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

Paul and Erin review the two (yes, two!) films that won Best Picture at the very first Academy Awards in 1929: F.W. Murnau's romantic melodrama SUNRISE, and William Wellman's WWI aerial adventure WINGS. Plus: our quick takes on FIRST MAN, THE SISTERS BROTHERS, BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE, A STAR IS BORN and THE WIFE.

Direct download: TAATM_275__Sunrise_vs._Wings.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:35am EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about showbiz, yacht trips and cold-blooded murder: Peter Bogdanovich's 2001 old-Hollywood yarn THE CAT'S MEOW and the convoluted 1973 mystery-comedy THE LAST OF SHEILA. Plus: our quick takes on LIZZIE, SMALLFOOT, KING COHEN: THE WILD WORLD OF FILMMAKER LARRY COHEN, and CRUISE.

Direct download: TAATM_274__The_Cats_Meow_vs._The_Last_Of_Sheila.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:16am EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about narrowly-averted airline disasters: Clint Eastwood's 2016 film about the "Miracle on the Hudson," SULLY; and the 1970 schlockbuster AIRPORT, starring Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin and Helen Hayes. Plus: our quick takes on ASSASSINATION NATION, THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS, FAHRENHEIT 11/9, and MANIAC.

Direct download: TAATM_273__Sully_vs._Airport.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about female pop stars being manipulated by sinister forces within the entertainment industry: the 2001 teen satire JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS, and Satoshi Kon's 1997 animated psychological thriller PERFECT BLUE. Plus: our quick takes on THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL, LIFE ITSELF, A SIMPLE FAVOR and MANDY.

Direct download: TAATM_272__Josie_And_The_Pussycats_vs._Perfect_Blue.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:49pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about fashion photographers who become eyewitnesses to murder: Michelangelo Antonioni's cryptic 1966 arthouse landmark BLOW-UP, and Irvin Kershner's glossy 1978 thriller EYES OF LAURA MARS. Plus: our quick takes on PAPILLON, JULIET NAKED, TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE and SEARCHING.

Direct download: TAATM_271__Blow-Up_vs._Eyes_Of_Laura_Mars.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about brothels: Robert Altman's 1971 career peak McCABE & MRS. MILLER, and the bawdy 1982 musical THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS. Plus: our quick takes on SUPPORT THE GIRLS, THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS, CRAZY RICH ASIANS, AMERICAN ANIMALS and GEMINI.


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

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

Paul and Erin review two films about famous Hollywood movie stars falling in love with non-famous British men: FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL, starring Annette Bening as Gloria Grahame, and NOTTING HILL, starring Julia Roberts as "Anna Scott." Plus: our quick takes on BLACK PANTHER, EX LIBRIS, FIFTY SHADES FREED, MY FRIEND DAHMER and TOM OF FINLAND.

Direct download: TAATM_251__Film_Stars_Dont_Die_In_Liverpool_vs._Notting_Hill.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:28pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about normal-sized men who become very, very small: Alexander Payne's new social satire DOWNSIZING; and Jack Arnold's 1957 sci-fi classic THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN. Plus: our quick takes on MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER, THE FINAL YEAR, A FANTASTIC WOMAN and THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX, and a tribute to the late John Mahoney.

Direct download: TAATM_250__Downsizing_vs._The_Incredible_Shrinking_Man.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:15am EDT

Erin and Paul review two madcap adventures featuring chart-topping pop groups: 1965's HELP!, starring the Beatles; and 1997's SPICE WORLD, starring the Spice Girls. Plus: our quick takes on the controversy-plaged Bollywood hit PADMAAVAT, David Wain's Doug Kenney biopic A FUTILE AND STUPID GESTURE, Aaron Sorkin's tale of poker and female empowerment MOLLY'S GAME, and Steven Spielberg's star-packed celebration of journalistic courage THE POST.

Direct download: TAATM_249__Help_vs._Spice_World.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:36pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about female figure skaters whose turbulent romantic lives threaten to derail their quest for Olympic gold: the new Tonya Harding biopic I, TONYA, and the 1992 sleepover favourite THE CUTTING EDGE. Plus: our quick takes on the Oscar nominations, JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, PADDINGTON 2, THE SQUARE, PHANTOM THREAD and MOM AND DAD.

Direct download: TAATM_248__I_Tonya_vs._The_Cutting_Edge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07pm EDT

Our annual jumbo-sized year-in-review podcast, in which Erin and Paul run down their respective lists of the best films of 2017.

Direct download: TAATM_247__Year-End_MEGASODE__The_Best_Of_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18pm EDT