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
1
#413: Beach Bummers, Pt. 1 — Where the Boys Are...
The new UK indie "How To Have Sex" is only the latest in a long line of movie about bad spring breaks.
61 min
2
#412: Road Trip Trios, Pt. 1 — The Holdovers
Alexander Payne's Oscar-nominated film and one of its 70s influences.
65 min
3
#411: Road Trip Trios, Pt. 1 — The Last Detail
Hal Ashby's 1973 film informed the look and feel - and the narrative - of Alexander Payne's "The Holdovers."
58 min
4
#410: Hunting Games, Pt. 2 — Self Reliance
Deathsport as comedy in Jake Johnson's directing debut.
60 min
5
#409: Hunting Games, Pt. 1 — The 10th Victim
Jake Johnson's new "Self Reliance" recalls the 1965 cult oddity from director Elio Petri.
56 min
6
#408: Succession, Pt. 2 — The Iron Claw
"The Godfather," but wrestling.
59 min
7
#407: Succession, Pt. 1 — The Godfather
The new "Iron Claw" charts a very similar narrative to Coppola's mafia epic.
53 min
8
#406: Our Top 10 Films of 2023
Every year is a good year for movies and 2023 especially so.
63 min
9
#405: She's Alive! Pt. 2 — Poor Things
James Whale's 30s Frankenstein movies get reanimated in the latest for Yorgos Lanthimos.
69 min
10
#404: She's Alive! Pt. 1 — Frankenstein (1931) ...
The new "Poor Things" has a lot on its mind, including James Whale's pair of "Frankenstein" films.
54 min
11
#403: Miyazaki in Wonderland, Pt. 2 — The Boy a...
A coming-of-age journey like only Miyazaki could make.
65 min
12
#402: Miyazaki in Wonderland, Pt. 1 — Spirited ...
The Japanese animator's 2001 crossover success.
56 min
13
#401: Coppola's Queens, Pt. 2 — Priscilla
Power and identity in Sofia Coppola's Priscilla Presley biopic.
76 min
14
#400: Coppola's Queens, Pt. 1 — Marie Antoinette
Time has been kind to Sofia Coppola's third feature.
63 min
15
#399: True West, Pt. 2 — Killers of the Flower ...
Scorsese and the limitations of Indigenous stories from a non-Indigenous perspective.
62 min
16
#398: True West, Pt. 1 — Broken Arrow
The 1950 western stars James Stewart as a peace-broker in Apache country.
50 min
17
#397: Outback Outsiders, Pt. 2 — Royal Hotel
Kitty Green's Aussie-set follow-up to "The Assistant."
53 min
18
#396: Outback Outsiders, Pt. 1 — Wake In Fright
Week one of a fortnight journey to the fringes of civilization.
58 min
19
#395: Alien Nation Pt. 2 — No One Will Save You
Is director Brian Duffield's dialogue-free story subversive or merely shocking?
59 min
20
#394: Alien Nation, Pt. 1 — Under the Skin
Scarlett Johansson is not from around here.
63 min
21
#393: Larrain's Pinochet Pt. 2 — El Conde
Augusto Pinochet is a vampire.
66 min
22
#392: Larraín's Pinochet Pt. 1 — No (2012)
The marketing campaign that brought and an end to Pinochet's rule.
62 min
23
#391: Clique, Clique, Boom Pt. 2 — Bottoms
When meaninglessness is the point.
56 min
24
#390: Clique, Clique, Boom Pt. 1 — Heathers
Satire and violence make a potent cocktail in the dark 1989 comedy.
60 min
25
#389: Throupling, Pt. 2 — Passages
Franz Rogowski, Ben Whishaw, and Adèle Exarchopoulos in Ira Sachs' love triangle.
74 min