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 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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_325__Cinema_Paradiso_vs._Matinee.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:46pm EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_323__42nd_Street_vs._High_School_Musical.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:10pm EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_322__Tootsie_vs._Soapdish.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_321__Terms_Of_Endearment_vs._Postcards_From_The_Edge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:23am EDT

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 EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_320__The_Truman_Show_vs._EdTV.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:11am EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_319__Birth_vs._Heaven_Can_Wait.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:52pm EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_318__Valley_Girl_vs._Rambling_Rose.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 10:42pm EDT

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!

Direct download: TAATM_317__And_God_Created_Woman_vs._10.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:01am EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_316__To_Die_For_vs._Morning_Glory.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 9:47pm EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_315__Run_Lola_Run_vs._Perfume.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:23am EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_314__24_Hour_Party_People_vs._Go.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:49pm EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_314__24_Hour_Party_People_vs._Go.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:48pm EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_313__The_Lodger_vs._Time_After_Time.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44am EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_312_Beasts_Of_The_Southern_Wild_vs_Crawl.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_311_Play_Misty_For_Me_vs_The_Cable_Guy.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:52am EDT

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?

Direct download: TAATM_310_Hiroshima_Mon_Amour_vs_Akira.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT

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 EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_308__In_Fabric_vs._Mannequin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

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 EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_306_Foxy_Brown_vs_Jackie_Brown.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:25am EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_305__The_Piano_Teacher_vs._The_5000_Fingers_Of_Dr._T.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:17am EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_301__Out_Of_Sight_vs._The_Wedding_Planner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:07pm EDT

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 EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_299__An_Unmarried_Woman_vs._The_First_Wives_Club.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12am EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_298__Toy_Story_vs._Childs_Play.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:46am EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_297__Whos_Afraid_Of_Virginia_Woolf__vs._Boom.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:16am EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_296__Wanda_vs._A_Fish_Called_Wanda.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 4:40pm EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_295__Pillow_Talk_vs._Love_Me_Or_Leave_Me.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 8:51pm EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_294__The_Natural_vs._Major_League.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 5:26pm EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_293__High_Life_vs._Lockout.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_290__10_Things_I_Hate_About_You_vs._Hamlet_2000.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 5:53pm EDT

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.

Direct download: TAATM_288__Dumbo_vs._The_Greatest_Showman.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:54pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about killer cars (or parts thereof): John Carpenter's 1983 Stephen King adaptation CHRISTINE, and Quentin Dupieux's 2010 absurdist comedy RUBBER. Plus: our quick takes on GRETA, FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY, VELVET BUZZSAW, THE GUILTY and the CO-OP episode of DOCUMENTARY NOW!

Direct download: TAATM_287__Christine_vs._Rubber.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 4:21pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two star vehicles about inspirational teachers: Richard Linklater's 2003 comedy SCHOOL OF ROCK, starring Jack Black; and James Clavell's 1967 drama TO SIR WITH LOVE, starring Sidney Poitier. Plus: our quick takes on THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART, VOX LUX, GULLY BOY, SHOPLIFTERS and BORDER.

Direct download: TAATM_286__School_Of_Rock_vs._To_Sir_With_Love.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 9:37pm EDT

Erin and Paul look back at two films directed by the late, great Penny Marshall: her 1988 comedy fantasy BIG, starring Tom Hanks, and her Oscar-nominated 1990 medical drama AWAKENINGS, starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro. Plus: our quick takes on ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U, THE FRONT RUNNER, THE LITTLE STRANGER and ONE CUT OF THE DEAD.

Direct download: TAATM_285__Big_vs._Awakenings.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:17am EDT

Paul and Erin review two potboilers set in and around the Florida Keys: Steven Knight's bizarre new thriller SERENITY, starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway; and John Huston's 1948 melodrama KEY LARGO, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Plus: our quick takes on THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING, THE GREAT BUSTER, BURNING and DUMPLIN'.

Direct download: TAATM_284__Serenity_vs._Key_Largo.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:27am EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about people torn between life on land and life in the ocean: James Wan's new superhero adventure AQUAMAN, and Hayao Miyazaki's gentle-spirited 2008 animated fantasy PONYO. Plus: our quick takes on BUMBLEBEE, GLASS, ESCAPE ROOM, FYRE and FYRE FRAUD.

Direct download: TAATM_283__Aquaman_vs._Ponyo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:54am EDT

Paul and Erin reveal their respective lists of the best films of 2018, as well as the performances of the year, biggest disappointments, and much, much more!

