All posts by Grant Watson

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

REVIEW: Shazam! (2019)

14 year-old Billy Batson (Asher Angel) keeps running away from foster homes while searching for the mother who lost him when he was a young child. Magically abducted by the wizard Shazam (Djimon Hounsou), he gains the ability to transform into a muscular, super-powered adult (Zachari Levi) whenever he says the wizard's name. What, honestly, ...

REVIEW: The Predator (2018)

US army sniper Quinn McKenna (Boyd Holbrook) witnesses an alien spacecraft crash-land while in the field in South America. After sending an alien set of armour back home, he is promptly captured and interrogated by a secret government agency before breaking free with a team of fellow military prisoners and getting caught in a race ...

REVIEW: L’Animale (2018)

Mati (Sophie Stockinger) is a sullen 17 year-old reaching the end of high school. She spends her time away from school either assisting in her mother's veterinary surgery, or hanging around with a group of rebellious boys on motorcycles. One of the boys, Sebi (Jack Hofer), has romantic aspirations. Mati's eyes, however, are on Carla ...

REVIEW: Rafiki (2018)

  Kena (Samantha Mugatsia), a Kenyan teenager, works at her father's corner store while waiting for her high school test results. Her father is running for local government, against a slick, corporate incumbent. When Kena meets the vibrant and aggressive girl Ziki (Sheila Munyiva), their immediate friendship turns to romance - one with the potential ...