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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#219: Infection Point Pt. 1 - Panic In the Streets
The plague strikes New Orleans in Elia Kazan's 1950 crime drama.
56 min
202
#218: Believe It Or Not, Pt. 2 - The Invisible ...
Director Leigh Whannell gaslights the classic H.G. Wells tale.
63 min
203
#217: Believe It Or Not, Pt. 1 - Gaslight (1944)
Ingrid Bergman is the original gaslighting victim in the George Cukor-directed classic.
56 min
204
#216: Bad Girls Club, Pt. 2 - Birds of Prey (An...
The superhero movie as emancipator.
66 min
205
#215: Bad Girls Club, Pt. 1 - Thelma & Louise
Ridley Scott's 1991 hit brought female-empowerment to the big screen.
52 min
206
#214: Fantasy Islands, Pt. 2 - Portrait of a La...
Repressed desires in repressed times in Céline Sciamma's award-winning 2019 film.
65 min
207
#213: Fantasy Islands, Pt. 1 - The Piano
Irrepressible desires and complicated relationships in Jane Campion's 1993 film.
56 min
208
#212: Men of War, Pt. 2 - 1917
Sam Mendes' long take through the trenches.
76 min
209
#211: Men of War, Pt. 1 — Gallipoli (1981)
Oscar favorite "1917" has us looking back to Peter Weir's WWI drama starring Mel Gibson.
59 min
210
#210: March Madness, Pt. 2 - Little Women (2019)
Greta Gerwig's new adpatation is bold, non-traditional—and faithful.
76 min
211
#209: March Madness, Pt. 1 - Little Women (1994)
A quintessentially 90s adaptation of the Alcott classic from director Gillian Armstrong.
63 min
212
#208: Betting Men. Pt. 2 - Uncut Gems
Finding connections to Cassavettes in the latest from the Safdie Brothers.
60 min
213
#207: Betting Men, Pt. 1 - The Killing of a Chi...
The Safdie Brothers' "Uncut Gems" inspires a look back at John Cassavettes unconventional thriller.
57 min
214
#206: Rian Johnson's Mystery Master, Pt. 2 - Kn...
Johnson's follow up to "The Last Jedi" is a crowd-pleasing, deconstructed whodunit.
73 min
215
#205: Rian Johnson's Mystery Mastery, Pt. 1 - B...
Rian Johnson has been unending expectations since his 2005 debut.
61 min
216
#204: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Pt. 2 - Marria...
Is Noah Baumbach's new divorce drama a stealth feel-good movie?
60 min
217
#203: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Pt. 1 - Kramer...
Before Baumbach's "Marriage Story" there was the '79 Oscar-winner starring Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman.
54 min
218
#202: Hitler Heil-arity, Pt. 2: Jojo Rabbit
Walking the tricky tonal tightrope with Taika Waititi.
69 min
219
#201: Hitler Heil-arity, Pt 1 - The Producers (...
With "Jojo Rabbit" currently mining Nazis for laughs, a look back at the Mel Brooks classic.
57 min
220
#200: Family Matters, Pt. 2 - Parasite
The only monsters in the Bong Joon-ho Palme d'Or-winner are inequality and greed.
71 min
221
#199: Family Matters, Pt. 1 - The Host (2006)
Bong Joon-ho's '06 monster movie is an early riff on themes in his new "Parasite."
55 min
222
#198: Watching Watchmen
Considering HBO's new "remix" of the classic Alan Moore/David Gibbon graphic novel in the age of "Joker."
54 min
223
#197: The Man Who Laughs, Pt. 2 - Joker
Becoming the clown.
69 min
224
#196: The Man Who Laughs, Pt. 1 - The Dark Knight
Considering Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning performance in light of the new "Joker."
65 min
225
#195: Vice Principles, Pt. 2 - Hustlers
The art of seduction in Lorene Scafaria's new strip club drama.
55 min