Tag: The Graduate

Licorice Pizza (Featuring Joe Black)

On the 218th episode of Piecing It Together, Joe Black joins me for a look at Paul Thomas Anderson’s 9th film, Licorice Pizza. A look back at life in Hollywood in the 70s, it’s a joyful romance that exudes the feeling of being alive. It’s also my favorite movie of the year. Puzzle pieces include Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, American Graffiti, Rushmore and Almost Famous.

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Garden State (Featuring The Lady-Wan)

On the 4th episode of Missing Pieces, The Lady-Wan from the Screen Fix Podcast joins me to talk about 2004’s Garden State. Zach Braff swings for the fences with a story he wrote, directed, produced and starred in (not to mention putting together an all-timer soundtrack), and it definitely paid off at the time… But the film and star’s reputation has taken a hit in recent years. We discuss whether it still works. Puzzle pieces include The Graduate, American Beauty, Dazed & Confused and Annie Hall.

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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.

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