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

Erin and Paul review Richard Linklater's return-to-form crime comedy HIT MAN, the action sequel BAD BOYS: RIDE OR DIE, and Chris Pine's shaggy vanity project POOLMAN. Plus: we look back at Sofia Coppola's THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, the Spanish shocker THE COFFEE TABLE and the HBO documentary series REN FAIRE.

Direct download: TAATM_445__Hit_Man___Bad_Boys__Ride_Or_Die___Poolman___Ren_Faire.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

Paul and Erin review two films about quirky non-athletic competitions: Jeffrey Blitz's warm-hearted 2002 documentary SPELLBOUND, and Christopher Guest's 2000 improvised comedy BEST IN SHOW.

Direct download: TAATM_444__Spellbound_vs._Best_In_Show.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Paul and Erin review the latest entries in the MAD MAX and PLANET OF THE APES franchises, plus the French sci-fi drama THE ANIMAL KINGDOM, the indie crime flick THE LAST STOP IN YUMA COUNTY and the cartoonish slapstick comedy HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS, as well as the TV series THE SYMPATHIZER, RIPLEY and MR. & MRS. SMITH and Jenny Nicholson's blockbuster YouTube video about the Star Wars hotel fiasco.


Paul and Erin review two films about hapless movie stunt performers: David Leitch's new action comedy THE FALL GUY, starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt; and Richard Rush's 1980 cult film THE STUNT MAN, starring Peter O'Toole.

Direct download: TAATM_442__The_Fall_Guy_vs._The_Stunt_Man.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Erin and Paul review the romantic tennis drama CHALLENGERS, the John Green adaptation TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN, Julio Torres' whimsical immigration drama PROBLEMISTA, and the buzzy arthouse entries THE TASTE OF THINGS, EVIL DOES NOT EXIST, DO NOT EXPECT TOO MUCH FROM THE END OF THE WORLD, and I SAW THE TV GLOW. Plus: we look back at the HUNGER GAMES prequel, THE GRIFTERS and THE WORLD'S GREATEST SINNER.


Erin and Paul review two films about Diane Keaton looking for love... or at least someone to share a bed with for the night: the 1977 shocker LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR, and Nancy Meyers' upscale 2003 comedy SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE.

Direct download: TAATM_440__Looking_For_Mr._Goodbar_vs._Somethings_Gotta_Give.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Paul and Erin review Alex Garland's dystopian thriller CIVIL WAR, the retro-'70s horror movie LATE NIGHT WITH THE DEVIL, and Dev Patel's revenge action drama MONKEY MAN, and weigh in on SHIN ULTRAMAN, BRANDY HELLVILLE, Paul Schrader's AFFLICTION, Steve Martin's THE LONELY GUY and the post-apocalyptic TV series FALLOUT.

Direct download: TAATM_439__Civil_War___Late_Night_With_The_Devil___Monkey_Man.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Erin and Paul review two films in which bloody hand-to-hand combat provides entertainment for the masses: Ridley Scott's 2000 Oscar-winner GLADIATOR, and George Miller and George Ogilvie's 1985 post-apocalyptic thrill ride MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME.

Direct download: TAATM_438__Gladiator_vs._Mad_Max_Beyond_Thunderdome.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Paul and Erin review the kids-TV expose QUIET ON SET, the two-part biography STEVE! (MARTIN): A DOCUMENTARY IN 2 PIECES, the wrestling saga THE IRON CLAW and new standup specials from Mike Birbiglia, Demetri Martin and Tig Notaro.


Paul and Erin review two films about identical plans to commit the perfect murder: Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 suspense classic STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, and Danny de Vito's 1987 directorial debut THROW MOMMA FROM THE TRAIN.

Direct download: TAATM_436__Strangers_On_A_Train_vs._Throw_Momma_From_The_Train.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Erin and Paul review Kristen Stewart's lesbian neo-noir LOVE LIES BLEEDING, Sydney Sweeney's nunsploitation horror movie IMMACULATE, Jake Gyllenhaal's ROAD HOUSE remake, and Luc Besson's DOGMAN. Plus: we look back at AMERICAN FICTION, SHIVA BABY, YES MADAM, WALKABOUT and COUNTDOWN.

Direct download: TAATM_435__Love_Lies_Bleeding___Immaculate___Road_House___Dogman.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Erin and Paul review two films directed by George Roy Hill: his 1982 John Irving adaptation THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP, and his 1977 hockey comedy SLAP SHOT.

Direct download: TAATM_434__The_World_According_To_Garp_vs._Slap_Shot.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Paul and Erin review Denis Villeneuve's DUNE PART TWO, THE BEEKEEPER, Ethan Coen's DRIVE AWAY DOLLS, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's ABOUT DRY GRASSES and Wim Wenders' PERFECT DAYS. We also take a curious look at THE COLOR PURPLE, RUSTIN, MERRY CHRISTMAS, DAMAGE and RIKI-OH: THE STORY OF RICKY.


Erin and Paul review two films about firefighters: Milos Forman's 1967 anti-Communist satire THE FIREMEN'S BALL, and Ron Howard's high-temperature 1991 thriller BACKDRAFT.

Direct download: TAATM_432__The_Firemens_Ball_vs._Backdraft.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Paul and Erin review a pile of new titles, including LISA FRANKENSTEIN, Jennifer Lopez' THIS IS ME... NOW, EILEEN, the hit romcom ANYONE BUT YOU, Taika Watiti's underdog sports comedy NEXT GOAL WINS and the new musical version of MEAN GIRLS. Plus: TIN CUP, SEA OF LOVE, the new season of TRUE DETECTIVE, and much more!


Erin and Paul review two films that are set in the past but which use modern-day pop songs on the soundtrack: Sofia Coppola's 2006 revisionist biopic MARIE ANTOINETTE, starring Kirsten Dunst; and Brian Helgeland's 2001 medieval underdog sports movie A KNIGHT'S TALE, starring Heath Ledger.

Direct download: TAATM_430__Marie_Antoinette_vs._A_Knights_Tale.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:22am EDT

In this jumbo-sized special episode, Paul and Erin reveal their respective picks for their favourite films of 2023, as well as the year's outstanding performances, over- and underrated titles and much, much more!

Direct download: TAATM_429__Year-End_MEGASODE__The_Best_Of_2023.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:01am EDT

Erin and Paul review two films about free-spirited chocolate makers: Mel Stuart's 1971 Roald Dahl adaptation WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, and Lasse Hallstrom's peak-Miramax 2000 romance CHOCOLAT.

Direct download: TAATM_428__Willy_Wonka_And_The_Chocolate_Factory_vs._Chocolat.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 5:00am EDT