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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#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
252
#187: Man Up, Pt. 2 - The Art of Self-Defense
Jesse Eisenberg and Alessandro Nivola bring Fight Club to the dojo in the new black comedy from director Riley Stearn ("Faults"s.
58 min
253
#186: Man Up, Pt. 1 - Fight Club
Fincher's film was divisive in '99, but looks prescient today.
55 min
254
#185: Print the Legend, Pt. 2 - Rolling Thunder...
Fact and fiction tangle up in Scorsese's new Dylan doc.
51 min
255
#184: Print the Legend, Pt. 1 - Velvet Goldmine
Bowie fact and Bowie fiction in Todd Haynes' cult film.
49 min
256
#183: Galaxy Defenders, Pt. 2 - Men in Black: I...
What went wrong with F. Gary Gray’s attempt to revive a franchise?
63 min
257
#182: Galaxy Defenders, Pt. 1 – Men In Black (1...
The NPS agents don their black suits and black ray bans.
53 min
258
#181: King of Monster Movies, Pt. 2 - Godzilla:...
Frustratingly incoherent, the new Godzilla still shows reverence for the Ishiro Honda original.
62 min
259
#180: King of Monster Movies, Pt, 1 - Godzilla ...
The longest running film franchise in history starts here.
54 min
260
#179: Escapes From New York, Pt. 2 - John Wick:...
John Wick doesn't horse around.
53 min
261
#178: Escapes From New York, Pt. 1 - The Warriors
Walter Hill's 1979 cult classic anticipates John Wick 3's perilous NYC streets by 40 years.
49 min
262
#177: Political Affairs, Pt. 2 - Long Shot
Charlize Theron and Seth Rogan in Jonathan Levine's DC-set rom-com.
71 min
263
#176: Political Affairs, Pt. 1 - The American P...
Clinton-era populism - and romance in the White House - in the 1993 Aaron Sorkin/Rob Reiner collaboration.
54 min
264
#175: Twisty Mysteries, Pt. 2 - Under the Silve...
The latest from "It Follows" director David Robert Mitchell is an L.A.-based mystery that is as referential as it is impenetrable.
60 min
265
#174: Twisty Mysteries, Pt. 1 - Chinatown
Going down the rabbit hole with Jake Gittes in Polanski's '74 neo-noir.
55 min
266
#173: Big Little Guys, Pt. 2 - Shazam!
The new entry in the DCEU is charming and funny and owes a debt to a certain 1988 comedy starring Tom Hanks.
53 min
267
#172: Big Little Guys, Pt. 1 - Big (1988)
The horror lurking beneath the Tom Hanks body-swapping comedy.
58 min
268
#171: Double Troubles, Pt. 2 - Us
It's close to midnight. Something evil's lurking from the dark.
62 min
269
#170: Double Troubles, Pt. 1 - Invasion of the ...
Leonard Nimoy and the pod people.
54 min
270
#169: Muscled Memories, Pt. 2 - Captain Marvel
Suppressed memories and superpowers in Marvel's latest.
62 min
271
#168: Muscled Memories, Pt. 1 - Total Recall (1...
Paul Verhoven's '90 blockbuster traffics in some heady notions of memory and identity - not unlike the new 90s-set "Captain Marvel."
44 min
272
#167: The Hustle Play, Pt, 2 - High Flying Bird
Baller life off the court and in the boardroom in Soderbergh's latest.
65 min
273
#166: The Hustle Play, Pt. 1 - White Men Can't ...
Friendship, race and money in Ron Shelton's 1992 street-ball comedy.
58 min
274
#165: The Bloody Act of Creation, Pt. 2 - Velve...
The latest from "Nightcrawler" director Dan Gilroy is an art-world satire wrapped around the bones of a horror movie.
59 min
275
#164: The Bloody Act of Creation, Pt. 1 - A Buc...
Roger Corman's 1959 cheapie skewers the world of high art - and makes it bleed.
46 min