On the 132nd episode of Piecing It Together, film critic Caitlin Kennedy joins me to talk about Arkansas, a southern fried crime thriller that’s the writing and directing debut of comedic actor Clark Duke. Equal parts Coen Brothers and Tarantino, it’s a solid debut that wears its inspirations on its sleeve. Puzzle pieces include Pulp Fiction, Hell Or High Water, The Odyssey and No Country For Old Men.
On this special episode of Piecing It Together, Stephanie Barajas of All Rice No Beans, the restaurant podcast that I produce, joins me to talk about our five favorite food moments in movies. As two lovers of food, it was a fun crossover for us to do, especially since this whole quarantine situation we’re all living through has us unable to enjoy restaurants and food in the way we’re all used to.
On the 6th episode of the special episode series called Breaking It Apart, our resident DC and Superman expert Chad Clinton Freeman joins me to discuss Superman: The Movie. Long before Chad became obsessed with Batman V Superman, the original Superman movie was part of a wave of films that basically invented what modern blockbusters would become. Puzzle pieces include Captain Marvel, Prometheus, Ghostbusters and Disaster Movies.
On the 33rd episode of Piecing It Together, returning co-host Ryan Daugherty and I discuss Drew Goddard’s Bad Times at the El Royale. Ryan and I are obsessed with Goddard’s Cloverfield series so we jumped at the chance to cover this mystery about a group of strangers who converge on an old motel located on the California-Nevada border… And while we weren’t The Cloverfield Paradox level disappointed, we didn’t exactly love our stay at the El Royale. Puzzle pieces include every Quentin Tarantino movie, Lost, Smokin’ Aces, and No Country for Old Men.