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The Next Picture Show

A TV and Film podcast featuring Genevieve Koski, Keith Phipps and Scott Tobias
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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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#200: Family Matters, Pt. 2 - Parasite
Bong Joon-ho’s new PARASITE feels weirdly similar to his 2006 film THE HOST, even though there’s no monster in sight — unless you count entitlement, inequality, and greed as monsters, which given how they shape PARASITE’s story, maybe you should. But it also features the return of Song Kang-ho as a father figure, albeit a more capable and traditional one, and a story shaped by Bong’s obsessions with family bonds and duty. In this half of our Bong pairing, we look at all the other things these two films share, from their thematic and visual fixation on high and low spaces, to how they utilize humor ranging from the slapstick to the ultra-dark. Plus, Your Next Picture Show, where we share recent filmgoing experiences in hopes of putting something new on your cinematic radar.Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about THE HOST, PARASITE, or anything else in the world of film, by sending an email to, or leaving a short voicemail at (773) 234-9730. Show NotesWorks Cited:• “Bong Joon-ho on Weaving His Personal Memories Into Parasite,” by Karen Han ( Next Picture Show: • Scott: Pedro Almodóvar’s PAIN & GLORY• Keith: Craig Brewer’s DOLEMITE IS MY NAME• Tasha: Nick Tomnay’s THE PERFECT HOST• Genevieve: Dexter Fletcher’s ROCKETMANOutro Music: Ray Charles, “Them That Got” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
#199: Family Matters, Pt. 1 - The Host (2006)
Korean director Bong Joon-ho has a long-running interest in films about family, one that’s mirrored in two of his best-known films: His international breakout THE HOST and his new film PARASITE, both of which star Song Kang-ho as a father trying to keep things together on his kids’ behalf, and both of which are about the sense of duty among protagonists who have to improv their way through unexpected situations. In this half of our pairing, we revisit Bong’s monster movie THE HOST with a focus on its human cast and their family dynamic, and consider how the film’s political and emotional elements square with Bong’s insistence that there is “realism” at the heart of this movie about a rampaging fish-monster. Plus, we continue to wade through the sea of feedback we’ve received on our episodes on THE DARK KNIGHT and JOKER.Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about THE HOST, PARASITE, or anything else in the world of film, by sending an email to, or leaving a short voicemail at (773) 234-9730.  Show Notes:Works Cited:“Bong Joon-ho’s Dystopia Is Already Here,” by E. Alex Jung ( music: Kacey Musgraves, “Family Is Family” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
#198: Watching Watchmen
Inspired by our recent pairing of THE DARK KNIGHT and JOKER, we’re diverging from our usual format this week to look at a new TV show that stems from the same era of comic-book history as those films: HBO’s new Damon Lindelof-helmed “remix” of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ seminal superhero deconstruction WATCHMEN. In this one-off episode, we dive into the series to discuss the promise it holds, as well as its potential to run screaming off the rails, based on the first two episodes that have aired so far. Plus, we dip into the deep well of JOKER feedback we’ve already received to discuss how the film and its reception represents the “festival effect” in action.Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about WATCHMEN, or anything else in the world of film (or television, or comics), by sending an email to, or leaving a short voicemail at (773) 234-9730. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Nov 10th, 2015
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Nov 12th, 2019
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