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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#107: (Pt. 2) The Disaster Artist / Ed Wood (1994)

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James Franco and Tim Burton celebrate the mad geniuses behind a pair of famously bad movies.

62 Min

Dec 14, 2017

#106: (Pt. 1) The Disaster Artist / Ed Wood (1994)

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Movies about bad movies and the good people who make them.

49 Min

Dec 12, 2017

#105: (Pt. 2) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri / State & Main (2000)

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Small town redemption tales by playwright-turned-directors Martin McDonagh and David Mamet.

60 Min

Nov 30, 2017

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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.

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.

50 min
Oct 4, 2016
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Popular demand has the NPS crew pairing up breakout horror hit "Don't Breathe" with 1967's Audrey Hepburn-starring "Wait Until Dark."

52 min
Sep 8, 2016
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For part one of their Kubo/Dark Crystal double feature, NPS talk Laika's latest technical marvel.

50 min
Sep 6, 2016
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In part one of their Kubo/Dark Crystal double feature, NPS discuss Jim Henson's dark fairy tale from 1982.

59 min
Aug 25, 2016
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Next Picture Show continues conversation about "The Black Stallion" and David Lowery's live action "Pete's Dragon" remake.

47 min
Aug 23, 2016
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In part one of their Pete's Dragon/Black Stallion double feature, NPS discuss Carroll Ballard's 1979 classic children's film.

55 min
Aug 11, 2016
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Part 2 of this bad-guys-doing-good pairing has the NPS hosts getting deeper into Suicide Squad, plus 'Your Next Picture Show' recommendations

61 min
Jul 28, 2016
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Our GHOSTBUSTERS discussion turns its attention to Paul Feig's new remake, which was made with obvious affection for (and cameos from) the 1984 version, and replicates certain character types and plot points.

51 min
Jul 26, 2016
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The strange controversy over Paul Feig's gender-reversed GHOSTBUSTERS has us looking back at the original 1984 GHOSTBUSTERS to see what about it has inspired such strong feeling.

50 min
Jul 14, 2016
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Nicholas Winding Refn’s new THE NEON DEMON inspired us to look back at another tale of female rivalry that plays out in lurid colors and more than a little violence: Dario Argento’s classic 1977 horror movie SUSPIRIA. (Part 2 of 2)

51 min
Jul 12, 2016
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Nicholas Winding Refn’s new THE NEON DEMON inspired us to look back at another tale of female rivalry that plays out in lurid colors and more than a little violence: Dario Argento’s classic 1977 horror movie SUSPIRIA.

55 min
Jun 30, 2016
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We dive into the murky waters of Andrew Stanton's new FINDING DORY to search for links between Pixar's latest and Christopher Nolan's mind-bending thriller MEMENTO.

54 min
Jun 28, 2016
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The conceit behind Pixar's new FINDING DORY inspired us to talk about a very different film about memory and the limits thereof: Christopher Nolan's breakthrough feature MEMENTO.

62 min
Jun 16, 2016
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Our look into the mockumentary's trajectory from THIS IS SPINAL TAP through the new POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING delves into the comedic complexities of The Lonely Island's supremely silly update of the Spinal Tap formula.

51 min
Jun 14, 2016
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Inspired by the new Lonely Island feature mockumentary POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING, we look back at the grandaddy of mock-rock-docs: Rob Reiner's THIS IS SPINAL TAP, which helped set the template for modern comedy in more ways than one.

62 min
Jun 2, 2016
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We bring our discussion of L.A. noir into the modern era by connecting L.A. CONFIDENTIAL with the slick new buddy action-comedy from Shane Black, THE NICE GUYS.

48 min
May 31, 2016
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This week's pairing brings us into the twisted world of L.A. noir, courtesy of two period pieces that follow byzantine plots to the depths of human depravity. Inspired by Shane Black's new THE NICE GUYS, we're revisiting Curtis Hanson's L.A. CONFIDENTIAL.

