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

Erin and Paul review two films about pleasant-looking small towns and suburbs that are actually hotbeds of lust and adultery: Todd Field's 2006 adaptation of Tom Perrotta's novel LITTLE CHILDREN and Mark Robson's 1957 adaptation of Grace Metalious' bestseller PEYTON PLACE. Plus: our quick takes on MOONAGE DAYDREAM, BONES AND ALL, SHE SAID, GLASS ONION, TAR, TERRIFIER 2, PIGGY, THE MENU, THE FABELMANS and ARMAGEDDON TIME.

Direct download: TAATM_382__Little_Children_vs._Peyton_Place.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:47am EST

Paul and Erin review two black comedies about murderously eccentric households: Barry Sonnenfeld's 1993 comedy sequel ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES, and Frank Capra's 1944 adaptation of the Broadway hit ARSENIC AND OLD LACE. Plus: our quick takes on BARBARIAN, PEARL, TICKET TO PARADISE, TAR, SEE HOW THEY RUN, THE WOMAN KING and LOUIS ARMSTRONG'S BLACK AND BLUES.

Direct download: TAATM_381__Addams_Family_Values_vs._Arsenic_And_Old_Lace.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:32pm EST

On the eve of Halloween, Paul and Erin review two films written and directed by horror author Clive Barker: our art pick is HELLRAISER, and our trash pick is NIGHTBREED. Plus: our quick takes on MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS, THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, WEREWOLF BY NIGHT, BROS, THE PATIENT, and PEARL.

Direct download: TAATM_380__Hellraiser_vs._Nightbreed.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 11:52pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films based on novels by Ira Levin: our art pick is Roman Polanski's ROSEMARY'S BABY, and our trash pick is Bryan Forbes' THE STEPFORD WIVES.

Direct download: TAATM_379__Rosemarys_Baby_vs._The_Stepford_Wives.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:51pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about pianists who keep getting guns pointed at them: our art pick is Francois Truffaut's 1960 sophomore feature SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER; and our trash pick is Eugenio Mira's De Palma-esque 2013 thriller GRAND PIANO. Plus: our quick takes on DO REVENGE, BLONDE, CONFESS FLETCH, EMILY THE CRIMINAL and BODIES BODIES BODIES.

Direct download: TAATM_378__Shoot_The_Piano_Player_vs._Grand_Piano.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:54pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about young men who must hide their Jewish identity while attending all-boys' Catholic boarding schools: the 1992 coming-of-age drama SCHOOL TIES, and Louis Malle's 1987 heartbreaker AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS. Plus: our quick takes on BULLET TRAIN, FALL, ORPHAN: FIRST KILL, and THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING.

Direct download: TAATM_377__School_Ties_vs._Au_Revoir_Les_Enfants.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:34pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films either starring or inspired by the late Olivia Newton-John: the critically derided guilty-pleasure 1980 musical fantasy XANADU, and the hall-of-mirrors cult documentary THE BEAVER TRILOGY. Plus: our quick takes on INU-OH, PREY, OFFICIAL COMPETITION, and VORTEX.

Direct download: TAATM_376__Xanadu_vs._The_Beaver_Trilogy.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:18am EST

Erin and Paul review two films about desperate men on the run from the law: the 1993 Harrison Ford blockbuster THE FUGITIVE, and the 1997 Canadian cult comedy THE WRONG GUY, starring Dave Foley. Plus: our quick takes on FLUX GOURMET, NOPE, KIDS IN THE HALL: COMEDY PUNKS, LUCK, RESURRECTION, and BEYOND THE INFINITE TWO MINUTES.

Direct download: TAATM_375__The_Fugitive_vs._The_Wrong_Guy.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:05pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films set almost entirely within shopping malls: our trash pick is Kevin Smith's 1995 slacker favourite MALLRATS, and our art pick is Chantal Akerman's frothy 1986 musical GOLDEN EIGHTIES. Plus: our quick takes on THE DEER KING, PHOENIX RISING, SPIDERHEAD, and THE BLACK PHONE.

Direct download: TAATM_374__Mallrats_vs._Golden_Eighties.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 4:08pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about modern-day humans encountering prehistoric animals: our art pick is Steven Spielberg's megablockbuster JURASSIC PARK, and our trash pick is Karel Zeman's JOURNEY TO THE BEGINNING OF TIME. Plus: our quick takes on ELVIS, AFTER YANG, THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER, HUSTLE, and WOULD IT KILL YOU TO LAUGH?

Direct download: TAATM_373__Jurassic_Park_vs._Journey_To_The_Beginning_Of_Time.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:54pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films involving adult journalists who go undercover as teenagers in order to report on life in a typical American high school: Amy Heckerling's FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH, based on Cameron Crowe's nonfiction book; and NEVER BEEN KISSED, starring Drew Barrymore. Plus: our quick takes on HALFTIME, CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH, SLASH/BACK, FLUX GOURMET and MEN.

