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The Next Picture Show

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. Part of the Filmspotting family of podcasts.

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#115: (Pt 2) A Futile and Stupid Gesture / Wet ...
A discussion of how David Wain's latest works together with his cult comedy classic "Wet Hot American Summer."
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#114: (Pt. 1) A Futile and Stupid Gesture / Wet...
Does David Wain's new biopic spoof have a chance of developing the cult following of his 2001 comedy classic?
48 min
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#113: (Pt. 2) Phantom Thread / Rebecca (1940)
The ghost of Hitchcock's Best Picture winner haunts PTA's latest.
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#112: (Pt. 1) Phantom Thread / Rebecca (1940)
The new PTA is a purposeful riff on the Hitchcock Best Picture winner.
46 min
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#111: (Pt. 2) I, Tonya / To Die For (1995)
True-life stories rarely come with the bold, satirical edge that the new Tonya Harding biopic does. Just one thing it shares with Van Sant's "To Die For."
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#110: (Pt. 1) I, Tonya / To Die For (1995)
The new Margot Robbie-starring true-crime tragi-comedy shares some DNA with Gus Van Sant's 1995 satire.
58 min
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#109: (Pt. 2) Call Me By Your Name / The Talent...
Back to sunny Italy for part two of this week's in-depth look at a pair of films about Americans abroad, in love and in over their heads.
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#108: (Pt. 1) Call Me By Your Name / The Talent...
Italian summers, sun-kissed actors and repressed desire are the themes for this week's pairing.
47 min
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#107: (Pt. 2) The Disaster Artist / Ed Wood (1994)
James Franco and Tim Burton celebrate the mad geniuses behind a pair of famously bad movies.
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#106: (Pt. 1) The Disaster Artist / Ed Wood (1994)
Movies about bad movies and the good people who make them.
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#105: (Pt. 2) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, ...
Small town redemption tales by playwright-turned-directors Martin McDonagh and David Mamet.
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#104: (Pt. 1) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, ...
Playwrights-turned-movie-directors McDonagh and Mamet are the subjects of this week's pairing.
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#103: (Pt. 2) Lady Bird / Ghost World (2001)
A deep dive into Greta Gerwig's delightful directing debut and how its nostalgic look back at the early 2000s compares with Zwigoff's '01 effort.
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#102: (Pt. 1) Lady Bird / Ghost World (2001)
Greta Gerwig's delightful directing debut gets paired with Thora Birch's iconoclastic Enid from Terry Zwigoff's coming of age comedy.
57 min
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#101: (Pt. 2) The Graduate (1967) / The Meyerow...
Part two in a pairing of Dustin Hoffman career bookends.
59 min
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#100: (Pt. 1) The Graduate (1967) / The Meyerow...
Separated by five decades, two tales of neurotics gone wild featuring the great Dustin Hoffman.
52 min
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#099: (Pt. 2) Blade Runner 2049 / Blade Runner ...
The conversation continues with mixed reactions to 2049 and the many ways the new film is informed by its predecessor.
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#098: (Pt. 1) Blade Runner 2049 / Blade Runner ...
Only one of these films is a replicant.
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#097: (Pt. 2) Mother! / The Exterminating Angel
In which Bunuel plays the part of Aronofsky's mother.
54 min
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#096: (Pt. 1) Mother! / The Exterminating Angel
Aronofsky by way of Bunuel.
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#095: (Pt. 2) It (2017) / Stand By Me
Teen boys, dead bodies.
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#094: (Pt. 1) It (2017) / Stand By Me
Phobia Death Match: Clowns v Leeches
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#093: (Pt. 2) Logan Lucky / Oceans 11
Part 2 of the Soderbergh Heist Double Feature
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#092: (Pt. 1) Logan Lucky / Oceans 11
A pair Steven Soderbergh heists.
56 min
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#091: (Pt. 2) Detroit / Battle of Algiers
Separated by a half-century, a pair of intense and controversial films.
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#090: (Pt. 1) Detroit / Battle of Algiers
Separated by a half-century, a pair of intense and controversial films.
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#089: (Pt. 2) Planet of the Apes ('68) / War fo...
