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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.

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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.

    The Mind of Charlie Kaufman Pt. 2 — I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    The Mind of Charlie Kaufman Pt. 2 — I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS plays into some of Charlie Kaufman’s favorite preoccupations — surrealism, questions of identity and self, quietly desperate men, and the breakdown of order — which makes it not only an ideal pairing with Kaufman’s film screenwriting debut BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, but also an illustration of how those preoccupations have deepened in the years since Kaufman's breakout. It works better for some than others on our panel — which this week once again includes Screencrush editor and Filmspotting Family member Matt Singer — and we get into precisely why before bringing in MALKOVICH to discuss Kaufman’s history of sad, delusional men, his fixation on interiority and the life of the mind, and how it all plays into a broader interest in identity and how it shifts. Plus, Your Next Picture Show, where we share recent filmgoing experiences in hopes of putting something new on your radar

    Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, or anything else in the world of film, by sending an email to comments@nextpictureshow.net, or leaving a short voicemail at (773) 234-9730. 

    Your Next Picture Show:
    • Tasha: Charlie Kaufman’s SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK
    • Scott: Martin Ritt’s HUD
    • Matt: Dean Parisot’s BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC

    Outro Music: Jesse Plemons, “Lonely Room” 
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Mind of Charlie Kaufman Pt. 1 — Being John Malkovich

    The Mind of Charlie Kaufman Pt. 1 — Being John Malkovich

    With 1999’s BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman kicked off a two-decade run of dizzying audiences by playing around with identity and surrealism, and channeling and expressing anxiety, a mode he’s continued right on through to his latest, I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, which he also directs. Before we dig into his latest next week, we’re going back to the beginning to examine the mind of Charlie Kaufman via his “big swing debut” BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, with some help from Matt Singer, our former compatriot at The Dissolve, now editor and critic for Screencrush, and late of Filmspotting: SVU. Plus, we respond to some recent listener feedback inspired by our recent episodes on LORD OF THE FLIES and EUROVISION SONG CONTEST.
    Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, or anything else in the world of film, by sending an email to comments@nextpictureshow.net, or leaving a short voicemail at (773) 234-9730. 
    Outro Music: They Might Be Giants, “Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head.”
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    #241: Boys Will Be Boys, Pt. 2 — Boys State

    #241: Boys Will Be Boys, Pt. 2 — Boys State

    The school-age boys at the center of Amanda McMaine and Jesse Moss’s new documentary BOYS STATE may not be facing the sort of life-and-death circumstances that frame Peter Brook’s film of LORD OF THE FLIES, but the two films undoubtedly echo each other in their portrayal of humanity’s tribalist instinct run amok. After discussing BOYS STATE and whether the kids are indeed all right, we look for connections between the two films and find many, not just in the aforementioned portrayal of tribalism, but also the films’ respective depictions of self-governance, maturity vs. immaturity, and the “adults in the room.” Plus, Your Next Picture Show, where we share recent filmgoing experiences in hopes of putting something new on your radar
    Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about LORD OF THE FLIES, BOYS STATE, or anything else in the world of film, by sending an email to comments@nextpictureshow.net, or leaving a short voicemail at (773) 234-9730. 
    Your Next Picture Show:
    • Tasha: Masaaki Yuasa’s LU OVER THE WALL and Jesse Moss and Tony Gerber’s FULL BATTLE RATTLE
    • Scott: Michael Ritchie’s THE CANDIDATE
    • Keith: Agnès Varda’s LE BONHEUR, part of Criterion’s Varda box set
    • Genevieve: Kris Rey’s I USED TO GO HERE

    Outro Music: Chicago, “Vote For Me”
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Boys Will Be Boys, Pt. 1 — Lord of the Flies (1963)

    Boys Will Be Boys, Pt. 1 — Lord of the Flies (1963)