Direct download: TAATM_372__Fast_Times_At_Ridgemont_High_vs._Never_Been_Kissed.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:27pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about men forced to hide behind masks after their faces become horribly disfigured: Cameron Crowe's 2001 psychological thriller VANILLA SKY, and Sam Raimi's stylish 1990 action film DARKMAN. Plus: our quick takes on ALINE, TOP GUN: MAVERICK, CRIMES OF THE FUTURE, WE'RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD'S FAIR, and FIRE ISLAND.

Direct download: TAATM_371__Vanilla_Sky_vs._Darkman.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:40pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films from late-bloomer director Curtis Hanson: the 2000 Michael Chabon adaptation WONDER BOYS, and the 2005 Jennifer Weiner adaptation IN HER SHOES. Plus: our quick takes on THE NORTHMAN, CHIP 'N DALE: RESCUE RANGERS, THE BOB'S BURGERS MOVIE, DUAL and HATCHING. 
Direct download: TAATM_370__Wonder_Boys_vs._In_Her_Shoes.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:24am EST

Paul and Erin review two films from the 2000s that emulate the style of films from four decades earlier: Todd Haynes' Sirkian 2002 melodrama FAR FROM HEAVEN, and Peyton Reed's 2003 Rock Hudson/Doris Day romcom pastiche DOWN WITH LOVE. Plus: our quick takes on THE BATMAN, EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE, DR. STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS, AMBULANCE and THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT.

Direct download: TAATM_369__Far_From_Heaven_vs._Down_With_Love.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:41pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about phone green-card marriages: the 2009 Sandra Bullock/Ryan Reynolds romcom THE PROPOSAL, and Ang Lee's 1993 dramedy THE WEDDING BANQUET. Plus: our quick takes on BELLE, RRR, EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE, and BULL.

Direct download: TAATM_368__The_Proposal_vs._The_Wedding_Banquet.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 8:54pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about masculinity and cattle drives: Howard Hawks' 1948 Western classic RED RIVER, starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clife; and CITY SLICKERS, Ron Underwood's 1991 comedy smash starring Billy Crystal and Jack Palance. Plus: our quick takes on TURNING RED, DEATH ON THE NILE, BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN, and X.

Direct download: TAATM_367__Red_River_vs._City_Slickers.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 10:17pm EST

Erin and Paul review two irreverent portrayals of classical composers: Milos Forman's 1984 Oscar magnet AMADEUS; and Ken Russell's beyond-outrageous 1975 fantasia LISZTOMANIA. Plus: our quick takes on THROW DOWN, THE FALLOUT, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT COSBY, and THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD.
Direct download: TAATM_366__Amadeus_vs._Lisztomania.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about masked serial killers: Mario Bava's 1964 giallo BLOOD AND BLACK LACE, and Wes Craven's self-aware 1996 franchise-starter SCREAM. Plus: our quick takes on MATRIX RESURRECTIONS, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA: TRANSFORMANIA, SING 2, MASS, and THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH.

Direct download: TAATM_365__Blood_And_Black_Lace_vs._Scream.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:53am EST

On this special jumbo-sized episode, Paul and Erin reveal their respective lists of the best films of 2021, as well as the year's best performances, hidden gems, and much, much more!

Direct download: TAATM_364__Year-End_MEGASODE__The_Best_Of_2021.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 10:58pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about maids of honour who are *really going through something*: Jonathan Demme's career-capping 2008 drama RACHEL GETTING MARRIED, and Paul Feig's 2011 comedy BRIDESMAIDS. Plus: our quick takes on SUCCESSION, SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS, THE POWER OF THE DOG, BELFAST, and THE NOVICE.

Direct download: TAATM_363__Rachel_Getting_Married_vs._Bridesmaids.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:46pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about surveillance experts and their victims: Francis Ford Coppola's 1974 character study THE CONVERSATION; and Tony Scott's 1998 techno-thriller ENEMY OF THE STATE. Plus: our quick takes on TICK, TICK... BOOM!, NAKED SINGULARITY, THE LAST DUEL, HOUSE OF GUCCI, PETITE MAMAN, and BENEDETTA.

Direct download: TAATM_362__The_Conversation_vs._Enemy_Of_The_State.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:54am EST

Erin and Paul review two films about out-of-control railway vehicles: Tony Scott's 2010 swan song UNSTOPPABLE, and Andrei Konchalovsky's 1985 action thriller RUNAWAY TRAIN. Plus: our quick takes on CRUELLA, THE FRENCH DISPATCH, Taylor Swift's ALL TOO WELL video, SPENCER, RED NOTICE, THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE, and PASSING.

Direct download: TAATM_361__Unstoppable_vs._Runaway_Train.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:29pm EST

Paul and Erin review two animated films set in the desert: the 1992 Disney Renaissance classic ALADDIN, and Richard Williams' legendary, never-completed labour of love THE THIEF AND THE COBBLER. Plus: our quick takes on OLD, LAST NIGHT IN SOHO, THE FRENCH DISPATCH, and ARMY OF THIEVES.

