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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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Devil's Wedding Night, The - Honeymoon in Hell
Diabolically Yours - This Is Not My Beautiful Wife!
Diagnosis: Death - Murderous Medical Manifestations
Diamond Connection - Who's got the loot?
Diamonds of Kilimanjaro - Confessions of a Topless Jungle Girl
Diary - Murder, she wrote
Diary of a Chambermaid - Buñuel vs. the Bourgeoisie
Dick Smart 2.007 - All the Lady wants is Dick
Dinner Party, The - Invitation to Death
Dino Time - Tyranno-Mom knows best
Dirty Pair: Project Eden - Proudly wrecking the galaxy since '83
Divergent - There's always one, isn't there?
Django and Sartana Are Coming... It's the End - The end of excitement that is
Django the Bastard - I ain't afraid of no ghosts
Do You Want to Dance with Me? - Mambo and murder
Doberman Cop - A kick-ass country bumpkin with a mean Magnum
Dobermann - All bark and no bite
Doctor Death: Seeker of Souls - He does make house calls
Doctor Jekyll versus the Werewolf - Hyde and go shriek!
Doctor Justice - He's got the remedy
Doctor Slump and Arale-Chan - The world will know his genius
Dodge City - He rode west and brought justice with him
Dolly Sisters, The - Hello Dolly
Donato and Daughter - Coping with cops
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River - Jerry goes wild in Swinging London
Don't Torture a Duckling - Bouchet glams up for Fulci's masterpiece
Doomsday Book - Apocalypse Three Ways
Doraemon The Movie: Nobita's Dinosaur - The robot cat goes prehysterical
Doraemon: Nobita and the Green Giant Legend - Plants are people
Doraemon: Nobita's Little Star Wars - May the power of Sci-Fi be with you
Doraemon: Nobita's South Sea Adventure - Best summer vacation ever!
Dororo - How to re-assemble a Samurai in 48 Easy Pieces
Dorothy - Girl with a thousand voices
Double Exposure - In two minds
Double Hour, The - Ain't nothing like the real thing
Double Life of Veronique, The - Life could be a dream
Double Man, The - Cool Yul
Double McGuffin, The - Kids crack crime
Down By Love - Love Behind Bars
Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs - Dynamite in the sack
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who - A Person's a Person, No Matter How Small
Dr. Wai in 'The Scripture with No Words' - Raiders of the broken marriage
Dracula - Jack's Drac
Dracula Has Risen From the Grave - And he's cranky!
Dracula, Prince of Darkness - lock up your daughters, Drac's back!
Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned - Damned if he do, damned if he don't
Dragon Age - Dawn of the Seeker - Drags for an Age
Dragon Blade - J.C. vs J.C.
Dragon Chronicles: The Maidens of Heavenly Mountains - Mystical martial arts melodrama
Dragon Dentist, The - Bring me the biggest bottle of Corsadyl you can find

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