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

Paul and Heather sort out their daddy issues as they review two films about father-son relationships: Mike Mills' semi-autobiographical BEGINNERS, about his relationship with his dying father, who came out of the closet at the age of 75; and A BETTER LIFE, Chris Weitz' empathetic portrait of a self-sacrificing illegal immigant father working as a gardener in Los Angeles and his ungrateful teenage son. Plus: Heather offers her mini-review of the harrowing British nuclear-holocaust docudrama THREADS, Paul talks about the early Mike Leigh comedy NUTS IN MAY, and we both round up the week's other most notable new DVD and Blu-Ray releases.

0:00 — Intro/THREADS/NUTS IN MAY
15:15 — Portishead, "Threads"
16:19 — BEGINNERS
30:38 — Eels, "Beginner's Luck"
31:49 — A BETTER LIFE
44:44 — Q-Tip (featuring Norah Jones), "Life Is Better"
46:07 — Other noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays/Outro 

Direct download: Episode_83__Beginners_A_Better_Life.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:00am EST