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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

Tom & Jerry: The Movie - 80 years and they're still at it
Tomorrow, When the War Began - Invasion Oz
Tomorrowland - Remember the future?
Tony Arzenta - No Way Out
Toolbox Murders - Sometimes he feels like a motherless child
Top Line - Aliens are among us
Top Secret - Heating up the Cold War
Top Sensation - Sunshine, sex and sadism
Topo Gigio and the Missile War - The mouse that snored
Tortured, The - Revenge is a dish you'll likely regurgitate the morning after
Touch of Spice, A - Grab some flavour
Town That Dreaded Sundown, The - Ol' Sackhead is back
Town That Dreaded Sundown, The - Don't go out after dark
To-Y - Rock out or sell out?
Tragedy of Belladonna - she's just a devil woman
Train Robbers, The - Duke's loot
Transformers: Age of Extinction - Robots you'll despise
Transformers: The Last Knight - Yes, this is still happening
Transylvania - A gypsy life for she
Transylvania 6-5000 - Tabloid terrors
Trap, The - Caught by wanton women!
Trapped - Henry's a homicidal hick
Trapped Ashes - Hollywood Inferno
Travellers Dimension Police - Reality Check
Treasure Hunt - Getting silly with Shaolin
Treasure Hunt - Remember kids, family is the greatest treasure
Treasure Hunter, The - Real men wear mullets
Treasure Inn - One more round
Treasure of the Four Crowns - Raiders of the Lost Dork
Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A - Life Goes On
Tree of Palme, A - Like a puppet on a string
Trilogy of Swordsmanship - Way of the Blade
Tripping - Hop your cares away
Trois Hommes et un Couffin - bringing up baby
Tropic of Cancer - Hot in Haiti
Trouble In Mind - neo-noir in Rain City
Trouble with Girls, The - When Elvis came to town
Troublemakers - The Fight Before Christmas
Tuck Everlasting - Love that lasts forever
Tulpa - Deadly Desire
Turn Me On, Goddammit - Fifteen and frisky
Tusk - An Elephant Never Forgets
Twelve Animals - Seven Samurai meets the Banana Splits!
Twelve Chairs, The - greed takes a hike when Castro comes to town
Twenty-Four Eyes - School Daze
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star - close encounters of the worst kind
Twins Effect II: Blade of the Rose - Gillian and Charlene's wacky wu xia
Twins Effect, The - Gillian and Charlene go vampire slaying
Twins Mission - Gillian and Charlene's madcap mission impossible
Twixt - Follow the glowing ghost girl

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