The Next Picture Show

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. Part of the Filmspotting family of podcasts.

TV & Film
Film History
Film Reviews
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#339: Close Encounters, Pt. 2 — Nope
Untangling the web of ideas in Jordan Peele's thematically dense and bracingly cinematic new film.
73 min
2
#338: Close Encounters, Pt. 1 — The War of the ...
Director Byron Haskin's influential adaptation of H.G. Wells' sci-fi classic.
61 min
3
#337: Human/Nature, Pt. 2 — Fire of Love
Sara Dosa's Herzogian new doc about volcano obsessives Katia and Maurice Kraft.
64 min
4
#336: Human/Nature, Pt. 1 — Grizzly Man
Werner Herzog's fascinating and troubling account of wild bear activist Timothy Treadwell.
58 min
5
#335: In Baz Taste, Pt. 2 — Elvis
A biopic as only Baz Luhrman could make one.
58 min
6
#334: In Baz Taste, Pt. 1 — Moulin Rouge!
Baz Luhrmann's feverishly stylized and irreverently ahistorical Best Picture nominee gets a revisit.
60 min
7
#333: Life Finds a Way, Pt. 2 — Jurassic World ...
The dinosaurs have left the island.
73 min
8
#332: Life Finds a Way, Pt. 1 — Jurassic Park
Hold on to your butts.
57 min
9
#331: Once Upon a Toon In Hollywood, Pt. 2 – Ch...
A spiritual sequel to the groundbreaking "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
73 min
10
#330: Once Upon a Toon in Hollywood Pt. 1 — Who...
Robert Zemeckis' groundbreaking 1988 hit comedy is the guiding spirit behind the new "Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers."
65 min
11
#329: Into the Raimiverse, Pt. 2: Doctor Strang...
Is the "Strange" sequel more a Sam Raimi movie or an MCU installment?
74 min
12
#328: Into the Raimiverse, Pt. 1: Army of Darkness
The third entry in the "Evil Dead" trilogy is an undiluted hit of Sam Raimi.
58 min
13
Bonus: Our Favorite Films of 2022 (So Far)
What to see and where to see it.
42 min
14
#327: Cage Match, Pt. 2 — The Unbearable Weight...
Have we already moved past the stage of Cage’s career that the actor's new meta-movie is commenting on?
60 min
15
#326: Cage Match, Pt. 1 — Adaptation
It's double the Nic Cage in Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman's 2002 meta ode to writer's block.
63 min
16
#325: Multiple Choice, Pt. 2 — Everything Every...
The new one from the directing duo Daniels offers surprise and delight. Also butt jokes.
64 min
17
#324: Multiple Choice, Pt. 1 — Blind Chance
An 80s multiverse story from Krzysztof Kieślowski.
52 min
18
#323: Tex-Mess, Pt. 2 — X (2022)
Nothing is certain but death, sex, and Texas in the latest from Ti West ("House of the Devil").
69 min
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#322: Tex-Mess, Pt. 1 — The Texas Chainsaw Mass...
Often imitated, never duplicated.
56 min
20
#321: Bye, Robot Pt. 2 — After Yang
Warm, thematically rich sci-fi from director Kogonada.
68 min
21
#320: Bye, Robot Pt. 1 — A.I. Artificial Intell...
Revisiting 2001's Spielberg/Kubrick hybrid.
67 min
22
#319: No Time to Dye, Pt. 2 — Kimi
Spare, simple and stylish, Steven Soderbergh's latest is pure entertainment.
77 min
23
#318: No Time to Dye, Pt. 1 — Run Lola Run
Time, choice, fate - and that hair - in Tom Tykwer's 1998 international breakout.
62 min
24
#317: Star Crossed Pt. 2 — Marry Me
Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson in an old-fashioned - but modern - romcom.
63 min
25
#316: Star Crossed, Pt. 1 — Notting Hill
The new "Marry Me" sends us back to the rom-com heyday of the late 90s.
54 min
26
#315: Toil and Trouble Pt. 2 — The Tragedy of M...
The Scottish Play fits surprisingly well in the Coen filmography.
71 min
27
#314: Toil and Trouble Pt. 1 — Throne of Blood
Akira Kurosawa's 1957 "Macbeth" adaptation eerie, unnerving and unexpectedly funny.
