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.
Orson Welles' final film is finally finished.
Transcendent musical performance and messy gender dynamics in Cooper's new take on the old tale.
Redford's farewell to acting is a perfect bookend with his iconic turn as The Sundance Kid.
With Robert Redford's latest and possibly last film currently in theaters, a look back at his classic pairing with Paul Newman from 1969.
After two decades, the Mission Impossible franchise is still finding a way to raise the stakes.
How Brian DePalma helped shape the Mission: Impossible franchise, while exerting his own iconoclastic style.
How SORRY TO BOTHER YOU and PUTNEY SWOPE compare in their views of race and capitalism, and use of satire and surrealism.
Capitalism, race, and what it takes to burn down an unjust system.
How to break the fourth wall without losing the audience.
What happens when self-awareness becomes self-immolation? Joe Dante knows.
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.
What did Guillermo Del Toro see in Jack Arnold's horror-sci-fi classic that inspired him to make his own fish-man movie?
Guillermo Del Toro's Best Picture nominee is "Black Lagoon" fan fiction.
A discussion of how David Wain's latest works together with his cult comedy classic "Wet Hot American Summer."
Does David Wain's new biopic spoof have a chance of developing the cult following of his 2001 comedy classic?
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.
Italian summers, sun-kissed actors and repressed desire are the themes for this week's pairing.
James Franco and Tim Burton celebrate the mad geniuses behind a pair of famously bad movies.
Movies about bad movies and the good people who make them.
Small town redemption tales by playwright-turned-directors Martin McDonagh and David Mamet.
Playwrights-turned-movie-directors McDonagh and Mamet are the subjects of this week's pairing.
Part two in a pairing of Dustin Hoffman career bookends.
Separated by five decades, two tales of neurotics gone wild featuring the great Dustin Hoffman.
The conversation continues with mixed reactions to 2049 and the many ways the new film is informed by its predecessor.
Only one of these films is a replicant.
How the stunning final chapter of the new "Apes" trilogy looks ahead to the 50 year-old original installment.
An in-depth discussion on the cry of “YOU MANIACS” heard ’round the world, 1968’s PLANET OF THE APES.
Time, the afterlife and use of music in David Lowery's genre-defying new film and Herk Harvey's classic cult film.
David Lowery's horror-drama gets paired up with the creepy cult film from director Herk Harvey.
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.
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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
Part two of this week's double feature pairs the new "Kong: Skull Island" with 1933's medium-defining "King Kong."
This week's double feature pairs the new "Kong: Skull Island" with 1933's medium-defining "King Kong."
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."
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."
In part two of their melancholy-musical double feature, NPS leaves Cherbourg behind for a trip to Damien Chazelle's LA LA LAND.