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Trash, Art, And The Movies

Erin Fraser & Paul Matwychuk

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Trash, Art, And The Movies

Trash, Art, And The Movies

Erin Fraser & Paul Matwychuk

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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.

Latest Episodes

Harlan County USA vs. Newsies

EPaul and Erin review two films about labour strikes: Barbara Kopple's landmark 1976 documentary HARLAN COUNTY USA, and Kenny Ortega's 1992 cult musical NEWSIES. Plus: our quick takes on ENOLA HOLMES, THE KID DETECTIVE, FREAKY, and ON THE ROCKS.

99 min1 d ago
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Harlan County USA vs. Newsies

The Fabulous Baker Boys vs. The Blues Brothers

EErin and Paul review two films about musical brother acts: Steve Kloves' bittersweet 1989 drama THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS, starring Jeff and Beau Bridges and Michelle Pfeiffer; and John Landis' stunt-filled 1980 comedy THE BLUES BROTHERS, starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. Plus: our quick takes on THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, THE WITCHES, THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7, and KAJILLIONAIRE.

108 min2 w ago
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The Fabulous Baker Boys vs. The Blues Brothers

Bram Stoker's Dracula vs. Dracula (1958)

EErin and Paul review two film adaptations of the classic 1897 horror novel DRACULA: Francis Ford Coppola's visually striking 1992 version starring Gary Oldman; and the streamlined 1958 Hammer Films version starring Christopher Lee. Plus: our quick takes on REBECCA, EMILY IN PARIS, BLACKPINK: LIGHT UP THE SKY, DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, and BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM.

116 min3 w ago
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Bram Stoker's Dracula vs. Dracula (1958)

Marty vs. Altered States

EErin and Paul review two films from iconoclastic screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky: the 1955 lonely-hearts drama MARTY, and the 1980 sci-fi headtrip ALTERED STATES. Plus: our quick takes on ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES, CHEMICAL HEARTS, A WILDERNESS OF ERROR, and DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD.

102 minOCT 18
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Marty vs. Altered States

Lady Sings The Blues vs. The Wiz

EErin and Paul review two films starring Diana Ross: the 1972 Billie Holiday biopic LADY SINGS THE BLUES; and the 1978 musical flop THE WIZ. Plus: our quick takes on FEELS GOOD MAN and ANTEBELLUM.

108 minOCT 5
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Lady Sings The Blues vs. The Wiz

Fahrenheit 451 vs. Something Wicked This Way Comes

EErin and Paul discuss two films adapted from the work of Ray Bradbury: Francois Truffaut's 1966 dystopian sci-fi drama FAHRENHEIT 451, and Jack Clayton's autumnal 1983 fantasy SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES. Plus: our quick takes on THE NEW MUTANTS, MULAN and COME DRINK WITH ME, THE OWNERS, and THE SIT-IN: HARRY BELAFONTE HOSTS THE TONIGHT SHOW.

116 minSEP 22
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Fahrenheit 451 vs. Something Wicked This Way Comes

Pink Floyd The Wall vs. Yellow Submarine

EPaul and Erin review two films inspired by the music of classic British rock bands: Alan Parker's punishing 1982 drama PINK FLOYD THE WALL, and George Dunning's trippy 1968 animated Beatles tribute YELLOW SUBMARINE. Plus: our quick takes on TENET, MULAN, CLASS ACTION PARK, BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC, and I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, and selected highlights from Fantasia Fest.

110 minSEP 8
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Pink Floyd The Wall vs. Yellow Submarine

The Swimmer vs. Million Dollar Mermaid

EPaul and Erin review two films about swimmers: Frank Perry's 1968 John Cheever adaptation THE SWIMMER, starring Burt Lancaster; and Mervyn LeRoy's 1952 biopic MILLION DOLLAR MERMAID, starring Esther Williams. Plus: our quick takes on THE HIGH NOTE, FOSSE/VERDON, HOST and BOYS STATE.

99 minAUG 24
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The Swimmer vs. Million Dollar Mermaid

Cinema Paradiso vs. Matinee

Paul and Erin discuss two films about young boys befriending middle-aged men in the movie business: Giuseppe Tornatore's Oscar-winning 1988 tearjerker CINEMA PARADISO, and Joe Dante's 1993 comedy MATINEE. Plus: our quick takes on THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY, RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE, AN AMERICAN PICKLE, AMULET, SHE DIES TOMORROW, and THE RENTAL.

110 minAUG 11
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Cinema Paradiso vs. Matinee

The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes vs. The Great Mouse Detective

EErin and Paul investigate two riffs on Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories: Billy Wilder's 1970 adventure THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, and the 1986 Disney animated feature THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE. Plus: our quick takes on THE OLD GUARD, FIRST COW, PALM SPRINGS and I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK.

