On the 44th episode of Piecing It Together, I’m joined for the first time by two returning co-hosts, Ryan Daugherty and Chad Clinton Freeman for a discussion of the long awaited M. Night Shyamalan movie Glass. If you’re a nerd like us you’ve been waiting 20 years for a follow-up to Unbreakable, and after 2016’s Split, all knew it was finally coming, and now it’s here… For better or worse. Puzzle pieces include Batman V Superman, Super, Eastern Promises and Take Shelter.
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Writer/Director Alfonso Cuaron tells his most personal story to date in the beautiful, touching Roma, a Netflix Original movie that I fought for months to be able to see in theaters (but more on that later, lets talk about the movie itself).
IMAX is spectacular innovation that can absolutely intensify the right kind of movie. While we usually associate it with seeing the Avengers battle it out on the biggest screen possible or being thrust into immersive views of outer space, now we can add watching Alex Honnald scale Yosemite’s 3000 foot El Capitan rock wall with no ropes in Free Solo to the list of IMAX-worthy experiences.
On the 43rd episode of Piecing It Together, new co-host Joe Black and I discuss one of the biggest movies of 2018, A Star Is Born. This is the 4th version of this classic story of one star’s ascent while her mentor goes down in flames, and quite frankly, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper knock it out of the park. Puzzle pieces include Crazy Heart, Once, and Lady Gaga’s actual career.
On this special episode of Piecing It Together, we follow up Episode 42’s discussion of indie-horror film Dry Blood by talking to writer/star/composer Clint Carney. I had met Clint at the FilmQuest Film Festival last year and when I saw the trailer for his film, I thought it would make for a great movie to cover on the show. I was really excited that he was up for a filmmaker follow-up episode.
On the 42nd episode of Piecing It Together, and first of 2019, Chad Clinton Freeman joins me to check out the indie horror film Dry Blood. I had met writer/star Clint Carney last year at a film festival and thought it would be fun to check out one of his projects on the show, and Dry Blood, a cerebral horror film was the perfect opportunity, and we’ll be doing a follow-up interview with Clint Carney next week. Puzzle pieces include Evil Dead, The Shining, Requiem For A Dream and Super Troopers.
After winning Best Picture (in one of the most memorable award announcements in recent memory) for his first high profile feature Moonlight, all eyes were on Barry Jenkins. What would he do next? Would he be able to follow it up with another groundbreaking hit? The answer is a resounding yes with If Beale Street Could Talk.
Vice is Adam McKay’s vicious take-down of the man who single handedly forced America into a never ending war with the middle east and pushed those of us who aren’t billionaires into financial ruin. Or is it simply about Dick Cheney, the dirtbag turned loving husband and father who always puts his family first no matter what? I suppose it depends on how you look at it.
As I always do, I’ve kept a running list of all the movies I saw this year… And ranked them all in order. We just did a Top 10 Movies of the Year Special Episode of the Podcast too which you definitely should listen to, but without further ado, here are all the movies I saw this year, in order (personal preference, not trying to rank them critically).
On this special episode of Piecing it Together I’m joined by returning co-hosts Josh Bell and Jason Harris to discuss our picks for the Top 10 movies of 2018. With only two movies that ended up on all three of our lists, its a great, fun conversation that gets into a ton of movies in what turned out to be a great year for cinema.