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Lost In Karastan Trailer


Lost In Karastan directed by Ben Hopkins follows the story of Emil Forester an award winning British filmmaker on his chaotic journey back in to the world of filmmaking after being absent from the industry due to having a creative block in his ideas. He believes his luck has changed when he is approached by the dictator of the Republic of Karastan who wants him to make a new film.

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Janice Beard: 45 Words Per Minute Review


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Janice Beard is frequently compared to Amelie. Or more to the point, Janice Beard's producers frequently compare it to Amelie, which is as scurrilous a comparison as you can find.

While both films star single girls with a fondness for fantasy life, Eileen Walsh's Janice isn't half as charming as Audrey Tautou's French pixie. How so? While Amelie spends her days in bistros and on amazing adventures in her neighborhood, Janice works as a relatively incompetent temp in Scotland. Janice's fantasies are drawn from her attempts to entertain her mother, who went crazy when Janice's father died during mom's childbirth. (Har har!) While Amelie takes great pains to appear stylish (oh, that hair!), Janice is a wallflower, dressed in hand-me-downs, with bug eyes and buckteeth, a la Toni Collette in Muriel's Wedding, a film which Janice Beard offers a far stronger resemblance to than Amelie.

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Simon Magus Review


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What the hay? Noah Taylor plays a young (and crazy) Jew who is cast out of his temple because he makes up his own words to the prayers -- not to mention because he thinks he talks to the devil, too -- and then he gets all wrapped up in a local land squabble. Huh? Either I just didn't get this... or it really was a lost couple of hours.

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Lost In Karastan Trailer

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Lost In Karastan directed by Ben Hopkins follows the story of Emil Forester an award...

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