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.

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#296: Bet Your Life Pt. 1: Hard Eight
Gambling, redemption and surrogate dads in Paul Thomas Anderson's '96 debut.
69 min
#295: Missing Movies + Strange Days (1995)
Kathryn Bigelow's '95 sci-fi noir starring Ralph Fiennes is notoriously unavailable to stream.
81 min
#294: Memory Machines Pt. 2 — Reminiscence
The Hugh Jackman starring sci-fi noir is the debut feature from "Westworld" co-creator Lisa Joy.
74 min
#293: Memory Machines Pt. 1 — Eternal Sunshine ...
The new techno sci-fi "Reminiscence" blurs the line between memory and reality and sends us back to Michel Gondry's lovesick mind-bender.
62 min
#292: Musical Variations, Pt. 2 — Annette
Leos Carax’s new rock opera ANNETTE is not interested in playing it safe.
85 min
#291: Musical Variations, Pt. 1 — One From The ...
Francis Ford Coppola's 1981 follow up to "Apocalypse Now" was an infamous flop. It's also a singular artistic achievement.
77 min
#290: Knight Visions, Pt. 2 — The Green Knight
David Lowery's adaptation of the ancient Arthurian legend is shocking, thrilling—and borders on the abstract.
89 min
#289: Knight Visions, Pt. 1 — Excalibur
David Lowery's "The Green Knight" recalls John Boorman's '81 fantasy epic, another personal vision of Arthurian legend.
68 min
#288: Interior Angles, Pt. 2 – Roadrunner: A Fi...
Morgan Neville's film about the late celebrity chef has prompted a debate about documentary ethics.
71 min
#287: Interior Angles, Pt. 1 – Crumb
Eccentric underground comics legend R. Crumb is the subject of Terry Zwigoff's acclaimed '94 doc.
57 min
#286: The Summer of '69, Pt. 2: Summer of Soul
Amir "Questlove" Thompson's celebratory new music doc is also an answer to "Woodstock."
64 min
#285: The Summer of '69, Pt. 1: Woodstock (1970)
The Summer of Soul was also the The Summer of Woodstock.
79 min
Bonus Episode: The State of Streaming Movies
What happens after streaming's Wild West era?
43 min
#284: Immigrant Songs, Pt. 2 — In the Heights
American dreaming in Jon M. Chu's celebratory adaptation of the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical.
85 min
#283: Immigrant Songs, Pt. 1 — West Side Story ...
The new "In The Heights" has us looking back six decades to the classic, Oscar-winning film that's set in another Manhattan immigrant community.
79 min
#282: Survivors Down Under Pt. 2 — The Dry
The new Australian crime drama shares its dark mystery with Aussie New Wave classic "Picnic at Hanging Rock."
59 min
#281: Survivors Down Under Pt. 1 — Picnic at Ha...
The luminous ambiguity of Peter Weir's Australian New Wave classic.
61 min
#280: Window Watchers Pt. 2 — The Woman in the ...
The new Amy Adams thriller in conversation with the masterpiece that inspired it - Hitchcock's "Rear Window."
72 min
#279: Window Watchers, Pt. 1: Rear Window
The new "Woman in the Windown" sends us across the courtyard to the Hitchcock classic.
66 min
#278: Fighting Spirits, Pt. 2: Mortal Kombat (2...
Considering the new "Mortal Kombat" reboot alongside John Carpenter's "Big Trouble in Little China."
68 min
#277: Fighting Spirits, Pt. 1: Big Trouble In L...
The sloppy charm of John Carpenter's '86 action-comedy.
65 min
#276: One Wedding and a Funeral, Pt. 2 — Shiva ...
Emma Seligman's debut film recalls the family dysfunction on display in Jonathan Demme's "Rachel Getting Married."
78 min
#275: One Wedding and a Funeral, Pt. 1 — Rachel...
The new "Shiva Baby" recalls the family tensions at play in Jonathan Demme's "Rachel Getting Married."
63 min
#274: Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Twice, Pt. ...
Meditations on violence, revenge - and middle age - in the new thriller starring Bob Odenkirk.
61 min
#273: Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Twice, Pt. ...
The style and substance of Soderbergh's '99 revenge thriller.
64 min