Direct download: TAATM_360__Aladdin_vs._The_Thief_And_The_Cobbler.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 5:55pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films featuring Brendan Fraser alongside classic movie monsters: our trash pick is the old-fashioned 1999 adventure THE MUMMY, and our art pick is the 1998 Hollywood drama GODS AND MONSTERS. Plus: our quick takes on the new JENNIFER'S BODY treatise from ECW Press, DUNE, HALLOWEEN KILLS, and THE VELVET UNDERGROUND.

Direct download: TAATM_359__The_Mummy_vs._Gods_And_Monsters.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:58pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films set in the world of TV journalism: James L. Brooks' 1987 comedy-drama BROADCAST NEWS, and Adam McKay's 2004 quotefest ANCHORMAN. Plus: our quick takes on NIGHT RAIDERS, LUCA, BLACK WIDOW, SQUID GAME, THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK, and THE NIGHT HOUSE.

Direct download: TAATM_358__Broadcast_News_vs._Anchorman.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 3:08pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about rookie cops and missing guns: Akira Kurosawa's 1949 breakthrough STRAY DOG, and Kathryn Bigelow's 1990 cop thriller BLUE STEEL. Plus: a quickie recap of last week's lost episode (ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST vs. THE NINTH CONFIGURATION) and a discussion of TITANE.

Direct download: TAATM_357__Stray_Dog_vs._Blue_Steel.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 3:01pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films in which live actors interact with puppets: Leos Carax's critically divisive new musical ANNETTE, and 1979's THE MUPPET MOVIE. Plus: our quick takes on BEANS, MALIGNANT, THE VOYEURS, and THE CARD COUNTER.

Direct download: TAATM_356__Annette_vs._The_Muppet_Movie.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:54pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about immigrant gangsters and their ruthless rise to power: Howard Hawks' 1932 crime classic SCARFACE, and Brian de Palma's flashy, hyperviolent 1983 SCARFACE remake. Plus: our (very) quick takes on REMINISCENCE, DON'T BREATHE 2, ESCAPE ROOM: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS, and SHANG-CHI: THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS.

Direct download: TAATM_355__Scarface_1932_vs._Scarface_1983.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 3:10pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about disturbed men who kill for the sake of art: our art pick is Michael Powell's once-scandalous 1960 thriller PEEPING TOM; and our trash pick is Roger Corman's 1959 black comedy A BUCKET OF BLOOD. Plus: our quick takes on WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED, SATOSHI KON: THE ILLUSIONIST, THE PALINDROMISTS, ANNETTE and THE GREEN KNIGHT.

Direct download: TAATM_354__Peeping_Tom_vs._A_Bucket_Of_Blood.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:49pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films written by THE WHITE LOTUS creator and reality competition show regular Mike White: our trash pic is the 2002 teen comedy ORANGE COUNTY, starring Colin Hanks and Jack Black; and our art pick is BEATRIZ AT DINNER, the 2017 satire starring Salma Hayek. Plus: our quick takes on MY SALINGER YEAR, JUNGLE CRUISE, OLD, and ROADRUNNER: A FILM ABOUT ANTHONY BOURDAIN.

Direct download: TAATM_353__Orange_County_vs._Beatriz_At_Dinner.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 3:07pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films starring Ray Milland as a man in the grip of self-destructive addictions: Billy Wilder's 1945 Oscar-winning drama THE LOST WEEKEND, and Roger Corman's psychedelic 1963 B-movie X: THE MAN WITH X-RAY EYES. Plus: our quick takes on ZOLA, THE SUICIDE SQUAD, and ALL LIGHT EVERYWHERE.

Direct download: TAATM_352__The_Lost_Weekend_vs._X__The_Man_With_X-Ray_Eyes.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 5:59pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about lawmen under siege: our art pick is Howard Hawks' 1959 Western RIO BRAVO, and our trash pick is John Carpenter's 1976 thriller ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13. Plus: our quick takes on YOUNGER, MILITARY WIVES, BLACK WIDOW, THE SPARKS BROTHERS and PIG.

Direct download: TAATM_351__Rio_Bravo_vs._Assault_On_Precinct_13.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:19pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about men with imaginary (?) rabbit companions: DONNIE DARKO, starring Jake Gyllenhaal; and HARVEY, starring James Stewart. Plus: our quick takes on F9, IN THE HEIGHTS, A QUIET PLACE PART II, and SUMMER OF SOUL.

Direct download: TAATM_350__Donnie_Darko_vs._Harvey.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 3:11pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films set in drag nightclubs: Blake Edwards' 1982 comedy of sexual confusion VICTOR/VICTORIA; and Mike Nichols' 1996 farce THE BIRDCAGE. Plus: our quick takes on HALSTON, LUCA, SHIVA BABY, and CENSOR.

Direct download: TAATM_349__Victor_Victoria_vs._The_Birdcage.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:50pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films set in drag nightclubs: Blake Edwards' 1982 comedy of sexual confusion VICTOR/VICTORIA; and Mike Nichols' 1996 farce THE BIRDCAGE. Plus: our quick takes on HALSTON, LUCA, SHIVA BABY, and CENSOR.

