, and the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg comedy hit SISTER ACT. Plus: our quick takes on IN THE FADE, OCEAN'S 8, HEREDITARY and FIRST REFORMED.

Direct download: TAATM_263__Black_Narcissus_vs._Sister_Act.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:09pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about identical twin sisters: Brian De Palma's nutso 1972 thriller SISTERS, and David Swift's 1961 Disney family comedy THE PARENT TRAP. Plus: quickie reviews of ON CHESIL BEACH, SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, LEAN ON PETE, HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES, and THE TALE.

Direct download: TAATM_262__Sisters_vs._The_Parent_Trap.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:18pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films written and directed by Paul Schrader: his unconventional 1985 literary biopic MISHIMA, and his 1979 Calvsploitation thriller HARDCORE. Plus: our quick takes on BOOK CLUB, LIFE OF THE PARTY, TERMINAL and WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH.

Direct download: TAATM_261__Mishima_vs._Hardcore.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT

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