vincent cassel

Uncovering Curiosities: Dominik Moll’s THE MONK

Dominik Moll’s The Monk (Le Moine) is a 2011 gothic thriller which is adapted from Matthew Lewis’s 1796 novel of the same name. The Monk is a visually striking piece, but you can’t help but get the impression that much of [...]

October 21, 2021

BFI Distribution Celebrates 25 Years Of LA HAINE

Writer-director Mathieu Kassovitz’s incendiary 1995 crime thriller La Haine is getting a new release by BFI Distribution for its 25th Anniversary. Kassovitz’s film will be re-released at London’s BFI Southbank and in selected cinemas [...]

July 22, 2020

A CHILD 44 Poster With A Killer Cast

I’m not quite sure why Child 44 has only recently hit my radar. Okay, the adaptation of Tom Rob Smith’s novel is nearing its release (14 April) but I don’t know how a film with such a killer cast didn’t pique my interest before now (it’s [...]

February 14, 2015

DVD Review: Vincent Cassel In Gothic Drama THE MONK

The DVD cover of The Monk states that it is the “Horror Of The Year…Far Superior To The Woman In Black” – don’t believe it. While The Monk may have supernatural elements, it’s actually a gothic drama – not a horror. A rather [...]

August 29, 2012