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
#347: Internal Affairs, Pt. 2 — Decision to Leave
Park Chan-wook's latest is "Vertigo" by way of David Lean's "Brief Encounter."
61 min
#346: Internal Affairs, Pt. 1 — Brief Encounter
David Lean and Noel Coward's enduring cinematic reference point inspires the latest from Park Chan-wook.
66 min
#345: The Unvarnished Sleuth Pt. 2: Confess, Fl...
Jon Hamm is title slacker-detective in Greg Mottola's new comedy.
47 min
#344: The Unvarnished Sleuth Pt. 1: The Long Go...
Elliott Gould in Robert Altman's classic 1973 shaggy-dog noir.
51 min
#343: Talkin' Tolkien, Pt. 2: The Lord of the R...
63 min
#342: Talkin' Tolkien, Pt. 1: The Lord of the R...
The best-case scenario for large-scale screen adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth saga.
53 min
#341: Djinn Expression, Pt. 2 — Three Thousand ...
George Miller's fantastically odd romance.
61 min
#340: Djinn Expression, Pt. 1 — The Thief of Ba...
Alexander Korda's hugely ambitious - and influential - fantasy.
61 min
NPS: The Return (Our Next Pairing)
We're baaaack....
1 min
#339: Close Encounters, Pt. 2 — Nope
Untangling the web of ideas in Jordan Peele's thematically dense and bracingly cinematic new film.
73 min
#338: Close Encounters, Pt. 1 — The War of the ...
Director Byron Haskin's influential adaptation of H.G. Wells' sci-fi classic.
61 min
#337: Human/Nature, Pt. 2 — Fire of Love
Sara Dosa's Herzogian new doc about volcano obsessives Katia and Maurice Kraft.
64 min
#336: Human/Nature, Pt. 1 — Grizzly Man
Werner Herzog's fascinating and troubling account of wild bear activist Timothy Treadwell.
58 min
#335: In Baz Taste, Pt. 2 — Elvis
A biopic as only Baz Luhrman could make one.
58 min
#334: In Baz Taste, Pt. 1 — Moulin Rouge!
Baz Luhrmann's feverishly stylized and irreverently ahistorical Best Picture nominee gets a revisit.
60 min
#333: Life Finds a Way, Pt. 2 — Jurassic World ...
The dinosaurs have left the island.
73 min
#332: Life Finds a Way, Pt. 1 — Jurassic Park
Hold on to your butts.
57 min
#331: Once Upon a Toon In Hollywood, Pt. 2 – Ch...
A spiritual sequel to the groundbreaking "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
73 min
#330: Once Upon a Toon in Hollywood Pt. 1 — Who...
Robert Zemeckis' groundbreaking 1988 hit comedy is the guiding spirit behind the new "Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers."
65 min
#329: Into the Raimiverse, Pt. 2: Doctor Strang...
Is the "Strange" sequel more a Sam Raimi movie or an MCU installment?
74 min
#328: Into the Raimiverse, Pt. 1: Army of Darkness
The third entry in the "Evil Dead" trilogy is an undiluted hit of Sam Raimi.
58 min
Bonus: Our Favorite Films of 2022 (So Far)
What to see and where to see it.
42 min
#327: Cage Match, Pt. 2 — The Unbearable Weight...
Have we already moved past the stage of Cage’s career that the actor's new meta-movie is commenting on?
60 min
#326: Cage Match, Pt. 1 — Adaptation
It's double the Nic Cage in Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman's 2002 meta ode to writer's block.
63 min
#325: Multiple Choice, Pt. 2 — Everything Every...
The new one from the directing duo Daniels offers surprise and delight. Also butt jokes.
64 min