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 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 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 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

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