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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#404: She's Alive! Pt. 1 — Frankenstein (1931) ...
The new "Poor Things" has a lot on its mind, including James Whale's pair of "Frankenstein" films.
54 min
27
#403: Miyazaki in Wonderland, Pt. 2 — The Boy a...
A coming-of-age journey like only Miyazaki could make.
65 min
28
#402: Miyazaki in Wonderland, Pt. 1 — Spirited ...
The Japanese animator's 2001 crossover success.
56 min
29
#401: Coppola's Queens, Pt. 2 — Priscilla
Power and identity in Sofia Coppola's Priscilla Presley biopic.
76 min
30
#400: Coppola's Queens, Pt. 1 — Marie Antoinette
Time has been kind to Sofia Coppola's third feature.
63 min
31
#399: True West, Pt. 2 — Killers of the Flower ...
Scorsese and the limitations of Indigenous stories from a non-Indigenous perspective.
62 min
32
#398: True West, Pt. 1 — Broken Arrow
The 1950 western stars James Stewart as a peace-broker in Apache country.
50 min
33
#397: Outback Outsiders, Pt. 2 — Royal Hotel
Kitty Green's Aussie-set follow-up to "The Assistant."
53 min
34
#396: Outback Outsiders, Pt. 1 — Wake In Fright
Week one of a fortnight journey to the fringes of civilization.
58 min
35
#395: Alien Nation Pt. 2 — No One Will Save You
Is director Brian Duffield's dialogue-free story subversive or merely shocking?
59 min
36
#394: Alien Nation, Pt. 1 — Under the Skin
Scarlett Johansson is not from around here.
63 min
37
#393: Larrain's Pinochet Pt. 2 — El Conde
Augusto Pinochet is a vampire.
66 min
38
#392: Larraín's Pinochet Pt. 1 — No (2012)
The marketing campaign that brought and an end to Pinochet's rule.
62 min
39
#391: Clique, Clique, Boom Pt. 2 — Bottoms
When meaninglessness is the point.
56 min
40
#390: Clique, Clique, Boom Pt. 1 — Heathers
Satire and violence make a potent cocktail in the dark 1989 comedy.
60 min
41
#389: Throupling, Pt. 2 — Passages
Franz Rogowski, Ben Whishaw, and Adèle Exarchopoulos in Ira Sachs' love triangle.
74 min
42
#388: Throupling, Pt. 1 — Sunday Bloody Sunday
The love triangle in the new "Passages" sends us back to an acclaimed 1971 British drama.
58 min
43
#387: Fantasy Women, Pt. 2 — Barbie
Did ENCHANTED walk so that BARBIE could fly?
78 min
44
#386: Fantasy Women, Pt. 1 — Enchanted
The 2007 live-action fractured fairy tale is a pre-"Barbie" sendup - and loving tribute to - the Disney Princess.
67 min
45
#385: Play Time, Pt. 2 — Theater Camp
Self-satirizing baffoonery in the service of sincere love of theater weirdos everywhere.
66 min
46
#384: Play Time, Pt. 1 — Waiting For Guffman
Christopher Guest's '96 cult comedy directly inspired the new "Theater Camp."
48 min
47
#383: Separate Ways, Pt. 2 — Past Lives
Celine Song's acclaimed debut film is more than just an unrequited love story.
60 min
48
#382: Separate Ways, Pt. 1: Once
The possibility of romance in John Carney's lo-fi 2007 musical.
65 min
49
#381: Heavy Meta, Pt. 2 — Asteroid City
Sprawling cast, sprawling ideas in Wes Anderson's latest.
54 min
50
#380: Heavy Meta, Pt. 1 — Synecdoche, New York
Meta hijinks in Charlie Kaufman's immersive, shapeless, and bleak directorial debut.
55 min