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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.

Grierson & Leitch Grierson & Leitch

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 480 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.

    "Abigail," "The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare," "Some Like It Hot"

    "Abigail," "The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare," "Some Like It Hot"

    Hey, shhh ... she's a vampire! We discuss the horror/heist movie "Abigail," and then dig into yet another Guy Ritchie movie, "The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Behavior."
    We go frmo those two movies to an all-time classic, the Billy Wilder/Marilyn Monroe/Jack Lemmon/Tony Curtis farce "Some Like It Hot."
    Timestamps:
    14:01: "Abigail"
    39:22 "The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Behavior"
    1:03:22 "Some Like It Hot"
    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.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    "Civil War," "Sasquatch Sunset," "The People's Joker"

    "Civil War," "Sasquatch Sunset," "The People's Joker"

    It's a big art/blockbuster movie! It's A24, so it's art? But it's a big hit so it's a blockbuster? It's so confusing, so we try to get to the bottom of Alex Garland's "Civil War." Then, we discuss a movie with Jesse Eisenberg and Riley Keough as Bigfeet in "Sasquatch Sunset." And then it's Vera Drew's festival hit "The People's Joker."
    Timestamps:
    14:21: "Civil War"
    44:11 "Sasquatch Sunset"
    1:17:19 "The People's Joker"
    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.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    "Monkey Man," "The Beast," "Girls State"

    "Monkey Man," "The Beast," "Girls State"

    Sorry we took another week off, but we're back to our weekly shows. We've got three fun ones this week! First, it's Dev Patel's actioner "Monkey Man." Then it's the French science fiction drama "The Beast," with Lea Seydoux. And we close with the Apple TV documentary "Girls State," a "companion" film to 2020's "Boys State." Fun movies to talk about this week. Also, Will insults Florida a bit.
    Timestamps:
    12:11: "Monkey Man"
    40:02 "The Beast"
    1:05:19 "Girls State"
    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.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    "Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire," "Road House," "Immaculate"

    "Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire," "Road House," "Immaculate"

    After a week off, we are back! (And then we have another week off next week. Sorry. Both Leitch's fault.) We've got good ones to discuss, though. Well, meaty ones, anyway. First, it's another Ghostbusters movie, "Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire." Then it's the Doug Liman straight-to-video remake "Road House." And we close with the Sydney Sweeney nun movie, "Immaculate." 
    Timestamps:
    11:01: "Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire"
    36:52 "Road House"
    1:03:11 "Immaculate"
    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.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    2024 Oscars Recap, "Love Lies Bleeding," "Ricky Stanicky"

    2024 Oscars Recap, "Love Lies Bleeding," "Ricky Stanicky"

    Hey, we stayed up to talk about the Oscars and posted it right afterwards. Aren't you proud of us? We deserve your praise! Anyway, a big night for "Oppenheimer," and Emma Stone, and "The Zone of Interest," and Cord Jefferson, and John Cena.
    We talk about two new movies too: It's Rose Glass' "Saint Maud" follow-up with Kristen Stewart, "Love Lies Bleeding." Then it's a Peter Farrelly movie, "Ricky Stanicky."
    Timestamps:
    5:01: 2024 Oscars Recap
    31:31 "Love Lies Bleeding"
    1:02:01 "Ricky Stanicky"
    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.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    "Dune: Part Two," "Spaceman," 2024 Oscar Predictions

    "Dune: Part Two," "Spaceman," 2024 Oscar Predictions

    The second Dune movie is out! Remember the first one? This is a big hit, this new one, and we dig into it in all its glory. Then we discuss the Adam Sandler Netflix space drama "Spaceman."
    Then, hey, the Oscars are one week away. We preview the show and make predictions in the eight major categories. 
    Timestamps:
    10:11: "Dune: Part Two"
    41:31 "Spaceman"
    1:01:11 2024 Oscar Predictions
    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.

    • 1 hr 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
480 Ratings

480 Ratings

Gingervitis90 ,

The Podcast I've Been Looking For!

It's been a while since I was in college and could discuss movies ad nauseum with my friends. I don't really have that in my life anymore so I was lucky to find this podcast. With great insight from both reviewers, an awesome and obvious friendship between the two, and the spirit of Siskel and Ebert following through it, I feel like I've finally found a podcast that lets me indulge in one of my passions. Albeit, vicariously.
My suggest for a reboot is my all time favorite movie, Some Like It Hot. It has great performances, a great story, and I'd challenge you to find a better last two minutes of any other movie. I'd be especially curious to hear Tim and Will's opinions on the subject matter. I find that a lot of the humor holds up to this day and could even be considered positive towards the gender idenity movements going on but I can also see how some people might find it offensive. What are your thoughts?

ftyjiooomkj ,

Smug white men, with little curiosity

Very turned off by their condescending review of Monkey Man. I get that they don’t like the movie, that’s fine. But the way they talked - eeeeesh! “The stuff about Indian culture, is kinda interesting I guess, but it’s nothing compared to John Wick.’

Yuck! Can you at least consider the possibility that your narrow 90’s understanding of what an action movie is or should be may be a bit limited?

Golfer7654336 ,

The best movie review podcast out there and as a bonus I’m a huge Wilco fan!

Ive been listening for awhile and Will and Tim quickly feel like friends you’ve known forever. Responding to the call for reboot requests, I am submitting Mikey and Nicky - love the Elaine May influence on the Cassavetes formula.

Thanks,
Mike Matheny ( no relation)

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