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

Go sexin' with Paul and Erin as they review two movies about the highs and lows of sex addiction. First: SHAME, director Steve McQueen's austere 2011 drama about a successful Manhattan advertising executive whose appetite for porn and anonymous sex threatens to destroy his career, his relationship with his sister, and his soul; then, A DIRTY SHAME, writer/director John Waters' 2004 comedy about a prudish Baltimore convenience store clerk who joins a cult of sexual fetishists after receiving a personality-altering blow to her head. Michael Fassbender with a giant penis, or Selma Blair with giant breasts: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_55__Shame_vs._A_Dirty_Shame.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:15pm EDT

Heather and Paul impeach the president not just once but twice as they examine two films about the Watergate scandal. First: ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, Alan J. Pakula's 1976 procedural following the Washington Post's investigation into the Watergate breakin; then DICK, director Andrew Fleming's 1999 comedy starring Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams as a pair of bubble-brained teenagers who inadvertently set in motion the chain of events that will eventually lead to Nixon's resignation. Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, or Will Ferrell and Bruce McCulloch: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_54__All_The_Presidents_Men_vs._Dick.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:45pm EDT

Paul and Erin examine two films about men descending into savagery in the Australian outback. First: WAKE IN FRIGHT, the recently rediscovered 1971 Aussie cinematic landmark about a schoolteacher whose overnight stay in a redneck mining town stretches into an extended spree of drinking, debauchery, and kangaroo hunting; then, MAD MAX, George Miller's 1979 action classic, set in the lawless, fuel-starved near-future, about a highway patrolman who becomes the target of a vengeful motorcycle gang. The Yabba or The Toecutter: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_53__Wake_In_Fright_vs._Mad_Max.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 11:20pm EDT

Heather and Paul review two movies that peel back the curtain separating our world from the afterlife. First: ENTER THE VOID, Gaspar Noé's 2009 head-trip epic about a young drug dealer whose spirit restlessly roams the streets of Tokyo after he's shot to death in a nightclub men's room; then, FLATLINERS, Joel Schumacher's 1990 thriller starring Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin, and Oliver Platt as a group of medical students whose clandestine experiments with near-death experiences turn out to be even more dangerous than they look.

Direct download: TAATM_52__Enter_The_Void_vs._Flatliners.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 11:37pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two movies whose titles promise to show us creatures on the very high end of the attractiveness scale. First: BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, Richard LaGravenese's new film version of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's YA fantasy novel about a teenaged Southern misfit whose budding romance with a new classmate is hampered by the fact that she comes from a family of witches. Then, HEAVENLY CREATURES, Peter Jackson's 1994 true-crime drama starring Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey as a pair of New Zealand teenagers whose very intense and obsessive friendship leads them to commit an act of cold-blooded murder. The Book of Moons or the Kingdom of Borovnia: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_51__Beautiful_Creatures_vs._Heavenly_Creatures.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 11:25pm EDT