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

Paul and Erin return from a extended hiatus with a jumbo-sized roundup episode containing discussions of Jeff Nichols' motorcycle saga THE BIKERIDERS, the Indian action sensation KILL, the age-and-fame-gap romcoms THE IDEA OF YOU and THE FAMILY AFFAIR, Osgood Perkins' horror hit LONGLEGS, the stomach-turning gorefest IN A VIOLENT NATURE, Yorgos Lanthimos' darkly comic triptych KINDS OF KINDNESS and the blockbuster sequels INSIDE OUT 2 and A QUIET PLACE: DAY ONE.

Plus: we look back at THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, CRIES AND WHISPERS, SMILEY FACE, DESTROY ALL MONSTERS, BEVERLY HILLS COP, SUZUME and DRIVE AWAY DOLLS.


Erin and Paul review two films about animal-assisted revenge from beyond the grave: Alex Proyas' 1994 mall-goth fave THE CROW, and Kaneto Shindo's eerie 1968 ghost story KURONEKO.

Direct download: TAATM_446__The_Crow_vs._Kuroneko.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Erin and Paul review Richard Linklater's return-to-form crime comedy HIT MAN, the action sequel BAD BOYS: RIDE OR DIE, and Chris Pine's shaggy vanity project POOLMAN. Plus: we look back at Sofia Coppola's THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, the Spanish shocker THE COFFEE TABLE and the HBO documentary series REN FAIRE.

Direct download: TAATM_445__Hit_Man___Bad_Boys__Ride_Or_Die___Poolman___Ren_Faire.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about quirky non-athletic competitions: Jeffrey Blitz's warm-hearted 2002 documentary SPELLBOUND, and Christopher Guest's 2000 improvised comedy BEST IN SHOW.

Direct download: TAATM_444__Spellbound_vs._Best_In_Show.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Paul and Erin review the latest entries in the MAD MAX and PLANET OF THE APES franchises, plus the French sci-fi drama THE ANIMAL KINGDOM, the indie crime flick THE LAST STOP IN YUMA COUNTY and the cartoonish slapstick comedy HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS, as well as the TV series THE SYMPATHIZER, RIPLEY and MR. & MRS. SMITH and Jenny Nicholson's blockbuster YouTube video about the Star Wars hotel fiasco.


Paul and Erin review two films about hapless movie stunt performers: David Leitch's new action comedy THE FALL GUY, starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt; and Richard Rush's 1980 cult film THE STUNT MAN, starring Peter O'Toole.

Direct download: TAATM_442__The_Fall_Guy_vs._The_Stunt_Man.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Erin and Paul review the romantic tennis drama CHALLENGERS, the John Green adaptation TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN, Julio Torres' whimsical immigration drama PROBLEMISTA, and the buzzy arthouse entries THE TASTE OF THINGS, EVIL DOES NOT EXIST, DO NOT EXPECT TOO MUCH FROM THE END OF THE WORLD, and I SAW THE TV GLOW. Plus: we look back at the HUNGER GAMES prequel, THE GRIFTERS and THE WORLD'S GREATEST SINNER.


Erin and Paul review two films about Diane Keaton looking for love... or at least someone to share a bed with for the night: the 1977 shocker LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR, and Nancy Meyers' upscale 2003 comedy SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE.

Direct download: TAATM_440__Looking_For_Mr._Goodbar_vs._Somethings_Gotta_Give.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Paul and Erin review Alex Garland's dystopian thriller CIVIL WAR, the retro-'70s horror movie LATE NIGHT WITH THE DEVIL, and Dev Patel's revenge action drama MONKEY MAN, and weigh in on SHIN ULTRAMAN, BRANDY HELLVILLE, Paul Schrader's AFFLICTION, Steve Martin's THE LONELY GUY and the post-apocalyptic TV series FALLOUT.

Direct download: TAATM_439__Civil_War___Late_Night_With_The_Devil___Monkey_Man.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Erin and Paul review two films in which bloody hand-to-hand combat provides entertainment for the masses: Ridley Scott's 2000 Oscar-winner GLADIATOR, and George Miller and George Ogilvie's 1985 post-apocalyptic thrill ride MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME.

