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Trash, Art, And The Movies

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Each episode, Paul Matwychuk (film critic for CBC Radio and EIGHTEEN BRIDGES magazine), Heather Noel (owner of the alternative video store The Videodrome), and Erin Fraser (curator of the Graphic Content and Reel Family Cinema series at Metro Cinema) watch a double feature of two thematically related films, one "arty," the other "trashy," and then debate which one deserves to win the week.

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Each episode, Paul Matwychuk (film critic for CBC Radio and EIGHTEEN BRIDGES magazine), Heather Noel (owner of the alternative video store The Videodrome), and Erin Fraser (curator of the Graphic Content and Reel Family Cinema series at Metro Cinema) watch a double feature of two thematically related films, one "arty," the other "trashy," and then debate which one deserves to win the week.

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23 Ratings
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By Max Matting - Sep 25 2015
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Really intelligent but not pretentious and eager to talk about the deeper issues within the movies. One of the best movie podcast out there!

Just fun!

By Bigcatwinnemac - Jun 09 2015
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The insight of the hosts is exceptional and thought provoking, even if you don't agree and I love "opening break" segment in which they talk about current films too!

iTunes Ratings

23 Ratings
Average Ratings
21
2
0
0
0

Review

By Max Matting - Sep 25 2015
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Really intelligent but not pretentious and eager to talk about the deeper issues within the movies. One of the best movie podcast out there!

Just fun!

By Bigcatwinnemac - Jun 09 2015
Read more
The insight of the hosts is exceptional and thought provoking, even if you don't agree and I love "opening break" segment in which they talk about current films too!

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Rank #1: TAATM #256: Ready Player One vs. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

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Paul and Erin review two films about young men who view the world through the lens of their favourite videogames: Steven Spielberg's new adaptation of Ernest Cline's nerd-pandering novel READY PLAYER ONE, and Edgar Wright's 2010 film version of Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novels SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD. Plus: our quick takes on LOVE, SIMON, BLOCKERS, RAT FILM and THE ZEN DIARIES OF GARRY SHANDLING.

Apr 08 2018

1hr 36mins

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Rank #2: TAATM #297: Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? vs. Boom!

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Paul and Erin review two films co-starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor: the searing 1966 Edward Albee adaptation WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, and the campy 1968 Tennessee Williams adaptation BOOM! Plus: our quick takes on LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY, DOMINO, and HER SMELL.

Jun 17 2019

1hr 45mins

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Rank #3: TAATM #307: Saturday Night Fever vs. The Last Days Of Disco

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Erin and Paul review two films about characters whose lives revolve around discotheques: John Badham's 1977 dance drama SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, and Whit Stillman's 1998 ensemble comedy THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO. Plus: our quick takes on MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN, KNIVES OUT, THE IRISHMAN, ASH IS PUREST WHITE, and THE REPORT.

Dec 08 2019

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Rank #4: TAATM #279: Shampoo vs. Barbershop

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Erin and Paul review two films about barbers and hairstylists: Hal Ashby's 1975 satire SHAMPOO, starring Warren Beatty; and Tim Story's 2002 ensemble comedy BARBERSHOP, starring Ice Cube. Plus: our quick takes on INSTANT FAMILY, GREEN BOOK, WIDOWS and THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS.

Nov 25 2018

1hr 29mins

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Rank #5: TAATM #249: Help! vs. Spice World

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Erin and Paul review two madcap adventures featuring chart-topping pop groups: 1965's HELP!, starring the Beatles; and 1997's SPICE WORLD, starring the Spice Girls. Plus: our quick takes on the controversy-plaged Bollywood hit PADMAAVAT, David Wain's Doug Kenney biopic A FUTILE AND STUPID GESTURE, Aaron Sorkin's tale of poker and female empowerment MOLLY'S GAME, and Steven Spielberg's star-packed celebration of journalistic courage THE POST.

Feb 01 2018

1hr 35mins

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Rank #6: TAATM #280: The Piano vs. In The Cut

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Paul and Erin review two films about dangerous erotic relationships from New Zealand auteur Jane Campion: the 1993 Palme d'Or-winning period drama THE PIANO, starring Holly Hunter; and the 2003 erotic thriller IN THE CUT, starring Meg Ryan. Plus: our quick takes on RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET, THE FRONT RUNNER, CAM and THE CLOVEHITCH KILLER.

Dec 09 2018

1hr 23mins

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Rank #7: TAATM #272: Josie And The Pussycats vs. Perfect Blue

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Paul and Erin review two films about female pop stars being manipulated by sinister forces within the entertainment industry: the 2001 teen satire JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS, and Satoshi Kon's 1997 animated psychological thriller PERFECT BLUE. Plus: our quick takes on THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL, LIFE ITSELF, A SIMPLE FAVOR and MANDY.

Sep 23 2018

1hr 20mins

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Rank #8: TAATM #308: In Fabric vs. Mannequin

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Erin and Paul review two films about supernatural goings-on within department stores: Peter Strickland's bizarre new horror film IN FABRIC, and the 1987 romantic comedy MANNEQUIN. Plus: our quick takes on a wheelbarrowful of big new releases: MARRIAGE STORY, DIAMANTINO, 6 UNDERGROUND, QUEEN & SLIM, THE TWO POPES, JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL, RICHARD JEWELL, BOMBSHELL, A HIDDEN LIFE, CATS, and STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.