How the stunning final chapter of the new "Apes" trilogy looks ahead to the 50 year-old original installment.
51 min
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#088: (Pt. 1) Planet of the Apes ('68) / War fo...
An in-depth discussion on the cry of “YOU MANIACS” heard ’round the world, 1968’s PLANET OF THE APES.
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#087: (Pt. 2) A Ghost Story / Carnival of Souls...
Time, the afterlife and use of music in David Lowery's genre-defying new film and Herk Harvey's classic cult film.
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#086: (Pt. 1) A Ghost Story / Carnival of Souls...
David Lowery's horror-drama gets paired up with the creepy cult film from director Herk Harvey.
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#085: (Pt. 2) Okja / Babe (1995)
Bong Joon-ho's odd beast of a movie and what two pig-centric films say about eating meat.
50 min
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#084: (Pt. 1) Okja / Babe (1995)
Super-pigs and their loyal humans are the subject of this week's porcine pairing.
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#083: (Pt. 2) It Comes At Night / The Thing
Paranoia, the apocalypse - and dogs - in part two of this isolation horror pairing.
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#082: (Pt. 1) It Comes At Night / The Thing
John Carpenter's classic "The Thing" is paired up with Trey Edward Shults's new horror film.
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#081: (Pt. 2) Wonder Woman / Paths of Glory
In part two of their WWI-pairing, The Next Picture Show fixes its bayonets on Patty Jenkins's "Wonder Woman" and finds connections with the early Kubrick classic "Paths of Glory."
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#080: (Pt. 1) Wonder Woman / Paths of Glory
It's a Great War pairing on this week's Next Picture Show, with "Wonder Woman" going into the trenches with Kubrick's 1957 anti-war classic "Paths of Glory."
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#079: (Pt. 2) Baywatch / The Brady Bunch Movie
In part two of this week's cheesy-tv-to-film-adaptation double feature, The Next Picture Show sizes up the new "Baywatch" against the '95 cult comedy "The Brady Bunch Movie."
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#078: (Pt. 1) Baywatch / The Brady Bunch Movie
This week's Brady Bunch/Baywatch double feature has the NPS crew exploring the cheesy-TV-show-to-feature-film-adaptation genre.
51 min
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#077: (Pt. 2) Stop Making Sense / Justin Timber...
In part two of their appreciation of the late, great Jonathan Demme, the Next Picture Show talks Demme's final film - "Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids" - and how it connects with Demme's '84 collaboration with The Talking Heads.
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#076: (Pt. 1) Stop Making Sense / Justin Timber...
In part one of this Demme double feature, the Next Picture Show considers the enduring legacy of the 1984 Demme-Talking Heads collaboration "Stop Making Sense."
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#075: (Pt. 2) The Lost City of Z / Burden of Dr...
In part two of their 'Welcome to the Jungle' double feature, Scott, Keith and Genevieve share their takes on "The Lost City of Z" before diving into the way "Z" and Les Blank's "Burden of Dreams" engage with obsession and hubris.
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#074: (Pt. 1) The Lost City of Z / Burden of Dr...
The new jungle adventure THE LOST CITY OF Z inspires The Next Picture Show to take another trip to the Amazon via the Les Blank documentary BURDEN OF DREAMS about the making of Werner Herzog's "Fitzcarraldo."
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#073: (Pt. 2) The Matrix / Ghost in the Shell (...
Hyper-stylish and cerebral, 2017's GHOST IN THE SHELL shares lots of similarities with the Wachowski's THE MATRIX. But it's their differences that are most telling.
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#072: (Pt. 1) The Matrix / Ghost in the Shell (...
GHOST IN THE SHELL inspires THE MATRIX which inspires GHOST IN THE SHELL. Much be a glitch in the Matrix. For this week's double bill, The Next Picture Show pairs the poorly received GHOST live action remake with the Wachowskis' landmark '99 film.
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#071: (Pt. 2) Alien (1979) / Life (2017)
In part two of their "Alien"/"Life" double feature, The Next Picture Show focus on the new film and how Ridley Scott's classic may have influenced it.
52 min
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#070: (Pt. 1) Alien (1979) / Life (2017)
This week's movie pairing examines the new space thriller "Life" alongside the Ridley Scott classic "Alien."