Direct download: TAATM_349__Victor_Victoria_vs._The_Birdcage.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:50pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films set in drag nightclubs: Blake Edwards' 1982 comedy of sexual confusion VICTOR/VICTORIA; and Mike Nichols' 1996 farce THE BIRDCAGE. Plus: our quick takes on HALSTON, LUCA, SHIVA BABY, and CENSOR.

Direct download: TAATM_349__Victor_Victoria_vs._The_Birdcage.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:49pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about circus and carnival life: Edmund Goulding's 1947 noir NIGHTMARE ALLEY, starring Tyrone Power; and Cecil B. DeMille's Oscar-winning 1952 melodrama THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH, starring Charlton Heston and James Stewart. Plus: our quick takes on SAILOR MOON ETERNAL, ARAB BLUES, SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW, BO BURNHAM: INSIDE, CRUELLA, and IN THE HEIGHTS.

Direct download: TAATM_348__Nightmare_Alley_vs._The_Greatest_Show_On_Earth.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:57pm EST

Erin and Paul review two very different takes on the world of Japanese organized crime: Sydney Pollack's 1974 East-meets-West drama THE YAKUZA, and Takashi Miike's characteristically bonkers 2015 horror/fantasy YAKUZA APOCALYPSE. Plus: our quick takes on THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW, ARMY OF THE DEAD, WRATH OF MAN, and OXYGEN.

Direct download: TAATM_347__The_Yakuza_vs._Yakuza_Apocalypse.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 3:02pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about ordinary-looking family men who turn out to be hiding out from their murderous pasts: the Bob Odenkirk new actioner NOBODY, and David Cronenberg's 2005 psychological thriller A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE. Plus: our quick takes on RAINING IN THE MOUNTAIN, MONKEY BEACH, THE HUMAN VOICE, THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, and FRENCH EXIT.

Direct download: TAATM_346__Nobody_vs._A_History_Of_Violence.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:16pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films set in magical-sounding regions of New England: Clint Eastwood's gloomy 2003 crime thriller MYSTIC RIVER, and Donald Petrie's starmaking 1988 romantic comedy MYSTIC PIZZA. Plus: our quick takes on MORTAL KOMBAT, THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES, BAD TRIP and Q: INTO THE STORM.

Direct download: TAATM_345__Mystic_River_vs._Mystic_Pizza.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 9:10pm EST

This week, Paul and Erin review two films about poker players: Robert Altman's 1974 buddy comedy CALIFORNIA SPLIT; and Richard Donner's 1994 romp MAVERICK. Plus: we share our quick takes on THE CRAFT: LEGACY, GODZILLA VS. KONG, COLLECTIVE, and RIFKIN'S FESTIVAL.

Direct download: TAATM_344__California_Split_vs._Maverick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54am EST

Paul and Erin review two films about men plotting to murder their wives: Elaine May's 1971 black comedy A NEW LEAF, starring herself and Walter Matthau; and Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 thriller DIAL M FOR MURDER, starring Ray Milland and Grace Kelly. Also: our quick takes on BETTER DAYS, HAPPILY, and THE FATHER.

Direct download: TAATM_343__A_New_Leaf_vs._Dial_M_For_Murder.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06am EST

Paul and Erin review two films about likable drug dealers: Paul Schrader's 1992 character study LIGHT SLEEPER, starring Willem Dafoe; and Tamra Davis' 1998 stoner cult favourite HALF BAKED, starring Dave Chappelle. Plus: our quick takes on LUPIN III: THE FIRST, DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA, CHERRY, and ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE.

Direct download: TAATM_342__Light_Sleeper_vs._Half_Baked.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films set in the world of professional soccer: Tom Hooper's 2009 sports drama THE DAMNED UNITED; and Stephen Chow's delirious 2001 martial-arts comedy SHAOLIN SOCCER. Plus: our quick takes on FRAMING BRITNEY SPEARS, MALCOLM & MARIE, JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH, and COMING 2 AMERICA.

Direct download: TAATM_341__The_Damned_United_vs._Shaolin_Soccer.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:12pm EST

Paul and Erin review two politically incorrect battle-of-the-sexes comedies about rich women leaving the protection of their luxury yachts: our art pick is Lina Wertmūller's savage 1974 satire SWEPT AWAY, starring Mariangela Melato and Giancarlo Giannini; and our trash pick is Garry Marshall's 1987 romcom OVERBOARD, starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Plus: our quick takes on THE WHITE TIGER, TO ALL THE BOYS: ALWAYS AND FOREVER, SPACE SWEEPERS, and BARB AND STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR.

Direct download: TAATM_340__Swept_Away_vs._Overboard.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 4:40pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about Martian invasions of planet Earth: the 1953 adaptation of H.G. Wells' novel THE WAR OF THE WORLDS; and Tim Burton's anarchic 1996 all-star comedy MARS ATTACKS! Plus: our quick takes on SAINT MAUD, PSYCHO GOREMAN, PRETEND IT'S A CITY, and A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX.

