On the 82nd episode of Piecing It Together, film-critic Josh Bell joins me for a movie that I never thought we’d be covering on this show… The ridiculous direct-to-video schlocky horror-comedy The VelociPastor. It’s about a pastor… Who turns into a raptor. Strap in folks, because we are DOING THIS… Puzzle pieces include Orgazmo, Kung Pow and Grindhouse cinema.
On the 77th episode of Piecing It Together, film-critic Josh Bell joins me for the hilarious dark comedy The Art of Self-Defense from writer/director Riley Stearns. It stars Jesse Eisenberg as a man who gets attacked and decides to learn to defend himself by taking karate classes… But the world of karate ends up being much different than he expected. Puzzle pieces include Fight Club, Napoleon Dynamite, The Foot Fist Way and Office Space.
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 68th episode of Piecing It Together, Josh Bell joins me for the 2nd time in a row, this time for our long awaited episode on Jordan Peele’s Us. After Get Out, the world had been waiting to see what Peele would do next, and with his somewhat convoluted but still crown-pleasing sophomore effort, he didn’t disappoint. Puzzle pieces include The Strangers, Funny Games, Halloween and C.H.U.D.
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 50th episode of Piecing It Together, Josh Bell joins me again for Overlord, one of this month’s long-lost episodes. OK it’s not that late as it only hit VOD a couple weeks ago, but the JJ Abrams produced Nazi-zombie action film which was once rumored to possibly be a Cloverfield movie is one we recorded this episode for back in November and I’m excited to finally release it. Puzzle pieces include Inglorious Basterds, Army of Darkness, Captain America: The First Avenger and Wolfenstein 3D.
On the 48th episode of Piecing It Together, returning co-host Josh Bell and I discuss Happy Death Day 2 U, the perfectly titled sequel to the surprise Blumhouse hit, Happy Death Day. After Tree spent the first one reliving the same day over and over in a time-loop slasher comedy, this time around she finds herself in an alternate reality, complete with new genres. Puzzle pieces include Aliens, Groundhog Day, Back To The Future 2 and Primer.
On this special episode of Piecing it Together I’m joined by returning co-hosts Josh Bell and Jason Harris to discuss our picks for the Top 10 movies of 2018. With only two movies that ended up on all three of our lists, its a great, fun conversation that gets into a ton of movies in what turned out to be a great year for cinema.