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.


Gillian Robespierre: Landline  

Director Gillian Robespierre discusses her attraction to coming-of-age stories, displayed in her newest project Landline.

Miguel Arteta and Mike White: Beatriz at Dinner  

Long time filmmaking collaborators Miguel Arteta and Mike White visit The Treatment to discuss the social commentary in Beatriz at Dinner.

Ernest Dickerson: Juice  

Director Ernest Dickerson joins Elvis Mitchell to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his first film starring Tupac Shakur, Juice.

Sofia Coppola: The Beguiled  

Director Sofia Coppola talks modernizing the 1971 Clint Eastwood film The Beguiled.

Anna Biller: The Love Witch  

Filmmaker Anna Biller discusses her homage to 1960s horror in The Love Witch.

Patty Jenkins: Wonder Woman  

Director Patty Jenkins joins the DC Comics world with her take on Wonder Woman.

Zoe Lister-Jones: "Band Aid"  

Actress and director Zoe Lister-Jones discusses the energy on set with an all female crew behind her film “Band Aid”.

Lucia Micarelli: An Evening with Lucia Micarelli  

Violinist and actress Lucia Micarelli visits The Treatment to discuss her emotive performances as she prepares for PBS' An Evening with Lucia Micarelli.    

Guy Ritchie: King Arthur  

EXCLUSIVE PODCAST: Director Guy Ritchie stops by to discuss retelling lore his way in King Arthur.

Miles Joris-Peyrafitte: As You Are  

EXCLUSIVE PODCAST: Filmmaker Miles Joris-Peyrafitte joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss the realism of coming of age in As You Are.

Bryan Fuller & Michael Green: American Gods  

American Gods creators Bryan Fuller and Michael Green visit The Treatment to discuss their interest in the fantasy novel and their approach to its on-screen adaptation.  

Gina Prince & Reggie "Rock" Bythewood: Shots Fired  

Directors Gina Prince and Reggie “Rock” Bythewood join Elvis Mitchell to discuss examining US police activity and corruption from all angles in Shots Fired.

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent  

Celebrity chef Jeremiah Tower talks leading the way in New American Cuisine in Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent.

Jason Schwartzman: My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea  

Actor Jason Schwartzman visits The Treatment to talk experimental animation in his new project My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea.

Oprah Winfrey & George C. Wolfe: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks  

Actress Oprah Winfrey and director George C. Wolfe join Elvis Mitchell to discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Niki Caro: The Zookeeper's Wife  

Director Niki Caro discusses her desire to tell a World War II story from a woman's perspective in The Zookeeper's Wife.

James Gray: The Lost City of Z  

Director James Gray visits The Treatment to discuss the progressive life and mysterious disappearance of British explorer Percy Fawcett in The Lost City of Z.

Michael Tisserand: Krazy  

Author Michael Tisserand dives into the lesser known life of cartoonist George Herriman in his biography, Krazy. 

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa: Riverdale  

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, creator of the CW's Riverdale, joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss pushing the limits of the deeply loved, classic "Archie" comic characters.

Ry Russo-Young: Before I Fall  

Director Ry Russo-Young visits The Treatment to discuss deep female perspectives in film, and in Before I Fall.

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