Direct download: TAATM_438__Gladiator_vs._Mad_Max_Beyond_Thunderdome.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Paul and Erin review the kids-TV expose QUIET ON SET, the two-part biography STEVE! (MARTIN): A DOCUMENTARY IN 2 PIECES, the wrestling saga THE IRON CLAW and new standup specials from Mike Birbiglia, Demetri Martin and Tig Notaro.


Paul and Erin review two films about identical plans to commit the perfect murder: Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 suspense classic STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, and Danny de Vito's 1987 directorial debut THROW MOMMA FROM THE TRAIN.

Direct download: TAATM_436__Strangers_On_A_Train_vs._Throw_Momma_From_The_Train.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Erin and Paul review Kristen Stewart's lesbian neo-noir LOVE LIES BLEEDING, Sydney Sweeney's nunsploitation horror movie IMMACULATE, Jake Gyllenhaal's ROAD HOUSE remake, and Luc Besson's DOGMAN. Plus: we look back at AMERICAN FICTION, SHIVA BABY, YES MADAM, WALKABOUT and COUNTDOWN.

Direct download: TAATM_435__Love_Lies_Bleeding___Immaculate___Road_House___Dogman.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Erin and Paul review two films directed by George Roy Hill: his 1982 John Irving adaptation THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP, and his 1977 hockey comedy SLAP SHOT.

Direct download: TAATM_434__The_World_According_To_Garp_vs._Slap_Shot.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Paul and Erin review Denis Villeneuve's DUNE PART TWO, THE BEEKEEPER, Ethan Coen's DRIVE AWAY DOLLS, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's ABOUT DRY GRASSES and Wim Wenders' PERFECT DAYS. We also take a curious look at THE COLOR PURPLE, RUSTIN, MERRY CHRISTMAS, DAMAGE and RIKI-OH: THE STORY OF RICKY.


Erin and Paul review two films about firefighters: Milos Forman's 1967 anti-Communist satire THE FIREMEN'S BALL, and Ron Howard's high-temperature 1991 thriller BACKDRAFT.

Direct download: TAATM_432__The_Firemens_Ball_vs._Backdraft.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Paul and Erin review a pile of new titles, including LISA FRANKENSTEIN, Jennifer Lopez' THIS IS ME... NOW, EILEEN, the hit romcom ANYONE BUT YOU, Taika Watiti's underdog sports comedy NEXT GOAL WINS and the new musical version of MEAN GIRLS. Plus: TIN CUP, SEA OF LOVE, the new season of TRUE DETECTIVE, and much more!


Erin and Paul review two films that are set in the past but which use modern-day pop songs on the soundtrack: Sofia Coppola's 2006 revisionist biopic MARIE ANTOINETTE, starring Kirsten Dunst; and Brian Helgeland's 2001 medieval underdog sports movie A KNIGHT'S TALE, starring Heath Ledger.

Direct download: TAATM_430__Marie_Antoinette_vs._A_Knights_Tale.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:22am EDT

In this jumbo-sized special episode, Paul and Erin reveal their respective picks for their favourite films of 2023, as well as the year's outstanding performances, over- and underrated titles and much, much more!

Direct download: TAATM_429__Year-End_MEGASODE__The_Best_Of_2023.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:01am EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about free-spirited chocolate makers: Mel Stuart's 1971 Roald Dahl adaptation WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, and Lasse Hallstrom's peak-Miramax 2000 romance CHOCOLAT.

Direct download: TAATM_428__Willy_Wonka_And_The_Chocolate_Factory_vs._Chocolat.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Paul and Erin review new films from Hayao Miyazaki and Bradley Cooper, plus the apocalyptic thriller LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND, the Timothee Chalamet Willy Wonka prequel, and the filmed version of Taylor Swift's blockbuster Eras Tour. 


Erin and Paul review two films about men with the power to enter other people's dreams: the new Nicolas Cage puzzler DREAM SCENARIO and Wes Craven's 1984 horror classic A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET.

