Tag: Little Miss Sunshine

CODA (Featuring Ryan Pak)

On the 232nd episode of Piecing It Together, Ryan Pak from Soundtrack Your Life joins me to discuss this year’s Oscar winner for Best Picture, CODA. The story of a young woman who becomes interested in singing, causing tension with her deaf parents. It’s a crowd pleaser, even if I didn’t exactly like it the first time around (I liked it more on rewatch). Puzzle pieces include Little Miss Sunshine, Lady Bird, School of Rock and Minari.

Read More

Peacemaker (Just The Opening Credits) (Featuring Pete Abeyta)

On the 225th episode of Piecing It Together, Pete Abeyta from Middle Class Film Class joins me for an episode unlike anything we’ve ever done before… We’re talking about just the opening credits of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad spin-off series Peacemaker. It’s a very ridiculous episode. Puzzle pieces include Napoleon Dynamite, Austin Powers, Little Miss Sunshine and Midsommar.

Read More

Red Rocket (Featuring Jay Ledbetter)

On the 217th episode of Piecing It Together, film critic Jay Ledbetter joins me for a wild one… Sean Baker’s latest Red Rocket is about a fading porn star played by Simon Rex who tries to start over. He just may be the worst character in any movie this year, and the film is fascinating. Puzzle pieces include Good Time, Lolita, American History X and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

Read More

The Mitchells Vs The Machines (Featuring Josh Stifter)

On the 182nd episode of Piecing It Together, filmmaker Josh Stifter joins me to talk about Sony Pictures Animation’s latest, The Mitchells Vs The Machines, out now on Netflix. It’s one of the most fun movies of the year so far, and a real film lovers film. Puzzle pieces include Be Kind Rewind, Little Miss Sunshine, 2001 and Lady Bird.

Read More

The Peanut Butter Falcon (Featuring Chad Clinton Freeman)

On the 85th episode of Piecing It Together, Chad Clinton Freeman returns to the show to talk about the sweetest movie you’ll see this year, The Peanut Butter Falcon. A man with downs syndrome escapes from a hospital and goes on the run with a southern Shia LeBeouf as they travel the country to enroll in wrestling school. Puzzle pieces include Hunt For The Wilderpeople, Swiss Army Man, Wizard of Oz and Into The Wild.

Read More

Blinded By The Light (Featuring Jason Harris)

On the 84th episode of Piecing It Together, Jason Harris returns to the show to talk about a movie that’s set to the music of one of his favorite people in the world – Blinded By The Light and the music of Bruce Springsteen. It’s a sweet, crowd-pleaser that is as much about Springsteen as it is about finding your voice as a writer and connecting with something universal. Puzzle pieces include A Star Is Born, Billy Elliot, 8 Mile and Little Miss Sunshine.

Read More

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.

Read More

Green Book (Featuring Kris Krainock)

On the 39th episode of Piecing It Together, Kris Krainock joins me for a second time in a row to discuss Green Book. The fantastic true story of Jazz pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) and his Italian driver (Viggo Mortenson) in the 1960s shines a light on a familiar story of racial tensions that’s perfectly balanced by comedy-director Peter Farrely. Puzzle pieces include Driving Miss Daisy, The Blind Side, Little Miss Sunshine and A Bronx Tale.

Read More

Eighth Grade (Featuring Jason Harris)

On the 25th episode of Piecing It Together, first time co-host Jason Harris and I discuss Eighth Grade, the sometimes hilarious, sometimes heart-felt new film from A24. The film from comedian and first time writer/director Bo Burnham follows 13 year old Kayla as she deals with Eighth Grade, growing up in today’s world and the always scary onset of High School, all while continuing to grow her YouTube video series. Puzzle pieces include Welcome to the Dollhouse, American Pie, Ingrid Goes West and The Squid & The Whale.

Read More
Loading

Newsletter

Recent Tweets @piecingpod