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

Paul and Erin review two films about dangerous erotic relationships from New Zealand auteur Jane Campion: the 1993 Palme d'Or-winning period drama THE PIANO, starring Holly Hunter; and the 2003 erotic thriller IN THE CUT, starring Meg Ryan. Plus: our quick takes on RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET, THE FRONT RUNNER, CAM and THE CLOVEHITCH KILLER.

Direct download: TAATM_280__The_Piano_vs._In_The_Cut.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:44pm EST

Erin and Paul review two mid-'80s comedies about people experiencing "one wild night" in the big, scary city: Martin Scorsese's Kafkaesque 1985 black comedy AFTER HOURS, and Chris Columbus' 1987 teen romp ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING. Plus: our quick takes on CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, SUSPIRIA, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND, THEY'LL LOVE ME WHEN I'M DEAD and HOMECOMING.

Direct download: TAATM_278__After_Hours_vs._Adventures_In_Babysitting.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:55am EST

Paul and Erin review two films about people who experience magical reversals of the aging process: David Fincher's 2008 romantic fantasy THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, and Ron Howard's geriatric 1985 sci-fi hit COCOON. Plus: our quick takes on MID90S, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, SHIRKERS and THUNDER ROAD.

Direct download: TAATM_277__The_Curious_Case_Of_Benjamin_Button_vs._Cocoon.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Erin and Paul review two films about teenage girls who suspect the new father figure in their lives might actually be a serial killer: Alfred Hitchcock's 1943 classic SHADOW OF A DOUBT; and Joseph Ruben's 1987 cult B-movie THE STEPFATHER. Plus: our quick takes on THE HATE U GIVE, HALLOWEEN, THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT and CLIMAX.

Direct download: TAATM_276__Shadow_Of_A_Doubt_vs._The_Stepfather.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:07am EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

Erin and Paul review two films about moviemaking at various levels of competence: James Franco's new comedy THE DISASTER ARTIST, and Francois Truffaut's 1973 Oscar-winner DAY FOR NIGHT. Plus: our quick takes on STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, WONDER WHEEL and I LOVE YOU DADDY.

Direct download: TAATM_246__The_Disaster_Artist_vs._Day_For_Night.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:37pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about wild, all-female weekend getaways: Ridley Scott's 1991 feminist landmark THELMA & LOUISE, and Malcolm D. Lee's raunchy 2017 surprise hit GIRLS TRIP. Plus: quick takes on LAST FLAG FLYING, BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL, THOR: RAGNAROK, WHEELMAN and VOYEUR.

Direct download: TAATM_245__Thelma__Louise_vs._Girls_Trip.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:26pm EST

Paul and Erin review two atmospheric Donald Sutherland genre exercises from the 1970s: Nicolas Roeg's 1973 supernatural drama DON'T LOOK NOW, and Philip Kaufman's paranoid 1978 sci-fi thriller INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS. Plus: our quick takes on LADY BIRD, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI, TOO FUNNY TO FAIL, THE PROBLEM WITH APU, and JIM & ANDY.

Direct download: TAATM_244__Dont_Look_Now_vs._Invasion_Of_The_Body_Snatchers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:15pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about iconic punk musicians: Alex Cox's grim 1986 biopic SID AND NANCY, starring Gary Oldman as Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious; and ROCK N ROLL HIGH SCHOOL, Allan Arkush's 1979 cult film, starring P.J. Soles as the world's most enthusiastic Ramones fan. Plus: our quick takes on WONDERSTRUCK, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, BRIGSBY BEAR and KILLING GROUND. Also: Erin discovers the wonders of William Friedkin's BUG!

Direct download: TAATM_243__Sid_And_Nancy_vs._Rock_N_Roll_High_School.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:10pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about murder and mayhem playing out against picture-perfect suburban backdrops: George Clooney's new dark comedy SUBURBICON, starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore; and THE 'BURBS, Joe Dante's 1989 cult comedy, starring Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher. Plus: our quick takes on THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, THOR: RAGNAROK, THE FLORIDA PROJECT, THE TRIP TO SPAIN and BRAD'S STATUS.

