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Andrew Pragasam

Status: Reviewer
Profile: I am a struggling indie filmmaker, actor and novelist with three short films to my credit and a feature film in development (hopefully!). You can read more of my reviews at Film Exposed.com and Cinedelica.com, where I’m a regular contributor.

I consider myself very lucky to have grown up travelling the globe, which meant childhood viewings of Hollywood greats (Ford, Hitchcock, Hawks), Arthouse auteurs (Truffaut, Yimou, Bresson), mainstream fare (Spielberg, Disney, Star Wars), and cult treasures from around the world. Kung fu, Euro horror, Japanese monster movies, Russian fairytales, French cop movies, Turkish swashbucklers, Italian superheroes, spy flicks and sex comedies – you name it, I saw it! Later on, books like Mondo Macabro and Immoral Tales by Pete Tombs, and Helen McCarthy’s books on anime were a big influence during my film school years.

My heart is big enough to embrace rom-coms, sleaze fests, musicals and arty nonsense in equal measure, although I’m especially fond of Japanese animation and Chinese fantasy. Cinema needs to escape the tired epithets of contemporary film criticism (i.e. downbeat equals high art; the only good movies are from the Seventies; gangster flicks are great but fantasy is rubbish), and websites like this are one answer. Hopefully, I’ll be able to steer you towards some neglected gems, and stir up some debate along the way.
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2391 Reviews Listed

D'Artagnan's Daughter - la femme musketeer
Day of the Cobra - He don't give a damn
Day of Wrath - Reign in Spain
Daydreamer, The - Wakey wakey!
Dead Cert - Bleeding geezers
Deadfall - Harm for the Holidays
Deadful Melody - Killing Them Swiftly With Her Song
Deadly Angels - Who needs John Forsythe?
Deadly Inheritance - Where there's a will, there's a way
Deadly Secret, A - Promise Not to Tell
Deadly Snail versus Kung Fu Killers - Don't mess with a mollusc
Deadly Sweet - Suck 'em and see
Deadpool - Marvel's meta-minded merc with the mouth
Deadtime Stories - Sleep tight, kids
Dear Dumb Diary - Her Awesomeness is Awesome
Dear Eleanor - What would Mrs. Roosevelt do?
Death Carries a Cane - Crippling Fear
Death Curse, The - Gillian and Charlene visit a haunted house
Death Duel, The - There can be only one
Death Hunt - Bronson vs. Marvin
Death in a Red Jaguar - G-Man Jerry Cotton is on the case
Death is Nimble, Death is Quick - Spy-Jinks in Sri Lanka
Death Laid An Egg - Cluck-cluck, you're dead
Death of a Corrupt Man - Delon goes gunning for government corruption
Death Smiles on a Murderer - Blonde from Beyond
Death Spa - Fit or Die
Death Steps in the Dark - Oh Ingrid...
Death Walks at Midnight - Scream, Susan, Scream
Death Walks on High Heels - a stylish way to die
Death Warmed Up - Too many mutants
Death Whistles the Blues - Orson Welles' favourite Jess Franco movie
Death Wish 3 - this time it's war!
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown - Bronson just says no to drugs
Deathless Devil, The - Turkish delight
Deep Red - You have killed before and will kill again!
Deep Star Six - Hardcore Prawn
Delinquent Girl Boss: Worthless to Confess - The Trouble With Girls
Dellamorte Dellamore - strange tales of love and death
Demon of the Lute - Crazy kung fu for kids
Demon Witch Child - Another potty-mouthed poppet for Satan
Demoness from 1000 Years - Fame or Evil?
Demoniacs - Fun and games at the beach with Tina & co.
Demonoid - Helping Hand
Demons of the Flame Mountain - Better Red than Dead
Demons of the Mind - Head trauma a la Hammer
Descendant of the Sun - It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Derek Yee!
Designated Victim, The - Murder by Design
Desperate Chase, The - Respect your country, whipper-snapper
Detective Conan: The Phantom of Baker Street - Elementary, My Dear Holmes
Detective Conan: The Time-Bombed Skyscraper - Sleuth in short pants

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