On the 105th episode of Piecing It Together, new co-host Kolby Mac joins me to talk about Queen & Slim, a love story on the run starring Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith as a couple whose first date is turned upside down after they kill a cop in self defense. Puzzle pieces include If Beale Street Could Talk, Fruitvale Station, Belly and Get Out.
On the 104th episode of Piecing It Together, new co-host Jay Ledbetter from InSession Film Podcast joins me to talk about one of the most awaited movies of the year, Rian Johnson’s Knives Out. With an insanely star studded cast, Knives Out gives Johnson the chance to not only make a classic whodunnit murder mystery, but send up the genre at the same time. Puzzle pieces include Clue, The Hateful 8, Get Out and Hot Fuzz.
On the 99th episode of Piecing It Together, Kris Krainock (our resident Stanley Kubrick expert) joins me for Doctor Sleep, the 40 years later sequel to the classic horror film The Shining. Based on a recent novel from Stephen King, Doctor Sleep and director Mike Flanagan tries to answer questions you probably never had about The Shining and expands the mythology in all kinds of new ways. Puzzle pieces include Ready Player One, It Chapter 1 & 2, The Frighteners and the Twilight series.
On the 86th episode of Piecing It Together, JC from Screen Fix Podcast joins me to discuss the horror-comedy Ready Or Not. Initially a movie I planned on skipping due to the fact that I didn’t really love it, it seems like everyone keeps talking about this silly little movie, so we figured we might as well do it. Puzzle pieces include Game Night, Get Out, You’re Next and Surviving The Game.
On the 71st episode of Piecing It Together, film-critic Josh Bell joins me for one of the most anticipated movies of the year, Ari Aster’s sophomore effort, Midsommar. It’s an insane trip into the Swedish countryside filled with lots of strangeness and an excellent central performance by Florence Pugh. Puzzle pieces include mother!, Dogville, The Witch and the films of Wes Anderson.
On the 62nd episode of Piecing It Together, returning co-host Ryan Daugherty and I discuss Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, based on the mega-popular video-game and cartoon series. The first live action entry is filled with humans and tons of Pokemon all living together, while a noir style mystery must be solved by everyone’s favorite Pokemon, Pikachu, voiced by none other than Ryan Reynolds. Puzzle pieces include Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Zootopia, Ted and Star Wars.
On the 13th episode of Piecing It Together, co-host Ryan Daugherty and I reunite, just as Tommy Wiseau & Greg Sestero of The Room do for this second volume in the Best F(r)iends saga. Best F(r)iends Volume 2 is a completely different movie than the first one, and is a finale to the story that answers some questions, raises more, and is another insane ride to add to the Tommy Wiseauniverse. Puzzle pieces (inspirations) include the films of the Coen Brothers and Quentin Tarantino, Psycho, Adaptation and Saw.