54 min
28
#313: Tales as Old as Time, Pt. 2 — Belle (2021)
Mamoru Hosoda's lush anime update of "Beauty and the Beast."
76 min
29
#312: Tales as Old as Time, Pt. 1 — Beauty and ...
The new anime feature "Belle" invites a return to Disney's late-20th century renaissance.
65 min
30
#311: Our 2021 Top 10s, Part 2
Top 5s and honorable mentions.
67 min
31
#310: Our 2021 Top 10s, Part 1
Scott, Tasha and Keith share their 10-6 picks.
55 min
32
#309: Carnival Games, Pt. 2 — Nightmare Alley (...
Even without supernatural or fantasy elements, there is never any doubt this is a Guillermo del Toro film.
80 min
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#308: Carnival Games, Pt. 1 — Nightmare Alley (...
Guillermo del Toro's "Nightmare Alley" uses the same source material as Edmund Goulding's '47 noir.
57 min
34
#307: Model Males, Pt. 2 — The Power of the Dog
Jane Campion's acclaimed new film in conversation with John Boorman's "Deliverance."
75 min
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#306: Model Males, Pt. 1 — Deliverance
Dueling banjos - and dueling male archetypes - in John Boorman's '72 classic.
58 min
36
#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
37
#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
38
#303: Dual Duels Pt. 2 — Last Night In Soho
Edgar Wright wears his influences on his (mod, swinging 60s-era) sleeves.
77 min
39
#302: Dual Duels Pt. 1 — Persona
Bergman's 1966 film is considered the "Mount Everest of cinematic analysis."
55 min
40
#301: Just Deserts Pt. 2 — Dune (2021)
Desert Power.
87 min
41
#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
42
#299: Family History, Pt. 2 – The Many Saints o...
Blame the Corleones for the new Sopranos sequel.
59 min
43
#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
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#297: Bet Your Life Pt. 2: The Card Counter
Paul Schrader's "God's Lonely Man" takes the form of Oscar Isaac.
81 min
45
#296: Bet Your Life Pt. 1: Hard Eight
Gambling, redemption and surrogate dads in Paul Thomas Anderson's '96 debut.
69 min
46
#295: Missing Movies + Strange Days (1995)
Kathryn Bigelow's '95 sci-fi noir starring Ralph Fiennes is notoriously unavailable to stream.
81 min
47
#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
48
#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
49
#292: Musical Variations, Pt. 2 — Annette
Leos Carax’s new rock opera ANNETTE is not interested in playing it safe.
85 min
50
#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
51
#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
52
#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
53
#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
54
#287: Interior Angles, Pt. 1 – Crumb
Eccentric underground comics legend R. Crumb is the subject of Terry Zwigoff's acclaimed '94 doc.
57 min
55
#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
56
#285: The Summer of '69, Pt. 1: Woodstock (1970)
The Summer of Soul was also the The Summer of Woodstock.
79 min
57
Bonus Episode: The State of Streaming Movies
What happens after streaming's Wild West era?
43 min
58
#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
59
#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
60
#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
61
#281: Survivors Down Under Pt. 1 — Picnic at Ha...
The luminous ambiguity of Peter Weir's Australian New Wave classic.
61 min
62
#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
63
#279: Window Watchers, Pt. 1: Rear Window
The new "Woman in the Windown" sends us across the courtyard to the Hitchcock classic.
66 min
64
#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
65
#277: Fighting Spirits, Pt. 1: Big Trouble In L...
The sloppy charm of John Carpenter's '86 action-comedy.
65 min
66
#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
67
#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
68
#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
69
#273: Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Twice, Pt. ...
The style and substance of Soderbergh's '99 revenge thriller.
64 min
70
#272: A Tina Twofer, Pt. 2 — Tina
HBO's new Tina Turner doc is as exceptional as its subject.
80 min
71
#271: A Tina Twofer, Pt. 1 — What's Love Got to...
The '93 Oscar-nominated Tina Turner biopic takes some factual liberties. Does it matter?
64 min
72
#270: Famous Last Worlds, Pt. 2: Raya and the L...
Disney Animation sends its latest heroine on an epic quest—sans the songs this time.
82 min
73
#269: Famous Last Worlds, Pt. 1: The Last Unicorn
The new "Raya and the Last Dragon" has us looking back at the idiosyncratic - and just plain weird - Rankin and Bass animated feature from 1982.
