The Next Picture Show

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 and the Panoply Network.

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#145: (Pt. 2) BlackKklansman / Malcolm X

The Next Picture Show

When Spike Lee makes a film about the past, he's actually making a film about the present.

68 Min

Sep 11, 2018

#144: (Pt. 1) BlackKklansman / Malcolm X

The Next Picture Show

In part 1 of this Spike Lee pairing, a consideration of the rare cradle-to-grave biopic that gets it right.

56 Min

Sep 4, 2018

#143: (Pt. 2) Jaws / The Meg

The Next Picture Show

How the shark movie has progressed - and not - from Spielberg's '75 masterpiece to this summer's The Meg.

59 Min

Aug 27, 2018

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47 min
Aug 20, 2018
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With a new killer shark movie menacing moviegoers this summer, a consideration of the first and best of them, Spielberg's '75 masterpiece.

62 min
Aug 14, 2018
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After two decades, the Mission Impossible franchise is still finding a way to raise the stakes.

52 min
Aug 7, 2018
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How Brian DePalma helped shape the Mission: Impossible franchise, while exerting his own iconoclastic style.

60 min
Jul 30, 2018
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How SORRY TO BOTHER YOU and PUTNEY SWOPE compare in their views of race and capitalism, and use of satire and surrealism.

49 min
Jul 24, 2018
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Capitalism, race, and what it takes to burn down an unjust system.

57 min
Jul 17, 2018
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Visceral reactions to the new Toni Collette-starring horror film.

44 min
Jul 10, 2018
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Grief and psychic distress are the ties that bind the new Toni Collette-starring horror film and Nicholas Roeg's 1973 thriller.

63 min
Jun 27, 2018
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Superhero vs Superspy: two versions of 60s-set heroism.

51 min
Jun 11, 2018
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Writer/director Paul Schrader's latest is about a despairing pastor (Ethan Hawke), a "God's Lonely Man" in the tradition of Taxi Driver's Travis Bickle.

56 min
May 30, 2018
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How to break the fourth wall without losing the audience.

53 min
May 29, 2018
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What happens when self-awareness becomes self-immolation? Joe Dante knows.

67 min
May 16, 2018
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The culmination of a decade of Marvel moviemaking can be traced even further back, to what was once the biggest team-up of the modern superhero era.

53 min
May 15, 2018
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How does X2’s superteam dynamics look after 15 years of subsequent superhero-movie evolution?

44 min
May 3, 2018
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One of the best films of 2018 shares an approach to storytelling with one of the best films of the 20th century.

39 min
May 1, 2018
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Like Abbas Kiarostami's 1990 masterpiece, the acclaimed new film from Chloe Zhao is neither documentary nor fiction, but something in between.

62 min
Apr 19, 2018
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Stop-Motion Animals Conspiring to Escape Captivity, Part Deux

57 min
Apr 17, 2018
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Is there such a thing as "auteurist animation"? Also: Chicken puppets. Silicone or plasticine?

61 min
Apr 5, 2018
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Though it goes un-referenced in the new Spielberg film, Disney's live-action "Tron" makes up a good part of "Ready Player One"'s source code.

58 min
Apr 3, 2018
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Spielberg's immersive videogame world recalls 1982's glow-y, live action oddity from Disney.

48 min
Mar 22, 2018
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Director Cory Finley's stylish debut shares more than just a murder plot with H.G. Clouzot's 1955 thriller.

44 min
Mar 20, 2018
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Director Cory Finley's stylish debut gets paired with H.G. Clouzot's '55 shocker women offing a domineering man in their life.

55 min
Mar 8, 2018
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Puzzled and delighted by Alex Garland's Tarkovsky-inspired journey into the unknown.

52 min
Mar 5, 2018
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Having survived the trip to Annihilation's "The Shimmer," the roundtable books a trip to Andrei Tarkovsky's "The Zone."

52 min
Feb 22, 2018
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What did Guillermo Del Toro see in Jack Arnold's horror-sci-fi classic that inspired him to make his own fish-man movie?

46 min
Feb 20, 2018
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Guillermo Del Toro's Best Picture nominee is "Black Lagoon" fan fiction.

50 min
Feb 8, 2018
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A discussion of how David Wain's latest works together with his cult comedy classic "Wet Hot American Summer."

48 min
Feb 5, 2018
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Does David Wain's new biopic spoof have a chance of developing the cult following of his 2001 comedy classic?

66 min
Jan 24, 2018
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The ghost of Hitchcock's Best Picture winner haunts PTA's latest.

46 min
Jan 23, 2018
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The new PTA is a purposeful riff on the Hitchcock Best Picture winner.

68 min
Jan 11, 2018
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True-life stories rarely come with the bold, satirical edge that the new Tonya Harding biopic does. Just one thing it shares with Van Sant's "To Die For."

58 min
Jan 9, 2018
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The new Margot Robbie-starring true-crime tragi-comedy shares some DNA with Gus Van Sant's 1995 satire.

