Tag Archives: WIWLN

What I Watched Last Night: Great Expectations (2012)

Director: Mike Newell Cast: Jason Flemyng, Helena Bonham Carter, Jeremy Irvine, Ralph Fiennes, Holiday Grainger Everyone knows the story, but here it is anyway; a young orphan named Pip leads a hard life under disciplinarian Mrs Gargery and her fumbling bumpkin husband Joe. One day, he steals away to his parents’ grave and comes across […]

What I Watched Last Night: RoboCop – Director’s Cut (1987)

Director:  Paul Verhoeven  Cast:  Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith Having never seen sci-fi staple RoboCop, and with a shiny new remake out next week, what better time than now? Set in Detroit during the (probably) 23rd century, the city has become a maze like metropolis, while the social sector is all but […]

What I Watched Last Night: The Wolfman (2010)

Director: Joe Johnston Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving   When The Wolfman came out in 2010, it was to the widespread dismay of horror buffs and critics everywhere. Unfortunately, this homage/remake to the Universal  Wolfman  monster movies is less lycanthrope, more lycanth-nope. Set in 1891 in the village of Blackmoor […]

What I Watched Last Night: Tron (1982) and Tron: Legacy (2010)

Whether the cheese fest that is 1982’s Tron needed a sequel is debatable, but it nevertheless got one (albeit 28 years after the event), and since I watched them both back to back, I’d thought I’d write about/compare the two. If human versions of all the world’s computer programs really did exist in some kind […]

What I Watched Last Night: Throne Of Blood (1957)

Dir: Akira Kurosawa Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Akira Kubo As it turned out, making a throne out of blood wasn’t really feasible  so he had to make do with a stool. Throne of Blood is a black and white Japanese film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, brought to life by critic’s favourite Akira Kurosawa (he also […]

What I Watched Last Night: Eraserhead (1977)

Director: David Lynch ( other films include Mullholland Drive, Twin Peaks and Blue Velvet) Cast: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Judith Roberts David Lynch is a crazy, intelligent and highly influential director. His film Eraserhead – which took five years and huge personal sacrifice- is proof of that. Jack Nance plays Henry, a frantic factory print […]