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

Merry Christmas! In a spectacular act of miscalculated scheduling, Paul and Heather mark the holidays by taking a look at two versions of the same tale of senseless murder and brutal revenge: Ingmar Bergman's austere, Oscar-winning 1960 arthouse drama THE VIRGIN SPRING, and Wes Craven's shocking 1972 grindhouse landmark THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. Delivering candles to a church, or scoring pot before a Bloodlust concert: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_43__The_Virgin_Spring_vs._The_Last_House_On_The_Left.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:13pm EDT

Erin and Paul look at two films from the schizophrenic career of Criterion Collection auteur turned stoner-comedy kingpin David Gordon Green. First: Zooey Deschanel breaks boyfriend Paul Schneider's heart in the dreamy 2003 romantic drama ALL THE REAL GIRLS; then, pothead process server Seth Rogen and dimwitted dealer James Franco go on the run, albeit ineptly, from corrupt cops and murderous drug lords in the 2008 action comedy PINEAPPLE EXPRESS. Danny McBride covered in macaroni and cheese, or Danny McBride covered in blood: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_42__All_The_Real_Girls_vs._Pineapple_Express.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:58am EDT

This week, Paul and Heather review two movies that sound like fairytales, but aren't. First: ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's slow-motion police procedural about three carfuls of cops, lawyers, doctors, and criminals who spend a very long night in the Turkish countryside looking for a buried murder victim. Then, ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO, Robert Rodriguez's 2003 Mexploitation epic starring Antonio Banderas as a gun-wielding mariachi who becomes the key player in a coup d'état against the Mexican president. Homicide cases or guitar cases: which will prevail?