Direct download: TAATM_426__Dream_Scenario_vs._A_Nightmare_On_Elm_Street.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Paul and Erin review Todd Haynes' MAY DECEMBER, Emerald Fennell's SALTBURN and the hit kaiju blockbuster GODZILLA MINUS ONE, as well as Joseph Losey's SALTBURN-esque 1971 drama THE GO-BETWEEN and Richard Kelly's 2009 flopperoo THE BOX.

Direct download: TAATM_425__May_December___Saltburn___Godzilla_Minus_One.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Paul and Erin review two classic Western comedies: Mel Brooks' gleefully offensive 1974 spoof BLAZING SADDLES, and the underrated 1939 James Stewart/Marlene Dietrich vehicle DESTRY RIDES AGAIN.

Direct download: TAATM_424__Blazing_Saddles_vs._Destry_Rides_Again.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Erin and Paul review the sports biopic NYAD, Alexander Payne's THE HOLDOVERS, and the Albert Brooks career retrospective DEFENDING MY LIFE.


Erin and Paul review two films inspired by footwear-centric fairytales: Powell and Pressburger's Technicolor 1948 ballet melodrama THE RED SHOES, and Andy Tennant's 1998 retelling of the Cinderella story EVER AFTER.

Direct download: TAATM_422__The_Red_Shoes_vs._Ever_After.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:12pm EDT

Paul and Erin review a heaping pile of new titles: Martin Scorsese's KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, David Fincher's THE KILLER, Sofia Coppola's PRISCILLA, Errol Morris' THE PIGEON TUNNER, plus THE ROYAL HOTEL, FAIR PLAY, TALK TO ME, TOTALLY KILLER, and A HAUNTING IN VENICE. Plus: Erin reports on her trip to Frankfurt and Berlin, and Paul reviews the pre-Code melodramas NIGHT NURSE and ONE WAY PASSAGE.


Paul and Erin review two films from British madman auteur John Boorman: the 1981 retelling of the King Arthur legend EXCALIBUR, and the misbegotten 1977 horror sequel EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC.

Direct download: TAATM_420__Excalibur_vs._Exorcist_II__The_Heretic.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Direct download: TAATM_419__Carrie_vs._Matilda.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:52am EDT

Erin and Paul review a pile of new theatrical releases, plus the glorious IMAX restoration of STOP MAKING SENSE, Wes Anderson's quartet of short Roald Dahl adaptations, a long-unavailable anime epic and a pair of assassination-themed Eurothrillers.


Erin and Paul review two films about underground violence leagues: David Fincher's zeitgeisty 1999 satire FIGHT CLUB, and Emma Seligman's wild new high-school comedy BOTTOMS. 

Direct download: TAATM_417__Fight_Club_vs._Bottoms.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 9:50pm EDT

Erin and Paul review another crop of new movies, including the latest Shah Rukh Khan blockbuster, Randall Park's directorial debut and a pair of indie sci-fi dramas. Plus: WILD HEARTS CAN'T BE BROKEN, THE PANIC IN NEEDLE PARK, THE LADIES MAN and O. HENRY'S FULL HOUSE.


Paul and Erin review two films about "countdowns to violence": the revered 1952 Western HIGH NOON, and the 1987 cult teen comedy THREE O'CLOCK HIGH.

Direct download: TAATM_415__High_Noon_vs._Three_OClock_High.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:50pm EDT

Paul and Erin review four new releases before diving into the Criterion Channel's "Noir By Gaslight" collection, reviewing two classic Amitabh Bachchan blockbusters, and marveling at a prime example of the Hong Kong "hopping vampire" genre.


Paul and Erin review two films set on Alcatraz Island: Michael Bay's 1996 action blockbuster THE ROCK, and Don Siegel's tense 1979 Clint Eastwood drama ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ.

Direct download: TAATM_413__The_Rock_vs._Escape_From_Alcatraz.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Erin and Paul review PAST LIVES, WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?, and SHIN KAMEN RIDER, and Michael Mann's novel HEAT 2 before revisiting MIAMI VICE, KLUTE, and two films each from Park Chan-Wook and Peter Greenaway.


Erin and Paul review two animated films about birds by filmmakers better known for making live-action films for grown-ups: George Miller's 2006 Oscar-winning hit HAPPY FEET, and Zack Snyder's 2010 adventure LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA'HOOLE. 


