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 labour strikes: Barbara Kopple's landmark 1976 documentary HARLAN COUNTY USA, and Kenny Ortega's 1992 cult musical NEWSIES. Plus: our quick takes on ENOLA HOLMES, THE KID DETECTIVE, FREAKY, and ON THE ROCKS.

Direct download: TAATM_333__Harlan_County_USA_vs._Newsies.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about musical brother acts: Steve Kloves' bittersweet 1989 drama THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS, starring Jeff and Beau Bridges and Michelle Pfeiffer; and John Landis' stunt-filled 1980 comedy THE BLUES BROTHERS, starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. Plus: our quick takes on THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, THE WITCHES, THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7, and KAJILLIONAIRE.

Direct download: TAATM_332__The_Fabulous_Baker_Boys_vs._The_Blues_Brothers.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:01pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films about musical brother acts: Steve Kloves' bittersweet 1989 drama THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS, starring Jeff and Beau Bridges and Michelle Pfeiffer; and John Landis' stunt-filled 1980 comedy THE BLUES BROTHERS, starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. Plus: our quick takes on THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, THE WITCHES, THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7, and KAJILLIONAIRE.

Direct download: TAATM_332__The_Fabulous_Baker_Boys_vs._The_Blues_Brothers.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:01pm EST

Erin and Paul review two film adaptations of the classic 1897 horror novel DRACULA: Francis Ford Coppola's visually striking 1992 version starring Gary Oldman; and the streamlined 1958 Hammer Films version starring Christopher Lee. Plus: our quick takes on REBECCA, EMILY IN PARIS, BLACKPINK: LIGHT UP THE SKY, DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, and BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM.

Direct download: TAATM_331__Bram_Stokers_Dracula_vs._Dracula_1958.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:14am EST

Erin and Paul review two films from iconoclastic screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky: the 1955 lonely-hearts drama MARTY, and the 1980 sci-fi headtrip ALTERED STATES. Plus: our quick takes on ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES, CHEMICAL HEARTS, A WILDERNESS OF ERROR, and DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD.

Direct download: TAATM_330__Marty_vs._Altered_States.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 3:44pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films starring Diana Ross: the 1972 Billie Holiday biopic LADY SINGS THE BLUES; and the 1978 musical flop THE WIZ. Plus: our quick takes on FEELS GOOD MAN and ANTEBELLUM.

Direct download: TAATM_329__Lady_Sings_The_Blues_vs._The_Wiz.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 5:20pm EST

Erin and Paul discuss two films adapted from the work of Ray Bradbury: Francois Truffaut's 1966 dystopian sci-fi drama FAHRENHEIT 451, and Jack Clayton's autumnal 1983 fantasy SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES. Plus: our quick takes on THE NEW MUTANTS, MULAN and COME DRINK WITH ME, THE OWNERS, and THE SIT-IN: HARRY BELAFONTE HOSTS THE TONIGHT SHOW.

Direct download: TAATM_328__Fahrenheit_451_vs._Something_Wicked_This_Way_Comes.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:13am EST

Paul and Erin review two films inspired by the music of classic British rock bands: Alan Parker's punishing 1982 drama PINK FLOYD THE WALL, and George Dunning's trippy 1968 animated Beatles tribute YELLOW SUBMARINE. Plus: our quick takes on TENET, MULAN, CLASS ACTION PARK, BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC, and I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, and selected highlights from Fantasia Fest.

Direct download: TAATM_327__Pink_Floyd_The_Wall_vs._Yellow_Submarine.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 3:41pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about swimmers: Frank Perry's 1968 John Cheever adaptation THE SWIMMER, starring Burt Lancaster; and Mervyn LeRoy's 1952 biopic MILLION DOLLAR MERMAID, starring Esther Williams. Plus: our quick takes on THE HIGH NOTE, FOSSE/VERDON, HOST and BOYS STATE.

Direct download: TAATM_326__The_Swimmer_vs._Million_Dollar_Mermaid.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:01pm EST

Paul and Erin discuss two films about young boys befriending middle-aged men in the movie business: Giuseppe Tornatore's Oscar-winning 1988 tearjerker CINEMA PARADISO, and Joe Dante's 1993 comedy MATINEE. Plus: our quick takes on THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY, RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE, AN AMERICAN PICKLE, AMULET, SHE DIES TOMORROW, and THE RENTAL.