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#069: (Pt. 2) Kong: Skull Island / King Kong (1...
Part two of this week's double feature pairs the new "Kong: Skull Island" with 1933's medium-defining "King Kong."
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#068: (Pt. 1) Kong: Skull Island / King Kong (1...
This week's double feature pairs the new "Kong: Skull Island" with 1933's medium-defining "King Kong."
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#067: (Pt. 2) Get Out / People Under The Stairs
Part two of The Next Picture Show's race-conscious horror film pairing: Wes Craven's "People Under the Stairs" from 1991 and Jordan Peele's surprise box office hit "Get Out."
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#066: (Pt. 1) Get Out / People Under The Stairs
The Next Picture Show pairs hit film "Get Out" with an earlier race-conscious horror film - Wes Craven's "People Under the Stairs" from 1991.
48 min
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#065: (Pt. 2) Batman (1989) / The Lego Batman M...
In part two of their Dark Knight double feature, The Next Picture Show considers the character's long history in the movies and how that history contributes to the pleasures of the new "Lego Batman Movie."
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#064: (Pt. 1) Batman (1989) / The Lego Batman M...
In part one of a Dark Knight double feature, The Next Picture Show re-evaluates Tim Burton's 1989 "Batman" before getting to the new box office hit "The Lego Batman Movie."
47 min
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#063: (Pt. 2) The War Room / Weiner
In part two of their political doc double feature, The Next Picture Show dives into the topical 2016 film "Weiner."
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#062: (Pt. 1) The War Room / Weiner
In the wake of the 2016 election, The Next Picture Show discusses a pair of Clinton-related docs - 1993's "The War Room" and last year's "Weiner."
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#061: Live at the Chicago Podcast Festival
Recorded in November, 2016 as part of the Chicago Podcast Festival, a special live edition of The Next Picture Show.
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#060: (Pt. 2) Stranger Than Paradise / Paterson
In part two of this week's Jim Jarmusch double feature, the NPS crew discuss "Paterson," the indie godfather's latest and look for connections with his 1984 breakthrough "Stranger Than Paradise."
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#059: (Pt. 1) Stranger Than Paradise / Paterson
Inspired by the latest JIm Jarmusch join ("Paterson"), NPS devote part one of their Jarmusch double feature discussing the director's 1984 breakthrough feature "Stranger Than Paradise."
51 min
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#058: (Pt. 2) The Umbrellas of Cherbourg / La L...
In part two of their melancholy-musical double feature, NPS leaves Cherbourg behind for a trip to Damien Chazelle's LA LA LAND.
49 min
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#057: (Pt. 1) The Umbrellas of Cherbourg / La L...
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#056: (Pt. 2) Mulan / Moana
In part two of this week's double feature, NPS goes to the South Seas for a discussion of Disney's "Moana."
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#055: (Pt. 1) Mulan / Moana
This week's double feature pairs a couple of non-Western Disney heroines - the new "Moana" and 1998's "Mulan."
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#054: (Pt. 2) Contact / Arrival
In part two of their 'close encounters' double feature, NPS considers the Denis Villeneuve's "Arrival" in contrast to 1997's Jodie Foster-starring "Contact."
53 min
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#053: (Pt. 1) Contact / Arrival
The Next Picture Show roundtable kicks of their Contact/Arrival pairing with a conversation about Robert Zemeckis' 1997 film starring Jodie Foster.
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#052: (Pt. 2) In the Mood for Love / Moonlight
In part two of their In the Mood for Love/Moonlight pairing, NPS turns its attention to food, framing and unrequited love in Barry Jenkins' MOONLIGHT.
54 min
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#051: (Pt. 1) In the Mood for Love / Moonlight
In part one of their In the Mood for Love/Moonlight pairing, NPS digs into Wong Kar-wai's 2000 masterpiece about unrequited love.
42 min
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Short: Elections, Entertainment, and Empathy
No regular episodes this week, so Tasha and Genevieve get together to talk about movies in the wake of the presidential election.
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#050: (Pt. 2) My Own Private Idaho / American H...
