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
#377: Rocket Manimal, Pt. 2 — Guardians of the ...
The debt James Gunn's trilogy-ender owes H.G. Wells and his Dr. Moreau.
75 min
#376: Rocket Manimal, Pt. 1 — Island of Lost So...
James Gunn looked to the Island of Dr. Moreau as inspiration for "Guardians 3."
56 min
#375: Pre-Teen Sensations, Pt. 2—Are You There ...
Kelly Fremon Craig’s winning new adaptation of the Judy Blume classic.
67 min
#374: Pre-Teen Sensations, Pt. 1 — Welcome to t...
Todd Solondz's prickly 1995 coming of age comedy.
56 min
#373: Our Favorite Films of 2023 (So Far)
The best films of the (first third of the) year.
44 min
#372: Shoe Me the Money, Pt. 2 — Air
Ben Affleck's latest has us rooting for capitalism, reluctantly.
52 min
#371: Shoe Me the Money, Pt. 1 — Jerry Maguire
Tom Cruise, romantic lead. Discuss.
51 min
#370: Stranger Flings, Pt. 2 — Rye Lane
The South London-set romance embraces its romcom roots.
70 min
#369: Stranger Flings, Pt. 1 — Before Sunrise
While we're young.
61 min
#368: Revenge Tour, Pt. 2 — John Wick Chapter 4
Will number four be the end of the tour?
60 min
#367: Revenge Tour, Pt. 1 — Point Blank (1967)
Lee Marvin in John Boorman's bleak, brutal cult classic.
48 min
#366: Round Three, Pt. 2 — Creed III
When you need to return to your roots in order to triumph in the ring.
75 min
#365: Round Three, Pt. 1 — Rocky III
Screencrush critic Matt Singer joins the roundtable to talk "Rocky"'s underestimated second sequel.
74 min
#364: Dance With the One That Bought You, Pt. 2...
Power dynamics and climatic dance sequences in the "Magic Mike" finale.
73 min
#363: Dance With the One That Bought You, Pt. 1...
Gene Kelly in Vincente Minnelli's Best Picture-winning musical.
73 min
#362: A New Hope, Pt. 2 — The Last of Us
The influence of Alfonso Cúaron's "Children of Men" on HBO's new dystopian drama.
64 min
#361: A New Hope, Pt. 1 — Children of Men
Alfonso Cuarón's dystopian thriller was among the inspirations for the hit video game - now HBO limited series - "The Last of Us."
56 min
#360: A Crime to Remember, Pt. 2 — Saint Omer
The emotional complexity and cool remove of Alice Diop's acclaimed courtroom drama.
52 min
#359: A Crime to Remember, Pt. 1 — In Cold Bloo...
Richard Brooks' adaptation of the Truman Capote non-fiction novel helped shape the true-crime genre - for better and worse.
51 min
#358: Friends 'Til the End, Pt. 2 — M3GAN
Is the new tech horror film the perfect January movie?
74 min
#357: Friends 'Til the End, Pt. 1: Child's Play
Considering the '88 killer doll classic as a model for the new "M3gan."
57 min
#356: Top 10 Films of 2022
Simply the best.
73 min
#355: With Friends Like These, Pt. 2 — Glass On...
The return of Benoit Blanc.
65 min
#354: With Friends Like These, Pt. 1 — The Last...
A key inspiration point for the new "Glass Onion" is this '73 whodunnit co-written by Stephen Sondheim and Anthony Perkins.
59 min
#353: Love Kills, Pt. 2 — Bones and All
Timothée Chalamet in Luca Guadagnino's cannibals on the run tale.
69 min