Grierson & Leitch
Grierson & Leitch
Grierson & Leitch
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"
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.
Feb 18
1 hr 40 min
"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.
Feb 11
1 hr 42 min
"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.
Feb 4
1 hr 42 min
"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.
Jan 28
1 hr 34 min
"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.
Jan 14
1 hr 45 min
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.
Dec 19, 2023
4 hr 6 min
"American Fiction," "All of Us Strangers," "Origin," "Wonka," "The Boy and the Heron," "Ferrari," "Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget"
OK, this is it, the big penultimate show, our big lightning-round wrapup show to get every movie we can before Dorkfest, which is coming in two days. So many movies to get to! Here they are: Timestamps: 18:22: "American Fiction" 30:02 "All of Us Strangers" 42:21 "Origin" 1:02:41 "Wonka" 1:19:31 "The Boy and the Heron" 1:31:41 "Ferrari" 1:44:21 "Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget"  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.
Dec 17, 2023
1 hr 49 min
"Poor Things," "The Zone of Interest," "Leave the World Behind"
Oh, wow, are we ever in the home stretch now. Two big big movies this week, and then a Netflix one with a bunch of stars. First, it's the Yorgos Lanthimos/Emma Stone black comedy "Poor Things." Then it's Jonathan Glazer's first movie in 10 years, the Holocaust drama "The Zone of Interest." We finish with the Netflix adaptation of "Leave the World Behind," with Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali and Ethan Hawke. After this, just one show until Dorkfest. Timestamps: 13:11: "Poor Things" 41:02 "The Zone of Interest" 1:17:21 "Leave the World Behind"  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.
Dec 10, 2023
1 hr 45 min
"Napoleon," "Maestro," "Saltburn"
We're taking another week off after this show to gear up for the home stretch, but we've got big big movies this week. First, it's the epic "Napoleon," from Ridley Scott and Joaquin Phoenix. Then it's Bradley Cooper's pseudo-biopic of Leonard Bernstein, "Maestro." And we finish with Emerald Fennell's followup to her Oscar-winning "Promising Young Woman," the class drama "Saltburn."  After this, just two shows until Dorkfest. Also, sorry, Leitch has a cold. Timestamps: 12:19: "Napoleon" 40:03 "Maestro" 1:05:21 "Saltburn"  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.
Nov 26, 2023
1 hr 39 min
"May December," "Rustin," "Next Goal Wins"
We have just five shows left in 2023, counting this one. It's almost Thanksgiving. And it's almost crunch time. This week, we have two Netflix movies and a soccer comedy. First, it's Todd Haynes' psychological drama (among other things) "May December." Then it's the Obamas-produced historical biopic "Rustin." Those are the Netflix movies. Then we have Taiki Waititi's Michael Fassbender soccer comedy "Next Goal Wins." Getting close! Timestamps: 9:45: "May December" 38:55 "Rustin" 1:00:11 "Next Goal Wins"  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.
Nov 19, 2023
1 hr 26 min
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