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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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Seven Golden Men - Cool crooks and a foxy femme fatale
Seven Golden Men Strike Again - Viva la Revolution, now let's grab that loot!
Seven Little Foys, The - Keeping show business in the family
Seven Maidens - Leave it to the ladies
Seven Murders for Scotland Yard - Naschy did it!
Seven Samurai - Where's Horst Buchholz?
Seventh Curse, The - Curses foiled by Chow Yun-fat
Sewer Rats, The - One Woman for Seven Bastards
Sex & Fury - Naked samurai girls!
Sex & Zen II - Shag your way to spiritual enlightenment
Sex and the Emperor - Royal Rumpy-Pumpy
Sex Hunter - Bonk that ballerina
Sex of the Witch - Gender-bending giallo
Sexy Cat - Miaow-der most foul
Sexy Girls of Denmark - Dishy Danes Dig Kung Fu
Sexy Killer, The - Hong Kong Coffy, T & A
Shana - Flame-haired femme fatale
Shango - Not Django
Shaolin - Bald, Buddhist and Bad-ass
Shaolin Abbot - A pious punch for Pai Mei
Shaolin Popeye - Hey, Hey, We're the Monk-ees!
Shaolin Prince - Hi-diddly-dee, monastic life for me!
Shark Hunter, The - No, it's not Bjorn Borg
Sharky's Machine - Burt seriously...
Shenandoah - Peace in the Valley
Shepherd Girl, The - The hills are alive with the sound of music
Sheriff and the Satellite Kid, The - Cause you're the Sheriff!
Shinobi - ninjas in love
Shiver of the Vampires - Neck-Nibbling Nympho
Shock 'Em Dead - Or why the Devil doesn't necessarily have all the best tunes
Shogunate's Harem, The - Harem Scarem
Show Me Love - High School heartache, Swedish style
Showdown in Little Tokyo - That time she could hear him coming!
Shrooms - Fun with fungi
Sicilian Clan, The - Keeping crime in the family
Sick House, The - No Remedy
Signal, The - Is anybody out there?
Silencers, The - Booze, Broads and Bossa Nova
Silent Bloodnight - Austrian Atrocity
Silver Fox, The - Wily by nature
Silver Maid - Magical Martial Moppet Mayhem
Silver Saddle - Son of a Gun
Simple Life, A - Fading with grace
Simple Noodle Story, A - A steaming bowl of malice, mischief and murder
Sinbad and the Minotaur - Get horny
Singer, The - He croons, She swoons
Singing Killer, The - Don't belittle him
Sister of Ursula, The - Death by dildo
Sister Street Fighter - Don't mess with the twisted sister
Sixty Million Dollar Man, The - They have the technology, they think they can rebuild him

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