115 minJUL 27
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The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes vs. The Great Mouse Detective

Latest Episodes

Harlan County USA vs. Newsies

EPaul and Erin review two films about labour strikes: Barbara Kopple's landmark 1976 documentary HARLAN COUNTY USA, and Kenny Ortega's 1992 cult musical NEWSIES. Plus: our quick takes on ENOLA HOLMES, THE KID DETECTIVE, FREAKY, and ON THE ROCKS.

99 min1 d ago
Comments
Harlan County USA vs. Newsies

The Fabulous Baker Boys vs. The Blues Brothers

EErin and Paul review two films about musical brother acts: Steve Kloves' bittersweet 1989 drama THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS, starring Jeff and Beau Bridges and Michelle Pfeiffer; and John Landis' stunt-filled 1980 comedy THE BLUES BROTHERS, starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. Plus: our quick takes on THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, THE WITCHES, THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7, and KAJILLIONAIRE.

108 min2 w ago
Comments
The Fabulous Baker Boys vs. The Blues Brothers

Bram Stoker's Dracula vs. Dracula (1958)

EErin and Paul review two film adaptations of the classic 1897 horror novel DRACULA: Francis Ford Coppola's visually striking 1992 version starring Gary Oldman; and the streamlined 1958 Hammer Films version starring Christopher Lee. Plus: our quick takes on REBECCA, EMILY IN PARIS, BLACKPINK: LIGHT UP THE SKY, DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, and BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM.

116 min3 w ago
Comments
Bram Stoker's Dracula vs. Dracula (1958)

Marty vs. Altered States

EErin and Paul review two films from iconoclastic screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky: the 1955 lonely-hearts drama MARTY, and the 1980 sci-fi headtrip ALTERED STATES. Plus: our quick takes on ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES, CHEMICAL HEARTS, A WILDERNESS OF ERROR, and DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD.

102 minOCT 18
Comments
Marty vs. Altered States

Lady Sings The Blues vs. The Wiz

EErin and Paul review two films starring Diana Ross: the 1972 Billie Holiday biopic LADY SINGS THE BLUES; and the 1978 musical flop THE WIZ. Plus: our quick takes on FEELS GOOD MAN and ANTEBELLUM.

108 minOCT 5
Comments
Lady Sings The Blues vs. The Wiz

Fahrenheit 451 vs. Something Wicked This Way Comes

EErin and Paul discuss two films adapted from the work of Ray Bradbury: Francois Truffaut's 1966 dystopian sci-fi drama FAHRENHEIT 451, and Jack Clayton's autumnal 1983 fantasy SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES. Plus: our quick takes on THE NEW MUTANTS, MULAN and COME DRINK WITH ME, THE OWNERS, and THE SIT-IN: HARRY BELAFONTE HOSTS THE TONIGHT SHOW.

116 minSEP 22
Comments
Fahrenheit 451 vs. Something Wicked This Way Comes

Pink Floyd The Wall vs. Yellow Submarine

EPaul and Erin review two films inspired by the music of classic British rock bands: Alan Parker's punishing 1982 drama PINK FLOYD THE WALL, and George Dunning's trippy 1968 animated Beatles tribute YELLOW SUBMARINE. Plus: our quick takes on TENET, MULAN, CLASS ACTION PARK, BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC, and I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, and selected highlights from Fantasia Fest.

110 minSEP 8
Comments
Pink Floyd The Wall vs. Yellow Submarine

The Swimmer vs. Million Dollar Mermaid

EPaul and Erin review two films about swimmers: Frank Perry's 1968 John Cheever adaptation THE SWIMMER, starring Burt Lancaster; and Mervyn LeRoy's 1952 biopic MILLION DOLLAR MERMAID, starring Esther Williams. Plus: our quick takes on THE HIGH NOTE, FOSSE/VERDON, HOST and BOYS STATE.

99 minAUG 24
Comments
The Swimmer vs. Million Dollar Mermaid

Cinema Paradiso vs. Matinee

Paul and Erin discuss two films about young boys befriending middle-aged men in the movie business: Giuseppe Tornatore's Oscar-winning 1988 tearjerker CINEMA PARADISO, and Joe Dante's 1993 comedy MATINEE. Plus: our quick takes on THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY, RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE, AN AMERICAN PICKLE, AMULET, SHE DIES TOMORROW, and THE RENTAL.

110 minAUG 11
Comments
Cinema Paradiso vs. Matinee

The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes vs. The Great Mouse Detective

EErin and Paul investigate two riffs on Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories: Billy Wilder's 1970 adventure THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, and the 1986 Disney animated feature THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE. Plus: our quick takes on THE OLD GUARD, FIRST COW, PALM SPRINGS and I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK.

115 minJUL 27
Comments
The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes vs. The Great Mouse Detective
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