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Tim Grierson and Will Leitch are lifelong best friends who have been writing and talking about the movies for 25 years. Grierson is vice president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Leitch is doing his absolutely best to pretend. Read their work everywhere. But listen to this show for the pure juice, straight on tap.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 413 Ratings

Tim Grierson and Will Leitch are lifelong best friends who have been writing and talking about the movies for 25 years. Grierson is vice president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Leitch is doing his absolutely best to pretend. Read their work everywhere. But listen to this show for the pure juice, straight on tap.

    "I Care A Lot," "The Mauritanian," "Lost Highway"

    "I Care A Lot," "The Mauritanian," "Lost Highway"

    Two new movies this week. First, from Netflix, the comic thriller "I Care A Lot," Then the Oscar play that is "The Mauritanian." Then we get weird in our Reboot segment, with the 1997 David Lynch film "Lost Highway."
    Timestamps:
    11:21 "I Care A Lot"
    31:22 "The Mauritanian"
    55:17 "Lost Highway"
    Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music.
    We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    "Judas and the Black Messiah," "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar," "The World to Come"

    "Judas and the Black Messiah," "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar," "The World to Come"

    One positive side effect of the pandemic: 2021 has a strong inventory of movies to discuss! Three big ones this week. First, the big Black Panther Oscar play, "Judas and the Black Messiah." Then the Kristen Wiig comedy "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar." And we close with the frontier romantic drama "The World To Come."
    Timestamps:
    7:24 "Judas and the Black Messiah"
    29:53 "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar"
    49:21 "The World to Come"
    Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music.
    We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    "Malcolm and Marie," "A Glitch in the Matrix," "Ordinary People"

    "Malcolm and Marie," "A Glitch in the Matrix," "Ordinary People"

    We recorded this on Super Bowl Sunday, but we do not know who wins. We assume the Illini.
    This week, we have two new movies. The John David Washington-Zendaya romantic drama "Malcolm and Marie," and then the Rodney Ascher documentary "A Glitch in the Matrix." Then, a Reboot: Robert Redford's Oscar-winning drama "Ordinary People." It is not "Raging Bull."
    Timestamps:
    17:14 "Malcolm and Marie"
    48:23 "A Glitch in the Matrix"
    1:07:36 "Ordinary People"
    Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music.
    We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    "The Little Things," "Saint Maud," "Supernova"

    "The Little Things," "Saint Maud," "Supernova"

    Hey, everybody! This whole podcast is not about Nolan Arenado. But it could be!
    Instead, it's about movies. Three new ones. First, the Denzel Washington thriller "The Little Things." Then the English horror film "Saint Maud." We close with the sensitive dementia drama "Supernova." Movies!
    Timestamps:
    7:14 "The Little Things"
    28:35 "Saint Maud"
    47:21 "Supernova"
    Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music.
    We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    2021 Sundance Film Festival Preview, "The Insider," "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story"

    2021 Sundance Film Festival Preview, "The Insider," "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story"

    The unofficial start of the movie season is the Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off this week. But how's it work in a pandemic? Grierson explains, and gives us the movies he's most looking forward to seeing.
    Also, the Reboots are back! First, it's Michael Mann's 1999 film "The Insider." Then, you don't want no part of this! It's 2007's "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story."
    Timestamps:
    55:15 "The Insider"
    1:15:34 "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story."
    Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music.
    We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    "Locked Down," "The Dig," "American Skin"

    "Locked Down," "The Dig," "American Skin"

    We're back! We're back! It has been QUITE THE MONTH since we saw you last. We missed you. And boy we missed a lot!
    After we talk about democracy's peril, we dig into three new movies. First, the quarantine heist comedy "Locked Down." Then it's Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan and Lily James in Netflix's "The Dig." And then Nate Parker's "American Skin."
    Timestamps:
    13:25 "Locked Down"
    34:36 "The Dig"
    51:25 "American Skin"
    Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music.
    We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.
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    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
413 Ratings

413 Ratings

Samuel E. Wilson ,

Great podcast

How about Spike Lee’s Bamboozled? It’s been hard to find but I was happy to see it is now on Criterion Channel.

moviewatcher420 ,

Great Podcast

A great podcast that helped me discover a deeper love and appreciation of film. Highly recommended. I’d love it if you guys reviewed David Lynch’s Lost Highway. Thanks!

Update: the podcast is still fantastic but since I just watched it for the first time last night I’ll add Fellini’s La Dolce Vita as an alternate reboot choice. Thanks!

Carson Finan ,

Nocturama

For my money the best movie podcast out there. The hosts have tremendous chemistry and provide insightful commentary without spoilers. They also review both major and independent movies alike.

I would love to hear y’all review the 2016 French film Nocturama directed by Bertrand Bonello.

Thanks,
Carson

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