    The engrossing new documentary BOYS STATE, about a group of young men attempting to build a functional democracy and all of the ways it can go awry, naturally invites comparisons to William Golding’s LORD OF THE FLIES, but as we discover in our revisitation of the latter in the form of Peter Brook’s 1963 adaptation, the allegorical nature of Golding’s story doesn’t shift so easily from page to screen. This week we dig into the unusual production circumstances of Brook’s film and how they both detract from and amplify the film’s visceral power, in addition to some “freshman English” analysis of Golding’s tale. Plus, we respond to some listener feedback on our recent episodes on Kelly Reichardt’s MEEK’S CUTOFF and FIRST COW.
    Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about LORD OF THE FLIES, BOYS STATE, or anything else in the world of film, by sending an email to comments@nextpictureshow.net, or leaving a short voicemail at (773) 234-9730. 
    Outro Music: Mr. Mister, “Kyrie”
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    • 1 hr
    The Reichardt Way, Pt. 2 — First Cow

    The Reichardt Way, Pt. 2 — First Cow

    After slogging across the Oregon Trail with Kelly Reichardt’s MEEK’S CUTOFF last week, this week we’re going even further back in the 19th century for Reichardt’s new FIRST COW. We’re joined once again by Vox film critic Alissa Wilkinson to discuss FIRST COW’s offbeat humor and quiet reverence for the artistry of cooking, on the way to discussing what it shares with MEEK’S CUTOFF in terms of the portrayal of masculinity and vulnerability, the films’ respective approaches to history, and the handmade aesthetic that links them as Reichardt films. Plus, Your Next Picture Show, where we share recent filmgoing experiences in hopes of putting something new on your radar
    Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about MEEK’S CUTOFF, FIRST COW, or anything else in the world of film, by sending an email to comments@nextpictureshow.net, or leaving a short voicemail at (773) 234-9730. 
    Your Next Picture Show:
    • Tasha: Rebecca Stern’s WELL GROOMED
    • Scott: Atom Egoyan’s SPEAKING PARTS
    • Keith: Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer’s PLUS ONE and HBO Max’s LOONEY TUNES CARTOONS
    • Alissa: Kevin Rafferty and James Ridgeway’s FEED, and Jan de Bont’s SPEED

    Outro Music: Doja Cat, “Mooo!”
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    The Reichardt Way, Pt. 1 — Meek's Cutoff

    The Reichardt Way, Pt. 1 — Meek's Cutoff

    Kelly Reichardt’s latest, FIRST COW, finds the veteran indie filmmaker returning to territory she’s visited before — specifically 19th-century Oregon Territory, a historical terrain Reichardt first explored in her 2010 anti-Western MEEK’S CUTOFF. This week we’re joined by Vox Culture critic Alissa Wilkinson as we hitch our proverbial wagons to MEEK’S CUTOFF to discuss how it fits into Reichardt’s tradition of road movies that don’t go anywhere, and our respective reactions to its deliberately slow pace and frustrating ending. Plus, we respond to some listener feedback on our recent episodes on GROUNDHOG DAY and EUROVISION.
    Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about MEEK’S CUTOFF, FIRST COW, or anything else in the world of film, by sending an email to comments@nextpictureshow.net, or leaving a short voicemail at (773) 234-9730. 
    Outro Music: Talking Heads, “Road to Nowhere”

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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

IrrelevantPete ,

Great Podcast

The Next Picture Show really is a fantastic podcast. The cast is what makes this Podcast SO good, they are insightful, smart and bring thoughtful opinions about the latest and past movies. I never miss a podcast, even when they do a movie I am not interested in seeing....they are that good.
Peter from Vancouver

Tanhhjiwi ,

Great film conversation

The Next Picture Show is great - excellent rapport between the hosts, insightful discussions and interesting film choices. Highly recommended

island film fan ,

Time well spent if you love film

One of the better podcasts about film that I have listened to. The biggest difference is that it is actually about the movies and not the presenters though the three or four people doing the show are knowledgeable and engaging. The concept of pairing two films for linkages is a good angle that works most of the time. It brings out a lot of new perceptions and gives a fresh eye to films . Well worth listening to.

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