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.
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On the 131st episode of Piecing It Together, Bee Garner joins me for a fantastic sci-fi mystery that kind of came out of nowhere. The Vast Of Night, out now on Amazon Prime, is like a modern Twilight Zone episode with a great script and wonderful performances. Puzzle pieces include War Of The Worlds, the Before Trilogy, Evil Dead and Goodfellas.
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 this special episode of Piecing It Together, film-maker Joe Black joins me for a follow-up to our episode on Once Upon A Time In Hollywood to rank the nine incredible films of Quentin Tarantino. These films are events, and with the amount of excitement and ideas that Tarantino packs into each one, it makes for a great, fun conversation to even try to rank them.
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.
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.