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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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Akko's Secret - Grownup Goals
Alakazam the Great - Sing Along with Sun Wu Kong
Alias Jesse James - He sold the riskiest insurance policy in the west
Alice in Wonderland - Feed Your Head
Alice, Upside Down - Life ain't easy when your dad is Luke Perry
Alien vs. Ninja - When space invaders met shadow warriors the result was mayhem
Aliens vs Predator: Requiem - Seconds out, Round Two
Alison's Birthday - Many unhappy returns
All About Women - Ooh, Hark At Her!
All Mine to Give - The day they gave babies away
All New Human Skin Lanterns - Slip me some skin
All Superheroes Must Die - Heroes without the super
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane - Everybody's dying to get her
All the Colours of the Dark - fetching Fenech freaks out
All the Wrong Clues... For the Right Solution - Noir goes nuts
Allegiant - Dystopia fatigue
Amants du Pont-Neuf, Les - Lovers on the Bridge
Amarcord - Rowdy reminiscing in Rimini
Amazing Spider-Man 2, The - With great power comes great tragedy
Amazon Jail - Jungle Boogie
Ambitious Kung Fu Girl - Successful, Scrappy and Single
Ambush: Incident At Blood Pass - Waiting for Yojimbo
Ambushers, The - Watch out, Matt Helm's about
Amelie - French Fancy
Amer - A giallo state of mind
American Zombie - We're here. We're dead. Get used to it.
Amon: Apocalypse of Devilman - Hell on Earth
Amorous Woman of Tang Dynasty, An - A strumpet's life for me!
Amphibian Man - This must be underwater love
Amsterdam Kill, The - No time for tulips
Amuck! - the sexiest giallo ever?
And God Said to Cain - Yikes! Klaus Kinski's the hero?!
Angel and the Badman - Taming of the Duke
Angel for Satan, An - Arrivederci Barbara
Angel of H.E.A.T. - Too hot to handle
Angel of the Night - Rico's revenge
Angel Terminators II - Kick-ass Angels
Angel with the Iron Fists - deadlier than the male
Angélique - Classy Lady
Angelito Mio - Heaven must be missing an Angel
Angels of Terror - This Is Edgar Wallace
Animal Treasure Island - Anime antics ahoy!
Anne of the Indies - Avast, ye wenches!
Annie - Tomorrow, you're only a day away
Any Other Side - Chinese Twilight Zone
Apartment for Peggy - Pretty Peggy Peps Poorly Frof
App - Ditch that deadly download
Appaloosa, The - A Breed Apart
Appassionata - Ladies love the dentist's drill
Apple Dumpling Gang, The - The plot involves neither apples nor dumplings

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