Monday, September 08, 2008
Not Quite Hollywood (Mark Hartley, 2008)
Sure to bolster the Netflix queue of anyone other than interviewee Quentin Tarantino, Not Quite Hollywood offers a wild and dizzying tour through the subgenre of Ozploitation films. From naughty sex films, to gory creature features, to gonzo action movies, director Hartley covers all bases, and bolsters his coverage with an impressive array of interviewees. The film focuses less on obscurities than films that were seminal to the movement of their respective genres, meaning that depth is prioritized over breadth. Nonetheless, it offered this devout cinephile the rare opportunity to watch one of these catalogue documentaries without having already seen the majority of movies under discussion.