Direct download: TAATM_325__Cinema_Paradiso_vs._Matinee.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:46pm EST

Erin and Paul investigate two riffs on Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories: Billy Wilder's 1970 adventure THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, and the 1986 Disney animated feature THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE. Plus: our quick takes on THE OLD GUARD, FIRST COW, PALM SPRINGS and I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK.


Erin and Paul review two entertainingly cliche-filled backstage musicals: the 1933 Busby Berkeley extravaganza 42ND STREET, and the franchise-launching 2006 Disney Channel teen hit HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. Plus: our quick takes on EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA, HAMILTON, IRRESISTIBLE, and THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD.

Direct download: TAATM_323__42nd_Street_vs._High_School_Musical.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:10pm EST

Paul and Erin review two comedies set backstage at daytime soap operas: Sydney Pollack's 1982 cross-dressing classic TOOTSIE, starring Dustin Hoffman; and Michael Hoffman's campy 1991 farce SOAPDISH, starring Sally Field and Kevin Kline. Plus: our quick takes on THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND, A WHISKER AWAY, SHIRLEY and DA 5 BLOODS.

Direct download: TAATM_322__Tootsie_vs._Soapdish.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 3:24pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films about overbearing mothers played by Shirley MacLaine: James L. Brooks' Oscar-winning 1983 tearjerker TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, and Mike Nichols' 1990 adaptation of Carrie Fisher's sardonic novel POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE. Plus: our quick takes on THE GREAT, THE LAST DANCE, DISPATCHES FROM ELSEWHERE, and THE VAST OF NIGHT.

Direct download: TAATM_321__Terms_Of_Endearment_vs._Postcards_From_The_Edge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:23am EST

Paul and Erin review two films about overbearing mothers played by Shirley MacLaine: James L. Brooks' Oscar-winning 1983 tearjerker TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, and Mike Nichols' 1990 adaptation of Carrie Fisher's sardonic novel POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE. Plus: our quick takes on THE GREAT, THE LAST DANCE, DISPATCHES FROM ELSEWHERE, and THE VAST OF NIGHT.

Direct download: TAATM_321__Terms_Of_Endearment_vs._Postcards_From_The_Edge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:23am EST

Paul and Erin review two films about men whose entire lives are broadcast on national TV. Our art pick is Peter Weir's 1998 fable THE TRUMAN SHOW, starring Jim Carrey; and our trash pick is Ron Howard's 1999 comedy EdTV, starring Matthew McConnaughey. Plus: our quick takes on HOW TO BUILD A GIRL, SEBERG, EXTRA ORDINARY and THE TRIP TO GREECE.

Direct download: TAATM_320__The_Truman_Show_vs._EdTV.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:11am EST

Erin and Paul review two films about reincarnation: Jonathan Glazer's Kubrickian 2004 drama BIRTH, starring Nicole Kidman; and Warren Beatty and Buck Henry's 1978 fantasy HEAVEN CAN WAIT. Plus: our quick takes on EXTRA ORDINARY, SORRY WE MISSED YOU, BAD EDUCATION and JERRY SEINFELD: 23 HOURS TO KILL.

Direct download: TAATM_319__Birth_vs._Heaven_Can_Wait.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:52pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films by director Martha Coolidge: the 1983 opposites-attract teen romcom VALLEY GIRL, starring Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman; and the sexually progressive 1991 dramedy RAMBLING ROSE, starring Laura Dern. Plus: our quick takes on BLOOD QUANTUM, THE LODGE, SWALLOW, and THE ASSISTANT, and a tribute to the late Bollywood stars Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor.

Direct download: TAATM_318__Valley_Girl_vs._Rambling_Rose.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 10:42pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films that launched the careers of international sex symbols: our art pick is Roger Vadim's 1956 melodrama AND GOD CREATED WOMAN, starring Brigitte Bardot; and our trash pick is Blake Edwards' 1979 midlife-crisis dramedy 10, featuring Bo Derek. Plus: Erin recommends some Korean game shows, Paul gets irrationally angry at THE RHYTHM SECTION, and much more!

