On the 120th episode of Piecing It Together, Joe Black joins me to talk about one of his favorite actors, Ben Affleck, and his new film The Way Back. An inspirational drama from writer/director Gavin O’Connor, The Way Back tells the story of an alcoholic who finds the way to recovery through coaching a high school basketball team. Puzzle pieces include Hoosiers, Yes Man, Half Nelson and A Star Is Born.
A Star Is Born
On the 84th episode of Piecing It Together, Jason Harris returns to the show to talk about a movie that’s set to the music of one of his favorite people in the world – Blinded By The Light and the music of Bruce Springsteen. It’s a sweet, crowd-pleaser that is as much about Springsteen as it is about finding your voice as a writer and connecting with something universal. Puzzle pieces include A Star Is Born, Billy Elliot, 8 Mile and Little Miss Sunshine.
On the 76th episode of Piecing It Together, JD Duran from the InSession Film Podcast joins me to talk about Wild Rose, a fantastic new film about a country music singer who tries to balance launching a career with being a mother. It’s all anchored by an incredible lead performance by rising-star Jessie Buckley and some great music. Puzzle pieces include 8 Mile, Crazy Heart, Inside Llewyn Davis and The Florida Project.
On the 67th episode of Piecing It Together, Josh Bell joins me to discuss Her Smell, the newest collaboration between writer/director Alex Ross Perry and actress Elizabeth Moss. Moss stars as a self-destructive rock star who alienates everyone in her life, as well as some viewers (although Josh loved it). Puzzle pieces include Vox Lux, A Star Is Born, There Will Be Blood and Last Days.
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.