Direct download: TAATM_242__Suburbicon_vs._The_Burbs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:36pm EST

Paul and Erin celebrate Halloween by once again reviewing a pair of movies about witches. This time, it's George Miller's star-studded 1987 John Updike adaptation THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, and Andrew Fleming's 1996 teen fantasy thriller THE CRAFT. Plus: our quick takes on LOVING VINCENT, THE FLORIDA PROJECT, MARJORIE PRIME and COLUMBUS.

Direct download: TAATM_241__The_Witches_Of_Eastwick_vs._The_Craft.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about men making deals with the devil: Stanley Donen's Faustian 1967 comedy BEDAZZLED, starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore; and Taylor Hackford's 1997 camp thriller THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE, starring Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino. Plus: our quick takes on THE SNOWMAN, AMERICAN VANDAL, THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED) and BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99.

Direct download: TAATM_240__Bedazzled_vs._The_Devils_Advocate.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:02pm EST

Paul and Erin review two cinematic accounts of Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign: D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus' 1993 fliy-on-the-wall documentary THE WAR ROOM, and Mike Nichols' 1998 political satire PRIMARY COLORS. Plus: our quick takes on the polyamorous biopic PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN, Johnnie To's quirky musical OFFICE, Denis Villeneuve's much-anticipated sci-fi sequel BLADE RUNNER 2049 and the Cate Blanchett showcase MANIFESTO.

Direct download: TAATM_239__The_War_Room_vs._Primary_Colors.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:52am EST

Erin and Paul review two classic ensemble women's pictures: Herbert Ross' 1989 Southern-fried tearjerker STEEL MAGNOLIAS, and Wayne Wang's 1993 Asian-experience drama THE JOY LUCK CLUB. Plus: our quick takes on AMERICAN MADE, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, GERALD'S GAME and TAG.

Direct download: TAATM_238__Steel_Magnolias_vs._The_Joy_Luck_Club.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:18pm EST

Paul and Erin take a deep dive into two classic submarine movies: Wolfgang Petersen's 1981 U-boat drama DAS BOOT, and Tony Scott's 1995 Cold War thriller CRIMSON TIDE. Plus: our quick takes on STRONGER, BATTLE OF THE SEXES, BEATRIZ AT DINNER, THE LITTLE HOURS and JERRY BEFORE SEINFELD.

Direct download: TAATM_237__Das_Boot_vs._Crimson_Tide.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:21pm EST

Paul and Erin take a deep dive into two classic submarine movies: Wolfgang Petersen's 1981 U-boat drama DAS BOOT, and Tony Scott's 1995 Cold War thriller CRIMSON TIDE. Plus: our quick takes on STRONGER, BATTLE OF THE SEXES, BEATRIZ AT DINNER, THE LITTLE HOURS and JERRY BEFORE SEINFELD.

Direct download: TAATM_237__Das_Boot_vs._Crimson_Tide.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:21pm EST

Paul and Erin review two classic backstage comedies: Mel Brooks' original 1967 exercise in tastelessness THE PRODUCERS, and John Madden's Oscar-winning 1998 Elizabethan romantic comedy SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE. Plus: our quick takes on TULIP FEVER, IT, MOTHER! and NOCTURAMA.

Direct download: TAATM_236__The_Producers_vs._Shakespeare_In_Love.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:31am EST

Paul and Erin review two films starring or about Joan Crawford: the 1945 noir melodrama MILDRED PIERCE, and the campy 1981 Crawford biopic MOMMIE DEAREST. Plus: our quick takes on THE LITTLE HOURS, LANDLINE, KUSO and NOBODY SPEAK: TRIALS OF THE FREE PRESS.

NOTE: Next week's matchup has been changed to AWAY FROM HER vs. THE NOTEBOOK.

Direct download: TAATM_234__Mildred_Pierce_vs._Mommie_Dearest.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:16am EST

Paul and Erin review two films about subversive DJs: Barry Levinson's 1987 Robin Williams star vehicle GOOD MORNING VIETNAM, and Allan Moyle's 1990 teen-angst cult classic PUMP UP THE VOLUME. Plus: our quick takes on DETROIT, THE TRIP TO SPAIN, LADY MACBETH, A DARK SONG and I CALLED HIM MORGAN.

