KCRW's The Treatment

KCRW's The Treatment


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.


Jeff Nichols: Loving  

Director Jeff Nichols joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss historical race equality as reflected in his film Loving.  

Omari Hardwick: “Power”  

Actor Omari Hardwick stops by The Treatment to discuss his hesitation in playing lead role of Ghost in Starz’ Power.

Michael Weatherly: Bull  

Actor Michael Weatherly discusses making the move to "the guy" in Bull.  

Molly Shannon: Other People  

Actress Molly Shannon discusses her departure from comedy in emotional new film Other People.  

Mike O'Malley: Survivor's Remorse  

Actor Mike O'Malley explores with idea of giving back to those that help you become successful in the series Survivor's Remorse.

Martin Lawrence: Doin' Time: Uncut  

Comedian and actor Martin Lawrence joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss getting back on stage after 14 years in his new stand-up special Doin' Time: Uncut.

Justin Bartha: White Girl  

Actor Justin Bartha joins Elvis Mitchell in a discussion on his dark, provocative new film White Girl.

Kenneth Turan: Not to Be Missed  

Author Kenneth Turan stops by to share excerpts and opinions from his book Not to Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film.

Mark Anthony Green: GQ Style Guy  

WEB BONUS: Mark Anthony Green, GQ's Style Guy, joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss his journey to becoming the go-to guy for fashion at the men's style magazine.

Baz Luhrmann: The Get Down  

Director Baz Luhrmann joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss his ten year endeavor in creating the Netflix original series The Get Down.

Sharon Jones & Barbara Kopple: Miss Sharon Jones!  

Soul singer Sharon Jones and director Barbara Kopple discuss cancer and the healing power of soul music in Miss Sharon Jones!

Anna Gunn: Equity  

Actress Anna Gunn discusses the struggles and successes of powerful women in the world of investment banking in Equity. 

Dennis Hauck: Too Late  

Director Dennis Hauck joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss the importance of Techniscope and the 1962 film Carnival of Souls in his directorial debut Too Late.

James Schamus: Indignation  

Director James Schamus visits The Treatment to chat about his directorial debut in the adaptation of the Philip Roth novel Indignation.  

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!”.

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.)

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