On the 111th episode of Piecing It Together, Catherine Gonzales joins me to talk about the Roger Deakins cinematography extravaganza that is 1917. The war film is shot in a way that makes it seem like one long take and is probably going to win Best Picture. Puzzle pieces include Birdman, Saving Private Ryan, Dunkirk and We Were Soldiers.
On the 106th episode of Piecing It Together, Chad Clinton Freeman joins me to talk about one of his favorite subjects… Shia LaBeouf and his new film Honey Boy. Directed by Alma Har’el from a story written by LaBeouf about his own life, and starring him as his own father… It’s a weird one. And a great one. Puzzle pieces include Private Parts, Adaptation, American Honey and Birdman.
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 53rd episode of Piecing It Together, Josh Bell joins me again for Vox Lux, Brady Corbet’s polarizing look at the life of a pop star (played as a young girl by Raffey Cassidy and as an adult by Natalie Portman) whose life and career is marred by tragedy. A difficult movie, but a fascinating one, Josh and I fall on totally different ends of the spectrum of opinions on the film which makes for a great conversation. Puzzle pieces include A Star Is Born, We Need To Talk About Kevin, mother! and Dogville.
On the 2nd episode of Piecing It Together, co-host Josh Bell and I discuss the new dark comedy Thoroughbreds. This Sundance 2017 hit finally got its theatrical release and is personally my favorite movie so far this year. Aside from American Psycho and Heathers (which are right on the pull-quote on the movie poster), other Puzzle Pieces mentioned include Strangers On A Train, The Witch, and Heavenly Creatures.