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
#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
#352: Love Kills, Pt. 1 — Badlands
Love on the run in Terrence Malick's 1973 feature debut.
55 min
BONUS: Let's Talk About Video Stores and the VH...
Misleading box art, unrated oddities and more.
47 min
#351: McDonagh's Discontented Duos Pt. 2 — The ...
14 years after "In Bruges", Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson reunite with Martin McDonagh for quieter, darker tale.
65 min
#350: McDonagh's Discontented Duos Pt. 1 — In B...
Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleason in Martin McDonagh's violent, profane, and hilarious debut.
64 min
#349: Conduct Unbecoming, Pt. 2 — TÁR
Sex, power, and manipulation in Todd Field's masterful new film.
75 min
#348: Conduct Unbecoming, Pt. 1 — Dangerous Lia...
Cruel intentions and no-so-secret affairs in Stephen Frears' Oscar-winning period drama.
61 min
#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
#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