Lost in Karastan (15) | Close-Up FIlm Review
Jan21

Lost in Karastan (15) | Close-Up FIlm Review

Although the title has echoes of Sasha Baron Cohen’s “Borat” character, this is actually a wild and sometimes wooly satire on the film business itself, specifically the world of the avant garde independent film maker. As director Hopkins and his co-writer Pawel Pawlikowski have wide experience of the art film scene and festival circuit, I suspect they were drawing on their own experience of crazy film festivals and traumatic shoots for this one.

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Hyena (18) | Home Ents Review
Jul15

Hyena (18) | Home Ents Review

Dir. Gerard Johnson, UK, 2014, 112 mins Cast: Peter Ferdinando, Stephen Graham, Neil Maskell, Elisa Lasowski, MyAnna Buring, Richard Dormer, Gordon Brown, Tony Pitts, Orli Shuka, Gjevat Kelmendi, Hyena brings the British crime flick kicking and screaming into the 21st Century, all mood and isolation, with more than a pinch of extreme violence and a criminal underworld that’s never felt so real, nor so out of reach. As prolific Brit...

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