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.
Be Kind Rewind
On the 23rd episode of Piecing It Together, returning co-host David Quinones and I actually do our first ever cross-over episode with our other show Bird Road Podcast by covering the politically charged Sorry To Bother You. The story centers on a man in an alternate near future (played by Atlanta’s Lakeith Stanfield) who discovers he has a special gift that will lead to a fast rise up the corporate ladder at his telemarketing job. As his career begins to take off, his friends begin to organize a protest against the corporation, and the anti-capitalism messages mix with plenty of weird dystopian imagery in this wild movie from first time writer/director Boots Riley. Puzzle pieces include the work of Charlie Kaufman and Michel Gondry, Office Space, They Live and Dope.