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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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2482 Reviews Listed

Good Morning - I want my TV!
Good, The Bad, The Weird, The - East meets Western
Goodbye, Uncle Tom - Hate breeds Hate
Gorgeous - Rom-Com, Jackie Style
Gorilla Gang, The - Monkey business in Soho
Grand Budapest Hotel, The - Take your hands off my lobby boy!
Grandmaster, The - Life is bigger than winning or losing
Grave Halloween - Respect the dead
Graveyard Disturbance - Tales from the Crypt
Great Gilly Hopkins, The - Problem Child
Great Hunter - Take it on the Chin
Great Lover, The - Clown courts Countess on Killer Cruise
Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday, The - How the West was dumb
Great Yokai War, The - Ghosts Trash Tokyo
Green Ice - Emerald City
Green Mansions - Audrey Hepburn, jungle girl!
Green Snake - Snake sisters are doing it for themselves
Gregorio and His Angel - Must be an Angel playing with his heart
Greyfriars Bobby - Bonnie Wee Bobby
Grimm's Snow White - Lacks dwarves but packs plenty of large lizards
Grotesque - Beyond belief
Gruesome - No escape from this nightmare
Guard Post, The - Off Guard
Guardians of the Tomb - Something crawling in the dark
Güeros - Start the revolution without me
Guitar, The - Rock On
Gulliver's Space Travels Beyond the Moon - Swiftian Space Adventures
Gunhed - Game On
Gypsy, The - Gypsy Laugh, Gypsy Sing, Gypsy Dance, Gypsy Shoot!
Hairdresser's Husband, The - A cut above the rest
HAL - Her boyfriend's back, there's gonna be trouble
Halfway House, The - A haunting we will go
Halloween - the night he came home... again... after fifty boring minutes
Hammerhead - Judy, Judy, Judy
Hands of Steel - Slappy Cyborg
Handsome Siblings - Something Fishy going on
Hanna - On her way to grandma's house
Hannah Montana: The Movie - Smiley Virus at her most infectious
Hannie Caulder - Gunfighting gets glam as Welch heads West
Hansel and Gretel - Trapped in a storybook fantasy
Hanzo the Razor - The long schlong of the law
Happy Ghost - Slapstick encounters of the supernatural kind
Happy Ghost II - Mean Girls pick on Pik
Happy Ghost III - Make Mine Maggie
Happy Ghost IV - From Beyond
Happy Ghost V - Love that Dog
Hard Boiled - Bullets, babies and brotherhood
Hard Ticket to Hawaii - Pistol packing tropical T & A
Hard to Kill - A Storm is Coming
Hardly Working - Saturday Night Jerry?!

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