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

Erin and Paul review two effects-heavy box-office disappointments from director Peter Jackson: the 1996 horror comedy THE FRIGHTENERS, and the 2009 adaptation of Alice Sebold's novel THE LOVELY BONES. Plus: our quick takes on STEVE JOBS, JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS, GREEN ROOM, RESULTS, and new standup comedy specials from Paul F. Tompkins, Matt Braunger, Anthony Jeselnik, and Amy Schumer.

Direct download: TAATM_163__The_Frighteners_vs._The_Lovely_Bones.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:35am EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about masculinity in crisis, both starring Jack Nicholson and directed by Mike Nichols: the frank 1971 comedy-drama CARNAL KNOWLEDGE, and the upscale 1994 horror film WOLF. Misanthropes or lycanthropes: which will prevail? Plus: our quick takes on Madonna's REBEL HEART tour, PAN, SICARIO, THE FINAL GIRLS, and KNOCK KNOCK.

Direct download: TAATM_162__Carnal_Knowledge_vs._Wolf.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two vintage films about Cold War espionage: the 1963 James Bond adventure FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, and the gloomy 1965 John le Carré adaptation THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD. Plus: our quick takes on THE WALK, THE MARTIAN, THE LOBSTER, ROOM, and VICTORIA.