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 about teenage girls, complicated frienships, and horndog fathers. First: GINGER & ROSA, the new coming-of-age film from writer/director Sally Potter starring Elle Fanning as a budding anti-nuclear activist in 1962 Britain; then, the sequel-spawning 1992 trash classic POISON IVY, starring Drew Barrymore as a scantily clad bleached-blonde temptress who seduces her way into the home of a rich but alienated high school classmate. Protest marches or rain-soaked sex scenes: which will prevail?

Also: short takes on NORWEGIAN WOOD, the FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise, and REPULSION.

Direct download: TAATM_63__Ginger_And_Rosa_vs._Poison_Ivy.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 3:01am EDT

Heather and Paul review NIGHTS OF CABIRIA, Federico Fellini's 1957 Italian neorealist classic starring Giulietta Masina as a streetwalker who retains her optimistic spirit even though life and men seem determined to disappoint her at every turn; and SWEET CHARITY, Bob Fosse's splashy 1969 musical remake of the same story, starring Shirley MacLaine as a lovelorn taxidancer in New York City. A malevolent hypnotist, or an evangelist played by Sammy Davis Jr.: which will prevail?

Plus: short takes on a pair of Les Blank documentaries, CLOUD ATLAS, season two of GAME OF THRONES, THE GREAT GATSBY, and DAMSELS IN DISTRESS.

Direct download: TAATM_62__Nights_Of_Cabiria_vs._Sweet_Charity.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 9:52pm EDT

The power of Christ compels Paul and Erin to review two films about young women being exorcised. First: BEYOND THE HILLS, writer/director Cristian Mungiu's intense drama about two longtime female friends who find themselves at cross purposes at a Romanian monastery; then, THE LAST EXORCISM, director Daniel Stamm's 2010 mock-documentary horror film about a team of filmmakers who set out to debunk the exorcism industry, only to find that the young woman they've chosen as a subject might be possessed by an actual demon. A girl forbidden to wear tracksuits, or a girl forbidden to wear Doc Martens: which will prevail?

Also: listener feedback, and mini-reviews of DARK STAR, PAIN & GAIN, and TO THE WONDER.

Direct download: TAATM_61__Beyond_The_Hills_vs._The_Last_Exorcism.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:31am EDT

Heather and Paul sink their fangs into two ferocious feminist takes on the werewolf genre. First: GINGER SNAPS, John Fawcett's 2000 Canadian cult classic about an outcast teenager searching for a cure for her sister's quickly advancing case of lycanthropy; then, THE COMPANY OF WOLVES, Neil Jordan's dreamlike 1984 Gothic fantasy, in which all the sexual undercurrents in the story of "Little Red Riding Hood" come roaring to the surface. A girl with a tail, or a man with a unibrow: which will prevail?

Plus: mini-reviews of UPSTREAM COLOR and PAIN & GAIN.

Direct download: TAATM_60__Ginger_Snaps_vs._The_Company_Of_Wolves.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 3:11am EDT