Wes Anderson Films

Midsommar (Featuring Josh Bell)

On the 71st episode of Piecing It Together, film-critic Josh Bell joins me for one of the most anticipated movies of the year, Ari Aster’s sophomore effort, Midsommar. It’s an insane trip into the Swedish countryside filled with lots of strangeness and an excellent central performance by Florence Pugh. Puzzle pieces include mother!, Dogville, The Witch and the films of Wes Anderson.

Vox Lux (Featuring Josh Bell)

On the 53rd episode of Piecing It Together, Josh Bell joins me again for Vox Lux, Brady Corbet’s polarizing look at the life of a pop star (played as a young girl by Raffey Cassidy and as an adult by Natalie Portman) whose life and career is marred by tragedy. A difficult movie, but a fascinating one, Josh and I fall on totally different ends of the spectrum of opinions on the film which makes for a great conversation. Puzzle pieces include A Star Is Born, We Need To Talk About Kevin, mother! and Dogville.

Isle Of Dogs (Featuring Kris Krainock)

On the 9th episode of Piecing It Together, co-host Kris Krainock and I discuss the 9th film from Wes Anderson, the writer/director behind The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, and The Grand Budapest Hotel. A return to the stop-motion animation style he explored previously in Fantastic Mr. Fox, this film follows a pack of previously domesticated dogs who have been exiled to Trash Island off the coast of Japan in the near future. When a 12 year old boy crashes his plane on the island, they team up to help him find his dog. Puzzle pieces include the films of Akira Kurosawa, The Jungle Book, Saturday Morning Cartoons and Wes Anderson’s own filmography.

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