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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#384: Play Time, Pt. 1 — Waiting For Guffman
Christopher Guest's '96 cult comedy directly inspired the new "Theater Camp."
48 min
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#383: Separate Ways, Pt. 2 — Past Lives
Celine Song's acclaimed debut film is more than just an unrequited love story.
60 min
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#382: Separate Ways, Pt. 1: Once
The possibility of romance in John Carney's lo-fi 2007 musical.
65 min
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#381: Heavy Meta, Pt. 2 — Asteroid City
Sprawling cast, sprawling ideas in Wes Anderson's latest.
54 min
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#380: Heavy Meta, Pt. 1 — Synecdoche, New York
Meta hijinks in Charlie Kaufman's immersive, shapeless, and bleak directorial debut.
55 min
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#379: Film Criticism, Pt. 2 — You Hurt My Feelings
Self-esteem takes it on the chin in Nicole Holofcener's latest.
64 min
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#378: Film Criticism, Pt. 1 — Lovely & Amazing
Nicole Holofcener's 2001 multigenerational study in love self-esteem.
64 min
58
#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
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#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
60
#375: Pre-Teen Sensations, Pt. 2—Are You There ...
Kelly Fremon Craig’s winning new adaptation of the Judy Blume classic.
67 min
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#374: Pre-Teen Sensations, Pt. 1 — Welcome to t...
Todd Solondz's prickly 1995 coming of age comedy.
56 min
62
#373: Our Favorite Films of 2023 (So Far)
The best films of the (first third of the) year.
44 min
63
#372: Shoe Me the Money, Pt. 2 — Air
Ben Affleck's latest has us rooting for capitalism, reluctantly.
52 min
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#371: Shoe Me the Money, Pt. 1 — Jerry Maguire
Tom Cruise, romantic lead. Discuss.
51 min
65
#370: Stranger Flings, Pt. 2 — Rye Lane
The South London-set romance embraces its romcom roots.
70 min
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#369: Stranger Flings, Pt. 1 — Before Sunrise
While we're young.
61 min
67
#368: Revenge Tour, Pt. 2 — John Wick Chapter 4
Will number four be the end of the tour?
60 min
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#367: Revenge Tour, Pt. 1 — Point Blank (1967)
Lee Marvin in John Boorman's bleak, brutal cult classic.
48 min
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#366: Round Three, Pt. 2 — Creed III
When you need to return to your roots in order to triumph in the ring.
75 min
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#365: Round Three, Pt. 1 — Rocky III
Screencrush critic Matt Singer joins the roundtable to talk "Rocky"'s underestimated second sequel.
74 min
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#364: Dance With the One That Bought You, Pt. 2...
Power dynamics and climatic dance sequences in the "Magic Mike" finale.
73 min
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#363: Dance With the One That Bought You, Pt. 1...
Gene Kelly in Vincente Minnelli's Best Picture-winning musical.
73 min
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#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
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#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
75
#360: A Crime to Remember, Pt. 2 — Saint Omer
The emotional complexity and cool remove of Alice Diop's acclaimed courtroom drama.
52 min