Erin and Paul review another heap of new releases, including the raunchy girls-trip comedy JOY RIDE and the Disney theme park offshoot HAUNTED MANSION, and revisit some older releases, including BACHELORETTE, CYRANO, SCARECROW and THE JERICHO MILE.


Erin and Paul dissect the two new smash-hit films at the centre of the Barbenheimer phenomenon: Greta Gerwig's pastel-hued comedy BARBIE, and Christopher Nolan's biopic OPPENHEIMER.

Direct download: TAATM_409__Barbie_vs._Oppenheimer.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:57am EDT

Paul and Erin review two films from indie-cinema icon John Sayles: the sprawling 1996 Tex-Mex mystery LONE STAR, and the Sayles-scripted 1980 horror romp ALLIGATOR.

Direct download: TAATM_408__Lone_Star_vs._Alligator.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:57am EDT

Erin and Paul review the latest entries in the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE and INDIANA JONES franchies, plus Pixar's ELEMENTAL, BIOSPHERE and THE IDOL. Also: Erin describes the delights of San Francisco!


Erin and Paul pay tribute to the late literary lion Cormac McCarthy by reviewing two films based on his writing: Billy Bob Thornton's 2000 adaptation of his novel ALL THE PRETTY HORSES is our art pick, and Ridley Scott's baroque 2013 all-star thriller THE COUNSELOR.

Direct download: TAATM_406__All_The_Pretty_Horses_vs._The_Counselor.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Paul and Erin review Wes Anderson's ASTEROID CITY, the animated spectacular SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE, Nicole Holofcener's YOU HURT MY FEELINGS, and the Jennifer Lawrence romcom NO HARD FEELINGS, as well as the new seasons of BLACK MIRROR, CLONE HIGH and DEMON SLAYER.


Erin and Paul review two films about women whose girly fashion sense obscures their sharp legal minds: our art pick is Steven Soderbergh's ERIN BROCKOVICH, starring Oscar winner Julia Roberta; and our trash pick is LEGALLY BLONDE, starring Reese Witherspoon. 

Direct download: TAATM_404__Erin_Brockovich_vs._Legally_Blonde.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:36pm EDT


Erin and Paul review two films about legendary rock 'n' roll singers, and the investigations into their mysterious deaths. Our art pick is Todd Haynes' wildly imaginative 1998 riff on the '70s glam-rock scene starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Ewan McGregor and Christian Bale; and our trash pick is Martin Davidson's 1983 cult fave EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS. 

Direct download: TAATM_402__Velvet_Goldmine_vs._Eddie_And_The_Cruisers.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Paul and Erin review the new live-action version of THE LITTLE MERMAID, REALITY and RETURN TO SEOUL, catch up with PIECES OF A WOMAN and LOCAL LEGENDS, and discuss the series finale of SUCCESSION, the season finale of YELLOWJACKETS, and the new season of I THINK YOU SHOULD LEAVE.


Another roundup of recent releases and older discoveries, including AIR, LOVE AGAIN, SISU, HOW TO BLOW UP A PIPELINE, EVIL DEAD RISE and SMOKING CAUSES COUGHING.


Erin and Paul review two films about girls coming of age in New Jersey: the new Judy Blume adaptation ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME MARGARET, and Todd Solondz's 1995 cringefest WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE.


Paul and Erin review BEAU IS AFRAID, PETER PAN & WENDY, POLITE SOCIETY, JUDY BLUME FOREVER, plus a host of other new releases, streaming titles and TV series that happen to have caught our eye.


Erin and Paul review two films currently featured in the Criterion Channel's "Erotic Thrillers" collection: Curtis Hanson's 1987 Hitchcockian suspense flick THE BEDROOM WINDOW, and Paul Schrader's 1990 adaptation of Ian MacEwan's THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS.

Direct download: TAATM_397__The_Bedroom_Window_vs._The_Comfort_Of_Strangers.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:00am EDT


Paul and Erin revisit two films about New Yorkers suffering from whimsical delusions: our art pick is Terry Gilliam's 1991 comedy/drama THE FISHER KING, and our trash pick is Anthony Harvey's 1971 unaffiliated-with-the-band cult film THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS.

