One Minute Review: American Grindhouse (2010)

Release Date
March 13, 2010
Director
Elijah Drenner
Screenplay
Elijah Drenner
Calum Waddell
Distributed By
Lorber Films
Documentary
Not Rated
80 minutes

American Grindhouse

Perfect for those interested in film history, “American Grindhouse” takes a look at American exploitation films from their start in the early 1900’s to present-day with director’s like Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez bringing the classic nature of the film back. Focusing on giving the audience what they want, like sex, violence, and special effects, these films took on a life of their own. What will surprise you from this film are certain films that are considered exploitation films, like Hitchcock’s “Psycho” and Spielbergs’ “Jaws” as well as how popular many of these films were, even the ones completely considered smut. With many interviews with film historians, directors, and actors, “American Grindhouse” feels like a quick starter course for anyone interested in the subject, showing many clips from the films it talks about, creating one of the most well put together film documentaries I’ve witnessed in a long time.

 

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