Direct download: TAATM_282__Year-End_MEGASODE__The_Best_Of_2018.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:02am EDT

Paul and Erin look at two films about beleaguered fathers planning extravagant weddings for their daughters: Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer's 1991 comedy FATHER OF THE BRIDE and Mira Nair's 2001 ensemble comedy-drama MONSOON WEDDING. Plus: our quick takes on THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD, MARY POPPINS RETURNS, ROMA, MINDING THE GAP and DID YOU WONDER WHO FIRED THE GUN?

Direct download: TAATM_281__Father_Of_The_Bride_vs._Monsoon_Wedding.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07am EDT

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:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:44pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about barbers and hairstylists: Hal Ashby's 1975 satire SHAMPOO, starring Warren Beatty; and Tim Story's 2002 ensemble comedy BARBERSHOP, starring Ice Cube. Plus: our quick takes on INSTANT FAMILY, GREEN BOOK, WIDOWS and THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS.

Direct download: TAATM_279__Shampoo_vs._Barbershop.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46pm EDT

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:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:55am EDT

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:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

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:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:07am EDT

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:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:35am EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about showbiz, yacht trips and cold-blooded murder: Peter Bogdanovich's 2001 old-Hollywood yarn THE CAT'S MEOW and the convoluted 1973 mystery-comedy THE LAST OF SHEILA. Plus: our quick takes on LIZZIE, SMALLFOOT, KING COHEN: THE WILD WORLD OF FILMMAKER LARRY COHEN, and CRUISE.

Direct download: TAATM_274__The_Cats_Meow_vs._The_Last_Of_Sheila.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:16am EDT

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:TV and Film -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

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:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:49pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about fashion photographers who become eyewitnesses to murder: Michelangelo Antonioni's cryptic 1966 arthouse landmark BLOW-UP, and Irvin Kershner's glossy 1978 thriller EYES OF LAURA MARS. Plus: our quick takes on PAPILLON, JULIET NAKED, TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE and SEARCHING.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT

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.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 9:57pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about long-term vampire relationships: Neil Jordan's 1994 Anne Rice adaptation INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt; and Tony Scott's 1983 erotic horror drama THE HUNGER, starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie and Susan Sarandon. Plus: our quick takes on TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES, YURI ON ICE, UPGRADE, ZAMA and A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:41pm EDT

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:TV and Film -- posted at: 10:24pm EDT

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.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 10:27pm EDT

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.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:06pm EDT

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.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:27am EDT

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.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 10:09pm EDT

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.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:18pm EDT

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.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT

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.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about the relationship between white women and their African-American servants: Douglas Sirk's 1959 melodrama IMITATION OF LIFE, and Tate Taylor's 2011 comedy-drama THE HELP. Plus: our quick takes on THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS, TULLY, EVIL GENIUS and REVENGE.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:28am EDT

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.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 11:14pm EDT

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.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:57am EDT

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.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:50am EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about young men who view the world through the lens of their favourite videogames: Steven Spielberg's new adaptation of Ernest Cline's nerd-pandering novel READY PLAYER ONE, and Edgar Wright's 2010 film version of Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novels SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD. Plus: our quick takes on LOVE, SIMON, BLOCKERS, RAT FILM and THE ZEN DIARIES OF GARRY SHANDLING.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:01pm EDT

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:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT

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:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:35am EDT

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.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 11:18pm EDT

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:TV and Film -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT

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.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 3:28pm EDT

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.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:15am EDT

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.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 11:36pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about female figure skaters whose turbulent romantic lives threaten to derail their quest for Olympic gold: the new Tonya Harding biopic I, TONYA, and the 1992 sleepover favourite THE CUTTING EDGE. Plus: our quick takes on the Oscar nominations, JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, PADDINGTON 2, THE SQUARE, PHANTOM THREAD and MOM AND DAD.

Direct download: TAATM_248__I_Tonya_vs._The_Cutting_Edge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07pm EDT

Our annual jumbo-sized year-in-review podcast, in which Erin and Paul run down their respective lists of the best films of 2017.

Direct download: TAATM_247__Year-End_MEGASODE__The_Best_Of_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18pm EDT

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:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:37pm EDT

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.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 8:26pm EDT

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.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT

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:TV and Film -- posted at: 3:10pm EDT

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:TV and Film -- posted at: 5:36pm EDT

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:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:18pm EDT

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:TV and Film -- posted at: 4:02pm EDT

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:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:52am EDT

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:TV and Film -- posted at: 10:18pm EDT

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:TV and Film -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT

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.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT

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:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:31am EDT

Paul and Erin review two tearjerkers about older couples dealing with Alzheimer's: the 2004 Nicholas Sparks adaptation THE NOTEBOOK, starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, and Sarah Polley's 2006 Alice Munro adaptation AWAY FROM HER, starring Gordon Pinsent and Julie Christie. Plus: a recap of the summer movie season and a farewell to TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:59pm EDT