Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008) – A Quick Capsule Review

Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Ozploitation is a thing.  The low budget exploitation cinema of Australia may have rarely troubled our shores but the films, filmmakers and actors were too important to todays current crop of movie makers to not be recognised at some point.  Enter 2008’s Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation – a wild, crazy documentary that breaks down the key films, key players and key fans (including Quentin Tarantino) of these often insane and often near unwatchable movies. It’s a ball, especially if you grew up loving low budget films.  There’s stories, footage and tales here that you will relish.  A real must for fans and wannabe filmmakers a like.

Best Bit: Seeing David Hannay (an old friend) on screen! Also loads of amazing film clips

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape, American Grindhouse, American Movie

 


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American Movie – A Classic Quick Capsule Review

American Movie – A Classic Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
American Movie feels like the Spinal Tap of movie making.  Amazingly it’s not.  It’s real.  And it’s fabulous.  Honestly as a former filmmaker I watched American Movie partly with my head in my hands in amazing, partly with my head in my hands in embarrassment having realised that I too was Mark Borchardt on more than one occasion.  This is filmmaking displayed as Darwinism, an amazing look at the lower ranks of filmmaking where talent is less important than persistence.  A must watch for ANYONE into film…

Best Bit: All of it

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Side By Side, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse, Best Worst Movie

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Author: Phil Hobden