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

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

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

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

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

Heather and Paul look at two films that reflect the many moods of director Jonathan Demme. First: BELOVED, his 1998 film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, starring Oprah Winfrey as an African-American woman living in post-Civil War Ohio whose home is haunted, literally, by the terrible legacy of her experiences as a slave; then, MARRIED TO THE MOB, his goofy 1988 comedy starring Michelle Pfeiffer as a gangster's widow who tries to start a brand-new life for herself and her son, only to be pursured by an amorous mob boss as well as a clean-cut FBI agent. Toni Morrison or Tony the Tiger: which will prevail? 

Plus: our quick takes on GRAVITY, WHEN FATHER WAS AWAY ON BUSINESS, JE T'AIME, JE T'AIME, CHEAP THRILLS, and NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME 1. 

Direct download: TAATM_96__Beloved_vs._Married_To_The_Mob.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15am EDT

Erin and Paul endorse two films about dying men living in the shadow of an ominous volcano. First: JOE VERSUS THE VOLCANO, John Patrick Shanley's quirky 1990 cult comedy starring Tom Hanks as a man who, upon learning he has five months left to live, embarks on a quest to an exotic island where he plans to sacrifice himself to a volcano; then, UNDER THE VOLCANO, John Huston's 1984 film version of Malcolm Lowry's novel starring Albert Finney as an alcoholic former British diplomat in pre-World War II Mexico who drinks his way through the Day of the Dead festivities, accompanied by his ex-wife. Can after can of orange soda, or bottle after bottle of tequila: which will prevail?

Also: quick takes on NANCY PLEASE, THE BRASS TEAPOT, THE CONJURING and SIGHTSEERS.

Direct download: TAATM_71__Joe_Versus_The_Volcano_vs._Under_The_Volcano.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:53am EDT