Direct download: TAATM_233__Good_Morning_Vietnam_vs._Pump_Up_The_Volume.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:43am EST

Erin and Paul discuss two films about lonely souls searching for love in Los Angeles: Alan Rudolph's 1976 ensemble drama WELCOME TO LA, and Steve Martin's whimsical comedy-fantasy LA STORY. Plus: our quick takes on TO THE BONE, ATOMIC BLONDE, A GHOST STORY, and more.

Direct download: TAATM_232__Welcome_To_LA_vs._LA_Story.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:31am EST

Erin and Paul review two modern-day riffs on Alfred Hitchcock's REAR WINDOW: Brian De Palma's 1984 driller-killer thriller BODY DOUBLE, and D.J. Caruso's 2007 house-arrest sleeper hit DISTURBIA. Plus: our quick takes on VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, DUNKIRK, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, and PATHER PANCHALI.

Direct download: TAATM_231__Body_Double_vs._Disturbia.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:26am EST

Erin and Paul review two films starring Kirsten Dunst: 2000's bouncy cheerleading comedy BRING IT ON, and 2011's emotionally gruelling Armageddon drama MELANCHOLIA. Plus: our quick takes on SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, THE BIG SICK, THE LOST CITY OF Z, and THE BEGUILED.

Direct download: TAATM_230__Bring_It_On_vs._Melancholia.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:19am EST

Paul and Erin review two movies inspired by the music of The Beatles: Julie Taymor's sprawling 2007 romance ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, and Michael Schultz's 1978 disco debacle SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND. Plus: our quick takes on THE BAD BATCH, MY COUSIN RACHEL, OH HELLO! ON BROADWAY, HARD TIMES and ALOHA BOBBY AND ROSE.


Erin and Paul review two films about bicycles and the men who ride them: Peter Yates' 1979 coming-of-age dramedy BREAKING AWAY, and David Koepp's breezy 2012 thriller PREMIUM RUSH. Plus: our quick takes on CERTAIN WOMEN, BIG LITTLE LIES, WONDER WOMAN, BUSTER'S MAL HEART, Mira Nair and Charles Taylor.

Direct download: TAATM_227__Breaking_Away_vs._Premium_Rush.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:51am EST

Paul and Erin review two films about master thieves pulling off super-complicated heists: Jules Dassin's 1955 French noir classic RIFIFI, and Bruce Willis' ill-fated 1991 vanity project HUDSON HAWK. Plus: our quick takes on WONDER WOMAN, THE LOVERS, HOUNDS OF LOVE and RAW.

Direct download: TAATM_226__Rififi_vs._Hudson_Hawk.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:54pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about cavemen and cavewomen: Jean-Jacques Annaud's 1981 drama QUEST FOR FIRE, and the 1966 Ray Harryhausen production ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. Plus: our quick takes on SONG TO SONG, A QUIET PASSION, GET ME ROGER STONE, THE KEEPERS and Showtime's new TWIN PEAKS revival.

Direct download: TAATM_225__Quest_For_Fire_vs._One_Million_Years_B.C.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:16pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about Texas, written and directed by famous musicians: David Byrne's quirky 1986 ensemble comedy TRUE STORIES, and Rob Zombie's nasty 2005 grindhouse horror film THE DEVIL'S REJECTS. Plus: our quick takes on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, KEDI, and THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS.

Direct download: TAATM_224__True_Stories_vs._The_Devils_Rejects.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:19pm EST

In this bonus episode, recorded live at Northwestfest on May 9, Paul and Erin are joined by Matt Bowes (BOLLYWOOD IS FOR LOVERS) and JP Fournier (THE MOVIE JERKS) for a conversation about movie podcasting.


To mark the passing of Jonathan Demme, we're reposting this episode from way back in 2014, in which we examined two of Demme's less-examined films: his adaptation of Toni Morrison's landmark novel BELOVED, and his screwball Mafia comedy MARRIED TO THE MOB. 