Direct download: TAATM_339__The_War_Of_The_Worlds_vs._Mars_Attacks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about young people who acquire the power to turn into wolves: the acclaimed 2020 animated feature WOLFWALKERS, and the 1985 Michael J. Fox comedy TEEN WOLF. Plus: our quick takes on VALLEY GIRL, UNPREGNANT, ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, and IN & OF ITSELF.

Direct download: TAATM_338__Wolfwalkers_vs._Teen_Wolf.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 11:44pm EST

Paul and Erin reveal their respective lists of the 10 best films of 2020, as well as their picks for the year's best performances, most overrated and underrated movies, biggest lockdown discoveries, and much, much more!

Direct download: TAATM_337__Year-End_MEGASODE__The_Best_of_2020.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 10:22pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about women introducing their parents to their non-traditional romantic partners: Clea DuVall's new Christmas romcom HAPPIEST SEASON, and the 1967 race-relations comedy-drama GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER? Plus: our quick takes on BLACK BEAR, SOUND OF METAL, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM and SAVE YOURSELVES!

Direct download: TAATM_336__Happiest_Season_vs._Guess_Whos_Coming_To_Dinner.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

Paul and Erin review two horror films with sympathetic Black antagonists: the 1972 blaxploitation classic BLACULA, and the 1992 Clive Barker adaptation CANDYMAN. Plus: our quick takes on Francis Ford Coppola's recut of THE GODFATHER PART III, THE PROM, I'M YOUR WOMAN, and the first three episodes of SMALL AXE.

Direct download: TAATM_335__Blacula_vs._Candyman.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films from Sean Connery's middle-aged leading-man period: the medieval whodunnit THE NAME OF THE ROSE, and the May-December romantic caper ENTRAPMENT. Plus: our quick takes on THE CLIMB, MANK, DEERSKIN and POSSESSOR.

Direct download: TAATM_334__The_Name_Of_The_Rose_vs._Entrapment.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:19am EST

Paul and Erin review two films about labour strikes: Barbara Kopple's landmark 1976 documentary HARLAN COUNTY USA, and Kenny Ortega's 1992 cult musical NEWSIES. Plus: our quick takes on ENOLA HOLMES, THE KID DETECTIVE, FREAKY, and ON THE ROCKS.

Direct download: TAATM_333__Harlan_County_USA_vs._Newsies.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about musical brother acts: Steve Kloves' bittersweet 1989 drama THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS, starring Jeff and Beau Bridges and Michelle Pfeiffer; and John Landis' stunt-filled 1980 comedy THE BLUES BROTHERS, starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. Plus: our quick takes on THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, THE WITCHES, THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7, and KAJILLIONAIRE.

Direct download: TAATM_332__The_Fabulous_Baker_Boys_vs._The_Blues_Brothers.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:01pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about musical brother acts: Steve Kloves' bittersweet 1989 drama THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS, starring Jeff and Beau Bridges and Michelle Pfeiffer; and John Landis' stunt-filled 1980 comedy THE BLUES BROTHERS, starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. Plus: our quick takes on THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, THE WITCHES, THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7, and KAJILLIONAIRE.

Direct download: TAATM_332__The_Fabulous_Baker_Boys_vs._The_Blues_Brothers.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:01pm EST

Erin and Paul review two film adaptations of the classic 1897 horror novel DRACULA: Francis Ford Coppola's visually striking 1992 version starring Gary Oldman; and the streamlined 1958 Hammer Films version starring Christopher Lee. Plus: our quick takes on REBECCA, EMILY IN PARIS, BLACKPINK: LIGHT UP THE SKY, DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, and BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM.

Direct download: TAATM_331__Bram_Stokers_Dracula_vs._Dracula_1958.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:14am EST

Erin and Paul review two films from iconoclastic screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky: the 1955 lonely-hearts drama MARTY, and the 1980 sci-fi headtrip ALTERED STATES. Plus: our quick takes on ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES, CHEMICAL HEARTS, A WILDERNESS OF ERROR, and DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD.

Direct download: TAATM_330__Marty_vs._Altered_States.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 3:44pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films starring Diana Ross: the 1972 Billie Holiday biopic LADY SINGS THE BLUES; and the 1978 musical flop THE WIZ. Plus: our quick takes on FEELS GOOD MAN and ANTEBELLUM.

Direct download: TAATM_329__Lady_Sings_The_Blues_vs._The_Wiz.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 5:20pm EST

Erin and Paul discuss two films adapted from the work of Ray Bradbury: Francois Truffaut's 1966 dystopian sci-fi drama FAHRENHEIT 451, and Jack Clayton's autumnal 1983 fantasy SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES. Plus: our quick takes on THE NEW MUTANTS, MULAN and COME DRINK WITH ME, THE OWNERS, and THE SIT-IN: HARRY BELAFONTE HOSTS THE TONIGHT SHOW.

Direct download: TAATM_328__Fahrenheit_451_vs._Something_Wicked_This_Way_Comes.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:13am EST

Paul and Erin review two films inspired by the music of classic British rock bands: Alan Parker's punishing 1982 drama PINK FLOYD THE WALL, and George Dunning's trippy 1968 animated Beatles tribute YELLOW SUBMARINE. Plus: our quick takes on TENET, MULAN, CLASS ACTION PARK, BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC, and I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, and selected highlights from Fantasia Fest.

