KCRW's The Treatment

KCRW's The Treatment

From KCRW

A treatment, in Hollywood parlance, is a concise overview of a screenplay. On THE TREATMENT, film critic Elvis Mitchell turns the tables and gives the treatment to some of the most influential and innovative forces creating movies and popular art and entertainment. Each week, Elvis speaks with an amazing array of guests, discussing everything from their inner conflicts to their interior design. With a straightforward style that understates his vast knowledge, Elvis is able to extract insights, issues and inspirations from even the most introverted guests. Conversations on THE TREATMENT are mostly comfortable, sometimes contentious, but always fascinating.More from KCRW's The Treatment »

Most Recent Episodes

Paul Feig: Ghostbusters

Director Paul Feig visits The Treatment to discuss the pop culture pressures of rebooting Ghostbusters and the surprising responses to its release.

Richard Dreyfuss: Madoff

Actor Richard Dreyfuss joins Elvis in a discussion on civics and his portrayal of the infamous Ponzi scheme fraudster in Madoff.

Roseanne Barr & Eric Weinrib: Roseanne For President!

Roseanne Barr & filmmaker Eric Weinrib visit The Treatment to discuss documenting Roseanne on her journey to the White House in "Roseanne For President!".

Roseanne Barr & Eric Weinrib: Roseanne For President!

Roger Ross Williams: Life, Animated

Academy Award winning documentarian Roger Ross Williams joins Elvis Mitchell in a conversation on autism, as documented in his newest film Life, Animated.

Taika Waititi: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Director Taika Waititi visits The Treatment to discuss his version of an Australasian 80's action movie in "Hunt for the Wilderpeople".

Tyler, The Creator: Golf Wang

Artist and fashion designer Tyler, The Creator discusses how film helped to create the concept behind the runway debut of his fashion line Golf Wang. (Contains explicit content.)

Cliff Martinez: Neon Demon

Film composer Cliff Martinez joins Elvis Mitchell to talk intentions and meaning of auditory accompaniment in his newest work Neon Demon,

Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato: Mapplethorpe

Filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato discuss controversy and timelessness in their documentary Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures.

Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato: Mapplethorpe

Jessica Goldberg: The Path

Creator Jessica Goldberg joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss her autobiographical journey in creating Hulu's cult drama The Path.

Julia Lee: Our Gang: A Racial History of 'The Little Rascals'

Author Julia Lee joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss how an American children's television show from the 1920's attempted to transcend racism in her book Our Gang: A Racial History of "The Little Rascals."

Julia Lee: Our Gang: A Racial History of 'The Little Rascals'

Back To Top