Direct download: TAATM_96__Beloved_vs._Married_To_The_Mob_REPOST.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:27am EST

Erin and Paul tackle two films from the 1970s heyday of bad-boy British director Ken Russell: his still-controversial 1971 historical drama THE DEVILS, and his psychedelic 1975 adaptation of The Who's rock opera TOMMY. Plus: our quick takes on FREE FIRE, 13 REASONS WHY, THE DISCOVERY and THE VOID.

Direct download: TAATM_222__The_Devils_vs._Tommy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:26am EST

Erin and Paul review two films about uptight women falling in love with scruffy male vagabonds during high-spirited jungle adventures: John Huston's 1951 classic THE AFRICAN QUEEN, and Robert Zemeckis' 1984 box-office smash ROMANCING THE STONE. Plus: our quick takes on YOUR NAME, THE RED TURTLE, PREVENGE and WIN IT ALL.

Direct download: TAATM_221__The_African_Queen_vs._Romancing_The_Stone.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:55pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about sword-wielding women on kill-crazy rampages of revenge: the 1973 cult classic LADY SNOWBLOOD, and Quentin Tarantino's 2003 genre mashup KILL BILL: VOL. 1. Plus: our quick takes on SABAN'S POWER RANGERS, WILSON, I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE and THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER.

Direct download: TAATM_219__Lady_Snowblood_vs._Kill_Bill__Vol._1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:02am EST

Paul and Erin review two films from 1997 about humans experiencing their first encounter with extraterrestrial life: Robert Zemeckis' uplifting Carl Sagan adaptation CONTACT, and Paul Verhoeven's subversive blockbuster STARSHIP TROOPERS. Plus: our quick takes on KONG: SKULL ISLAND, GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, BEST WORST THING THAT EVER COULD HAVE HAPPENED, and CAMERAPERSON.

Direct download: TAATM_218__Contact_vs._Starship_Troopers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Erin and Paul review two films from director Steven Soderbergh: his 1989 debut SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE, and his breezy 2001 all-star heist picture OCEAN'S ELEVEN. Plus: our quick takes on LOGAN, TABLE 19, THE ASSIGNMENT and CATFIGHT.

Direct download: TAATM_217__Sex_Lies_and_Videotape_vs._Oceans_Eleven.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:20pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about artists whose work takes over the world around them: Charlie Kaufman's seriocomic 2008 howl of despair SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK, and John Carpenter's trippy 1994 horror film IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS. Plus: our quick takes on TONI ERDMANN, THE SALESMAN, GET OUT and XX, as well as this year's Oscar ceremony.

Direct download: TAATM_216__Synecdoche_New_York_vs._In_The_Mouth_Of_Madness.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:54pm EST

Erin and Paul review two film versions of Cornell Woolrich's novel WALTZ INTO DARKNESS: Francois Truffaut's 1969 romantic suspense film MISSISSIPPI MERMAID, with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Catherine Deneuve; and Michael Cristofer's steamy 2001 melodrama ORIGINAL SIN, with Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie. Plus: our quick takes on A CURE FOR WELLNESS, THE GREAT WALL, CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, LION and 20TH CENTURY WOMEN. 

Direct download: TAATM_215__Mississippi_Mermaid_vs._Original_Sin.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:39pm EST

Paul and Erin look at two wartime heist films about soldiers going AWOL in pursuit of stolen gold: the jaunty 1970 adventure KELLY'S HEROES, starring Clint Eastwood; and David O. Russell's Desert Storm satire THREE KINGS. Plus: our quick takes on THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2, PATERSON and SILENCE.

Direct download: TAATM_214__Kellys_Heroes_vs._Three_Kings.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:28pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about people with Dissociative Identity Disorder: M. Night Shyamalan's new thriller SPLIT, starring James McAvoy; and Nunnally Johnson's 1957 psychological case study THE THREE FACES OF EVE, starring Joanne Woodward. Plus: our quick takes on A MONSTER CALLS, XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE, TOWER, THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE, and NEAL BRENNAN: 3 MICS.

