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

Erin and Paul review two films about young men who must hide their Jewish identity while attending all-boys' Catholic boarding schools: the 1992 coming-of-age drama SCHOOL TIES, and Louis Malle's 1987 heartbreaker AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS. Plus: our quick takes on BULLET TRAIN, FALL, ORPHAN: FIRST KILL, and THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING.

Direct download: TAATM_377__School_Ties_vs._Au_Revoir_Les_Enfants.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:34pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two films either starring or inspired by the late Olivia Newton-John: the critically derided guilty-pleasure 1980 musical fantasy XANADU, and the hall-of-mirrors cult documentary THE BEAVER TRILOGY. Plus: our quick takes on INU-OH, PREY, OFFICIAL COMPETITION, and VORTEX.

Direct download: TAATM_376__Xanadu_vs._The_Beaver_Trilogy.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:18am EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about desperate men on the run from the law: the 1993 Harrison Ford blockbuster THE FUGITIVE, and the 1997 Canadian cult comedy THE WRONG GUY, starring Dave Foley. Plus: our quick takes on FLUX GOURMET, NOPE, KIDS IN THE HALL: COMEDY PUNKS, LUCK, RESURRECTION, and BEYOND THE INFINITE TWO MINUTES.

Direct download: TAATM_375__The_Fugitive_vs._The_Wrong_Guy.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:05pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two films set almost entirely within shopping malls: our trash pick is Kevin Smith's 1995 slacker favourite MALLRATS, and our art pick is Chantal Akerman's frothy 1986 musical GOLDEN EIGHTIES. Plus: our quick takes on THE DEER KING, PHOENIX RISING, SPIDERHEAD, and THE BLACK PHONE.

Direct download: TAATM_374__Mallrats_vs._Golden_Eighties.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 4:08pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about modern-day humans encountering prehistoric animals: our art pick is Steven Spielberg's megablockbuster JURASSIC PARK, and our trash pick is Karel Zeman's JOURNEY TO THE BEGINNING OF TIME. Plus: our quick takes on ELVIS, AFTER YANG, THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER, HUSTLE, and WOULD IT KILL YOU TO LAUGH?

Direct download: TAATM_373__Jurassic_Park_vs._Journey_To_The_Beginning_Of_Time.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:54pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films involving adult journalists who go undercover as teenagers in order to report on life in a typical American high school: Amy Heckerling's FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH, based on Cameron Crowe's nonfiction book; and NEVER BEEN KISSED, starring Drew Barrymore. Plus: our quick takes on HALFTIME, CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH, SLASH/BACK, FLUX GOURMET and MEN.

Direct download: TAATM_372__Fast_Times_At_Ridgemont_High_vs._Never_Been_Kissed.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:27pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about men forced to hide behind masks after their faces become horribly disfigured: Cameron Crowe's 2001 psychological thriller VANILLA SKY, and Sam Raimi's stylish 1990 action film DARKMAN. Plus: our quick takes on ALINE, TOP GUN: MAVERICK, CRIMES OF THE FUTURE, WE'RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD'S FAIR, and FIRE ISLAND.

Direct download: TAATM_371__Vanilla_Sky_vs._Darkman.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:40pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films from late-bloomer director Curtis Hanson: the 2000 Michael Chabon adaptation WONDER BOYS, and the 2005 Jennifer Weiner adaptation IN HER SHOES. Plus: our quick takes on THE NORTHMAN, CHIP 'N DALE: RESCUE RANGERS, THE BOB'S BURGERS MOVIE, DUAL and HATCHING. 
Direct download: TAATM_370__Wonder_Boys_vs._In_Her_Shoes.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:24am EDT

Paul and Erin review two films from the 2000s that emulate the style of films from four decades earlier: Todd Haynes' Sirkian 2002 melodrama FAR FROM HEAVEN, and Peyton Reed's 2003 Rock Hudson/Doris Day romcom pastiche DOWN WITH LOVE. Plus: our quick takes on THE BATMAN, EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE, DR. STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS, AMBULANCE and THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT.

Direct download: TAATM_369__Far_From_Heaven_vs._Down_With_Love.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about phone green-card marriages: the 2009 Sandra Bullock/Ryan Reynolds romcom THE PROPOSAL, and Ang Lee's 1993 dramedy THE WEDDING BANQUET. Plus: our quick takes on BELLE, RRR, EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE, and BULL.

Direct download: TAATM_368__The_Proposal_vs._The_Wedding_Banquet.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 8:54pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about masculinity and cattle drives: Howard Hawks' 1948 Western classic RED RIVER, starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clife; and CITY SLICKERS, Ron Underwood's 1991 comedy smash starring Billy Crystal and Jack Palance. Plus: our quick takes on TURNING RED, DEATH ON THE NILE, BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN, and X.

Direct download: TAATM_367__Red_River_vs._City_Slickers.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 10:17pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two irreverent portrayals of classical composers: Milos Forman's 1984 Oscar magnet AMADEUS; and Ken Russell's beyond-outrageous 1975 fantasia LISZTOMANIA. Plus: our quick takes on THROW DOWN, THE FALLOUT, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT COSBY, and THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD.
Direct download: TAATM_366__Amadeus_vs._Lisztomania.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about masked serial killers: Mario Bava's 1964 giallo BLOOD AND BLACK LACE, and Wes Craven's self-aware 1996 franchise-starter SCREAM. Plus: our quick takes on MATRIX RESURRECTIONS, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA: TRANSFORMANIA, SING 2, MASS, and THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH.

Direct download: TAATM_365__Blood_And_Black_Lace_vs._Scream.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:53am EDT

On this special jumbo-sized episode, Paul and Erin reveal their respective lists of the best films of 2021, as well as the year's best performances, hidden gems, and much, much more!

Direct download: TAATM_364__Year-End_MEGASODE__The_Best_Of_2021.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 10:58pm EDT