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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.

2591 Reviews Listed

Shogunate's Harem, The - Harem Scarem
Shoot Out - Gregory's Girl
Show Me Love - High School heartache, Swedish style
Showdown in Little Tokyo - That time she could hear him coming!
Shrooms - Fun with fungi
Sicilian Clan, The - Keeping crime in the family
Sick House, The - No Remedy
Signal, The - Is anybody out there?
Silencers, The - Booze, Broads and Bossa Nova
Silent Bloodnight - Austrian Atrocity
Silver Fox, The - Wily by nature
Silver Maid - Magical Martial Moppet Mayhem
Silver Saddle - Son of a Gun
Simple Life, A - Fading with grace
Simple Noodle Story, A - A steaming bowl of malice, mischief and murder
Sinbad and the Minotaur - Get horny
Singer, The - He croons, She swoons
Singing Killer, The - Don't belittle him
Sister of Ursula, The - Death by dildo
Sister Street Fighter - Don't mess with the twisted sister
Sixty Million Dollar Man, The - They have the technology, they think they can rebuild him
Skatetown, USA - Swayze on wheels, baby!
Skin Under the Claws, The - Baboon brained giallo
Skinwalkers - Don't call them werewolves
Skiptrace - Jackie and Johnny together at last
Sky Crawlers, The - The plot crawls too...
Sky Girls - S'cuse me while I kiss the sky
Sky High - school for superheroes
Slam Dance - Pogo your cares away
Slaughter - Mister Angry
Slaughterhouse Rock - Satan's Party Prison
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off - One man against the mob
Slave - Kidnapped For Sex!
Sleeping with the Enemy - Harried Housewife ditches Hateful Hubby
Slightly Dangerous - Blonde Ambition
Smart Girls Don't Talk - Blonde Bait to trap a Three-Time Killer
Smile Before Death - Beware the angel-eyed ingenue
Snake Prince, The - Sing-along Kung Fu Reptile Romance!
Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie - Good Grief it's good!
Snow White - Curse of the Axe Man - Grimm Indeed
Snow White and the Huntsman - Snow goes emo
Snow White: A Tale of Terror - Weaver gets wicked
Snowpiercer - Don't be a shoe
So Close - They're no angels
So Sweet, So Dead - Psychos before hoes
So Sweet... So Perverse - Naughty Neighbours
So Young, So Lovely, So Vicious - sex, blackmail and dune buggies!
Soldier Blue - How the West was Won
Solty Rei - Adopt an Android today
Someone Behind the Door - stranger danger

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