Piecing It Together

An All Points West Podcast

The Lighthouse (Featuring Bee Garner)

On the 98th episode of Piecing It Together, Bee Garner joins me for a Robert Pattinson reunion of sorts (she previously was on the High Life episode) with our conversation about Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse (also starring Willem Dafoe). This A24 film starts at crazy and just goes off the rails from there, masterfully acted and shot in gorgeous black & white. Puzzle pieces include The Shining, Persona, Eraserhead and Step Brothers.

Jesus Is King (Featuring Phil A)

On this special mini episode, Phil A and I record our first impressions of the experience that was the IMAX screening of Kanye West’s Jesus Is King. Part film, part music video, part live performance… Love him or hate him, Kanye West is one of the most unique artists working today, and while the film doesn’t warrant a full length episode, it was definitely worth talking about.

Dolemite Is My Name (Featuring Josh Bell)

On the 97th episode of Piecing It Together, Josh Bell joins me to discuss the return of Eddie Murphy in the Netflix Original, Dolemite Is My Name. A crowd-pleasing biopic of Rudy Ray Moore, it’s a fun movie about making movies. Puzzle pieces include the Disaster Artist, Ed Wood, Hustle & Flow, and Black Dynamite.

Stuber (Featuring Isaac Vanegas)

On the 96th episode of Piecing It Together, Isaac Vanegas from The Broken Mug Podcast joins me to discuss the Kumail Nanjiani / Dave Bautista / Uber team-up action comedy Stuber. Is it a great movie? Not exactly. Was it hilarious? Not really. Did it have a lot of awesome action? Not particularly… But hey, it wasn’t that bad. Puzzle pieces include Lethal Weapon, Crank, Collateral and I Love You Man.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Featuring David Quinones)

On the 95th episode of Piecing It Together, my buddy David Quinones from Bird Road Podcast joins me to talk about El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. Picking up right where the beloved television series leaves off, we finally find out what happens to Jesse Pinkman, for better or worse. Puzzle pieces include Payback, Fargo, Thief and the films of Sergio Leone.

3 From Hell (Featuring Joe Black & Adam Wells)

On the 94th episode of Piecing It Together, I’m joined by returning co-hosts Joe Black and Adam Wells to talk about Rob Zombie’s latest, 3 From Hell. The epic conclusion to his horror trilogy that started with House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, it’s a grindhouse extravaganza and a somewhat surprise Fathom Events hit. Puzzle pieces include Leatherface, Mad Max, El Mariachi and Easy Rider.

Joker (Featuring Chad Clinton Freeman & Ryan Daugherty)

On the 93rd episode of Piecing It Together, I’m joined again by Chad Clinton Freeman and Ryan Daugherty to complete our trilogy of nerdy episodes by talking about Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker. Following up our conversations on Glass and Godzilla King Of The Monsters, we take on quite possibly the most divisive movie of the year. Puzzle pieces include Taxi Driver, The King Of Comedy, Fight Club and Falling Down.

Yesterday (Featuring James Anderson)

On the 92nd episode of Piecing It Together, James Anderson joins me to talk about the Danny Boyle film Yesterday, about a world in which everyone forgets The Beatles existed. Everyone except one man, who just so happens to know how to play their tunes and pretends they’re his. Puzzle pieces include Big, Across The Universe, Forrest Gump and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Ad Astra (Featuring Rico Albarracin)

On the 91st episode of Piecing It Together, Rico Albarracin from Always The Critic Podcast joins me to talk about the James Gray / Brad Pitt space epic Ad Astra. It just hit me that we made it through an entire 40 minute episode about this movie without saying the phrase “daddy issues.” Puzzle pieces include Event Horizon, Goodfellas, Ex Machina and Interstellar.

Rambo: Last Blood (Featuring David Michor)

On the 90th episode of Piecing It Together, my friend David Michor, a filmmaker and Stallone fanatic joins me to discuss the latest (and possibly last) in the Rambo series, Rambo: Last Blood. We do our best to give it the puzzle pieces treatment, but the conversation mostly goes off the rails, much like the movie itself… Puzzle pieces include Cold Pursuit, Home Alone and Halloween.