290 episodes

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 The New Republic

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 425 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.

    "Luca," "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard," "The Sparks Brothers," "Fatherhood"

    "Luca," "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard," "The Sparks Brothers," "Fatherhood"

    Pixar has a movie that's not showing in theaters? Weird! We discuss "Luca." Then we discuss a movie that is in theaters, the action-comedy sequel "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard."
    We go back and forth on the other two films, with Grierson telling us about Edgar Wright's "The Sparks Brothers" and Leitch explaining away "Fatherhood," with Kevin Hart.
    Timestamps:
    11:32 "Luca"
    31:26 "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard"
    49:41 "The Sparks Brothers"
    1:02:22 "Fatherhood"
    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
    "In the Heights," "Infinite," "Sideways"

    "In the Heights," "Infinite," "Sideways"

    OK! Big movies are back! First it's the big adaptation of the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical, "In the Heights." Then, uh, Mark Wahlberg on ...Paramount Plus? And it's "Infinite?" Sure.
    Fun Reboot, though, with the 2004 Alexander Payne wine comedy "Sideways."
    Timestamps:
    7832 "In the Heights"
    41:20 "Infinite"
    55:37 "Sideways"
    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 26 min
    "All Light Everywhere," "Undine," "Lords of Dogtown"

    "All Light Everywhere," "Undine," "Lords of Dogtown"

    Sort of a weird, in-between week, with a documentary, a German art film and a reboot about the origins of skateboarding. More big movies coming next week, promise.
    Timestamps:
    7:2 "All Light Everywhere"
    24:39 "Undine"
    49:51 "Lords of Dogtown"
    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 18 min
    "A Quiet Place, Part II," "Cruella," "Plan B"

    "A Quiet Place, Part II," "Cruella," "Plan B"

    Three big new movies. Movies are back! The first is the sequel to the thriller hit "A Quiet Place," which is called, fittingly, "A Quiet Place, Part II." Then we get the origin story "Cruella," with Emma Stone. Then, the raunchy comedy "Plan B."
    Timestamps:
    8:13 "A Quiet Place, Part II"
    28:34 "Cruella"
    48:54 "Plan B"
    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 11 min
    "Army of the Dead," "The Killing of Two Lovers," "New Order"

    "Army of the Dead," "The Killing of Two Lovers," "New Order"

    Zack Snyder has another movie out? Already? He does! It's "Army of the Dead." Then there's the art film "The Killing of Two Lovers" and the Mexican film "New Order."
    Timestamps:
    10:11 "Army of the Dead"
    33:22 "The Killing of Two Lovers"
    53:22 "New Order"
    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
    "Those Who Wish Me Dead," "The Woman in the Window," "Spiral: From the Book of Saw"

    "Those Who Wish Me Dead," "The Woman in the Window," "Spiral: From the Book of Saw"

    We're all seeing movies in theaters! With other people! It's amazing! Three new movies this week. We have Angelina Jolie in "Those Who Wish Us Dead." Then the Amy Adams vehicle "The Woman in the Window." And we close with horror sequel, "Spiral: From the Book of Saw."
    Timestamps:
    11:15 "Those Who Wish Me Dead"
    36:27 "The Woman in The Window"
    57:31 "Spiral: From the Book of Saw"
    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 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
425 Ratings

425 Ratings

TheMurph281 ,

Great Podcast

The one podcast I most look forward to seeing in my feed every week - even though I don’t see all of the movies I enjoy the synopsis and discussions

For my reboot request I’m suggesting Coppola’s The Outsiders. My 14 yr old just read the book in school so we watched the movie after he finished…not sure what I was expecting but man that is one weird movie…interested to hear your take

Ndn2525 ,

Intelligent and Thoughtful

I discovered this podcast during the summer of 2019 and have become obsessed with it ever since! I find my opinions and views of the movies I watch constantly being challenged by their thoughtful interpretations, and I believe this podcast has truly helped refine my taste in film while also reminding me what I love most about it.

For my reboot request, I was hoping you guys could do Alexander Payne’s Sideways. I’ve recently been watching his movies for the first time in my life, and his style of filmmaking reminds me a lot of Noah Baumbach where he makes these quirky comedy dramas that also possess such real and raw intricately placed emotion throughout it.

Keep up the good work!

Mamac515 ,

Quirky and Smart

I came to this podcast from Will Leitch’s sports podcast. The banter of these longtime friends with different involvement in the film ecosystem brings an interesting element to the podcast. I love this podcast more than I love movies, and it’s introduced me to a lot of great films. I also feel like they were two of my closest friends during the pandemic (which might sadly be true).
My reboot request is ‘inspired by true events’ skating film “Lords of Dogtown.”

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