Piecing It Together

An All Points West Podcast

Jay & Silent Bob Reboot (Featuring Joe Black & Adam Wells)

On the 113th episode of Piecing It Together, Joe Black and Adam Wells return to the podcast for a conversation about all things Kevin Smith, touching on lots of moments from throughout his View Askewniverse right up until the brand new Jay & Silent Bob Reboot. We recorded this back when the film was toured around the country and it’s now finally out on VOD. Puzzle pieces include O Brother Where Art Thou?, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Dumb & Dumber 2 and of course… Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back.

Terminator: Dark Fate (Featuring Brian Garth)

On the 112th episode of Piecing It Together, Brian Garth from the band Black Camaro returns to the show… This time in a private meeting room in the West Sahara Library to talk about Terminator: Dark Fate, recording directly into his monstrous digital creation known as The Monarch. It’s kind of a weird episode, but bringing Arnold Schwarzenegger back to play an old man version of the Terminator makes this a weird movie to talk about. Puzzle pieces include Halloween, Mission: Impossible Fallout, Ghostbusters: Answer The Call and all the previous Terminator movies.

1917 (Featuring Catherine Gonzales)

On the 111th episode of Piecing It Together, Catherine Gonzales joins me to talk about the Roger Deakins cinematography extravaganza that is 1917. The war film is shot in a way that makes it seem like one long take and is probably going to win Best Picture. Puzzle pieces include Birdman, Saving Private Ryan, Dunkirk and We Were Soldiers.

Cats (Featuring Joe Black)

On the 110th episode of Piecing It Together, Joe Black, quite possibly the only man with Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of Cats in his Top 10 Films of 2019 list, joins me to talk about this can’t-look-away train-wreck of a film. I call it a train-wreck, but really, I kind of also loved it for what it is… Pure madness. Puzzle pieces include The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Avatar, Meet The Feebles and Rent.

Top 10 Films Of The Decade (Special Episode)

On this special episode of Piecing It Together, Josh Bell from Awesome Movie Year joins me to countdown our Top 10 Favorite Films of the Decade. Yes, the decade… It’s quite the undertaking to try to even remember the hundreds of movies I’ve seen in the last ten years, let alone try to come up with a meaningful ranking of them… But we did it.

Uncut Gems (Featuring Kris Krainock)

On the 109th episode of Piecing It Together, Kris Krainock joins me for the first episode of 2020, a movie that was probably my #1 most anticipated of 2019… Uncut Gems. After the Safdie Brothers blew my mind with their film 2017 film Good Time, they return with an anxiety inducing story set in the NYC diamond district starring Adam Sandler. Puzzle pieces include Punch Drunk Love, Requiem For A Dream, Boiler Room and California Split.

2019 Movies – A Full Ranking

It’s that time of year again… Time to rank ALL the new release movies I saw in 2019. It’s a somewhat silly thing to attempt and quite frankly, once you get past #20, it all becomes kind of meaningless… But it’s always a fun thing to do.

Top 10 Films of 2019 (Special Episode)

On this special episode of Piecing It Together, Josh & Jason from Awesome Movie Year stop by to countdown the Top 10 movies of 2019. Continuing a tradition we began all the way back in 2018, we countdown our favorites as well as some favorite movie moments of the year.

Bombshell (Featuring Heidi Kyser)

On the 108th episode of Piecing It Together, journalist Heidi Kyser joins me to talk about Bombshell, the story of Megyn Kelly, Gretchen Carlson and sexual harassment at Fox News. It’s a heavy topic but Jay Roach managed to balance the incredibly accurate performances from the likes of Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman with a story that needed to be told. Puzzle pieces include Vice, The Post and Broadcast News.

Top 10 Film Scores Of The Decade (Special Episode)

On this special episode of Piecing It Together, one of my oldest friends and fellow composer TJ Kross joins me to talk about our picks for the best Film Scores of the decade. This is a very special episode for me because I spent most of this decade chasing the dream of being a film music composer, so it’s obviously a subject near and dear to my heart.