64 min
74
#268: Hard Water Pt. 2 — Minari
A Korean American family pursues the American Dream in rural Arkansas in Lee Isaac Chung's acclaimed new film.
57 min
75
#267: Hard Water Pt. 1 — Jean de Florette
Hardship in the idyllic French countryside in Claude Berri's 1986 film.
52 min
76
#266: Uneasy Riders Pt. 2 — Nomadland
Frances McDormand hits the road in Chloé Zhao's acclaimed new film.
73 min
77
#265: Uneasy Riders Pt. 1 — Lost In America
Yuppie adventurers Albert Brooks and Julie Hagerty drop out of society in Brooks' 1985 comedy.
59 min
78
#264: Lady Killers, Pt. 2 — Promising Young Woman
Director Emerald Fennell brings stylized violence - and high-pop needledrops - to her buzzy debut.
82 min
79
#263: Lady Killers, Pt. 1 — American Psycho
Christian Bale as the inscrutable Patrick Bateman in Mary Harron's 2000 cult classic.
59 min
80
#262: Drinking Buddies, Pt. 2 — Another Round
In Thomas Vinterberg's latest, Mads Mikkelsen and friends turn their life "Sideways."
69 min
81
#261: Drinking Buddies, Pt. 1 — Sideways
The new "Another Round" has us reconsidering Alexander Payne's wine-soaked film—the best reviewed film of 2004.
58 min
82
#260: Stairways to Heaven, Pt. 2 — Soul
Pixar and the meaning of life.
81 min
83
#259: Stairways to Heaven, Pt. 1 — A Matter of ...
Pixar's new "Soul" owes a debt to Powell and Pressburger's 1946 fantasy-romance.
62 min
84
#258: At Home At The Movies: Our Top 5 Films of...
What the movies meant to us in a year like no other.
96 min
85
#257: The Shape of Nature, Pt. 2 — Wolfwalkers
The latest from Ireland's Cartoon Saloon ("Song of the Sea", "The Secret of Kells") packs a visual - and an emotional - punch.
70 min
86
#256: The Shape of Nature, Pt. 1 — The Secret o...
John Sayles' 1994 Irish legend is a children's film fit for the arthouse.
59 min
87
#255: The Manking of Kane, Pt. 2 — Mank
David Fincher's latest invites comparison to "Citizen Kane"—for better and worse.
60 min
88
#254: The Manking of Kane, Pt. 1—Citizen Kane
Is there anything new to say about Orson Welles' landmark 1941 directing debut? Why, yes there is.
74 min
89
#253: Family Feuds, Pt. 2 — The Nest
Carrie Coon and June Law are an unhappily married couple in the latest from Sean Durkin ("Martha Marcy May Marlene").
64 min
90
#252: Family Feuds, Pt. 1 — The Ice Storm
Considering Ang Lee's '97 period family drama another couple decades removed from its 70s setting.
65 min
91
#251: Byrne-ing Down the House, Pt. 2 — David B...
The Byrne persona on stage and screen.
63 min
92
#250: Byrne-ing Down the House, Pt. 1 — True St...
Songs and stories about buildings and food in David Byrne's 1986 directing debut.
59 min
93
#249: Bonus - The Fall (with Elliott Kalan from...
A deep dive on Tarsem Singh's singular - and hard-to-find - 2006 masterpiece.
52 min
94
#248: Parent Traps, Pt. 2 — Kajillioniare
What if Miranda July made her own version of "Dogtooth"?
66 min
95
#247: Parent Traps, Pt. 1 — Dogtooth
The sadistic parental experiment in Yorgos Lanthimos' 2009 debut.
60 min
96
#246: True/False, Pt. 2 — Dick Johnson is Dead
Or is he?
67 min
97
#245: True/False, Pt. 1 — F For Fake
Orson Welles '73 film essay on fakes and the fakers who fake them.
54 min
98
#244: Bonus - Mulan (2020)
Disney live-action skeptics Genevieve and Scott talk over the studio's latest remake.
24 min
99
#243: The Mind of Charlie Kaufman Pt. 2 — I'm T...
Kaufman Kaufman Kaufman.
71 min
100
#242: The Mind of Charlie Kaufman Pt. 1 — Being...
Kaufman Kaufman.
64 min