The Treatment

The Treatment


The Treatment is a weekly journey into the heart of film led by film critic Elvis Mitchell. From an array of film industry guests, Elvis highlights one each week  discussing topics from film inspirations to inner personal conflicts. With a straightforward style that understates his vast knowledge, Elvis extracts depth and insight from his many guests including Dustin Hoffman, Quentin Tarantino and Oprah Winfrey. Subscribe to KCRW’s The Treatment! News and Events   The Black List, Volume 2 , the acclaimed documentary by Elvis Mitchell and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, features interviews with Laurence Fishburne, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Melvin Van Peebles, Maya Rudolph and RZA. To learn more about The Black List, visit and . You can also listen to Elvis and Timothy talk about their project on this recent edition of KCRW's Politics of Culture.


Jane Campion: Top of the Lake  

Director Jane Campion joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss success with her Top of the Lake series.

Scott Wilson: 'In the Heat of the Night' 50th Anniversary  

The Walking Dead actor Scott Wilson discusses his 50 year career catapulted by In the Heat of the Night co-star Sidney Poitier.

Ellen Mirojnick: Logan Lucky  

Award-winning costume designer Ellen Mirojnick discusses taking hillbilly fashion seriously in Logan Lucky.

Kenya Barris: Black-ish  

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

RuPaul: RuPaul's Drag Race  

Actor and drag queen extraordinaire, RuPaul joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss mainstream success of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Allen Hughes: The Defiant Ones  

Director Allen Hughes credits real life experience in the making of The Defiant Ones.

Lena Waithe: Master of None  

Writer Lena Waithe joins Elvis Mitchell to discuss inserting her point of view into Master of None.

John Cho: Columbus  

Actor John Cho joins Elvis to discuss his leading role in the romantic drama Columbus.

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.    

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.

Guy Ritchie: King Arthur  

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

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.

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