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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.

2611 Reviews Listed

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World - In glorious Aroma-Scope
Spy Next Door, The - From hero to zero
St. Trinian's - Defenders of Anarchy
Stacey! - She always gets her man
Stacy - To all the ghouls I've loved before
Stand By Me, Doraemon - Futuristic Feline antics in glorious 3D
Stanford Prison Experiment, The - What's the worst that could happen?
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace - Confessions of a closet prequel fan
Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Force for Change
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Luke who's talking
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Rey who?
Star, The - O Holy Night
Starbirds - It's Romeo and Juliet with giant robots
Starfish Hotel - Welcome to the Darkland
Starry, Starry Night - Go Van Gogh
Starstruck - Catch a falling star
State Fair - It might as well be spring
Staunton Hill - Splatter of '69
Steel and Lace - Sexy cyborg set to kill
Step Up - Make your move
Step Up 2: The Streets - Dance is war
Step Up 3D - Dancin' into the Third Dimension
Step Up 4 - Miami Heat - Rhythm is going to get you
Step Up: All In - Dance-Off in Vegas
Stewardess, The - Off Her Trolley
Stiletto - Kill Virgil?
Stonehenge Apocalypse - Don't tell Spinal Tap
Stoner - Didn't you used to be James Bond?
Stop-Loss - the war at home
Storks - Baby Boom
Storm Riders - Cloud is unpredictable, Wind is formless
Storm Warriors - The Return of Wind and Cloud
Stormy Night - It's Brokeback Mountain - for kids!
Story of Children and Film, A - Kids are movies, movies are kids
Story of Chinese Gods, The - Bruce on the loose
Story of Mankind, The - Oh the humanity!
Stowaway - Shirley gets Shanghaied
Strada, La - Life is a Circus
Strange Saga of Hiroshi the Freeloading Sex Machine, The - Crickets make him horny
Stranger and the Gunfighter, The - Fastest hands in the East meets the fastest gun in the West
Stranger in Town, A - Justice never takes a holiday
Stranger Within, The - Baby Doom
Straw Dogs - unleash the animal within
Stray Cat Rock: Female Boss - These kittens have claws
Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter - Girl gangs get wild
Stray Dogs - Adrift in Afghanistan
Street Fighter's Last Revenge - Chiba to please ya
Street Law - Clean up crime
Streets of Laredo - Cowboy's Lament
Strike Commando - If you can't get Rambo, Ransom will do

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