Episode 14 – First Reformed / You Were Never Really Here

On the 14th episode of Piecing It Together, returning co-host Kris Krainock and discuss two movies (a first for this show) that not only happen to be two of the best movies of the year so far, but they both share a very important puzzle piece in the classic film Taxi Driver. First Reformed was written & directed by Paul Schrader (who of course also wrote Taxi Driver) and deals with a pastor played by Ethan Hawke who begins to spiral out of control from the pressure of trying to balance the political desires of the church and what he knows in his heart God would think is the right way to live in this world. You Were Never Really Here was written & directed by Lynne Ramsay and follows a man played by Joaquin Phoenix whose life has been defined by violence as he attempts to rescue a young girl from a life of sex trafficking while the effects of all that violence begin to take a toll on him.  Aside from Taxi Driver, other puzzle pieces include Diary of a Country Priest, mother!, A History of Violence and Ordet.

As always, SPOILER ALERT for both First Reformed and You Were Never Really Here (and any other movies we discussed)!
https://a24films.com/films/first-reformed
https://www.youwereneverreallyhere.movie/

Kris Krainock is a filmmaker and film fan who hosts Cinemondays, a weekly film event here in Las Vegas. Check out info on upcoming editions of Cinemondays at https://www.facebook.com/Cinemondays/

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About the Author
David Rosen is an award-winning music composer and producer who composes music for film and TV as well as his albums of instrumental music. He also hosts the Piecing It Together podcast and is the co-host of the Bird Road Podcast here on the All Points West Network.

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