57 min
Dec 28, 2017
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Back to sunny Italy for part two of this week's in-depth look at a pair of films about Americans abroad, in love and in over their heads.

47 min
Dec 25, 2017
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Italian summers, sun-kissed actors and repressed desire are the themes for this week's pairing.

62 min
Dec 14, 2017
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James Franco and Tim Burton celebrate the mad geniuses behind a pair of famously bad movies.

49 min
Dec 12, 2017
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Movies about bad movies and the good people who make them.

60 min
Nov 30, 2017
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Small town redemption tales by playwright-turned-directors Martin McDonagh and David Mamet.

58 min
Nov 28, 2017
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Playwrights-turned-movie-directors McDonagh and Mamet are the subjects of this week's pairing.

55 min
Nov 16, 2017
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A deep dive into Greta Gerwig's delightful directing debut and how its nostalgic look back at the early 2000s compares with Zwigoff's '01 effort.

57 min
Nov 14, 2017
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Greta Gerwig's delightful directing debut gets paired with Thora Birch's iconoclastic Enid from Terry Zwigoff's coming of age comedy.

59 min
Nov 2, 2017
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Part two in a pairing of Dustin Hoffman career bookends.

52 min
Oct 31, 2017
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Separated by five decades, two tales of neurotics gone wild featuring the great Dustin Hoffman.

64 min
Oct 18, 2017
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The conversation continues with mixed reactions to 2049 and the many ways the new film is informed by its predecessor.

56 min
Oct 17, 2017
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Only one of these films is a replicant.

54 min
Oct 5, 2017
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In which Bunuel plays the part of Aronofsky's mother.

46 min
Oct 3, 2017
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Aronofsky by way of Bunuel.

54 min
Sep 21, 2017
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Teen boys, dead bodies.

54 min
Sep 19, 2017
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Phobia Death Match: Clowns v Leeches

52 min
Sep 7, 2017
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Part 2 of the Soderbergh Heist Double Feature

56 min
Sep 5, 2017
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A pair Steven Soderbergh heists.

51 min
Aug 24, 2017
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Separated by a half-century, a pair of intense and controversial films.

49 min
Aug 21, 2017
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Separated by a half-century, a pair of intense and controversial films.

51 min
Aug 10, 2017
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How the stunning final chapter of the new "Apes" trilogy looks ahead to the 50 year-old original installment.

42 min
Aug 8, 2017
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An in-depth discussion on the cry of “YOU MANIACS” heard ’round the world, 1968’s PLANET OF THE APES.

62 min
Jul 27, 2017
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Time, the afterlife and use of music in David Lowery's genre-defying new film and Herk Harvey's classic cult film.

48 min
Jul 25, 2017
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David Lowery's horror-drama gets paired up with the creepy cult film from director Herk Harvey.

50 min
Jul 13, 2017
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Bong Joon-ho's odd beast of a movie and what two pig-centric films say about eating meat.

51 min
Jul 11, 2017
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Super-pigs and their loyal humans are the subject of this week's porcine pairing.

56 min
Jun 29, 2017
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Paranoia, the apocalypse - and dogs - in part two of this isolation horror pairing.

44 min
Jun 27, 2017
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John Carpenter's classic "The Thing" is paired up with Trey Edward Shults's new horror film.

51 min
Jun 15, 2017
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In part two of their WWI-pairing, The Next Picture Show fixes its bayonets on Patty Jenkins's "Wonder Woman" and finds connections with the early Kubrick classic "Paths of Glory."

53 min
Jun 13, 2017
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It's a Great War pairing on this week's Next Picture Show, with "Wonder Woman" going into the trenches with Kubrick's 1957 anti-war classic "Paths of Glory."

59 min
Jun 1, 2017
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In part two of this week's cheesy-tv-to-film-adaptation double feature, The Next Picture Show sizes up the new "Baywatch" against the '95 cult comedy "The Brady Bunch Movie."

51 min
May 30, 2017
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This week's Brady Bunch/Baywatch double feature has the NPS crew exploring the cheesy-TV-show-to-feature-film-adaptation genre.

47 min
May 18, 2017
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In part two of their appreciation of the late, great Jonathan Demme, the Next Picture Show talks Demme's final film - "Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids" - and how it connects with Demme's '84 collaboration with The Talking Heads.

36 min
May 16, 2017
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In part one of this Demme double feature, the Next Picture Show considers the enduring legacy of the 1984 Demme-Talking Heads collaboration "Stop Making Sense."

48 min
May 4, 2017
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In part two of their 'Welcome to the Jungle' double feature, Scott, Keith and Genevieve share their takes on "The Lost City of Z" before diving into the way "Z" and Les Blank's "Burden of Dreams" engage with obsession and hubris.

46 min
May 2, 2017
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The new jungle adventure THE LOST CITY OF Z inspires The Next Picture Show to take another trip to the Amazon via the Les Blank documentary BURDEN OF DREAMS about the making of Werner Herzog's "Fitzcarraldo."

57 min
Apr 20, 2017
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Hyper-stylish and cerebral, 2017's GHOST IN THE SHELL shares lots of similarities with the Wachowski's THE MATRIX. But it's their differences that are most telling.

