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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 • 455 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.

    "Don't Worry Darling," "Moonage Daydream," "Athena"

    "Don't Worry Darling," "Moonage Daydream," "Athena"

    It's fun to have three interesting movies to talk about, even when we have disagreements. We are in alignment of one movie this week, differ a little on another and differ largely on a third. Can you guess which is which?
    First, it's the drama with even more behind-the-scenes drama that is "Don't Worry Darling." Then there's Brett Morgan's wild David Bowie documentary "Moonage Daydream." Then it's the Netflix political thriller "Athena." Good stuff!
    Timestamps:
    15:22 "Don't Worry Darling"
    41:22 "Moonage Daydream"
    1:03:33 "Athena"
    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 Woman King," "Confess, Fletch," "Pinocchio," "Barbarian"

    "The Woman King," "Confess, Fletch," "Pinocchio," "Barbarian"

    Hey, Grierson's back from Toronto! Exciting! He tells us about his time at the Toronto Film Festival, and then we dig into four big movies that came out while he was away. The first is the surprise hit "The Woman King," with Viola Davis. Then there's the Jon Hamm comedy "Confess, Fletch," where Hamm takes over for Chevy Chase. Then there's the Disney-Plus Tom Hanks thing "Pinocchio." And then the less we tell you about "Barbarian" -- in a good way -- the better.
    Timestamps:
    16:22 "The Woman King"
    29:55 "Confess, Fletch"
    55:33 "Pinocchio"
    1:09:11 "Barbarian"
    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 39 min
    2022 Toronto Film Festival Preview

    2022 Toronto Film Festival Preview

    Grierson is about to take off for the Toronto Film Festival, so we did a big preview of all the Toronto Film Festival movies -- or the big ones, anyway -- and also talked about milk in a bag. And Weird Al's "UHF." It's a fun short show. We're off for two weeks until he comes back, so do try to use this time well.
    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 2 min
    "Three Thousand Years of Longing," "Funny Pages," "Samaritan"

    "Three Thousand Years of Longing," "Funny Pages," "Samaritan"

    All right, three new movies as we head into the Labor Day holiday. First, it's George Miller's long-awaited follow-up to "Fury Road," the fantasy "Three Thousand Years of Longing," with Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba. Then it's the Owen Kline cartoonist "coming of age" comedy "Funny Pages." Also, Sylvester Stallone has an Amazon Prime comic book movie called "Samaritan." So there's that.
    Timestamps:
    8:17 "Three Thousand Years of Longing"
    34:22 "Funny Pages"
    52:27 "Samaritan"
    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
    "Beast," "Collateral," "Dog Day Afternoon"

    "Beast," "Collateral," "Dog Day Afternoon"

    Idris Elba fights a lion, kind of. OK, so it's mid-August, there's not that much great, but we discuss the lion movie. But the fun stuff comes from the reboots. We dig into Michael Mann's "Collateral" and the legendary Sidney Lumet botched bank heist movie "Dog Day Afternoon."
    Timestamps:
    8:11 "Beast"
    26:33 "Collateral"
    48:22 "Dog Day Afternoon"
    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
    "Emily the Criminal," "Bodies Bodies Bodies," "Day Shift"

    "Emily the Criminal," "Bodies Bodies Bodies," "Day Shift"

    Two interesting independent movies and another hacky Netflix movie with stars. Sounds like 2022.
    First we discuss Aubrey Plaza's "Emily the Criminal," and then get into the fascinating Gen Z murder mystery "Bodies Bodies Bodies." Then we do our best to sound interested in Jamie Foxx's "Day Shift."
    Timestamps:
    9:22 "Emily the Criminal"
    35:13 "Bodies Bodies Bodies"
    57:11 "Day Shift"
    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 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
455 Ratings

455 Ratings

Kurt_in_Columbus ,

Spoiler Free Fun - A Movie Fan Must Listen

I’ve been a fan of the Grierson & Leitch podcast for years and have turned my wife into a fan as well. The biggest compliment I can pay is that the podcast has changed the way my wife and converse about movies. Our conversations have become more in depth and meaningful as a result of listening. Grierson & Leitch’s ability to communicate exactly how they feel about a movie in such an eloquent and purposeful way while avoiding spoilers and any sense of snobbery is what keeps us coming back each week. Add in some witty banter and playful humor and this podcast is a must listen. My reboot request is The Tree of Life. I watched this movie for the first time recently while on paternity leave and was blown away. It’s scale, non-linear story telling, and cinematography blew me away. I’d love to hear a full review. All the best!

Daileighz ,

This Here Listener Review

I love this podcast. I've been listening since 2018, and I love the discussions as well as the dynamic between the two hosts. I love that these two have been basically doing this together for most of their lives. My reboot request would be Nurse Betty (2000) starring Renee Zellweger and Morgan Freeman. This movie has really emergered as a big comfort watch for me recently (I have watched it multiple times in the past year-and a-half), but it seems to have been sort of forgotten and I would be really interested in hearing it discussed critically from a 2022 perspective. Thank you so much for everything!

collin.leadbeater ,

Great Movie Podcast

I’m appealing to Tim with this review because I know he’s a fan of the movie I’m about to request. But first I’ll say I’ve been listening since they reviewed 13 Hours and this has been my favorite movie podcast since. For my reboot request, I am suggesting what might be my favorite movie, and a movie I know Tim loves, Robert Altman’s California Split. You’re welcome Tim.

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