Direct download: TAATM_317__And_God_Created_Woman_vs._10.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:01am EST

Erin and Paul review two films about young women pursuing careers in the TV news business. Our art pick is Gus Van Sant's 1995 satire TO DIE FOR, starring Nicole Kidman and Joaquin Phoenix; and our trash pick is MORNING GLORY, the 2010 comedy MORNING GLORY, starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton. Plus: our quick takes on O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA, NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS, DOWNHILL, and THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO.

Direct download: TAATM_316__To_Die_For_vs._Morning_Glory.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 9:47pm EST

Erin and Paul review two films by German wunderkind Tom Tykwer: the propulsive 1998 thriller RUN LOLA RUN, and the olfactory-obsessed 2006 period serial-killer drama PERFUME. Plus: our quick takes on Beyonce's HOMECOMING, season 3 of Tykwer's TV series BABYLON BERLIN, the claustrophobic satire VIVARIUM, and the late film version of Jane Austen's EMMA.

Direct download: TAATM_315__Run_Lola_Run_vs._Perfume.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:23am EST

Paul and Erin review two films set against the backdrop of the 1990s rave scene: Michael Winterbottom's 2002 print-the-legend Tony Wilson biopic 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE; and Doug Liman's 1999 Tarantinoesque cult film GO. Plus: our quick takes on THE HUNT, ONWARD, THE INVISIBLE MAN, and THE PLATFORM.

Direct download: TAATM_314__24_Hour_Party_People_vs._Go.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:49pm EST

Paul and Erin review two films set against the backdrop of the 1990s rave scene: Michael Winterbottom's 2002 print-the-legend Tony Wilson biopic 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE; and Doug Liman's 1999 Tarantinoesque cult film GO. Plus: our quick takes on THE HUNT, ONWARD, THE INVISIBLE MAN, and THE PLATFORM.

Direct download: TAATM_314__24_Hour_Party_People_vs._Go.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:48pm EST

Paul and Erin dissect two films inspired by the legend of Jack the Ripper: our art pick is Alfred Hitchcock's 1927 breakthrough film THE LODGER, while our trash pick is Nicholas Meyer's high-concept time-travelling 1979 thriller TIME AFTER TIME. Plus: our quick takes on EMMA., GREED, HONEYLAND, McMILLION$, and SLOW BURN.

Direct download: TAATM_313__The_Lodger_vs._Time_After_Time.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44am EST

Erin and Paul review two films about weak fathers and strong daughters in flood-prone regions of the Southern United States: Benh Zeitlin's 2012 arthouse sensation BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD; and Alexandre Aja's 2019 gator thriller CRAWL. Plus: our quick takes on BIRDS OF PREY, THE ASSISTANT, COLOR OUT OF SPACE, FIRST LOVE, and THE ADDAMS FAMILY.

Direct download: TAATM_312_Beasts_Of_The_Southern_Wild_vs_Crawl.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Erin and Paul review two films about stalkers (and their stalkees): Clint Eastwood's 1971 directorial debut PLAY MISTY FOR ME; and Ben Stiller's 1996 dark comedy THE CABLE GUY. Plus: our quick takes on HARRIET, JUDY, THE TWO POPES, and SONIC THE HEDGEHOG.

Direct download: TAATM_311_Play_Misty_For_Me_vs_The_Cable_Guy.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:52am EST

Paul and Erin review two films, both set in Japan and dealing with the psychological aftermath of the atomic bomb: Alain Resnais' groundbreaking 1959 romantic drama HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR; and Katsuhiro's Otomo's landmark 1988 anime AKIRA. Plus: our quick takes on THE TURNING, BAD BOYS FOR LIFE, 1917, A HIDDEN LIFE, and WHAT DID JACK DO?

Direct download: TAATM_310_Hiroshima_Mon_Amour_vs_Akira.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:28pm EST

Erin and Paul count down their picks for the best films of 2019, as well as the best performances, biggest disappointments, hiddenest gems and more--including their choices for the best films of the decade.

Direct download: taatm309.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:30am EST