Piecing It Together Episodes

An All Points West Podcast

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.

Frances Ferguson – Bob Byington Interview (Special Episode)

On this special episode we follow up Episode 124’s conversation about Frances Ferguson with an interview with the film’s writer/director Bob Byington. Known for his bone dry indie comedies, getting to talk to Bob was awesome, especially since this movie about a woman whose life spirals after an affair with her student is one of my favorites of the year.

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.

Frozen II (Special Mini-Episode)

On this special mini-episode of Piecing It Together, David Quinones’ daughter Zoe joins me to discuss one of 2019’s biggest movies, Frozen II. We don’t really get into any puzzle pieces… And I’m not sure we exactly uncovered any particularly interesting analysis of the film, but we definitely talked about something for 10 minutes.

Bloodshot Part 2 (Special Episode Featuring My Dad)

On this special episode of Piecing It Together we follow-up our Episode 123 on Bloodshot (which is a great episode featuring Sean Malloy) with a short conversation with my dad. He’s something of a Vin Diesel expert (when he can remember the movies he’s watched), but gets a little side tracked thinking about the girl with the black hair.