Direct download: TAATM_213__Split_vs._The_Three_Faces_Of_Eve.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:22pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about children who re-enter civilization after growing up in the wilderness: David Lowery's 2016 Disney remake PETE'S DRAGON, and Francois Truffaut's austere 1970 docudrama THE WILD CHILD. Plus: our quick takes on HIDDEN FIGURES, 20TH CENTURY WOMEN, CHRISTINE and KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE.

Direct download: TAATM_212__Petes_Dragon_vs._The_Wild_Child.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:06am EST

Erin and Paul reveal their lists of the 10 Best Films of 2016, plus their picks for performances of the year and much, much more.

Direct download: TAATM_211__Year-End_MEGASODE__The_Best_Of_2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Erin and Paul review two films about loyal starship crews and outer-space adventure: 1982's STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN and the affectionate 1999 STAR TREK spoof GALAXY QUEST. Plus: our quick takes on PASSENGERS, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, INDIGNATION, THINGS TO COME and CHEVALIER.

Direct download: TAATM_210__Star_Trek_II__The_Wrath_Of_Khan_vs._Galaxy_Quest.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:09pm EST

Erin and Paul review two courtroom dramas about underdog lawyers: Sidney Lumet's sombre 1982 drama THE VERDICT, and Jonathan Lynn's 1992 fish-out-of-water comedy MY COUSIN VINNY. Plus: our quick takes on NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, CERTAIN WOMEN, and ALWAYS SHINE.

Direct download: TAATM_209__The_Verdict_vs._My_Cousin_Vinny.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:40pm EST

Erin and Paul review two tearjerkers about young women falling in love while dying of cancer: the 1970 box-office smash LOVE STORY, and the 2014 YA adaptation THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Plus: our quick takes on FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, MOANA, LOVING, and I AM THE PRETTY THING THAT LIVES IN THE HOUSE.

Direct download: TAATM_208__Love_Story_vs._The_Fault_In_Our_Stars.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:33am EST

Erin and Paul review two films showcasing the talents of Barbra Streisand: Peter Bogdanovich's 1972 screwball comedy homage WHAT'S UP, DOC?, and Streisand's 1983 passion project YENTL. Plus: our quick takes on THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN, RULES DON'T APPLY, UNDER THE SHADOW, and DON'T THINK TWICE.

Direct download: TAATM_207__Whats_Up_Doc__vs._Yentl.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:47am EST

Paul and Erin discuss two films about surprisingly lively corpses: the bizarre 2016 comedy-drama SWISS ARMY MAN, and the 1989 farce WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S. Plus: our quick takes on DOCTOR STRANGE, MOONLIGHT, ARRIVAL, THE MONSTER, and AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY.

Direct download: TAATM_206__Swiss_Army_Man_vs._Weekend_At_Bernies.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:16am EST

Paul and Erin look at two TV anthology series devoted to creepy tales of science fiction and fantasy: Charlie Brooker's tech-savvy British import BLACK MIRROR, and Rod Serling's iconic '60s classic THE TWILIGHT ZONE. Plus: our quick takes on IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD, TWO LOVERS AND A BEAR, WEIRDOS, and THE GREASY STRANGLER.

Direct download: TAATM_205__Black_Mirror_vs._The_Twilight_Zone.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:02pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about men who choose to live in insanely close quarters with dangerous wild animals: Werner Herzog's 2005 documentary GRIZZLY MAN, and Noel Marshall's 1981 curiosity ROAR. Plus: our quick takes on THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, THE ACCOUNTANT, GOAT, and HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE.

Direct download: TAATM_204__Grizzly_Man_vs._Roar.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:28pm EST

In honour of Halloween, Erin and Paul review two films about witches scheming to rid the world of children: Nicolas Roeg's 1990 Roald Dahl adaptation THE WITCHES; and the 1993 sleepover favourite HOCUS POCUS. Plus our quick takes on QUEEN OF KATWE, JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK, MASCOTS, 13TH, and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE + THE TENNESSEE KIDS.

