Tag: Kris Krainock

Annette (Featuring Kris Krainock)

On the 202nd episode of Piecing It Together, Kris Krainock joins me to talk about Leos Carax and Sparks’ bizarre new musical Annette starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard. Love it or hate it… You’re not gonna find a weirder movie this year. Puzzle pieces include Tommy, Eraserhead, The Saddest Music In The World and a bunch of Charlie Kaufman films.

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Breaking It Apart 11 – King Kong (Featuring Kris Krainock)

On the 11th episode of the special episode series called Breaking It Apart, I’m joined by Kris Krainock for an episode on everyone’s favorite overgrown ape, King Kong. This episode on the 1933 original was supposed to be recorded last year after its 77th anniversary, but was delayed after Covid-19 put a monkey wrench in our plans. But now we’re finally getting to it on the eve of the new Godzilla Vs Kong film. Puzzle pieces include Godzilla, Jurassic Park, Anaconda and Shadow of the Vampire.

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Bizzarro e Fantastico (Featuring Kris Krainock)

On this special episode of Piecing It Together, many time returning co-host Kris Krainock comes back to talk about his own new film, Bizzarro e Fantastico. It’s a thoughtful and funny meditation on death that he shot on a recent trip to Europe. We get into some puzzle pieces and the process of making this 30 minute short.

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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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92nd Academy Awards Predictions (Special Episode)

On this special episode of Piecing It Together, filmmaker Kris Krainock joins us again (as he did last year) to discuss our predictions for the upcoming 92nd Academy Awards. The Oscars are a bit under fire (what else is new) for continuing to not be diverse, but we give our predictions, hopes and some wishes for what should have been nominated.

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Uncut Gems (Featuring Kris Krainock)

On the 109th episode of Piecing It Together, Kris Krainock joins me for the first episode of 2020, a movie that was probably my #1 most anticipated of 2019… Uncut Gems. After the Safdie Brothers blew my mind with their film 2017 film Good Time, they return with an anxiety inducing story set in the NYC diamond district starring Adam Sandler. Puzzle pieces include Punch Drunk Love, Requiem For A Dream, Boiler Room and California Split.

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The Irishman (Featuring Kris Krainock)

On the 103rd episode of Piecing It Together, Kris Krainock returns to talk about some real cinema… Marin Scorsese’s The Irishman. The Netflix film is out today after a limited theatrical run (thank you Maya Cinemas and Eclipse Cinemas for showing it here in Las Vegas!) and stars Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. Puzzle pieces include Casino, First Reformed, You Were Never Really Here and Rashoman.

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Doctor Sleep (Featuring Kris Krainock)

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.

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The Last Black Man In San Francisco (Featuring Kris Krainock)

On the 83rd episode of Piecing It Together, Kris Krainock returns to the show to talk about one of his favorite movies of the year, the debut from writer/director Joe Talbot, The Last Black Man In San Francisco. This beautiful, surreal look at the effects of gentrification from A24 is one of the year’s best, most unique films. Puzzle pieces include The Royal Tenembaums, Do The Right Thing, The Florida Project and Atlanta.

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To Dust (Featuring Kris Krainock)

On the 60th episode of Piecing It Together, Kris Krainock returns with a movie we both loved and have been waiting a long time to talk about. To Dust from Director Shawn Snyder, which we saw in theaters a few months ago, finally is out on VOD. It’s the story of a Hasidic Jew whose wife dies. Grief stricken, he enlists the help of a community college professor to help him figure out what will actually, physically and biologically happen to her body when it’s buried. It’s a weird one. Puzzle pieces include A Serious Man, Election, Eraserhead and Swiss Army Man.

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Climax (Featuring Kris Krainock)

On the 54th episode of Piecing It Together, Kris Krainock joins me to talk about Gaspar Noe’s head-trip of an experience, Climax. A dance troupe in France decides to follow-up their most recent rehearsal with a little laid back dance party, but someone spiked the sangria and all hell breaks loose. Puzzle pieces include mother!, Suspiria, Possession and Event Horizon.

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