Direct download: TAATM_327__Pink_Floyd_The_Wall_vs._Yellow_Submarine.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 3:41pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about swimmers: Frank Perry's 1968 John Cheever adaptation THE SWIMMER, starring Burt Lancaster; and Mervyn LeRoy's 1952 biopic MILLION DOLLAR MERMAID, starring Esther Williams. Plus: our quick takes on THE HIGH NOTE, FOSSE/VERDON, HOST and BOYS STATE.

Direct download: TAATM_326__The_Swimmer_vs._Million_Dollar_Mermaid.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:01pm EST

Paul and Erin discuss two films about young boys befriending middle-aged men in the movie business: Giuseppe Tornatore's Oscar-winning 1988 tearjerker CINEMA PARADISO, and Joe Dante's 1993 comedy MATINEE. Plus: our quick takes on THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY, RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE, AN AMERICAN PICKLE, AMULET, SHE DIES TOMORROW, and THE RENTAL.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:46pm EST

Erin and Paul investigate two riffs on Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories: Billy Wilder's 1970 adventure THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, and the 1986 Disney animated feature THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE. Plus: our quick takes on THE OLD GUARD, FIRST COW, PALM SPRINGS and I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK.


Erin and Paul review two entertainingly cliche-filled backstage musicals: the 1933 Busby Berkeley extravaganza 42ND STREET, and the franchise-launching 2006 Disney Channel teen hit HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. Plus: our quick takes on EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA, HAMILTON, IRRESISTIBLE, and THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:10pm EST

Paul and Erin review two comedies set backstage at daytime soap operas: Sydney Pollack's 1982 cross-dressing classic TOOTSIE, starring Dustin Hoffman; and Michael Hoffman's campy 1991 farce SOAPDISH, starring Sally Field and Kevin Kline. Plus: our quick takes on THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND, A WHISKER AWAY, SHIRLEY and DA 5 BLOODS.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 3:24pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about overbearing mothers played by Shirley MacLaine: James L. Brooks' Oscar-winning 1983 tearjerker TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, and Mike Nichols' 1990 adaptation of Carrie Fisher's sardonic novel POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE. Plus: our quick takes on THE GREAT, THE LAST DANCE, DISPATCHES FROM ELSEWHERE, and THE VAST OF NIGHT.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:23am EST

Paul and Erin review two films about overbearing mothers played by Shirley MacLaine: James L. Brooks' Oscar-winning 1983 tearjerker TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, and Mike Nichols' 1990 adaptation of Carrie Fisher's sardonic novel POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE. Plus: our quick takes on THE GREAT, THE LAST DANCE, DISPATCHES FROM ELSEWHERE, and THE VAST OF NIGHT.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:23am EST

Paul and Erin review two films about men whose entire lives are broadcast on national TV. Our art pick is Peter Weir's 1998 fable THE TRUMAN SHOW, starring Jim Carrey; and our trash pick is Ron Howard's 1999 comedy EdTV, starring Matthew McConnaughey. Plus: our quick takes on HOW TO BUILD A GIRL, SEBERG, EXTRA ORDINARY and THE TRIP TO GREECE.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:11am EST

Erin and Paul review two films about reincarnation: Jonathan Glazer's Kubrickian 2004 drama BIRTH, starring Nicole Kidman; and Warren Beatty and Buck Henry's 1978 fantasy HEAVEN CAN WAIT. Plus: our quick takes on EXTRA ORDINARY, SORRY WE MISSED YOU, BAD EDUCATION and JERRY SEINFELD: 23 HOURS TO KILL.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:52pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films by director Martha Coolidge: the 1983 opposites-attract teen romcom VALLEY GIRL, starring Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman; and the sexually progressive 1991 dramedy RAMBLING ROSE, starring Laura Dern. Plus: our quick takes on BLOOD QUANTUM, THE LODGE, SWALLOW, and THE ASSISTANT, and a tribute to the late Bollywood stars Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 10:42pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films that launched the careers of international sex symbols: our art pick is Roger Vadim's 1956 melodrama AND GOD CREATED WOMAN, starring Brigitte Bardot; and our trash pick is Blake Edwards' 1979 midlife-crisis dramedy 10, featuring Bo Derek. Plus: Erin recommends some Korean game shows, Paul gets irrationally angry at THE RHYTHM SECTION, and much more!