Direct download: TAATM_203__The_Witches_vs._Hocus_Pocus.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:26am EST

Paul and Erin review two films about ant colonies: Saul Bass' trippy 1974 insects-in-revolt sci-fi thriller PHASE IV, and the 1998 computer-animated feature ANTZ. Plus: our quick takes on SNOWDEN, THE BIRTH OF A NATION, SHIN GODZILLA, TRAIN TO BUSAN, NUTS!, and LONDON ROAD.

Direct download: TAATM_202__Phase_IV_vs._Antz.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:36pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films featuring cartoon rabbits: the animated 1978 adaptation of Richard Adams' novel WATERSHIP DOWN; and the 1996 Looney Tunes/NBA crossover event SPACE JAM. Plus: our quick takes on the highlights of the Edmonton International Film Festival.

Direct download: TAATM_201__Watership_Down_vs._Space_Jam.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:33pm EST

On this special 200th anniversary episode of TAATM, Paul and Erin are joined by their partners Tiiu and Matt to discuss two desert epics about white saviours: David Lean's 1962 classic LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, and David Lynch's 1984 sci-fi flop DUNE.


Erin and Paul review two films starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: the 2005 action comedy MR. AND MRS. SMITH, and the 2015 marriage-in-crisis drama BY THE SEA. Plus our quick takes on THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS, MORGAN, DON'T BREATHE, and LOUDER THAN BOMBS.

Direct download: TAATM_199__Mr._And_Mrs._Smith_vs._By_The_Sea.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:52pm EST

Erin and Paul sip mai-tais as they review two classic Hollywood films set in the Aloha State: the 1953 Oscar-winning barracks drama FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, and the 1961 Elvis Presley romp BLUE HAWAII. Plus: our quick takes on HELL OR HIGH WATER, ZOOM, DE PALMA, THE NIGHT OF, and WIENER-DOG.

Direct download: TAATM_198__From_Here_To_Eternity_vs._Blue_Hawaii.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:29pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about people trapped inside sinister real-world games: the new social-media teen thriller NERVE, and David Fincher's offbeat 1997 suspense film THE GAME. Plus: our quick takes on MISSISSIPPI GRIND, KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS, SING STREET, and KRISHA.

Direct download: TAATM_197__Nerve_vs._The_Game.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:32am EST

Erin and Paul review two films from 1990 about women who reunite with the spirit of their dead lovers: GHOST, starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze; and TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY, starring Juliet Stevenson and Alan Rickman. Plus: our quick takes on SUICIDE SQUAD, PETE'S DRAGON, INDIGNATION, DE PALMA, CAFE SOCIETY and SAUSAGE PARTY.

Direct download: TAATM_196__Ghost_vs._Truly_Madly_Deeply.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:05am EST

Paul and Erin review two films about intrepid female paranormal investigators: Paul Feig's new GHOSTBUSTERS reboot, and Robert Wise's elegant 1963 chiller THE HAUNTING. Plus: our quick takes on WEINER, TALE OF TALES, EEGA, and THE MERMAID.

Direct download: TAATM_195__Ghostbusters_vs._The_Haunting.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:57pm EST

TAATM merges minds with the BOLLYWOOD IS FOR LOVERS podcast and pits the sumptuous 2002 Bollywood melodrama DEVDAS against Anurag Kashyap's gritty 2009 update DEV.D.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:47pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about fashion models: Nicholas Winding Refn's high-style provocation THE NEON DEMON, and Ben Stiller's highly quotable 2001 spoof ZOOLANDER. Plus: our quick takes on INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE, THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR, THE FALLING, and EQUALS.

Direct download: TAATM_194__The_Neon_Demon_vs._Zoolander.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:17pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films from director Karyn Kusama: her 2000 breakthrough feature GIRLFIGHT, and her 2009 horror comedy JENNIFER'S BODY. Plus: our quick takes on FINDING DORY, THE BFG, and ENTERTAINMENT.

Direct download: TAATM_193__Girlfight_vs._Jennifers_Body.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about mayhem breaking out in 1970s luxury apartment buildings: Ben Wheatley's new J.G. Ballard adaptation HIGH-RISE, and David Cronenberg's 1975 debut feature SHIVERS. Plus: our quick takes on THE CONJURING 2, WARCRAFT, LOVE & FRIENDSHIP, POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING, and O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA.

