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Darrell Taylor and Chris Kipiniak are geeks with very different tastes. Join them as they watch and discuss, not movies, but cinema: foreign, artsy-fartsy, independent film, and whatever other weird stuff you won't find in your local multiplex.

Arts and Crap Darrell Taylor & Chris Kipiniak

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Darrell Taylor and Chris Kipiniak are geeks with very different tastes. Join them as they watch and discuss, not movies, but cinema: foreign, artsy-fartsy, independent film, and whatever other weird stuff you won't find in your local multiplex.

    Arts and Crap ep 24 My Winnipeg

    Arts and Crap ep 24 My Winnipeg

    BACK! BY (what should have been) POPULAR DEMAND! The ARTS AND CRAP crew make Darrell "Anti-Life" Taylor take another bite at the maple-flavored apple that is the oeuvre of Canadian avant-garde auteur , Guy "One of the greatest film directors in history" Maddin! Long-time listeners know we covered Maddin's feature debut, TALES FROM THE GIMLI HOSPITAL, in episode 5 and Darrell was . . . not happy. After viewing this 2007 masterpiece, which starred Ann Savage (What a woman!, Two-man Submarine, Saved by the Bell), and Lewis Negin (Sissy-Boy Slap-Party, The Forbidden Room), did Darrell revise his opinion of the celebrated cinematic innovator? Or is he still a friggin' idiot?*

    Also, what did Sheila "Friend of the Working Man" Villari think? And why does Chris "Kindness, love, butterflies, rainbows, peace, and stuff" Kipiniak put up with either of them? Listen . . . and find out!

    *Darrell Taylor did not approve this message

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    • 56 min
    Arts and Crap ep 23 The shorts episode!

    Arts and Crap ep 23 The shorts episode!

    The shorts episode! No, we're not talking summer fashions,we're talking short films!

    Darrell and Chris discuss the 2016 Academy Award Nominated Animated and Live Action Shorts (it was originally supposed to be just the animated shorts, but SOMEONE doesn't read his e-mail correctly and watched the wrong damn thing . . . )!

    The Animated shorts included Pixar's Sanjay's Super Team, the Russian buddy-astronaut short We Can't Live Without Cosmos, the Chiliean film Bear Story, World of Tomorrow by Don Hertzfeldt, and Prologue which includes . . . well, I don't want to spoil it. Live action shorts were the comedy Ave Maria, the war story Day One, the family drama Everything Will Be Okay, war through the eyes of a child in Shok, and the romance Stutterer.

    Did you see any? Did our picks win? Listen and find out!

    Which were our favorites

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Arts and Crap ep 22 CHI-RAQ

    Arts and Crap ep 22 CHI-RAQ

    This week's selection was chosen by you, the listeners, and your hectoring e-mails! The A&C crew takes a trip to CHI-RAQ, the 2015 Spike Lee collaboration with writers Kevin Wilmott and Aristophanes. It's a retelling of a piece of ancient Greek agit-prop theater, LYSISTRATA, about woman organizing to withhold . . . you know . . . ESS-EEE-ECKS . . . until their men stop a war, updated to modern day Chicago.


    It stars Nick Cannon (NICK CANNON PRESENTS: WILD'N OUT, NICK CANNON'S BIG SURPRISE), Teyonah Parris (DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, EMPIRE CORNER), and the guy from BLADE who played Blade, Wesley Snipes.

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Arts and Crap ep 21 Brooklyn

    Arts and Crap ep 21 Brooklyn

    BROOKLYN is not a movie about overpriced artisanal pickles or self-satisfied smirks curling underneath twee facial hair configurations. Instead, it’s a study of self-determination as shown through the story of a young woman coming to America from Ireland in the 1950s. (spoiler alert: it’s a wonderful film!)



    It stars Saoirse Ronan (The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, Muppets Most Wanted) and Domhnall Gleeson (Anything in 2014 or 2015 . . . Name it, he’s in it . . . ) and has a screenplay by Nick Hornby (High Fidelity – the novel, not the screenplay, though the screenplay was based on his novel).



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    E-mail your thoughts, your grandmother’s anecdotes about delousings at Ellis Island, or suggestions of things you’d like us to talk about to:

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    • 53 min
    Arts and Crap ep 20 The Danish Girl

    Arts and Crap ep 20 The Danish Girl

    Aaaaand we’re back . . . This week, the crew discusses THE DANISH GIRL, Tom Hooper’s period drama exploring love, marriage, and self, as well as – oh yeah – gender reassignment surgery in the early 20th century. The movie is based on a novel which is kinda sorta inspired by the true story of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener.



    Oscar winner Tom Hooper (EastEnders: The Mitchells – Naked Truths) directs Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (Animal Ark, Doctors) in hopes of being Oscar winners again!



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    • 56 min
    Arts and Crap ep 19 IN THE SOUNDLESS AWE

    Arts and Crap ep 19 IN THE SOUNDLESS AWE

    On a very special arts and crap, we go to the "thee-uh-tuh" (must be said in British accent)! Chris Kipiniak (Love Life, writer of BEHEMOTH from Monkeybrain comics, co-host of Arts and Crap) is performing in the play IN THE SOUNDLESS AWE, by Jayme McGhan, Andy Pederson directed by Sarah Norris about the worst Naval Disaster in U.S. History, the sinking of the U.S.S Indianapolis. Darrell came and saw. Did he love it? Or was he content to heckle and throw pretzels at the stage? Before that we talk about some of the tv/films we have been watching like the Netflix show Master of None by Aziz Ansari and Beast of No Nation from director Cary Joji Fukunaga

    The show is produced by the New Light Theater Project (http://www.newlighttheaterproject.com/ ) at the Access Theater in New York, throughDecember 12.

    We discuss the play's themes, the difficulty of adaptation, and why oh why you haven't heard from us in a while.

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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

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Brilliant

This is a cool switch. This podcast reviews films that are not mainstream that I am interested in. Even if you think you won't like the films, the interactions between the two hosts is great. Impress your friends - listen to the podcast so you can talk about some cool films...

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