Piecing It Together

A good movie is the result of a large number of people both in front of and behind the camera combining to create a piece of art… But what about the movies that came before that inspired those filmmakers to make the movie? On Piecing It Together we figure out what the clear (and not so clear) influences were that make up the movies we love.

The Vast Of Night (Featuring Bee Garner)

On the 131st episode of Piecing It Together, Bee Garner joins me for a fantastic sci-fi mystery that kind of came out of nowhere. The Vast Of Night, out now on Amazon Prime, is like a modern Twilight Zone episode with a great script and wonderful performances. Puzzle pieces include War Of The Worlds, the Before Trilogy, Evil Dead and Goodfellas.

Capone (Featuring Michael Keene)

On the 130th episode of Piecing It Together, filmmaker Michael Keene returns to the podcast to talk about one of 2020’s most infamous movies, Josh Trank’s Capone. Starring Tom Hardy as the famous gangster in his last dimentia riddled year of his life… It’s a weird one and we’ve got lots to talk about. Puzzle pieces include The Irishman, The Shining, Shutter Island and The Others.

Z (Featuring Josh Bell)

On the 129th episode of Piecing It Together, Josh Bell joins us again (twice in one week, third this month!) to talk about a film from Las Vegas based filmmaker Brandon Christensen. Z starts off squarely in the creepy kid with an imaginary friend horror sub-genre and then takes some unexpected turns. Puzzle pieces include The Babadook, New Nightmare, The Omen and Drop Dead Fred.

Gretel & Hansel (Featuring Josh Bell)

On the 128th episode of Piecing It Together, Josh Bell stops by to talk about one of the most unique and stylish horror movies of the year, Gretel & Hansel. This re-imagining of the classic children’s tale is one of the best movies I saw in the theater this year (before they all closed due to the Coronavirus) and is finally out now for rent. Puzzle pieces include The Witch, The Shining, The Cell and Mandy.

Greed (Featuring Joe Black)

On the 127th episode of Piecing It Together, Joe Black joins me to talk about one of the last movies I watched in the theater before Coronavirus closed everything, Greed. A hilarious satire that takes down the 1%, it’s a timely movie that just came out on VOD last week. Puzzle pieces include the films of Christopher Guest, The Big Short, Vice Principals, and Bruno.

Banana Split (Featuring Jason Harris)

On the 126th episode of Piecing It Together, Jason Harris joins me for another female led high school buddy comedy (after our previous episode on Booksmart), Banana Split. It’s a really funny, sweet coming-of-age story that deserves a lot more attention than it’s getting. Puzzle pieces include Ghost World, Up, Ingrid Goes West and I Love You, Man.

Selah and The Spades (Featuring Josh Bell)

On the 125th episode of Piecing It Together, Josh Bell stops by to talk about a stylish, unique debut from filmmaker Tayarisha Poe, the Amazon Original Selah and the Spades. It’s a film that flips the high school movie sub-genre by blending it with an almost organized crime style story. Puzzle pieces include Brick, Donnie Brasko, Rushmore and Mean Girls.

Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (Featuring Rico Albarracin)

On the 5th installment of our Missing Pieces series, Rico Albarracin joins me to talk about Edgar Wright’s 2010 comic book adaptation Scott Pilgrim Vs The World. A celebration of nerd culture, it’s become a cult hit over time, even if audiences didn’t immediately respond to the film or its soon to be hugely famous cast at the time. Puzzle pieces include Speed Racer, 500 Days Of Summer, Sin city and The Wizard.

Frances Ferguson (Featuring Chad Clinton Freeman)

On the 124th episode of Piecing It Together, Chad Clinton Freeman joins me to talk about one of my favorite movies of this very weird year… the very weird Frances Ferguson. The story of a woman who throws it all away by way of an affair with her student, it’s uncomfortable, weird and a lot of people were very offended by it… but I loved it. Puzzle pieces include To Die For, Daria, Fight Club and Orange Is The New Black.

Bloodshot (Featuring Sean Malloy)

On the 123rd episode of Piecing It Together, Sean Malloy, a guy who knows a thing or two about action movies stops by to talk about Vin Diesel’s latest attempt at an action franchise, Bloodshot. Based on the Valiant Comic, the film opened the weekend the Coronavirus closed all theaters, which combined with abysmal reviews dashed any hopes of a new cinematic universe. But we covered it anyway. Puzzle pieces include Deadpool, Universal Soldier, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.