Direct download: TAATM_192__High-Rise_vs._Shivers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:33pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about partner-swapping couples in Los Angeles: Paul Mazursky's 1969 comedy-drama BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE, and Patrick Brice's 2015 indie sleeper THE OVERNIGHT. Plus: our quick takes on LOVE & FRIENDSHIP, POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING, THE WAILING, SUNSET SONG, and THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY.

Direct download: TAATM_191__Bob__Carol__Ted__Alice_vs._The_Overnight.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:02am EST

Paul and Erin review two films about sexy, seductive female spies: Ang Lee's 2007 espionage drama LUST, CAUTION, and Joseph Losey's 1966 spy spoof MODESTY BLAISE. Plus: our quick takes on THE NICE GUYS, A BIGGER SPLASH, and the Starz TV series THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE.

Direct download: TAATM_190__Lust_Caution_vs._Modesty_Blaise.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:07am EST

Paul and Erin review two films about men wrestling with homosexual desires: Ang Lee's 2005 tearjerker BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, and William Friedkin's controversial 1980 thriller CRUISING. Plus: our quick takes on KEANU, MONEY MONSTER, BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN, and TICKLED.

Direct download: TAATM_189__Brokeback_Mountain_vs._Cruising.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:50pm EST

Paul and Erin review two old-fashioned Agatha Christie-style murder mysteries: Robert Altman's 2001 country-house whodunit GOSFORD PARK, and Jonathan Lynn's 1985 board-game adaptation CLUE. Plus: our quick takes on THE LOBSTER, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, HUSH, and HIGH-RISE.

Direct download: TAATM_188__Gosford_Park_vs._Clue.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:07pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about reincarnation and past lives: Apichatpong Weerasethakul's 2010 Palme d'Or-winning UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES, and Kenneth Branagh's 1991 neo-noir fantasy thriller DEAD AGAIN. Plus: our quick takes on HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS, A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING, EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!, and THE INVITATION.

Direct download: TAATM_187__Uncle_Boonmee_Who_Can_Recall_His_Past_Lives_vs._Dead_Again.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:15am EST

Erin and Paul review two films from the mid-’80s about girls coming of age in the early ’60s: the 1987 sleepover classic DIRTY DANCING, starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze; and Francis Ford Coppola's 1986 time-travel fantasy PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED, starring Kathleen Turner and Nicolas Cage. Plus: our quick takes on EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!, THE JUNGLE BOOK, CREATIVE CONTROL, and LOOK WHO'S BACK.

Direct download: TAATM_186__Dirty_Dancing_vs._Peggy_Sue_Got_Married.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38pm EST

Erin and Paul review two ensemble comedy-dramas that attempt to sum up a generation: Lawrence Kasdan's 1983 Baby Boom touchstone THE BIG CHILL, and Joel Schumacher's 1985 Brat Pack classic ST. ELMO'S FIRE. Plus: our quick takes on HARDCORE HENRY, DEMOLITION, TURBO KID, and MIDNIGHT SPECIAL.

Direct download: TAATM_185__The_Big_Chill_vs._St._Elmos_Fire.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:59am EST

Paul and Erin review two movies about a husband, a wife, a boat, and a good-looking intruder: Roman Polanski's 1962 debut feature KNIFE IN THE WATER, and Phillip Noyce's 1989 yachting thriller DEAD CALM. Plus: our quick takes on CHI-RAQ, HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT, IRRATIONAL MAN, and MY BEAUTIFUL BROKEN BRAIN.

Direct download: TAATM_184__Knife_In_The_Water_vs._Dead_Calm.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:28am EST

Erin and Paul review two films from 1977 about truckers hauling dangerous or illegal cargo: William Friedkin's sweaty suspense film SORCERER, and Hal Needham's redneck romp SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT. Plus: our quick takes on BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, ONLY YESTERDAY, ZOOTOPIA, and NINE MUSES OF STAR EMPIRE.

