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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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2611 Reviews Listed

Axis of War: Night Raid - No guts, no glory
Azumi III: Lady Ninja Kasumi - Sexploits of a ninja vixen
B.T.K. - sadly it doesn't mean Bunnies, Tickles and Kisses
Babes in Toyland - Too twee or not too twee?
Babes in Toyland - Cincinnati forever!
Babylon A.D. - The future sucks
Bachelor Party in the Bungalow of the Damned - If you watch this movie you will be damned
Backfire - Some days you just can't dump a fortune in gold
Backwoods Bloodbath - Hack up your troubles
Bad Match - Swipe left on this one
Badges of Fury - You have the right to remain laughing
Bagdad - Arabian Rights
Baghi, Mighty Monster of Nature - Feline frisky
Ball of Fire - Not-so-Snow White
Ballerina - Digging the dancing queen
Bambi - Prince of the Forest
Bambola di Satana, La - One creepy kinky castle
Bamboo House of Dolls - Blood, Boobs, and World War Two
Bandidas - Sultry senoritas shoot it out
Bandslam - Rock and Roll High School
Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair - Fairest of all Russian fairytales
Bare Breasted Countess, The - Blood, bosoms and blow-jobs
Barely Lethal - Mission: High School
Barocco - Double Depardieu
Bastard Swordsman - Spins a web any size
Bat Without Wings - Is that Gene Simmons?!
Batman vs Dracula, The - Bad blood in Gotham
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm - There's a new vigilante in town
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman - New Girl in Gotham
Batman: Year One - Bring on the Knight
Battle Angel Alita - Tears rusty angel
Battle for SkyArk - Junkyard Wars
Battle of Jangsari, The - Korea's forgotten heroes
Battle of the Godfathers - Don vs. Don
Battle of Wits, A - war! what is it good for? absolutely nothing!!
Battle Wizard - drink the snake blood, punch the gorilla, save the girl
Battle: Los Angeles - Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the Marine Corps
Baytown Outlaws, The - Redneck Rampage
Beach of the War Gods - Life's a beach and then you die
Bear and the Doll, The - Bardot as both Beauty and Beast
Beast Stalker, The - In the line of duty
Beast with Five Fingers, The - Idle hands do the devil's work
Beastly - Only skin deep
Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend, The - She had the biggest six-shooters in the West
Beautiful Creatures - And it's witchcraft! And although I know it's strictly taboo...
Beauty Investigator - Pretty deadly
Because of Winn Dixie - Follow the Smiling Dog
Bed and Board - Antoine's Guide to Married Life
Belle & Sebastian - A Boy and his Dog and the Nazis
Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues - More alpine canine action

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