All posts by Grant Watson

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

REVIEW: The Kitchen (2019)

Kathy (Melissa McCarthy), Ruby (Tiffany Haddish), and Claire (Elisabeth Moss) are three mob wives living in Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s. When their husbands are arrested and sent to prison, they take matters into their own hands and run the family business for themselves. The first half hour of The Kitchen is a cavalcade of literally every ...

REVIEW: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

A message is transmitted through space: Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), ruler of the once-defeated Empire, has somehow survived certain death and now threatens the galaxy again. While the First Order's Supreme Leader Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) races to hunt Palpatine down, members of the Resistance - Rey (Daisy Ridley), Poe (Oscar Isaac), and Finn (John ...

REVIEW: The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019)

Áila (Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers) is a Canadian First Nations woman. On the street she discovers Rosie (Violet Nelson): barefoot, pregnant, and bleeding, her abusive boyfriend still shouting at her from across the road. Áila wants desperately to help - but does Rosie want the assistance? The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open is an independent Canadian ...

REVIEW: Bombshell (2019)

In July 2016 Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harrassment lawsuit against CEO Roger Ailes, setting off a chain of accusations and denials that rocked the television network. The lead-up and repercussions of Carlson's lawsuit are now the subject of a new feature drama directed by Jay Roach: Bombshell. A sexual harrassment suit hardly ...

Favourites of the 2010s: #175-151

With the decade coming to a close, it is worth taking a look back at the best and most enjoyable films to come out over the past 10 years. I put together a long list, sorted them very roughly into some kind of order, and have been counting them down over the past few weeks. ...

REVIEW: Ask Dr. Ruth (2019)

Dr Ruth Westheimer is a popular German-American sex therapist, whose radio and television programs caused a seismic shift in how 1980s America discussed sex, relationships, and sexual health. A talk show stalwart and lecturer, she is now 91 years old and the subject of a new feature documentary directed by Ryan White (The Case Against ...