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

Paul and Erin review new films from Hayao Miyazaki and Bradley Cooper, plus the apocalyptic thriller LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND, the Timothee Chalamet Willy Wonka prequel, and the filmed version of Taylor Swift's blockbuster Eras Tour. 


Erin and Paul review two films about men with the power to enter other people's dreams: the new Nicolas Cage puzzler DREAM SCENARIO and Wes Craven's 1984 horror classic A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET.

Direct download: TAATM_426__Dream_Scenario_vs._A_Nightmare_On_Elm_Street.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Paul and Erin review Todd Haynes' MAY DECEMBER, Emerald Fennell's SALTBURN and the hit kaiju blockbuster GODZILLA MINUS ONE, as well as Joseph Losey's SALTBURN-esque 1971 drama THE GO-BETWEEN and Richard Kelly's 2009 flopperoo THE BOX.

Direct download: TAATM_425__May_December___Saltburn___Godzilla_Minus_One.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Paul and Erin review two classic Western comedies: Mel Brooks' gleefully offensive 1974 spoof BLAZING SADDLES, and the underrated 1939 James Stewart/Marlene Dietrich vehicle DESTRY RIDES AGAIN.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Erin and Paul review the sports biopic NYAD, Alexander Payne's THE HOLDOVERS, and the Albert Brooks career retrospective DEFENDING MY LIFE.


Erin and Paul review two films inspired by footwear-centric fairytales: Powell and Pressburger's Technicolor 1948 ballet melodrama THE RED SHOES, and Andy Tennant's 1998 retelling of the Cinderella story EVER AFTER.

Direct download: TAATM_422__The_Red_Shoes_vs._Ever_After.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:12pm EST

Paul and Erin review a heaping pile of new titles: Martin Scorsese's KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, David Fincher's THE KILLER, Sofia Coppola's PRISCILLA, Errol Morris' THE PIGEON TUNNER, plus THE ROYAL HOTEL, FAIR PLAY, TALK TO ME, TOTALLY KILLER, and A HAUNTING IN VENICE. Plus: Erin reports on her trip to Frankfurt and Berlin, and Paul reviews the pre-Code melodramas NIGHT NURSE and ONE WAY PASSAGE.


Paul and Erin review two films from British madman auteur John Boorman: the 1981 retelling of the King Arthur legend EXCALIBUR, and the misbegotten 1977 horror sequel EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Direct download: TAATM_419__Carrie_vs._Matilda.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:52am EST

Erin and Paul review a pile of new theatrical releases, plus the glorious IMAX restoration of STOP MAKING SENSE, Wes Anderson's quartet of short Roald Dahl adaptations, a long-unavailable anime epic and a pair of assassination-themed Eurothrillers.


Erin and Paul review two films about underground violence leagues: David Fincher's zeitgeisty 1999 satire FIGHT CLUB, and Emma Seligman's wild new high-school comedy BOTTOMS. 

Direct download: TAATM_417__Fight_Club_vs._Bottoms.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 9:50pm EST

Erin and Paul review another crop of new movies, including the latest Shah Rukh Khan blockbuster, Randall Park's directorial debut and a pair of indie sci-fi dramas. Plus: WILD HEARTS CAN'T BE BROKEN, THE PANIC IN NEEDLE PARK, THE LADIES MAN and O. HENRY'S FULL HOUSE.


Paul and Erin review two films about "countdowns to violence": the revered 1952 Western HIGH NOON, and the 1987 cult teen comedy THREE O'CLOCK HIGH.

Direct download: TAATM_415__High_Noon_vs._Three_OClock_High.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:50pm EST

Paul and Erin review four new releases before diving into the Criterion Channel's "Noir By Gaslight" collection, reviewing two classic Amitabh Bachchan blockbusters, and marveling at a prime example of the Hong Kong "hopping vampire" genre.