In part two of this week's double feature, NPS turns to a discussion of Andrea Arnold's "American Honey."
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#049: (Pt. 1) My Own Private Idaho / American H...
The Next Picture Show roundtable dives into Gus Van Sant's "My Own Private Idaho" (1991) in part one of their "Idaho"/"American Honey" double feature.
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#048: (Pt. 2) Westworld (1973) / Westworld (2016)
NPS returns to Westword for a discussion of the high-profile new HBO series, plus the panel's picks for "Your Next Picture Show."
57 min
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#047: (Pt. 1) Westworld (1973) / Westworld (2016)
It's a tale of two Westworlds on this week's Next Picture Show, with the panel comparing Michael Chrichton's 1973 film with the new HBO hit.
44 min
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#046: (Pt. 2) Don't Breathe / Wait Until Dark
In part two of this week's double feature, the NPS crew discuss Fede Alvarez's recent horror-thriller DON'T BREATHE.
48 min
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#045: (Pt. 1) Don't Breathe / Wait Until Dark
Popular demand has the NPS crew pairing up breakout horror hit "Don't Breathe" with 1967's Audrey Hepburn-starring "Wait Until Dark."
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#044: (Pt. 2) Kubo and the Two Strings / The Da...
For part one of their Kubo/Dark Crystal double feature, NPS talk Laika's latest technical marvel.
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#043: (Pt. 1) Kubo and the Two Strings / The Da...
In part one of their Kubo/Dark Crystal double feature, NPS discuss Jim Henson's dark fairy tale from 1982.
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#042: (Pt 2) Pete's Dragon / The Black Stallion
Next Picture Show continues conversation about "The Black Stallion" and David Lowery's live action "Pete's Dragon" remake.
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#041: (Pt 1) Pete's Dragon / The Black Stallion
In part one of their Pete's Dragon/Black Stallion double feature, NPS discuss Carroll Ballard's 1979 classic children's film.
47 min
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#040: (Pt. 2) Suicide Squad / The Dirty Dozen
Part 2 of this bad-guys-doing-good pairing has the NPS hosts getting deeper into Suicide Squad, plus 'Your Next Picture Show' recommendations
55 min
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#039: (Pt. 1) Suicide Squad / The Dirty Dozen
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#038: (Pt. 2) Ghostbusters (2016) / Ghostbuster...
Our GHOSTBUSTERS discussion turns its attention to Paul Feig's new remake, which was made with obvious affection for (and cameos from) the 1984 version, and replicates certain character types and plot points.
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#037: (Pt. 1) Ghostbusters (2016) / Ghostbuster...
The strange controversy over Paul Feig's gender-reversed GHOSTBUSTERS has us looking back at the original 1984 GHOSTBUSTERS to see what about it has inspired such strong feeling.
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#036: (Pt. 2) The Neon Demon / Suspiria
Nicholas Winding Refn’s new THE NEON DEMON inspired us to look back at another tale of female rivalry that plays out in lurid colors and more than a little violence: Dario Argento’s classic 1977 horror movie SUSPIRIA. (Part 2 of 2)
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#035: (Pt. 1) The Neon Demon / Suspiria
Nicholas Winding Refn’s new THE NEON DEMON inspired us to look back at another tale of female rivalry that plays out in lurid colors and more than a little violence: Dario Argento’s classic 1977 horror movie SUSPIRIA.
51 min
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#034: (Pt. 2) Finding Dory / Memento
We dive into the murky waters of Andrew Stanton's new FINDING DORY to search for links between Pixar's latest and Christopher Nolan's mind-bending thriller MEMENTO.
55 min
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#033: (Pt. 1) Finding Dory / Memento
The conceit behind Pixar's new FINDING DORY inspired us to talk about a very different film about memory and the limits thereof: Christopher Nolan's breakthrough feature MEMENTO.
54 min
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#032: (Pt. 2) This Is Spinal Tap / Popstar: Nev...
Our look into the mockumentary's trajectory from THIS IS SPINAL TAP through the new POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING delves into the comedic complexities of The Lonely Island's supremely silly update of the Spinal Tap formula.
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#031: (Pt. 1) This Is Spinal Tap / Popstar: Nev...
