All posts by Grant Watson

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

The Favourites of the 2010s: #75-51

There are three more instalments to go on this comprehensive list of my favourite feature films of the past 10 years. While the exact numbers and rankings are relatively arbitrary, the fact that these films are sitting in my top 75 films means I consider them really very good. They all come with my enthused ...

REVIEW: Us (2019)

Adelaide (Lupita Nyong'o) has recovered from a childhood trauma, and is now both married to Gabe (Winston Duke) and the mother of two children. When four strangers force their way into her house one night, Adelaide and her family find themselves face-to-face with murderous doppelgängers intent on replacing them. Writer/director Jordan Peele follows his excellent ...

REVIEW: Destination Wedding (2018)

Frank (Keanu Reeves) is reluctantly attending his half-brother's wedding in Paso Robles, California. At the airport he has an unpleasant encounter with Lindsay (Winona Ryder) - who turns out to be Frank's brother's ex-fiancée, and is attending the same wedding. Destination Wedding is a romantic comedy that pairs together Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder for the ...

REVIEW: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

Just a quick note that this review contains more significant plot spoilers than are usually included on this website. In short: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is an excellent film by Quentin Tarantino that embraces in full his personal filmmaking style - but does contain some problematic elements that provoked a slightly ambivalent reaction when I ...

Favourites of the 2010s: #125-101

The end of the 2010s is upon us, and I have been taking the opportunity to count down through my favourite films over the past 10 years. This is definitely a favourites list, and not a more pompous "best of" list. It's also important to note that it's a personal list based on what I ...