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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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2611 Reviews Listed

Blade Spares None, The - Nora Batty
Blancanieves - Snow White and the Seven Midget Matadors
Blancheville Monster, The - Better off dead
Blank Check - Mo' money, mo' problems
Bleach - dance with the reaper
Bleeding Steel - Jackie Chan does cyberpunk!
Bless the Child - She's not the messiah, she's a very naughty girl
Blind Woman's Curse - beware the black cat
Blindman - When Ringo Met Gringo
Bling Ring, The - Let's go shopping
Blood at Sundown - Is that you, Sartana?
Blood Beast Terror, The - We need the biggest swatter you can find
Blood Relatives - Why cousins shouldn't marry
Blood: The Last Vampire - Terror of the Teropterids
Bloodline - Anaemic murder mystery
Bloodlust! - The deadliest game of all
Bloodsucker Leads the Dance, The - Upstairs, Downstairs with more boobs and blood
Bloody Parrot - Polly want a dagger?
Bloody Pom Poms - Kill All Cheerleaders!
Blue Bird, The - what is happiness?
Blue Christmas - Close Encounters of the Bleak Kind
Blue Ice - James bloody Bond, mate
Blue is the Warmest Colour - This thing called Love
Blue Jeans - You Cheeky Girl
Blue My Mind - I Was A Teenage Mermaid
Bluebeard - Even murderous misogynists have a sensitive side
Blue-Eyed Bandit, The - Undone by his own sex appeal
Boardinghouse - Video Nasty
Bobo, The - Feeling Blue?
Boccaccio '70 - Swinging Decameron
Boeing Boeing - A different kind of layover
Bolt - Superdog with super-delusions
Bone Dry - payback's a bitch
Bonheur, Le - Happiness is a state of mind
Book Thief, The - Words Are Life
Booted Babe, Busted Boss - Wiggle-wiggle dippy doo-dah!
Borderline - One million Mexicans must answer to Bronson
Born Free - Joy Adams had it way easier
Borsalino - Felonious Friends Forever
Borsalino & Co. - Roch's revenge
Botched - the clue's in the title
Boucher, Le - Meat to please you, Pleased to meet you
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!

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