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
#307: Model Males, Pt. 2 — The Power of the Dog
Jane Campion's acclaimed new film in conversation with John Boorman's "Deliverance."
73 min
#306: Model Males, Pt. 1 — Deliverance
Dueling banjos - and dueling male archetypes - in John Boorman's '72 classic.
58 min
#305: White Lies, Pt. 2 — Passing
Racial identity and the rejection thereof in Rebecca Hall's new film and in Douglas Sirk's "Imitation of Life."
81 min
#304: White Lies, Pt. 1 — Imitation of Life
Douglas Sirk's 1959 melodrama explores race and class in the director's trademark heightened style.
68 min
#303: Dual Duels Pt. 2 — Last Night In Soho
Edgar Wright wears his influences on his (mod, swinging 60s-era) sleeves.
77 min
#302: Dual Duels Pt. 1 — Persona
Bergman's 1966 film is considered the "Mount Everest of cinematic analysis."
55 min
#301: Just Deserts Pt. 2 — Dune (2021)
Desert Power.
87 min
#300: Just Deserts Pt. 1 — Lawrence of Arabia
Frank Herbert's 1965 sci-fi classic drew inspiration from the subject of David Lean's Oscar-winning epic.
73 min
#299: Family History, Pt. 2 – The Many Saints o...
Blame the Corleones for the new Sopranos sequel.
59 min
#298: Family History, Pt. 1 – The Godfather, Pa...
Coppola's followup to his career-making smash embeds an origin story in its ambitious dual narrative.
65 min
#297: Bet Your Life Pt. 2: The Card Counter
Paul Schrader's "God's Lonely Man" takes the form of Oscar Isaac.
81 min
#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