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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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2737 Reviews Listed

Texas Chainsaw 3D - Families that slay together, stay together
Texas Killing Fields - The Dead Zone
Tezuka Osamu Story: I Am Son Goku - He owed it all to Monkey
Thale - Don't go in the basement
That Lady in Ermine - Oh what she'll do to that wild Hungarian
That Obscure Object of Desire - Two-faced Woman
That's Not Me - The star with my face
Them! - Ant attack
They Shall Have Music - Hey, let's put on the show right here!
They Were Eleven - Lost in space
Thief of Baghdad, The - The Steve Reeves version
Thieves, The - No honour among 'em
Thirsty for Love, Sex and Murder - Or else a nice cup of tea
This Man is Dangerous - Lemmy go!
This Man Must Die - Stone Cold Vengeance
Thousand and One Nights, A - I Dream of Genie
Thousand Faces of Dunjia, The - Miracle Fighters rebooted
Three Little Words - lighter than Astaire
Three Men to Kill - No good deed goes unpunished
Three Musketeers in Cavalier Boots - Perrault goes West
Three on a Couch - Psycho-babble
Thriller: A Cruel Picture - The Roughest Revenge Ride of Them All
Thrilling Bloody Sword - Snow White and the Seven Kung Fu Dwarves
Thumbelina - She's a funny little squirt
Thunderball - And he strikes like...!
Thunderbolt - Kung Fu on Wheels
Thunderbolt Fantasy: Bewitching Melody of the West - Rock on, swordsman!
Thunderclap - Meta martial arts comedy
Tiger Bay - Go East Young Man
Tiger Love - Jungle Boogie
Tiger of Eschnapur, The - Intoxicated with India
Time Bokan - A Wacky Race through Time and Space
Time of Eve - Robot Cafe
Time of the Apes - I wanna take you to a Gaybor, Gay-bor, GAYBOR!
Time Regained - Those were the days, my friend, we thought they'd never end
Time Slip of a 10,000 Years: Prime Rose, A - A Penchant for Post-Apocalyptic Pulchritude
Time to Die, A - Trust in Lords
Timefighters in the Land of Fantasy - What the heck is 'Fantasy Time'?!
TiMER - Countdown to Love
Tit and the Moon, The - stardust mammaries
Titan Find, The - Alien Resurrection
TMNT - Cowabunga!
To Catch a Thief - Hitchcock's sexiest movie
To the Forest of Firefly Lights - No hugs please
To the Stars by Hard Ways - She's just a Cosmic Girl
Tokugawa Sex Ban: Lustful Lord - No canoodling among commoners
Tokyo Gore Police - Bring an umbrella
Tokyo Marble Chocolate - Love is the sweetest thing
Tokyo Mighty Guy - It's tough running a restaurant in Tokyo
Tom & Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale - Jerry gotta dance

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