54 min
Apr 18, 2017
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GHOST IN THE SHELL inspires THE MATRIX which inspires GHOST IN THE SHELL. Much be a glitch in the Matrix. For this week's double bill, The Next Picture Show pairs the poorly received GHOST live action remake with the Wachowskis' landmark '99 film.

52 min
Apr 6, 2017
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In part two of their "Alien"/"Life" double feature, The Next Picture Show focus on the new film and how Ridley Scott's classic may have influenced it.

46 min
Apr 4, 2017
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This week's movie pairing examines the new space thriller "Life" alongside the Ridley Scott classic "Alien."

56 min
Mar 23, 2017
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Part two of this week's double feature pairs the new "Kong: Skull Island" with 1933's medium-defining "King Kong."

51 min
Mar 21, 2017
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This week's double feature pairs the new "Kong: Skull Island" with 1933's medium-defining "King Kong."

58 min
Mar 9, 2017
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Part two of The Next Picture Show's race-conscious horror film pairing: Wes Craven's "People Under the Stairs" from 1991 and Jordan Peele's surprise box office hit "Get Out."

48 min
Mar 7, 2017
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The Next Picture Show pairs hit film "Get Out" with an earlier race-conscious horror film - Wes Craven's "People Under the Stairs" from 1991.

55 min
Feb 22, 2017
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In part two of their Dark Knight double feature, The Next Picture Show considers the character's long history in the movies and how that history contributes to the pleasures of the new "Lego Batman Movie."

47 min
Feb 20, 2017
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In part one of a Dark Knight double feature, The Next Picture Show re-evaluates Tim Burton's 1989 "Batman" before getting to the new box office hit "The Lego Batman Movie."

52 min
Feb 9, 2017
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In part two of their political doc double feature, The Next Picture Show dives into the topical 2016 film "Weiner."

48 min
Feb 7, 2017
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In the wake of the 2016 election, The Next Picture Show discusses a pair of Clinton-related docs - 1993's "The War Room" and last year's "Weiner."

47 min
Jan 24, 2017
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Recorded in November, 2016 as part of the Chicago Podcast Festival, a special live edition of The Next Picture Show.

59 min
Jan 12, 2017
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In part two of this week's Jim Jarmusch double feature, the NPS crew discuss "Paterson," the indie godfather's latest and look for connections with his 1984 breakthrough "Stranger Than Paradise."

51 min
Jan 10, 2017
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Inspired by the latest JIm Jarmusch join ("Paterson"), NPS devote part one of their Jarmusch double feature discussing the director's 1984 breakthrough feature "Stranger Than Paradise."

49 min
Dec 29, 2016
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In part two of their melancholy-musical double feature, NPS leaves Cherbourg behind for a trip to Damien Chazelle's LA LA LAND.

53 min
Dec 15, 2016
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In part two of this week's double feature, NPS goes to the South Seas for a discussion of Disney's "Moana."

53 min
Dec 13, 2016
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This week's double feature pairs a couple of non-Western Disney heroines - the new "Moana" and 1998's "Mulan."

53 min
Dec 1, 2016
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In part two of their 'close encounters' double feature, NPS considers the Denis Villeneuve's "Arrival" in contrast to 1997's Jodie Foster-starring "Contact."

40 min
Nov 29, 2016
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The Next Picture Show roundtable kicks of their Contact/Arrival pairing with a conversation about Robert Zemeckis' 1997 film starring Jodie Foster.

54 min
Nov 24, 2016
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In part two of their In the Mood for Love/Moonlight pairing, NPS turns its attention to food, framing and unrequited love in Barry Jenkins' MOONLIGHT.

42 min
Nov 22, 2016
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In part one of their In the Mood for Love/Moonlight pairing, NPS digs into Wong Kar-wai's 2000 masterpiece about unrequited love.

13 min
Nov 15, 2016
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No regular episodes this week, so Tasha and Genevieve get together to talk about movies in the wake of the presidential election.

66 min
Nov 3, 2016
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In part two of this week's double feature, NPS turns to a discussion of Andrea Arnold's "American Honey."

43 min
Nov 1, 2016
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The Next Picture Show roundtable dives into Gus Van Sant's "My Own Private Idaho" (1991) in part one of their "Idaho"/"American Honey" double feature.

43 min
Nov 1, 2016
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The Next Picture Show roundtable dives into Gus Van Sant's "My Own Private Idaho" (1991) in part one of their "Idaho"/"American Honey" double feature.

57 min
Oct 20, 2016
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NPS returns to Westword for a discussion of the high-profile new HBO series, plus the panel's picks for "Your Next Picture Show."

44 min
Oct 18, 2016
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It's a tale of two Westworlds on this week's Next Picture Show, with the panel comparing Michael Chrichton's 1973 film with the new HBO hit.

48 min
Oct 6, 2016
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In part two of this week's double feature, the NPS crew discuss Fede Alvarez's recent horror-thriller DON'T BREATHE.

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