Extremely entertaining history of the seedy side of cinema from silent days to pre-code, the development of Noir, nudie-cuties, roughies, exploitation films and 60's-70's porn cinema, all put into historical perspective.
A pretty comprehensive history of exploitation movies with excellent interviews, namely from Eddie Muller & John Landis ("THE ROUGH HOUSE, BOYS! THE ROUGH HOUSE!") The final Kim Morgan interview segment and its deafening awkward silence fallout cracked me up & I felt like I learned a lot. The best part of American Grindhouse was many of its interview subjects admitting to the fact that most of these movies are crap.
Fun for cult movie fans, especially the interviews with a who’s who of legendary B-movie filmmakers, but it sometimes plays more like a breezy clip show than a real in-depth look into a fascinating side of film history. Worth watching, but I’d like to see a film that goes a bit deeper.
Entertaining doc takes a lighthearted look at the history of American grindhouse and exploitation cinema. Breezy and fun, the film makes the correct choice of not taking itself too seriously, while providing an informative overview.