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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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2523 Reviews Listed

From Up On Poppy Hill - Hoist the flag for young love
Frost/Nixon - Trial by television
Full Moon Scimitar - Why ask for the moon when we can have the scimitar?
Fumoon - Alien Intervention
Fun and Fancy Free - Takin' it easy with Mickey & co.
Fun Size - Hell is a fat kid on Halloween
Funeral Home - Bates Motel? Never heard of it.
Funhouse, The - carnival of carnage
Funny Face - For you're a cutie with more than beauty
Fury of the Wolfman - Get Naschy
Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress - A huntress in love with her prey
Future X-Cops - Fighting for a better future
Galaxy Adventures of Space Oz - Not in Kansas anymore
Galaxy Express 999 - Journey to the Stars
Gallants - Guts first
Gamera II: Attack of Legion - Turtle power!
Gamera III: Incomplete Struggle - Turtle tripping the light fantastic
Gamera the Brave - The Turtle Flies Again
Games Maker, The - Play to Live
Gangs of Tooting Broadway - This film is criminal
Gantz - Fight or Die
Gaogaigar - Punch a robot for justice
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet - Robots on Waterworld
Garo and the Wailing Dragon - Follow the Yellow Brick Road, Mr. Samurai
Garokawa - Restore the World - Friends Until the End
Gatchaman - Transmute!
Gatchaman Crowds - People Power!
Gator Bait - Cajun Cutie kicks Hicks
Gendarmes et les extra-terrestres, Le - Spacemen in St. Tropez
General Invincible - Sincerity can break the golden stone! Come again?
Generation Um... - It's like, angsty, y'know?
Gentleman Jim - Boxing Clever
George and the Dragon - patron saint of dragon conservationists
Georgia Rule - Lindsay Lohan in drink and drugs shocker
Get Mean - There's only one way to fight!
Get Out of Our House! - No place like home
Getaway - Race for your life
Ghost and the Darkness, The - Lion around
Ghost Breakers, The - A Haunting We Will Go
Ghost Eyes - Should've gone to specsavers
Ghost Punting - More like ghost groping
Ghost Rider - yippee-ay-yay!
Ghost Snatchers, The - Haunted High-Rise
Ghost Story, The - Spooky Sexy Cool
Ghost Town - Gervais sees dead people
Ghost Warrior - Deep frozen samurai
Ghosthunters: On Icy Trails - Ghoul Cop, Bad Cop
Ghostly Village - Criminal Commune
Ghosts Galore - A-Haunting We Will Go
Ghoul, The - From Beyond the Grave

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