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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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2430 Reviews Listed

Wolf Children - Life with lycanthropes
Wolf Devil Woman - Full Moon Empty Heart
Wolf Girl, The - Howlingly bad
Wolf of Wall Street, The - Dressed for Excess
Wolfhound - Howling for a hero
Wolverine, The - Snikt!
Woman Called Fujiko Miine, The - Luscious larceny
Woman Knight of Mirror Lake, The - Mother of the Revolution
Wonder Woman - In your satin tights, fighting for your rights
Wonderful World of Puss n' Boots - Swift to pass judgement, he's a distinguished cat!
Wonders, The - Sweet life
World Conquest Zvezda Plot - Girl Eats World
World Is Not Enough, The - but it's such a perfect place to start
World of Kanako, The - Her Secret Life
World Unseen, The - You've got to hide your love away
World's End, The - Be free and get loaded
Worst Witch, The - Growing up isn't easy
Wrath of the Titans - Olympus Has Fallen
Wreckage - Got any spare parts?
Wrecking Crew, The - Last Swinger in Town
Wristcutters: A Love Story - Road trip through limbo
Wu Dang - Not with my daughter you don't!
Wu Kong - Monkey Origins
X - Night of Vengeance - One last trick
X-Cross - Two Girls, Two Perspectives, One Crazy Night
XII - Desert dismemberment
X-Men: Apocalypse - Mutants go Eighties
X-Men: First Class - Those swinging mutants
Yakuza Torture History: Lynching! - Gangsters Go Splat!
Yakuza, The - Give 'Em the Finger
Yatterman - Do the Yatter-Dance!
Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom, The - Be More Dolly
Year of the Medusa - Hell hath no fury like a topless nymphet
Year Without A Santa Claus, The - Christmas Cancelled
Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus - A Charlie Bronson Christmas
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - A whole lotta Loren
Yobi, the Five-Tailed Fox - Let the fur fly
Yojimbo - Just a roving ronin
Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare - Ghosts on Parade
Yolanda and the Thief - Lighter than Astaire
You Kill Me - love and bullets
You'll Die At Midnight - Disclaimer: Time of Death is non-specific
Young and Dangerous - Look kids, triads are cool!
Young Billy Young - You better watch your gun
Young Dragons: Kung Fu Kids - Bumpkin brats bumble through the Big City
Young Girls of Rochefort, The - a seaside song and dance spectacular
Young Taoism Fighter - Madcap martial arts mayhem
Your Highness - Dimwits & Dragons
Your Name - He's the Woman, She's the Man
Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key - Man, that's a long title

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