Paul and Erin review two films set on Alcatraz Island: Michael Bay's 1996 action blockbuster THE ROCK, and Don Siegel's tense 1979 Clint Eastwood drama ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ.

Direct download: TAATM_413__The_Rock_vs._Escape_From_Alcatraz.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Erin and Paul review PAST LIVES, WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?, and SHIN KAMEN RIDER, and Michael Mann's novel HEAT 2 before revisiting MIAMI VICE, KLUTE, and two films each from Park Chan-Wook and Peter Greenaway.


Erin and Paul review two animated films about birds by filmmakers better known for making live-action films for grown-ups: George Miller's 2006 Oscar-winning hit HAPPY FEET, and Zack Snyder's 2010 adventure LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA'HOOLE. 


Erin and Paul review another heap of new releases, including the raunchy girls-trip comedy JOY RIDE and the Disney theme park offshoot HAUNTED MANSION, and revisit some older releases, including BACHELORETTE, CYRANO, SCARECROW and THE JERICHO MILE.


Erin and Paul dissect the two new smash-hit films at the centre of the Barbenheimer phenomenon: Greta Gerwig's pastel-hued comedy BARBIE, and Christopher Nolan's biopic OPPENHEIMER.

Direct download: TAATM_409__Barbie_vs._Oppenheimer.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:57am EST

Paul and Erin review two films from indie-cinema icon John Sayles: the sprawling 1996 Tex-Mex mystery LONE STAR, and the Sayles-scripted 1980 horror romp ALLIGATOR.

Direct download: TAATM_408__Lone_Star_vs._Alligator.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 12:57am EST

Erin and Paul review the latest entries in the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE and INDIANA JONES franchies, plus Pixar's ELEMENTAL, BIOSPHERE and THE IDOL. Also: Erin describes the delights of San Francisco!


Erin and Paul pay tribute to the late literary lion Cormac McCarthy by reviewing two films based on his writing: Billy Bob Thornton's 2000 adaptation of his novel ALL THE PRETTY HORSES is our art pick, and Ridley Scott's baroque 2013 all-star thriller THE COUNSELOR.

Direct download: TAATM_406__All_The_Pretty_Horses_vs._The_Counselor.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Paul and Erin review Wes Anderson's ASTEROID CITY, the animated spectacular SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE, Nicole Holofcener's YOU HURT MY FEELINGS, and the Jennifer Lawrence romcom NO HARD FEELINGS, as well as the new seasons of BLACK MIRROR, CLONE HIGH and DEMON SLAYER.


Erin and Paul review two films about women whose girly fashion sense obscures their sharp legal minds: our art pick is Steven Soderbergh's ERIN BROCKOVICH, starring Oscar winner Julia Roberta; and our trash pick is LEGALLY BLONDE, starring Reese Witherspoon. 

Direct download: TAATM_404__Erin_Brockovich_vs._Legally_Blonde.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:36pm EST


Erin and Paul review two films about legendary rock 'n' roll singers, and the investigations into their mysterious deaths. Our art pick is Todd Haynes' wildly imaginative 1998 riff on the '70s glam-rock scene starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Ewan McGregor and Christian Bale; and our trash pick is Martin Davidson's 1983 cult fave EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS. 

Direct download: TAATM_402__Velvet_Goldmine_vs._Eddie_And_The_Cruisers.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Paul and Erin review the new live-action version of THE LITTLE MERMAID, REALITY and RETURN TO SEOUL, catch up with PIECES OF A WOMAN and LOCAL LEGENDS, and discuss the series finale of SUCCESSION, the season finale of YELLOWJACKETS, and the new season of I THINK YOU SHOULD LEAVE.


Another roundup of recent releases and older discoveries, including AIR, LOVE AGAIN, SISU, HOW TO BLOW UP A PIPELINE, EVIL DEAD RISE and SMOKING CAUSES COUGHING.


Erin and Paul review two films about girls coming of age in New Jersey: the new Judy Blume adaptation ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME MARGARET, and Todd Solondz's 1995 cringefest WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE.


