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.

TV & Film
Film History
Film Reviews
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#163: Chris Smith's Charismatic Dreamers, Pt. 2...
The "American Movie" director with another charismatic leader who overpromised and under-delivered.
58 min
277
#162: Chris Smith's Charismatic Dreamers, Pt. 1...
It's pronounced COE-ven, man.
46 min
278
#161: Enter the Shyamalaniverse, Pt. 2 - Glass
The evolution of a divisive auteur.
67 min
279
#160: Enter The Shyamalaniverse, Pt. 1 - Unbrea...
The divisive director’s bold and brooding first entry in the "Eastrail 177" trilogy.
52 min
280
#159: Great Power, Great Responsibility, Pt. 2 ...
The new Spidey film is an eye-popping marvel.
64 min
281
#158: Great Power, Great Responsibility, Pt. 1 ...
Go get 'em, Tiger.
51 min
282
#157: Girl World, Pt. 2 - The Favourite
Battling for social advantage is bloodsport in the latest from Yorgos Lanthimos.
60 min
283
#156: Girl World, Pt. 1 - Mean Girls
Power plays and back-biting in the 2004 Tina Fey-penned comedy.
48 min
284
#155: The Chicago Way, Pt. 2 - Steve McQueen's ...
Crime and corruption Chicago style.
65 min
285
#154: The Chicago Way, Pt. 1 - Michael Mann's "...
Crime and corruption Chicago style.
53 min
286
#153: Lost Films Found, Pt . 2 - Shirkers
A landmark first feature shot in the 90s but never seen until now.
46 min
287
#152: Lost Films Found, Pt. 1 - The Other Side...
Orson Welles' final film is finally finished.
49 min
288
#151: A Star Is Born, Pt. 2 - Bradley Cooper (2...
Transcendent musical performance and messy gender dynamics in Cooper's new take on the old tale.
77 min
289
#150: A Star Is Born, Pt. 1 - George Cukor (1954)
The '54 musical spin on the old Hollywood fable starring Judy Garland and James Mason set the stage for Bradley Cooper's latest take.
62 min
290
#149: Robert Redford, Pt. 2 - The Old Man and t...
Redford's farewell to acting is a perfect bookend with his iconic turn as The Sundance Kid.
53 min
291
#148: Robert Redford, Pt. 1 - Butch Cassidy and...
With Robert Redford's latest and possibly last film currently in theaters, a look back at his classic pairing with Paul Newman from 1969.
47 min
292
#147: (Pt. 2) Fahrenheit 11/9 / Roger & Me
How does the Michael Moore's approach play in 2018's heightened political climate?
53 min
293
#146: (Pt. 1) Fahrenheit 11/9 / Roger & Me
Revisiting liberal gadfly Michael Moore's cinematic origins.
46 min
294
#145: (Pt. 2) BlackKklansman / Malcolm X
When Spike Lee makes a film about the past, he's actually making a film about the present.
68 min
295
#144: (Pt. 1) BlackKklansman / Malcolm X
In part 1 of this Spike Lee pairing, a consideration of the rare cradle-to-grave biopic that gets it right.
56 min
296
#143: (Pt. 2) Jaws / The Meg
How the shark movie has progressed - and not - from Spielberg's '75 masterpiece to this summer's The Meg.
59 min
297
#142: (Pt. 1) Jaws / The Meg
With a new killer shark movie menacing moviegoers this summer, a consideration of the first and best of them, Spielberg's '75 masterpiece.
47 min
298
#141: (Pt. 2) Mission: Impossible - Fallout / M...
After two decades, the Mission Impossible franchise is still finding a way to raise the stakes.
62 min
299
#140: (Pt. 1) Mission: Impossible - Fallout / M...
How Brian De Palma helped shape the Mission: Impossible franchise, while exerting his own iconoclastic style.
52 min
300
#139: (Pt. 2) Sorry To Bother You / Putney Swop...
A look at the anti-capitalist philosophy that unites Boots Riley's and Robert Downey Sr.'s work.
60 min