Dec 22 2019

1hr 45mins

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Rank #9: TAATM #285: Big vs. Awakenings

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Erin and Paul look back at two films directed by the late, great Penny Marshall: her 1988 comedy fantasy BIG, starring Tom Hanks, and her Oscar-nominated 1990 medical drama AWAKENINGS, starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro. Plus: our quick takes on ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U, THE FRONT RUNNER, THE LITTLE STRANGER and ONE CUT OF THE DEAD.

Feb 14 2019

1hr 26mins

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Rank #10: TAATM #291: Albert Nobbs vs. 101 Dalmatians (1996)

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Erin and Paul review showcasing the two extremes of Glenn Close: her 2011 passion project ALBERT NOBBS, and the 1996 live-action remake of the classic Disney cartoon 101 DALMATIANS. Plus: our quick takes on HELLBOY, MISSING LINK, PIERCING and GIRL.

Apr 14 2019

1hr 43mins

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Rank #11: TAATM #309: Year-End MEGASODE: The Best Of 2019

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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.

Jan 17 2020

3hr 9mins

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Rank #12: TAATM #296: Wanda vs. A Fish Called Wanda

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Paul and Erin review two films about female characters with the same unusual first name: Barbara Loden's 1970 landmark of independent feminist film WANDA; and Charles Crichton's 1988 farce A FISH CALLED WANDA. Plus: our quick takes on ROCKETMAN, MA, THE PERFECTION and THE UNAUTHORIZED BASH BROTHERS EXPERIENCE.

Jun 02 2019

1hr 25mins

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Rank #13: TAATM #251: Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool vs. Notting Hill

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Paul and Erin review two films about famous Hollywood movie stars falling in love with non-famous British men: FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL, starring Annette Bening as Gloria Grahame, and NOTTING HILL, starring Julia Roberts as "Anna Scott." Plus: our quick takes on BLACK PANTHER, EX LIBRIS, FIFTY SHADES FREED, MY FRIEND DAHMER and TOM OF FINLAND.

Feb 18 2018

1hr 36mins

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Rank #14: TAATM #302: The Virgin Suicides vs. The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants

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Paul and Erin review two films about sisterhood: Sofia Coppola's auspicious 1999 debut THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, and Ken Kwapis' 2005 clothing-based ensemble teen comedy-drama THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS. Plus: our quick takes on JOKER, JUDY, WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL, and PARASITE.

Oct 13 2019

1hr 36mins

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Rank #15: TAATM #288: Dumbo vs. The Greatest Showman

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Paul and Erin review two musicals set at the circus: the original 1941 Disney classic DUMBO, and Hugh Jackman's surprise 2017 smash THE GREATEST SHOWMAN. Plus: our quick takes on CAPTAIN MARVEL, EVERYBODY KNOWS, SURVIVING R. KELLY, LEAVING NEVERLAND and THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART.

Mar 17 2019

1hr 25mins

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Rank #16: TAATM #255: Love And Basketball vs. White Men Can't Jump

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Erin and Paul review two films about relationships that revolve around basketball: Gina Prince-Bythewood's 2000 romantic drama LOVE AND BASKETBALL, starring Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps; and Ron Shelton's 1992 comedy WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP, starring Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson. Plus: our quick takes on 7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE, UNSANE, THE DEATH OF STALIN, WILD WILD COUNTRY and THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE.

Mar 30 2018

1hr 16mins

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Rank #17: TAATM #294: The Natural vs. Major League

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Paul and Erin review two fondly regarded baseball pictures from the 1980s: Barry Levinson's sentimental 1984 sports fantasy THE NATURAL, starring Robert Redford; and MAJOR LEAGUE, David S. Ward's rollicking 1989 comedy, starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Wesley Snipes. Plus: our quick takes on DETECTIVE PIKACHU, LONG SHOT, VOX LUX and DESTROYER.

May 19 2019

1hr 26mins

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Rank #18: TAATM #278: After Hours vs. Adventures In Babysitting

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Erin and Paul review two mid-'80s comedies about people experiencing "one wild night" in the big, scary city: Martin Scorsese's Kafkaesque 1985 black comedy AFTER HOURS, and Chris Columbus' 1987 teen romp ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING. Plus: our quick takes on CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, SUSPIRIA, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND, THEY'LL LOVE ME WHEN I'M DEAD and HOMECOMING.

Nov 12 2018

1hr 27mins

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Rank #19: TAATM #276: Shadow Of A Doubt vs. The Stepfather

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Erin and Paul review two films about teenage girls who suspect the new father figure in their lives might actually be a serial killer: Alfred Hitchcock's 1943 classic SHADOW OF A DOUBT; and Joseph Ruben's 1987 cult B-movie THE STEPFATHER. Plus: our quick takes on THE HATE U GIVE, HALLOWEEN, THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT and CLIMAX.

Oct 26 2018

1hr 18mins

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Rank #20: TAATM #250: Downsizing vs. The Incredible Shrinking Man

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Paul and Erin review two films about normal-sized men who become very, very small: Alexander Payne's new social satire DOWNSIZING; and Jack Arnold's 1957 sci-fi classic THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN. Plus: our quick takes on MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER, THE FINAL YEAR, A FANTASTIC WOMAN and THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX, and a tribute to the late John Mahoney.

Feb 08 2018

1hr 28mins

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