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
#236: In the Loop, Pt. 1 — Groundhog Day
With the new "Palm Springs" revisiting the infinite time loop concept, a look back at the classic '93 Harold Ramis comedy.
65 min
#235: Mirth, Wind & Fire, Pt. 2: Eurovision Son...
The new Will Ferrell/Rachel McAdams comedy has a soft spot for the target of its satire.
69 min
#234: Mirth, Wind & Fire, Pt. 1: A Mighty Wind
Christopher Guest's 2003 folk scene parody has moments of real feeling - something it shares with Will Ferrell's new Eurovision comedy.
55 min
#233: The Price of Gold, Pt. 2 — Da 5 Bloods
The doomed treasure hunt at the heart of Spike Lee's latest is an extended riff on John Huston classic "Treasure of the Sierra Madre.".
66 min
#232: The Price of Gold, Pt. 1 — The Treasure o...
The Bogart-starring John Huston classic runs in the veins of Spike Lee's new "Da 5 Bloods."
60 min
#231: Studio Ghibli Special — Castle In the Sky
With the Studio Ghibli catalog finally available for streaming, a look at co-founder Hayao Miyazaki's first film for the studio.
93 min
Introducing: Truth vs Hollywood
Hosted by Joanna Robinson and David Chen.
13 min
#230: The House That Shirley Built, Pt. 2 — Shi...
Director Josephine Decker ("Madeline's Madeline") brings her expressive style to the life of writer Shirley Jackson.
60 min
#229: The House That Shirley Built, Pt. 1 — The...
Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel "The Haunting of Hill House" inspired one of the scariest films of all time.
45 min
#228: I'm With The Band, Pt. 2. - How To Build ...
Beanie Feldstein is a teen music journalist in the new film from Coky Giedroyc.
60 min
#227: I'm With The Band, Pt. 1 — Almost Famous
They are not your friends.
68 min
#226: Career Women, Pt. 2 — The Assistant
A split on Kitty Green's acclaimed new day-in-the-life drama.
79 min
#225: Career Women, Pt. 1 — Working Girl
Gender and power dynamics in Mike Nichols' 1988 hit workplace comedy.
59 min
#224: High School Confidential, Pt. 2 — Bad Edu...
Hugh Jackman is a corrupt Long Island superintendent in the new HBO film from director Cory Finley.
57 min
#223: High School Confidential, Pt. 1 — Election
Reese Witherspoon is the iconic Tracy Flick in Alexander Payne's '99 high-school-set satire.
63 min
#222: Home Sickness, Pt. 2 — Swallow
Carlo Mirabella-Davis' provocative feature debut has a lot on its mind.
79 min
#221: Home Sickness, Pt. 1 — Safe (1995)
A mysterious illness strikes Julianne Moore in Todd Haynes '95 film.
61 min
#220: Infection Point Pt. 2 - Contagion
Steven Soderbergh's 2011 film has never felt more timely.
68 min
#219: Infection Point Pt. 1 - Panic In the Streets
The plague strikes New Orleans in Elia Kazan's 1950 crime drama.
56 min
#218: Believe It Or Not, Pt. 2 - The Invisible ...
Director Leigh Whannell gaslights the classic H.G. Wells tale.
63 min
#217: Believe It Or Not, Pt. 1 - Gaslight (1944)
Ingrid Bergman is the original gaslighting victim in the George Cukor-directed classic.
56 min
#216: Bad Girls Club, Pt. 2 - Birds of Prey (An...
The superhero movie as emancipator.
66 min
#215: Bad Girls Club, Pt. 1 - Thelma & Louise
Ridley Scott's 1991 hit brought female-empowerment to the big screen.
52 min
#214: Fantasy Islands, Pt. 2 - Portrait of a La...
Repressed desires in repressed times in Céline Sciamma's award-winning 2019 film.
65 min
#213: Fantasy Islands, Pt. 1 - The Piano
Irrepressible desires and complicated relationships in Jane Campion's 1993 film.
56 min