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

Erin and Paul review two movies which explore meanness in all its manifestations: first, MEAN GIRLS, the Tina Fey-scripted 2004 comedy starring Lindsay Lohan as an unworldly teenager who climbs to the top of her high school's social ladder; then, MEAN STREETS, Martin Scorsese's 1973 classic starring Harvey Keitel as a gangster's nephew in New York's Little Italy tormented by Catholic guilt, and Robert De Niro as his irresponsible, self-destructive best friend. Wearing pinkie rings, or wearing pink on Wednesdays: which will prevail?

Plus, our quick takes on the new GODZILLA remake, HAROLD AND MAUDE, and THE DOUBLE. 

Direct download: TAATM_103__Mean_Girls_vs._Mean_Streets.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:31am EDT

Paul and Heather review two movies about men who get magically transformed into women. First: ORLANDO, Sally Potter's 1992 film adaptation of Virginia Woolf's novel, starring Tilda Swinton as an ageless, androgynous young Elizabethan nobleman who lives through four centuries of British history; then, SWITCH, Blake Edwards' 1991 comedy starring Ellen Barkin as a murdered ad man who is sent back to earth in the body of a beautiful blonde as punishment for his womanizing ways. Getting romanced by Billy Zane or date-raped by Jimmy Smits: which will prevail?

Plus: our quick takes on YOUR SISTER'S SISTER, CHINA GATE, and Karina Longworth's new book about Meryl Streep.

Direct download: TAATM_102__Orlando_vs._Switch.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:42am EDT

TAATM #101: Cronos vs. Death Becomes Her

Erin and Paul review two films about people who discover that eternal youth comes with a terrible price. First: CRONOS, Guillermo del Toro's 1993 debut about a kindly antiques dealer who develops a thirst for blood thanks to a strange, centuries-old device he discovers inside his shop; then, DEATH BECOMES HER, Robert Zemeckis' 1992 special-effects comedy starring Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep as women whose bitter romantic rivalry over Bruce Willis goes into overdrive after they both take a magical youth potion. Mexican vampires or Beverly Hills ghouls: which will prevail?

Plus our quick takes on THE LUNCHBOX, BLUE RUIN, and JOE.

Direct download: TAATM_101__Cronos_vs._Death_Becomes_Her.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:09am EDT