Paul and Erin review BEAU IS AFRAID, PETER PAN & WENDY, POLITE SOCIETY, JUDY BLUME FOREVER, plus a host of other new releases, streaming titles and TV series that happen to have caught our eye.


Erin and Paul review two films currently featured in the Criterion Channel's "Erotic Thrillers" collection: Curtis Hanson's 1987 Hitchcockian suspense flick THE BEDROOM WINDOW, and Paul Schrader's 1990 adaptation of Ian MacEwan's THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS.

Direct download: TAATM_397__The_Bedroom_Window_vs._The_Comfort_Of_Strangers.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 7:00am EST


Paul and Erin revisit two films about New Yorkers suffering from whimsical delusions: our art pick is Terry Gilliam's 1991 comedy/drama THE FISHER KING, and our trash pick is Anthony Harvey's 1971 unaffiliated-with-the-band cult film THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS.

Direct download: TAATM_395__The_Fisher_King_vs._They_Might_Be_Giants.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Paul and Erin review JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4, the light fantasy adventure DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES, the boxing sequel CREED III, Kirokazu Kore-eda's BROKER, and Luca Guadagnino's footwear documentary SALVATORE: SHOEMAKER OF DREAMS. Plus: DAISY JONES & THE SIX, POKER FACE, MURDER MYSTERY 2, MISSING, BULL DURHAM and SUNSHINE.


Paul and Erin review two films featuring gory bear attacks: our trash pick is COCAINE BEAR, and our art pick is the 2015 Leonardo DiCaprio adventure THE REVENANT.

Direct download: TAATM_393__Cocaine_Bear_vs._The_Revenant.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Erin and Paul review the Adam Sandler basketball flick HUSTLE, the Nan Goldin documentary ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED, the word-of-mouth animated hit PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH, the documentaries FIRE OF LOVE and TURN EVERY PAGE: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBERT CARO AND ROBERT GOTTLIEB, the Irish Oscar nominee THE QUIET GIRL, and the intersectional courtroom drama SAINT OMER.


Direct download: TAATM_391__Rocky_III_vs._Creed.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Erin and Paul review Steven Soderbergh's MAGIC MIKE'S LAST DANCE, and Oscar contenders ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT, THE WHALE, TO LESLIE, EO, and ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED, before exploring THE LAST MOVIE STARS, WHO KILLED THE KLF? and the original ROCKY.


Erin and Paul take a seat at the bar and review two films about problematic men and and their relationship with alcohol: our art pick is Alexander Payne's 2004 buddy comedy SIDEWAYS, and our trash pick is the bottle-juggling 1988 Tom Cruise hit COCKTAIL.

Direct download: TAATM_389__Sideways_vs._Cocktail.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Paul and Erin review new releases EMPIRE OF LIGHT, THE SON and KNOCK AT THE CABIN, and also weigh in on IRONFINGER, COOLEY HIGH and THE QUEEN OF SPADES.

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Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Erin and Paul review two films that depict the afterlife as a humdrum bureaucracy: Hirokazu Kore-Eda's 1998 fantasy AFTER LIFE, and Albert Brooks' 1991 comedy DEFENDING YOUR LIFE.

Direct download: TAATM_388__After_Life_vs._Defending_Your_Life.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 5:37pm EST

Paul and Erin review new releases INFINITY POOL, PATHAAN, M3GAN and TILL, and also weigh in on PAMELA: A LOVE STORY, CUNK ON EARTH, FRIEDKIN UNCUT, THE PRIZE and REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE.

Direct download: TAATM_386__Infinity_Pool___Pathaan___M3GAN___Till.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:13am EST

Paul and Erin reveal their respective lists of the 10 best movies of 2022. Plus: our favourite performances, most over- and underrated movies, and much, much more!

Direct download: TAATM_385__Year-End_MEGASODE__The_Best_Of_2022.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 8:18pm EST