All posts by Grant Watson

Grant Watson is an Australian film critic and writer. He lives in Melbourne.

REVIEW: Bad Boys for Life (2020)

The 25 year partnership of Miami police detectives Mike Lowry (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) is coming to an end, as new grandfather Marcus decides to take up an early retirement. When Mike is targeted for assassination by Mexican drug lords, however, the partnership needs to be kept together for just a few ...

REVIEW: Matthew Barney: No Restraint (2006)

Matthew Barney is one of the USA's highest profile contemporary artists, primarily due to his internationally successful Cremaster Cycle of art films that were produced between 1994 and 2002. Over the course of his career he has worked with physical performance, sculpture, drawing, and photography. He has been both criticised and praised, but even those praising his ...

The Favourites of the 2010s: #25-1

This is it: my 25 favourite films of the past decade. #25: Get Out (2017, USA. d. Jordan Peele.) Jordan Peele made one hell of a directorial debut with Get Out, an effective and terrifying horror film with an awful lot to say about race relations in 21st century America - particularly about white left-wing people. ...

REVIEW: Little Women (2019)

Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel Little Women remains one of the most perennially popular books of all time. It tells the story of the four March sisters and their close family and friends, facing domestic troubles, love, loss, and sibling rivalry in the years during and following the American Civil War. It's popularity has extended to Hollywood, ...

The Favourites of the 2010s: #50-26

The last 10 years have seen an amazing number of great movies see release. I have been counting down across 350 favourites over the past few weeks, and with this penultimate instalment we reach my top 50. The exact rankings are fairly arbitrary, but the films on this list - #50-26 - I consider to ...

REVIEW: 3 From Hell (2019)

10 years after their near-fatal shootout with police, rampage killers Otis (Bill Moseley) and Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie) escape from prison - their companion Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig) having been executed for his crimes. Teaming up with criminal "Foxy" Coltrane (Richard Brake), they make a break for Mexico, although Baby's murderous obsessions may see them ...