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

This week, Paul and Erin review two films about poker players: Robert Altman's 1974 buddy comedy CALIFORNIA SPLIT; and Richard Donner's 1994 romp MAVERICK. Plus: we share our quick takes on THE CRAFT: LEGACY, GODZILLA VS. KONG, COLLECTIVE, and RIFKIN'S FESTIVAL.

Direct download: TAATM_344__California_Split_vs._Maverick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54am EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about men plotting to murder their wives: Elaine May's 1971 black comedy A NEW LEAF, starring herself and Walter Matthau; and Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 thriller DIAL M FOR MURDER, starring Ray Milland and Grace Kelly. Also: our quick takes on BETTER DAYS, HAPPILY, and THE FATHER.

Direct download: TAATM_343__A_New_Leaf_vs._Dial_M_For_Murder.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06am EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about likable drug dealers: Paul Schrader's 1992 character study LIGHT SLEEPER, starring Willem Dafoe; and Tamra Davis' 1998 stoner cult favourite HALF BAKED, starring Dave Chappelle. Plus: our quick takes on LUPIN III: THE FIRST, DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA, CHERRY, and ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE.

Direct download: TAATM_342__Light_Sleeper_vs._Half_Baked.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films set in the world of professional soccer: Tom Hooper's 2009 sports drama THE DAMNED UNITED; and Stephen Chow's delirious 2001 martial-arts comedy SHAOLIN SOCCER. Plus: our quick takes on FRAMING BRITNEY SPEARS, MALCOLM & MARIE, JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH, and COMING 2 AMERICA.

Direct download: TAATM_341__The_Damned_United_vs._Shaolin_Soccer.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:12pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two politically incorrect battle-of-the-sexes comedies about rich women leaving the protection of their luxury yachts: our art pick is Lina Wertmūller's savage 1974 satire SWEPT AWAY, starring Mariangela Melato and Giancarlo Giannini; and our trash pick is Garry Marshall's 1987 romcom OVERBOARD, starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Plus: our quick takes on THE WHITE TIGER, TO ALL THE BOYS: ALWAYS AND FOREVER, SPACE SWEEPERS, and BARB AND STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR.

Direct download: TAATM_340__Swept_Away_vs._Overboard.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 4:40pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about Martian invasions of planet Earth: the 1953 adaptation of H.G. Wells' novel THE WAR OF THE WORLDS; and Tim Burton's anarchic 1996 all-star comedy MARS ATTACKS! Plus: our quick takes on SAINT MAUD, PSYCHO GOREMAN, PRETEND IT'S A CITY, and A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX.

Direct download: TAATM_339__The_War_Of_The_Worlds_vs._Mars_Attacks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about young people who acquire the power to turn into wolves: the acclaimed 2020 animated feature WOLFWALKERS, and the 1985 Michael J. Fox comedy TEEN WOLF. Plus: our quick takes on VALLEY GIRL, UNPREGNANT, ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, and IN & OF ITSELF.

Direct download: TAATM_338__Wolfwalkers_vs._Teen_Wolf.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 11:44pm EDT

Paul and Erin reveal their respective lists of the 10 best films of 2020, as well as their picks for the year's best performances, most overrated and underrated movies, biggest lockdown discoveries, and much, much more!

Direct download: TAATM_337__Year-End_MEGASODE__The_Best_of_2020.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 10:22pm EDT