Direct download: TAATM_395__The_Fisher_King_vs._They_Might_Be_Giants.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Paul and Erin review JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4, the light fantasy adventure DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES, the boxing sequel CREED III, Kirokazu Kore-eda's BROKER, and Luca Guadagnino's footwear documentary SALVATORE: SHOEMAKER OF DREAMS. Plus: DAISY JONES & THE SIX, POKER FACE, MURDER MYSTERY 2, MISSING, BULL DURHAM and SUNSHINE.


Paul and Erin review two films featuring gory bear attacks: our trash pick is COCAINE BEAR, and our art pick is the 2015 Leonardo DiCaprio adventure THE REVENANT.

Direct download: TAATM_393__Cocaine_Bear_vs._The_Revenant.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Erin and Paul review the Adam Sandler basketball flick HUSTLE, the Nan Goldin documentary ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED, the word-of-mouth animated hit PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH, the documentaries FIRE OF LOVE and TURN EVERY PAGE: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBERT CARO AND ROBERT GOTTLIEB, the Irish Oscar nominee THE QUIET GIRL, and the intersectional courtroom drama SAINT OMER.


Direct download: TAATM_391__Rocky_III_vs._Creed.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Erin and Paul review Steven Soderbergh's MAGIC MIKE'S LAST DANCE, and Oscar contenders ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT, THE WHALE, TO LESLIE, EO, and ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED, before exploring THE LAST MOVIE STARS, WHO KILLED THE KLF? and the original ROCKY.


Erin and Paul take a seat at the bar and review two films about problematic men and and their relationship with alcohol: our art pick is Alexander Payne's 2004 buddy comedy SIDEWAYS, and our trash pick is the bottle-juggling 1988 Tom Cruise hit COCKTAIL.

Direct download: TAATM_389__Sideways_vs._Cocktail.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Paul and Erin review new releases EMPIRE OF LIGHT, THE SON and KNOCK AT THE CABIN, and also weigh in on IRONFINGER, COOLEY HIGH and THE QUEEN OF SPADES.

Direct download: TAATM_388__Empire_Of_Light___The_Son___Knock_At_The_Cabin.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Erin and Paul review two films that depict the afterlife as a humdrum bureaucracy: Hirokazu Kore-Eda's 1998 fantasy AFTER LIFE, and Albert Brooks' 1991 comedy DEFENDING YOUR LIFE.

Direct download: TAATM_388__After_Life_vs._Defending_Your_Life.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 5:37pm EDT

Paul and Erin review new releases INFINITY POOL, PATHAAN, M3GAN and TILL, and also weigh in on PAMELA: A LOVE STORY, CUNK ON EARTH, FRIEDKIN UNCUT, THE PRIZE and REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE.

Direct download: TAATM_386__Infinity_Pool___Pathaan___M3GAN___Till.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:13am EDT

Paul and Erin reveal their respective lists of the 10 best movies of 2022. Plus: our favourite performances, most over- and underrated movies, and much, much more!

Direct download: TAATM_385__Year-End_MEGASODE__The_Best_Of_2022.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 8:18pm EDT

Erin and Paul are joined by BOLLYWOOD IS FOR LOVERS co-host Matt Bowes for this special episode, in which all three of us reveal the movies we would have named in the SIGHT & SOUND critics' polls of the greatest films of all time, if only we actually had a ballot. 

Direct download: TAATM_384__Our_Fantasy_SIGHT__SOUND_Ballots_with_Matt_Bowes.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:29pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about men from the big city who get trapped in small towns... but eventually learn to like it: the 1991 Michael J. Fox fish-out-of-water comedy DOC HOLLYWOOD, and Bill Forsyth's beloved 1983 comedy-drama LOCAL HERO. Plus: our quick takes on the latest SIGHT & SOUND poll, THE MENU, THE FABELMANS, SHE SAID, GLASS ONION, TRIANGLE OF SADNESS, and highlights from GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES.

Direct download: TAATM_383__Doc_Hollywood_vs._Local_Hero.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:18pm EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT