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 the 76th episode of Piecing It Together, JD Duran from the InSession Film Podcast joins me to talk about Wild Rose, a fantastic new film about a country music singer who tries to balance launching a career with being a mother. It’s all anchored by an incredible lead performance by rising-star Jessie Buckley and some great music. Puzzle pieces include 8 Mile, Crazy Heart, Inside Llewyn Davis and The Florida Project.