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:01am EST

Erin and Paul review two films about young women pursuing careers in the TV news business. Our art pick is Gus Van Sant's 1995 satire TO DIE FOR, starring Nicole Kidman and Joaquin Phoenix; and our trash pick is MORNING GLORY, the 2010 comedy MORNING GLORY, starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton. Plus: our quick takes on O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA, NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS, DOWNHILL, and THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 9:47pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films by German wunderkind Tom Tykwer: the propulsive 1998 thriller RUN LOLA RUN, and the olfactory-obsessed 2006 period serial-killer drama PERFUME. Plus: our quick takes on Beyonce's HOMECOMING, season 3 of Tykwer's TV series BABYLON BERLIN, the claustrophobic satire VIVARIUM, and the late film version of Jane Austen's EMMA.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:23am EST

Paul and Erin review two films set against the backdrop of the 1990s rave scene: Michael Winterbottom's 2002 print-the-legend Tony Wilson biopic 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE; and Doug Liman's 1999 Tarantinoesque cult film GO. Plus: our quick takes on THE HUNT, ONWARD, THE INVISIBLE MAN, and THE PLATFORM.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:49pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films set against the backdrop of the 1990s rave scene: Michael Winterbottom's 2002 print-the-legend Tony Wilson biopic 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE; and Doug Liman's 1999 Tarantinoesque cult film GO. Plus: our quick takes on THE HUNT, ONWARD, THE INVISIBLE MAN, and THE PLATFORM.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:48pm EST

Paul and Erin dissect two films inspired by the legend of Jack the Ripper: our art pick is Alfred Hitchcock's 1927 breakthrough film THE LODGER, while our trash pick is Nicholas Meyer's high-concept time-travelling 1979 thriller TIME AFTER TIME. Plus: our quick takes on EMMA., GREED, HONEYLAND, McMILLION$, and SLOW BURN.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:44am EST

Erin and Paul review two films about weak fathers and strong daughters in flood-prone regions of the Southern United States: Benh Zeitlin's 2012 arthouse sensation BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD; and Alexandre Aja's 2019 gator thriller CRAWL. Plus: our quick takes on BIRDS OF PREY, THE ASSISTANT, COLOR OUT OF SPACE, FIRST LOVE, and THE ADDAMS FAMILY.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Erin and Paul review two films about stalkers (and their stalkees): Clint Eastwood's 1971 directorial debut PLAY MISTY FOR ME; and Ben Stiller's 1996 dark comedy THE CABLE GUY. Plus: our quick takes on HARRIET, JUDY, THE TWO POPES, and SONIC THE HEDGEHOG.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:52am EST

Paul and Erin review two films, both set in Japan and dealing with the psychological aftermath of the atomic bomb: Alain Resnais' groundbreaking 1959 romantic drama HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR; and Katsuhiro's Otomo's landmark 1988 anime AKIRA. Plus: our quick takes on THE TURNING, BAD BOYS FOR LIFE, 1917, A HIDDEN LIFE, and WHAT DID JACK DO?

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:28pm EST

Erin and Paul count down their picks for the best films of 2019, as well as the best performances, biggest disappointments, hiddenest gems and more--including their choices for the best films of the decade.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:30am EST

Erin and Paul review two films about supernatural goings-on within department stores: Peter Strickland's bizarre new horror film IN FABRIC, and the 1987 romantic comedy MANNEQUIN. Plus: our quick takes on a wheelbarrowful of big new releases: MARRIAGE STORY, DIAMANTINO, 6 UNDERGROUND, QUEEN & SLIM, THE TWO POPES, JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL, RICHARD JEWELL, BOMBSHELL, A HIDDEN LIFE, CATS, and STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:31pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about characters whose lives revolve around discotheques: John Badham's 1977 dance drama SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, and Whit Stillman's 1998 ensemble comedy THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO. Plus: our quick takes on MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN, KNIVES OUT, THE IRISHMAN, ASH IS PUREST WHITE, and THE REPORT.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 5:16pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films starring blaxploitation queen Pam Grier: Jack Hill's 1974 action/crime drama FOXY BROWN; and Quentin Tarantino's 1997 Elmore Leonard adaptation JACKIE BROWN. Plus: our quick takes on A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, THE IRISHMAN, FORD V. FERRARI, and PAIN & GLORY.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:25am EST

Paul and Erin review two films about tyrannical piano instructors: Michael Haneke's intense 2001 sexual psychodrama THE PIANO TEACHER; and the bizarre Dr. Seuss-scripted 1953 fantasy THE 5,000 FINGERS OF DR. T. Plus: our quick takes on LAST CHRISTMAS, JALLIKATTU, THE KITCHEN, RATTLESNAKE, and GOOD BOYS.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:17am EST

Erin and Paul review two films spun off from Universal Studios' 1931 horror classic FRANKENSTEIN: our art pick is James Whale's sly 1935 sequel THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, and our trash pick is Charles Barton's 1948 buddy comedy ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN. Plus: our quick takes on MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL, THE LIGHTHOUSE, SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, COUNTDOWN, and DOLEMITE IS MY NAME.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:16am EST

Paul and Erin revisit two early films from the pen of Aaron Sorkin: Rob Reiner's 1992 military courtroom drama A FEW GOOD MEN, and Harold Becker's twisty 1993 potboiler MALICE. Plus: our quick takes on THE LAUNDROMAT, LETTERKENNY, EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE, and THE MOUNTAIN.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 4:19pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about sisterhood: Sofia Coppola's auspicious 1999 debut THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, and Ken Kwapis' 2005 clothing-based ensemble teen comedy-drama THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS. Plus: our quick takes on JOKER, JUDY, WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL, and PARASITE.


