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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 • 479 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.

    "Madame Web," "Bob Marley: One Love," "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid"

    "Madame Web," "Bob Marley: One Love," "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid"

    Contrary to popular opinion, "Madame Web" is not the last superhero movie. It just feels that way. We discuss the film and ... may like it better than other people. Though we still don't like it. We also dig into the music biopic "Bob Marley: One Love."
    Then in our Reboot segment, we go the Sam Peckinpah route with "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid," with James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson and ... Bob Dylan.
    Timestamps:
    15:11: "Madame Web"
    43:11 "Bob Marley: One Love"
    1:09:42 "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid"
    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 40 min
    "Suncoast," "Lisa Frankenstein," "Up in the Air"

    "Suncoast," "Lisa Frankenstein," "Up in the Air"

    Hey, it's Super Bowl Sunday! What better time to talk about something that isn't football. This week, we discuss the Sundance hit "Suncoast," available on Hulu, and the Diablo Cody comedy "Lisa Frankenstein," which is in theaters. Then we dig into, in our Reboot section, the Oscar-nominationed George Clooney comedy-drama "Up in the Air."
    Enjoy the Super Bowl! (And us talking about U2.)
    Timestamps:
    9:22: "Suncoast"
    33:03 "Lisa Frankenstein"
    55:45 "Up in the Air"
    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 42 min
    "Argylle," "How to Have Sex," "Ghost World"

    "Argylle," "How to Have Sex," "Ghost World"

    First off, thank you for all the Reboot suggestions last week: Keep them coming, they're great. We'll get to one more next week, and there are a lot on their way. We have two new movies this week. First, the Matthew Vaughn star-studded spy comedy "Argylle." Then there's the indie hit, "How to Have Sex."
    We also have a Reboot, Terry Zwigoff's 2001 film "Ghost World." Remember that movie?
    Timestamps:
    11:45: "Argylle"
    36:44 "How to Have Sex"
    1:01:11 "Ghost World"
    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 42 min
    "A Real Pain," Sundance 2024 Wrapup, "California Split," "The Man in the Moon"

    "A Real Pain," Sundance 2024 Wrapup, "California Split," "The Man in the Moon"

    Grierson is back from Sundance, and not only do we recap the festival, we actually discuss his favorite film from Utah, because Leitch actually saw it too: It's Jesse Eisenberg's "A Real Pain." Bonus movie! 
    Then we hit two Reboots: Robert Altman's classic "California Split" and Reese Witherspoon's first movie, "The Man in the Moon."
    Also, we need a Reboot for next week. So go to Apple Podcasts and give us a review with a movie you'd like us to discuss, ASAP!
    Timestamps:
    19:31: "A Real Pain"
    57:11 "California Split"
    1:14:22 "The Man in the Moon"
    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
    "Mean Girls," 2024 Sundance Film Festival Preview, Oscar Predictions

    "Mean Girls," 2024 Sundance Film Festival Preview, Oscar Predictions

    We're back! We hope you missed us; we missed you. This week, we preview the Sundance Film Festival, which Grierson is about to leave for, and make some Oscar nomination predictions. We also review our first film of 2024, "Mean Girls," which launches us into a larger and even a little contentious conversation about Tina Fey. Fun! Welcome back!
    Timestamps:
    22:33: "Mean Girls"
    1:01:11 Sundance Film Festival Preview
    1:14:45 Oscar Nomination 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 45 min
    Dorkfest 2023: The Best Ten Films of 2023

    Dorkfest 2023: The Best Ten Films of 2023

    It's Dorkfest! Dorkfest 2023 is here!
    This is our annual countdown of our favorite 10 movies of 2022. It was a great, GREAT movie year. We can't wait to talk to you about it.
    Have a great holiday, everyone. We'll see you in 2024.
    Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. And to John Dog at johndog.org for the intro music.
    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. Learn more about your ad choices.

    • 4 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
479 Ratings

479 Ratings

MailmanDan517 ,

Five stars

Do Annie Hall already, we’re begging you.

Phenomenal Cat ,

The best movie podcast I listen to!

True, it’s also the worst one I listen to, but that’s because it’s the only one worth always coming back to. Despite the hosts’ inexplicable animosity for Jojo Rabbit (c’mon, it’s not that bad), and explicable, but still annoying, love for the St. Louis Cardinals, it’s a consistently thoughtful, and entertaining, discussion of the good, the bad, and the so bad it might be good(?) in film.

For a reboot, I’d love if you could take your pick from two of my all time favorites: His Girl Friday and On The Waterfront. Thanks!

RedSoxFan-Sorry guys ,

Love the Podcast (and Reboot Request)

Been following Will and Tim since the Deadspin days. Always enjoy the easygoing relationship between two old friends, and have found that their tastes in movies strongly line up with mine. For my reboot request, I’d like to hear your thoughts on A Bronx Tale. I’ve always enjoyed this movie and find myself quoting it all the time. Even gave my then-girlfriend (and now wife!) the Sonny Test when we were dating. She passed! Curious to hear if you think the film holds up at all 30 years later. Thanks!

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