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

Paul and Erin review two films about human beings who enter the world of videogames: Steven Lisberger's 1982 special-effects landmark TRON, and David Cronenberg's 1999 reality-bending sci-fi thriller EXISTENZ. Lightcycles or bioports: which will prevail? Plus: our quick takes on THE GREEN INFERNO, THE THIN MAN, COOTIES, A TOWN, the A GANGSTER, A FESTIVAL episode of DOCUMENTARY NOW!, and MISSISSIPPI GRIND.

Direct download: TAATM_160__Tron_vs._eXistenZ_copy.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:55am EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about repressed, old-timey American towns under attack by imaginary supernatural outside forces: Nicholas Hytner's 1996 film adaptation of Arthur Miller's classic stage play THE CRUCIBLE; and M. Night Shyamalan's much-maligned 2004 parable THE VILLAGE. Mass hysteria or mass deception: which will prevail? 


Direct download: TAATM_159__The_Crucible_vs._The_Village.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:02am EDT

Paul and Erin review two films starring Meryl Streep: the 1982 drama SOPHIE'S CHOICE, and the 1994 action thriller THE RIVER WILD. The Pink Palace with Kevin Kline, or white water with Kevin Bacon: which will prevail? Plus, our quick takes on WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS, EDEN, THE END OF THE TOUR, and GOODNIGHT MOMMY.

Direct download: TAATM_158__Sophies_Choice_vs._The_River_Wild.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:39am EDT

Paul and Erin review two underseen films directed by the late, great Wes Craven: the postmodern 1994 NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET sequel NEW NIGHTMARE, and the 1999 Meryl Streep inspirational-teacher drama MUSIC OF THE HEART. Violence directed at children, or violins directed at children: which will prevail? Plus: our quick takes on Z FOR ZACHARIAH, DOPE, LOVE & MERCY, THE WRECKING CREW, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., and QUEEN OF EARTH.

Direct download: TAATM_157__New_Nightmare_vs._Music_Of_The_Heart.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT

Erin and Paul sink their teeth into two films about women who can't stop eating men: Ivan Reitman's 1973 Canuxploitation cheapie CANNIBAL GIRLS (starring Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin), and Claire Denis' 2001 erotic horror shocker TROUBLE EVERY DAY (starring Vincent Gallo and Béatrice Dalle). A very hairy Eugene Levy or a very bloody Vincent Gallo: which will prevail? Plus our quick takes on AMERICAN ULTRA, DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, PHOENIX, and THE WOLFPACK.

Direct download: TAATM_156__Cannibal_Girls_vs._Trouble_Every_Day.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:09am EDT