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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

Well-Digger's Daughter, The - She's a treasure from God
We're Going To Eat You - Kung Fu Cannibal Holocaust
Werewolf and the Yeti, The - Let the fur fly
Werewolf in a Women's Prison - Let the fur fly behind bars
Werewolf Shadow - Happy Walpurgis Night, Everybody!
Westward the Women - Feminizing the frontier
What Have You Done To Solange? - Schoolgirls in Peril
What? - perversions in paradise
When Marnie Was There - Ghost Girl Friends of the Past
When the Cat's Away - My Beautiful Neighbourhood
Where the Spies Are - girls, gadgets and general practitioners?!
Where the Truth Lies - Go Ask Alice
Which Way to the Front? - In Jerry's War the first casualty is humour
Whisker Away, A - Meow-sterious girl
Whisper of the Heart - Follow That Cat
White Buffalo, The - Bronson baffles buffalo in weirdo western
White Dress for Mariale, A - Get your mad rags on
White Fang - Fulci loves cuddly animals but he's not so fond of people
White Haired Devil Lady - Fair of hair, foul of temper
White Sands - Danger in the desert
White Vengeance - Banquet of bloodshed
Who Am I? - An Amnesiac Action Hero in Africa
Who Fears the Devil? - Hick's licks nix Satan's kicks
Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure - Sponsored by Puffin's High Energy Marmalade
Who Framed Roger Rabbit - Toon Time
Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? - Burn, Witch, Burn
Whore - None too happy hooker
Who's Minding the Store? - Would you buy a vacuum cleaner from this man?
Wicked City - Kiss of the Spider-Woman
Wicked City, The - 1997 and all that
Widow Couderc, The - Country Strife
Wilczyca - She-Wolf
Wild Search - Love and Bullets
Willies, The - What's grosser than gross?
Willy McBean and His Magic Machine - Tampering with time
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton - Small Town Girl Bags Hollywood Hottie
Wind and the Lion, The - Arabian Adventure
Wind Rises, The - Dreams take flight
Winds of Change - where are you going Wondermaker?
Wings of Eagles, The - I'm gonna move that toe
Winterhawk - Tragically noble
Witch Hunter Robin - Ding-dong the witch is dead
Witchblade - appetite for destruction
Witchboard - Watch out for that Ouija!
Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway - Back on board
Witchboard III: The Possession - The evils of insider trading
Witch's Curse, The - Maciste in Hell
Without Reservations - Progressive Romance
Wizard of Baghdad, The - Eenie-meanie Genie
Wizard's Curse - The Sexorcist

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