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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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Violent Rome - Vigilantism, Italian Style
Violetas - Six stories of sapphic seduction
VIP: My Brother Superman - Super-Neurotic
Virgin Among the Living Dead, A - Lingering lifeless
Virgin Snow - Love and Cultural Misunderstandings
Virgin Suicides, The - what it feels like for a girl
Virgin Territory - Not all virgins are angels
Virgins of the Seven Seas - Sex kittens go kung fu crazy
Viva Maria! - Bombshells with real bombs
Voodoo Black Exorcist - South Seas Zombies
Wacko - Hurray for Halloween
Wagons Roll At Night, The - Or why a lion's no different from a big chipmunk
Waitress - No baby, just pies
Wanted: Babysitter - Hope they paid her over-time
War Horse - Run, Joey, Run
War Wagon, The - Still rolling along
Warriors of Virtue - Kangaroos go kung fu!
Warrior's Tail, A - Come for the wolves, stay for the monkeys
Warrior's Tragedy, A - Revenge is a road to ruin
Watari Ninja Boy - Hi-diddle-de-dee, a Ninja's Life for Me!
Water Horse: Legend of the Deep, The - Nessie by any other name
Water Lilies - Love makes a splash
Waterloo - How does it feel now you've won the war?
Way of the Gun, The - Bite the Bullet
Way... Way Out - Astro-Nuts!
We Are the Night - That's why the lady is a vamp
We Bought a Zoo - Like the animals, love the people
We Love Millionaires - Gorgeous Gold-diggers
Weapon, The Hour, The Motive, The - Catholic guilt
Weapons of Death - See Naples and die!
Web of Death - Beware the killer kung fu tarantula
Wee Willie Winkie - Shirley Temple Goes to War
Weird Man, The - He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy!
Welcome to New York - Banged up in the Big Apple
Welcome to the Space Show - Out of this world
Well-Digger's Daughter, The - She's a treasure from God
We're Going To Eat You - Kung Fu Cannibal Holocaust
Werewolf and the Yeti, The - Let the fur fly
Werewolf in a Women's Prison - Let the fur fly behind bars
Werewolf Shadow - Happy Walpurgis Night, Everybody!
What Have You Done To Solange? - Schoolgirls in Peril
What? - perversions in paradise
When Marnie Was There - Ghost Girl Friends of the Past
When the Cat's Away - My Beautiful Neighbourhood
Where the Spies Are - girls, gadgets and general practitioners?!
Where the Truth Lies - Go Ask Alice
Which Way to the Front? - In Jerry's War the first casualty is humour
Whisper of the Heart - Follow That Cat
White Buffalo, The - Bronson baffles buffalo in weirdo western
White Dress for Mariale, A - Get your mad rags on

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