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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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2283 Reviews Listed

Boule & Bill - A Boy and His Dog and a Horny Tortoise
Boum, La - Adolescent amour
Boy Who Cried Werewolf, The - Get your claws out
Boy Who Loved Trolls, The - Hunt them under bridges, 'cos that's where they live
Boy Who Saw the Wind, The - Free as the breeze
Brave Archer, The - Wild Target
Breakthrough - War is a drag, especially for Richard Burton
Bremen 4: Angels in Hell - Furry Foursome Fight Fascism with Funk!
Brenda Starr - Hot off the press
Bride with White Hair, The - Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
Bridge to Terabithia - A magical story of first love, loss and the importance of imagination in all our lives
Brigadoon - waitin' for me dearie
Brigadoon - No songs, lots of robots, action and aliens
Bring Me the Head of the Machinegun Woman - Bag that bounty
Bringing Up Bobby - Conning their way across America
Brink's Job, The - How to Bungle Your Way to Infamy
Bruce Lee Against Supermen - Even the king of kung fu can't pull off red spandex
Bruce Lee in New Guinea - based on a true story
Bruce, Kung Fu Girls - Deadly China Dolls
Buddha's Palm - Bow before Buddha
Buddy - Educating Ape
Bullet in the Head - Blood Brothers Torn Apart
Bullwhip - Under the lash
Bunraku - Punch-ups in a papier mache puppet theatre
Burglars, The - See Bebel Run
Burial of the Rats - Beware Bikini Girls Bearing Rabid Rodents
Burma Conspiracy, The - Cue Largo
Burning Bright - Tiger on their tail
Bustin' Down the Door - Surf's Up
Butcher's Wife, The - Destiny turns on the neighbourhood
Butterfly and Sword - Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee
Byleth - Il demone dell' Incesto - Keep it in the family
Caboblanco - Where legends grow very confusing
Cahill, United States Marshall - The Duke's guide to proper parenting
Calamity of Snakes - Slithering Serpents of Vengeance
Call for Love - Dial-a-date
Call Me Bwana - The Jungle Schnook
Cam2Cam - Chat room chiller
Camille 2000 - Sexadelic Century Romance
Camille Claudel - All-consuming passion
Camp Rock - Rock all summer
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam - It's on!
Canterville Ghost, The - Precocious Poppet meets Spineless Spook
Captain America: The First Avenger - Fighting the good fight
Captain America: The Winter Soldier - It's not paranoia if they're really watching you
Captain January - It's the lighthouse life for Shirley
Captain Nemo and the Underwater City - Darling it's better down where it's wetter
Caravans - Feminism and fundamentalism don't mix
Card Captor Sakura 2: The Sealed Card - Tarot to Go!
Card Captor Sakura: The Movie - hysterical hallucinations in Hong Kong

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