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.


Steve Conrad: Patriot  

Director Steve Conrad discusses male ego and timelessness in Season 2  of Amazon's Patriot.

Michelle Monaghan: The Path  

Michelle Monaghan joins Elvis to discuss the strength and darkness of her character Sarah on Hulu's The Path.

Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman  

Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.

Theodore Melfi: Hidden Figures  

Director Theodore Melfi discusses the importance of the highlighting the three African American women very instrumental in 1960s NASA space program in Hidden Figures.

Stacy Title: The Bye Bye Man  

Director Stacy Title visits The Treatment to discuss the back story of The Bye Bye Man and being a female filmmaker in the horror genre.    

Viggo Mortensen: Captain Fantastic  

Ator Viggo Mortensen discusses the open-minded environment of director Matt Ross' set on the film Captain Fantastic.

Ryan Gosling & Damien Chazelle: La La Land  

Actor Ryan Gosling and director Damien Chazelle join Elvis today to discuss keeping the musical La La Land uplifting.

Chris Messina: Live by Night  

Actor Chris Messina visits The Treatment to discuss playing a prohibition-era gangster beside Ben Affleck in Live by Night.

Dennis Bartok & Jeff Joseph: A Thousand Cuts  

Authors Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph discuss the underground film collector scene in their book A Thousand Cuts. 

James L. Brooks: The Edge of Seventeen  

EXCLUSIVE PODCAST: Longtime television producer James L. Brooks talks The Edge of Seventeen on The Treatment. 

Byron Howard & Rich Moore: Zootopia  

Directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore join Elvis Mitchell to discuss the politically relevant animated film Zootopia.

Matt Ross: Captain Fantastic  

Director Matt Ross discusses Captain Fantastic and his intent to make impactful films.

Will Speck & Josh Gordon: Office Christmas Party  

WEB BONUS: Office Christmas Party directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon talk love for 80s comedies.

Chuck Rose: The Art of More  

The Art of More creator Chuck Rose joins Elvis to discuss NYC auction house corruption and paving the way for success with streaming service, Crackle.  

Kenneth Lonergan: Manchester by the Sea  

Writer/director Kenneth Lonergan join Elvis Mitchell to discuss creating believable on-screen human interaction in Manchester by the Sea.

Simon Helberg: Florence Foster Jenkins  

Actor Simon Helberg discusses success from simply doing something, opposed to how well you actually do it as evidenced in Florence Foster Jenkins.

Ben Younger: Bleed for This  

Director Ben Younger talks to Elvis Mitchell about his return to filmmaking with Bleed for This.

Kenya Barris: Black-ish  

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss utilizing his show as a conversation starter.

Sid Mashburn: Men's clothing designer  

EXCLUSIVE PODCAST: Men's clothing designer Sid Mashburn joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss the launch of his Santa Monica store. 

Colin Farrell: The Lobster  

Actor Colin Farrell stops by The Treatment to discuss the unusual world of The Lobster.

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