Paul and Erin review two films starring Jennifer Lopez: Steven Soderbergh's 1998 Elmore Leonard adaptation OUT OF SIGHT, and Adam Shankman's 2001 romantic comedy THE WEDDING PLANNER. Plus: our quick takes on THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON and HUSTLERS.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:07pm EST

Erin and Paul review two big-screen versions of 1980s buddy-cop TV shows: Michael Mann's atmospheric 2006 drama MIAMI VICE, and Phil Lord and Christopher Miller's smart-dumb back-to-school comedy 21 JUMP STREET. 

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 11:10pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about women picking up their lives after their husbands leave them for someone younger: Paul Mazursky's 1978 drama AN UNMARRIED WOMAN; and Hugh Wilson's 1996 revenge comedy THE FIRST WIVES CLUB. Plus: our quick takes on TOY STORY 4, CHILD'S PLAY, ANNA and LEVEL 16.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:12am EST

Erin and Paul review two films about talking dolls: the 1995 computer-animation milestone TOY STORY, and the 1988 franchise-launching horror film CHILD'S PLAY. Plus: our quick takes on THE DEAD DON'T DIE, LATE NIGHT, THE BEACH BUM, and TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:46am EST

Paul and Erin review two films co-starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor: the searing 1966 Edward Albee adaptation WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, and the campy 1968 Tennessee Williams adaptation BOOM! Plus: our quick takes on LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY, DOMINO, and HER SMELL.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:16am EST

Paul and Erin review two films about female characters with the same unusual first name: Barbara Loden's 1970 landmark of independent feminist film WANDA; and Charles Crichton's 1988 farce A FISH CALLED WANDA. Plus: our quick takes on ROCKETMAN, MA, THE PERFECTION and THE UNAUTHORIZED BASH BROTHERS EXPERIENCE.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 4:40pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films starring the late Doris Day: the 1959 romantic comedy PILLOW TALK (costarring Rock Hudson), and the 1955 musical biopic LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME (costarring James Cagney). Plus: our quick takes on JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3—PARABELLUM, ALADDIN, BOOKSMART and WINE COUNTRY.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 8:51pm EST

Paul and Erin review two fondly regarded baseball pictures from the 1980s: Barry Levinson's sentimental 1984 sports fantasy THE NATURAL, starring Robert Redford; and MAJOR LEAGUE, David S. Ward's rollicking 1989 comedy, starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Wesley Snipes. Plus: our quick takes on DETECTIVE PIKACHU, LONG SHOT, VOX LUX and DESTROYER.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 5:26pm EST

Paul and Erin review two movies set in space jail: Claire Denis' enigmatic new interstellar drama HIGH LIFE, starring Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche; and the 2012 Luc Besson-produced action B-movie LOCKOUT, starring Guy Pearce. Plus: our quick takes on AMAZING GRACE, FREE SOLO, and the Netflix comedy offerings I THINK YOU SHOULD LEAVE and FIRE IN THE MATERNITY WARD.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:17pm EST

Erin and Paul review two big-budget adaptations of comic books and graphic novels: Warren Beatty's candy-coloured 1990 crime fantasy DICK TRACY; and Sam Mendes' sombre 2002 father-son gangster saga ROAD TO PERDITION. Plus: our quick takes on THE MUSTANG, TEEN SPIRIT, AVENGERS: ENDGAME, GUAVA ISLAND and HOMECOMING.

Direct download: TAATM_292__Dick_Tracy_vs._Road_To_Perdition.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:03pm EST

Erin and Paul review showcasing the two extremes of Glenn Close: her 2011 passion project ALBERT NOBBS, and the 1996 live-action remake of the classic Disney cartoon 101 DALMATIANS. Plus: our quick takes on HELLBOY, MISSING LINK, PIERCING and GIRL.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 3:07pm EST

Erin and Paul review two modern-day updates of Shakespearean plays: the 1999 comedy 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU, based on THE TAMING OF THE SHREW and starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger; and Michael Almereyda's 2000 version of HAMLET, starring Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan, Bill Murray and Julia Stiles. Plus: our quick takes on Tim Burton's DUMBO remake, THE BEACH BUM, DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE and a passel of new Jordan Peele TV and movie projects.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 5:53pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about young metalheads directed by Penelope Spheeris: her 1988 hair-metal documentary THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION PART II: THE METAL YEARS, and her 1992 SNL-spawned comedy WAYNE'S WORLD. Plus: our quick takes on US, GLORIA BELL, HIGH FLYING BIRD and THE INVENTOR: OUT FOR BLOOD IN SILICON VALLEY.


Paul and Erin review two musicals set at the circus: the original 1941 Disney classic DUMBO, and Hugh Jackman's surprise 2017 smash THE GREATEST SHOWMAN. Plus: our quick takes on CAPTAIN MARVEL, EVERYBODY KNOWS, SURVIVING R. KELLY, LEAVING NEVERLAND and THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:54pm EST