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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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