Direct download: TAATM_183__Sorcerer_vs._Smokey_And_The_Bandit_copy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:20am EST

Erin and Paul review two films about ridiculously good-looking computer hackers: Michael Mann's 2015 exercise in style BLACKHAT, and the endearingly dated 1995 techno-thriller HACKERS. Plus: our quick takes on THE BRONZE, THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT, PEE-WEE'S BIG HOLIDAY, and FINDERS KEEPERS.

Direct download: TAATM_182__Blackhat_vs._Hackers.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:29am EST

Paul and Erin review two recent wuxia films featuring fiercesome, self-denying female warriors: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's critically lauded 2015 feature THE ASSASSIN, and the new-to-Netflix sequel CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON: SWORD OF DESTINY. Plus: our quick takes on 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, THE LITTLE PRINCE, MUSTANG, REMEMBER, and KNIGHT OF CUPS.


Erin and Paul review two comedy-dramas set in Hawaii: Cameron Crowe's 2015 flop ALOHA, starring Bradley Cooper; and Alexander Payne's 2011 Oscar-winner THE DESCENDANTS, starring George Clooney. Plus: our quick takes on GODS OF EGYPT, ZOOTOPIA, THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL, MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT, A.O. Scott's BETTER LIVING THROUGH CRITICISM, and Owen Gleiberman's MOVIE FREAK.

Direct download: TAATM_180__Aloha_vs._The_Descendants.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:15am EST

Erin and Paul review two films about large groups of prisoners and their elaborate plans to escape from captivity: the 1963 dad-movie classic THE GREAT ESCAPE, and Aardman Animation's 2000 comedy CHICKEN RUN. Plus: our quick takes on RACE, SON OF SAUL, THE WITCH, and this year's Oscar-nominated live action shorts and animated shorts.

Direct download: TAATM_179__The_Great_Escape_vs._Chicken_Run.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:23pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about female athletes: Penny Marshall's warm-hearted 1992 baseball comedy A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, and Robert Towne's ahead-of-its-time 1982 track-and-field romance PERSONAL BEST. Plus: our quick takes on DEADPOOL, THE CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO, THE VISIT, and LOVE.

Direct download: TAATM_178__A_League_Of_Their_Own_vs._Personal_Best.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:08am EST

Paul and Erin review two films inspired by the life of legendary Hollywood studio fixer Eddie Mannix: Joel and Ethan Coen's deceptively zany new showbiz farce HAIL, CAESAR!, and Allen Coulter's noirish 2006 drama inspired by the mysterious death of TV's Superman, George Reeves. Plus: our quick takes on KUNG FU PANDA 3, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, SISTERS, SPECTRE, and WHEN ANIMALS DREAM.

Direct download: TAATM_177__Hail_Caesar_vs._Hollywoodland.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:38am EST

Erin and Paul review two big-screen continuations of cult TV shows: the 1998 sci-fi conspiracy thriller THE X-FILES: FIGHT THE FUTURE and David Lynch's confounding 1992 prequel TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME. Plus our quick takes on BY THE SEA, INTO THE FOREST, LES ETRES CHERS, THE MARTIAN, and THE TRIBE.


Paul and Erin review two films about couples breaking up against the backdrop of Las Vegas: the zany 1992 Nicolas Cage comedy HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, and Francis Ford Coppola's stylish, studio-bankrupting 1982 flop ONE FROM THE HEART. Plus: our quick takes on WINGS, THE MASK, EXPERIMENTER: THE STANLEY MILGRAM STORY, and SAINT LAURENT.

Direct download: TAATM_175__Honeymoon_In_Vegas_vs._One_From_The_Heart.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:22am EST

Erin and Paul review two films starring the late, great music icon David Bowie: Nicolas Roeg's often-baffling 1976 sci-fi film THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, and Julien Temple's ambitious, stylized 1986 musical flop ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS. Plus: our quick takes on 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI, 99 HOMES, and this year's Oscar nominations.

Direct download: TAATM_174__The_Man_Who_Fell_To_Earth_vs._Absolute_Beginners.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:46am EST