64 min
May 19, 2016
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We return again to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to see how the armor-plated seed planted in IRON MAN has blossomed into the sprawling new CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. We discuss how the newer movie carries its added weight, and compare how the two films -

50 min
May 17, 2016
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This week, The Next Picture Show is going full-on superhero. Inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe's latest offering, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, we look back at the movie that serves as the Big Bang for the MCU: 2008's IRON MAN. This half of the disc

53 min
Apr 28, 2016
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In this half of our ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13/GREEN ROOM discussion, we bring Jeremy Saulnier's chill-inducing new thriller into the picture, and consider the many ways in which it reflects John Carpenter's earlier work. The two films have a lot to say about

49 min
Apr 26, 2016
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As John Carpenter fans, we were excited to see director Jeremy Saulnier citing Carpenter's ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 as a specific influence on his excellent new film GREEN ROOM. Watching the two movies together, it’s hard to miss the connections: Both fea

53 min
Apr 14, 2016
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Our CLOSE ENCOUNTERS/MIDNIGHT SPECIAL discussion turns toward the newer film, and the ways it reflects its Spielbergian inspiration – and the many more ways it diverts from the earlier film. We'll talk over how the two films explore spirituality and mys

52 min
Apr 12, 2016
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Director Jeff Nichols cited the 1977 Steven Spielberg classic CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND as one of his primary inspirations for the new MIDNIGHT SPECIAL. But while the two films work toward a similar ending, they don't necessarily work toward the

61 min
Mar 31, 2016
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Our PSYCHO/10 CLOVERFIELD LANE discussion brings the newer film into the picture, grappling with how the Dan Trachtenberg-directed/JJ Abrams-produced psuedo-sequel echoes Hitchcock's film both deliberately and accidentally. We'll talk over how the two fil

52 min
Mar 29, 2016
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Two women skip town in a hurry and find themselves in an isolated place, overseen by a gentle-toned but temperamental host: You might think us mad to compare PSYCHO and 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, but we all go a little mad sometimes. There's more than just the

55 min
Mar 17, 2016
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Our MASH - WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT discussion digs deeper into the two films' many contrasts, finding unexpected connections in the films' depictions of the military, women, and downtime. We also get into the two films' very different strains of black humor

41 min
Mar 15, 2016
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Attention. Attention: This week’s movie pairing looks at the communities that spring up in the middle of war, and the odd ways people try to push back against the insanity that surrounds them. Inspired by the new Tina Fey wartime dramedy WHISKEY TANGO F

52 min
Mar 3, 2016
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Our THE WICKER MAN - THE WITCH conversation goes deeper into the two films' shared qualities, including their portrayals of religion and women, and their canny use of (very different types of) music. We'll also get deeper into the question of "is it horro

51 min
Mar 1, 2016
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The buzzy new horror film THE WITCH inspired us to look at another period piece about good, evil, self-righteousness, and murder: Robin Hardy's 1973 cult classic THE WICKER MAN. (No, not the Nicolas Cage one—though it does come up.) In this half of the

62 min
Feb 18, 2016
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Our cinematic matchup of Coen brothers past and present continues as we dive deeper into the connections between 1991's BARTON FINK and the new HAIL, CAESAR! In this half of the discussion, we get into the films' shared lineage as "movies about movies," a

57 min
Feb 16, 2016
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This week's pairing seems like an obvious one: Two Coen Brothers films about Hollywood, set at the same fictional studio, during roughly the same time period–what do you need, a roadmap? But Joel and Ethan Coen's 1991 breakout BARTON FINK has very diffe

48 min
Feb 4, 2016
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The second half of our JOHN CARTER/THE MARTIAN comparison looks at the various ways Ridley Scott's film succeeded where Andrew Stanton's failed: its humor, its production design, its approach to adaptation, and its overall simplicity. Plus, Your Next Pict

43 min
Feb 2, 2016
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This week, we look back to one of last year's biggest blockbusters — and an Oscar frontrunner — for inspiration, and turn up an interesting, misbegotten cinematic comparison point. Ridley Scott's THE MARTIAN is critically and commercially successful i

48 min
Jan 21, 2016
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Our discussion of "old marrieds" past and present reveals that Andrew Haigh's new 45 YEARS covers a lot of the same ground as Mike Nichols' WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF — it just does it a lot more quietly. We talk over how the two films relate and di

45 min
Jan 19, 2016
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The release of Andrew Haigh's beautiful 45 YEARS got us thinking about another film about the toxic dynamic between a long-married couple: Mike Nichols' 1966 film debut WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? In this half, we discuss how Nichols brought Edward Al

68 min
Jan 7, 2016
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Our conversation linking the very first STAR WARS film with the new sequel (or is it a reboot? a remake?) THE FORCE AWAKENS delves into the myriad ways the two films are connected, and how the cultural impact of A NEW HOPE plays out in the new film. And i

51 min
Jan 5, 2016
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J.J. Abrams' record-breaking smash THE FORCE AWAKENS consciously reaches back to the very first entry in the STAR WARS universe, 1977's A NEW HOPE, for inspiration, plot points, and design — and offers us an opportunity to look back at how George Lucas

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