All posts by Grant Watson

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

REVIEW: The Mummy (1999)

In 1926 Egypt, an expedition to the desert ruins of Hamunaptra accidentally unleashes a 3,000 year-old mummified priest from ancient Egypt. While the priest Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo) revives himself, adventurer Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) and librarian Evelyn Carnahan (Rachel Weisz) race to find the means of defeating him. The Mummy, a 1999 loose remake of ...

REVIEW: Starman (1984)

An alien intelligence travels to Earth to study humanity, only for its spacecraft to be shot down by the United States Air Force. Assuming a human form based on a dead man (Jeff Bridges), the alien travels across America to reach a rescue site before the US government can capture it. It drags along Jenny ...

REVIEW: Quick Change (1990)

A man named Grimm (Bill Murray), dressed as a clown, walks into a bank and holds its staff and customers hostage. New York police chief Ratzinger (Jason Robards) personally negotiates with the criminal, but despite running a by-the-book siege both the robber and his accomplices get away. For Grimm, robbing a bank of a million ...

REVIEW: In Another Country (2012)

Isabelle Huppert plays three different women, all named Anne, all visiting the Korean seaside town of Mohang during the off-season. It is an odd little set-up for this South Korean portmanteau film, written and directed by arthouse darling Hong Sang-soo and screened in competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. I generally find Hong a ...

REVIEW: The Mummy (1932)

At an archaeological dig in Egypt, a foolish assistant reads from an ancient scroll and reanimates the excavated mummy of the 3,700 year-old priest Imhotep (Boris Karloff). Ten years later Imhotep returns, pursuing Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann) - a young woman who appears to be the reincarnation of his true love Ankh-es-en-amun. A year after ...

REVIEW: The Reaping (2007)

Katherine Winter (Hilary Swank) is a former Christian who, after suffering a great tragedy on a mission in Africa, has established a career investigating and debunking miracles. Along with her assistant Ben (Idris Elba), she travels to the Louisiana town of Haven when the local river turns blood-red. Instead of discovering a natural phenomenon she ...