Tag: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

The Father (Featuring Robert Yaniz Jr.)

On the 176th episode of Piecing It Together, Robert Yaniz Jr. joins me to talk about the heartbreaking puzzle box that is Florian Zeller’s The Father. Featuring an Academy-Award nominated performance by Anthony Hopkins, it’s a stunning and disorienting portrait of dementia that places you in the shoes of its protagonist. Puzzle pieces include Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Memento, mother! and Relic.

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Our Friend (Featuring Josh Raynor)

On the 166th episode of Piecing It Together, I’m joined by Josh Raynor from Merc With A Movie Blog joins me to talk about the heartbreaking but sweet drama Our Friend about the real-life story of a family dealing with cancer who gets some much needed help from a good friend. Puzzle pieces include 50/50, I Love You Man, The Bucket List and the Upside.

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Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (Featuring Catherine Gonzales)

On the 7th installment of our Missing Pieces series, Catherine Gonzales joins me to discuss one of the best movies… ever. The Charlie Kaufman written, Michel Gondry directed Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. This is our 3rd Charlie Kaufman project in a month, which makes me very happy. Puzzle pieces include Annie Hall, Memento, Punch-Drunk Love and 500 Days Of Summer.

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I’m Thinking Of Ending Things (Featuring Kris Krainock)

On the 143rd episode of Piecing It Together, Kris Krainock joins me to follow-up our discussion about Charlie Kaufman’s novel Antkind with some more Charlie Kaufman… His new Netflix Original I’m Thinking Of Ending Things. Yes, things get weird… But I think we do a pretty good job of navigating the weirdness. Puzzle pieces include No Country For Old Men, The Cable Guy, Eraserhead and The Shining.

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Antkind: A Novel (Featuring Kris Krainock)

On the 137th episode of Piecing It Together, we do something that we’ve never done before… Cover a book! But it’s not that surprising that I’d want to talk about Charlie Kaufman’s first novel on the show, considering he’s the writer of my favorite movie Adaptation and a number of other films I love. Joining me is returning co-host Kris Krainock who did a great job of filling in the literary gaps with some puzzle pieces I’d have never been able to come up with unless I had another decade or two to read some more books… Did I mention I’m a slow reader?

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Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (Featuring Rico Albarracin)

On the 5th installment of our Missing Pieces series, Rico Albarracin joins me to talk about Edgar Wright’s 2010 comic book adaptation Scott Pilgrim Vs The World. A celebration of nerd culture, it’s become a cult hit over time, even if audiences didn’t immediately respond to the film or its soon to be hugely famous cast at the time. Puzzle pieces include Speed Racer, 500 Days Of Summer, Sin city and The Wizard.

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Bloodshot (Featuring Sean Malloy)

On the 123rd episode of Piecing It Together, Sean Malloy, a guy who knows a thing or two about action movies stops by to talk about Vin Diesel’s latest attempt at an action franchise, Bloodshot. Based on the Valiant Comic, the film opened the weekend the Coronavirus closed all theaters, which combined with abysmal reviews dashed any hopes of a new cinematic universe. But we covered it anyway. Puzzle pieces include Deadpool, Universal Soldier, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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The Farewell (Featuring Liz Shannon Miller)

On the 80th episode of Piecing It Together, film-critic Liz Shannon Miller joins me to discuss Lulu Wang’s The Farewell. This A24 film invites you into a beautiful Chinese family’s lives when the grandmother is diagnosed with cancer, but Chinese culture dictates that no one should tell her. It’s a film that reminds you just how important family is. Puzzle pieces include The Joy Luck Club, Little Miss Sunshine, Crazy Rich Asians and Catch Me If You Can.

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Captain Marvel (Featuring James Baker)

On the 52nd episode of Piecing It Together, James Baker from Pop Cult Net joins me to discuss the 21st entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel. Brie Larson stars as the bad-ass superhero with the power to finally stop the ultimate bad guy Thanos in Avengers Endgame… Coming soon to a theater near you. Puzzle pieces include Wonder Woman, Rocky, The Matrix and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.

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Serenity (Featuring Kristen Lopez)

On the 46th episode of Piecing It Together, I’m joined by a new co-host, film-critic Kristen Lopez to discuss what will almost certainly go down as the craziest movie of 2019… Serenity. This noir-tinged story about a tuna-hunting boat captain (Matthew McConaughey) who is asked by his ex (Anne Hathaway) to murder her husband, goes in bonkers directions you’ll never see coming, all while going off the rails in glorious ways. Puzzle pieces include Interstellar, True Detective, The Breaking Point and Lawnmower Man.

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