The Next Picture Show

Looking at cinema's present via its past. The Next Picture Show is a biweekly roundtable by the former editorial team of The Dissolve examining how classic films inspire and inform modern movies. Episodes take a deep dive into a classic film and its legacy in the first half, then compare and contrast that film with a modern successor in the second. Hosted and produced by Genevieve Koski, Keith Phipps, Tasha Robinson and Scott Tobias.

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#212: Men of War, Pt. 2 - 1917
Sam Mendes' long take through the trenches.
76 min
227
#211: Men of War, Pt. 1 — Gallipoli (1981)
Oscar favorite "1917" has us looking back to Peter Weir's WWI drama starring Mel Gibson.
59 min
228
#210: March Madness, Pt. 2 - Little Women (2019)
Greta Gerwig's new adpatation is bold, non-traditional—and faithful.
76 min
229
#209: March Madness, Pt. 1 - Little Women (1994)
A quintessentially 90s adaptation of the Alcott classic from director Gillian Armstrong.
63 min
230
#208: Betting Men. Pt. 2 - Uncut Gems
Finding connections to Cassavettes in the latest from the Safdie Brothers.
60 min
231
#207: Betting Men, Pt. 1 - The Killing of a Chi...
The Safdie Brothers' "Uncut Gems" inspires a look back at John Cassavettes unconventional thriller.
57 min
232
#206: Rian Johnson's Mystery Master, Pt. 2 - Kn...
Johnson's follow up to "The Last Jedi" is a crowd-pleasing, deconstructed whodunit.
73 min
233
#205: Rian Johnson's Mystery Mastery, Pt. 1 - B...
Rian Johnson has been unending expectations since his 2005 debut.
61 min
234
#204: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Pt. 2 - Marria...
Is Noah Baumbach's new divorce drama a stealth feel-good movie?
60 min
235
#203: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Pt. 1 - Kramer...
Before Baumbach's "Marriage Story" there was the '79 Oscar-winner starring Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman.
54 min
236
#202: Hitler Heil-arity, Pt. 2: Jojo Rabbit
Walking the tricky tonal tightrope with Taika Waititi.
69 min
237
#201: Hitler Heil-arity, Pt 1 - The Producers (...
With "Jojo Rabbit" currently mining Nazis for laughs, a look back at the Mel Brooks classic.
57 min
238
#200: Family Matters, Pt. 2 - Parasite
The only monsters in the Bong Joon-ho Palme d'Or-winner are inequality and greed.
71 min
239
#199: Family Matters, Pt. 1 - The Host (2006)
Bong Joon-ho's '06 monster movie is an early riff on themes in his new "Parasite."
55 min
240
#198: Watching Watchmen
Considering HBO's new "remix" of the classic Alan Moore/David Gibbon graphic novel in the age of "Joker."
54 min
241
#197: The Man Who Laughs, Pt. 2 - Joker
Becoming the clown.
69 min
242
#196: The Man Who Laughs, Pt. 1 - The Dark Knight
Considering Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning performance in light of the new "Joker."
65 min
243
#195: Vice Principles, Pt. 2 - Hustlers
The art of seduction in Lorene Scafaria's new strip club drama.
55 min
244
#194: Vice Principles, Pt. 1 - Casino
The new Hustlers recalls Scorsese's '95 gangster epic.
57 min
245
#193: Most Dangerous Games, Pt. 2 - Ready or Not
It's all fun and games until someone gets murdered.
53 min
246
#192: Most Dangerous Games, Pt. 1 - Clue
The 1985 comedy bombed on release, but has become a beloved cult classic.
54 min
247
#191: Which Side Are You On? Pt. 2 - American F...
Unions, globalism and the American Dream in the new Netflix documentary.
58 min
248
#190: Which Side Are You On? Pt. 1 - Harlan Cou...
Barbara Kopple's landmark 1976 doc kicks off a pairing of films devoted to labor struggles past and present.
53 min
249
#189: Hollywood Endings, Pt. 2 - Once Upon a Ti...
Tinsel Town circa '69 comes to vivid life in the Tarantino epic.
62 min
250
#188: Hollywood Endings, Pt. 1 - Shampoo
Hal Ashby's '75 satire shares its late 60s Hollywood setting with Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."
40 min