Inspired by the new Lonely Island feature mockumentary POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING, we look back at the grandaddy of mock-rock-docs: Rob Reiner's THIS IS SPINAL TAP, which helped set the template for modern comedy in more ways than one.
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#030: (Pt. 2) L.A. Confidential / The Nice Guys
We bring our discussion of L.A. noir into the modern era by connecting L.A. CONFIDENTIAL with the slick new buddy action-comedy from Shane Black, THE NICE GUYS.
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#029: (Pt. 1) L.A. Confidential / The Nice Guys
This week's pairing brings us into the twisted world of L.A. noir, courtesy of two period pieces that follow byzantine plots to the depths of human depravity. Inspired by Shane Black's new THE NICE GUYS, we're revisiting Curtis Hanson's L.A. CONFIDENTIAL.
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#028: Iron Man / Captain America: Civil War (Pt...
We return again to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to see how the armor-plated seed planted in IRON MAN has blossomed into the sprawling new CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. We discuss how the newer movie carries its added weight, and compare how the two films -
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#027: Iron Man / Captain America: Civil War (Pt...
This week, The Next Picture Show is going full-on superhero. Inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe's latest offering, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, we look back at the movie that serves as the Big Bang for the MCU: 2008's IRON MAN. This half of the disc
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#026: Assualt On Precinct 13 (1976) / Green Roo...
In this half of our ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13/GREEN ROOM discussion, we bring Jeremy Saulnier's chill-inducing new thriller into the picture, and consider the many ways in which it reflects John Carpenter's earlier work. The two films have a lot to say about
53 min
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#025: Assault On Precinct 13 (1976) / Green Roo...
As John Carpenter fans, we were excited to see director Jeremy Saulnier citing Carpenter's ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 as a specific influence on his excellent new film GREEN ROOM. Watching the two movies together, it’s hard to miss the connections: Both fea
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#024: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind / Midn...
Our CLOSE ENCOUNTERS/MIDNIGHT SPECIAL discussion turns toward the newer film, and the ways it reflects its Spielbergian inspiration – and the many more ways it diverts from the earlier film. We'll talk over how the two films explore spirituality and mys
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#023: Close Encounters of the Third Kind / Midn...
Director Jeff Nichols cited the 1977 Steven Spielberg classic CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND as one of his primary inspirations for the new MIDNIGHT SPECIAL. But while the two films work toward a similar ending, they don't necessarily work toward the
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#022: Psycho (1960) / 10 Cloverfield Lane (Pt. 2)
Our PSYCHO/10 CLOVERFIELD LANE discussion brings the newer film into the picture, grappling with how the Dan Trachtenberg-directed/JJ Abrams-produced psuedo-sequel echoes Hitchcock's film both deliberately and accidentally. We'll talk over how the two fil
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#021: Psycho (1960) / 10 Cloverfield Lane (Pt. 1)
Two women skip town in a hurry and find themselves in an isolated place, overseen by a gentle-toned but temperamental host: You might think us mad to compare PSYCHO and 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, but we all go a little mad sometimes. There's more than just the
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#020: MASH / Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Pt. 2)
Our MASH - WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT discussion digs deeper into the two films' many contrasts, finding unexpected connections in the films' depictions of the military, women, and downtime. We also get into the two films' very different strains of black humor
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#019: MASH / Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Pt. 1)
Attention. Attention: This week’s movie pairing looks at the communities that spring up in the middle of war, and the odd ways people try to push back against the insanity that surrounds them. Inspired by the new Tina Fey wartime dramedy WHISKEY TANGO F
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#018: The Wicker Man (1973) / The Witch (Pt. 2)
Our THE WICKER MAN - THE WITCH conversation goes deeper into the two films' shared qualities, including their portrayals of religion and women, and their canny use of (very different types of) music. We'll also get deeper into the question of "is it horro
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#017: The Wicker Man (1973) / The Witch (Pt. 1)
The buzzy new horror film THE WITCH inspired us to look at another period piece about good, evil, self-righteousness, and murder: Robin Hardy's 1973 cult classic THE WICKER MAN. (No, not the Nicolas Cage one—though it does come up.) In this half of the
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