All posts by Grant Watson

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

REVIEW: Long Dream (2000)

A young man is admitted into psychiatric care. He claims that he is having 'long dreams'. He goes to sleep, and in the space of a few hours experiences six months in his dream world. Soon he is dreaming for a year, then ten years. How far will his 'long dreams' go, and what will ...

REVIEW: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

Rich socialite Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) spends her time travelling the world, breaking into ancient ruins and temples and stealing the valuable artifacts and relics within. When a mysterious hidden clock in Croft Manor starts ticking again - and ticking backwards, she finds herself in competition with the villainous Manfred Powell (Iain Glen) and fellow ...

REVIEW: The Wild Boys (2017)

Five uncontrollable teenage boys commit a terrible crime. As punishment they are handed over to an anonymous sea captain, who takes them as his captive crew on a sea voyage to a distant island. There they encounter strange, hazardous wildlife, as they struggle to evade the captain's clutches and find a way to escape back ...

REVIEW: Land of Hope (2012)

A massive earthquake hits Japan's east coast, sending a nuclear reactor into meltdown and forcing the evacuation of the area. A 20 kilometre-wide exclusion zone is rapidly set up, with anybody within the zone urgently driven out of their homes. Dairy farmer Yasuhiko (Isao Natsuyagi) lives exactly 20 kilometres from the reactor. The line of ...

REVIEW: A Man in a Hurry (2018)

The brusque CEO of a major French car manufacturer (Fabrice Luchini) is rushed to hospital after experiencing a major stroke. While making a reasonable physical recovery, he is left without the capacity for speech. When he tries, he instead speaks a jumble of related words - most homonyms - that see him ridiculed by strangers, ...