Inning by Inning: A Portrait of a Coach (2008)

Directed by Richard Linklater Inning by Inning is an ESPN documentary about University of Texas head baseball coach Augie Garrido, the winningest coach in NCAA history.  The film chronicles Augie's teachings, his life leading up to coaching as well as his coaching success.  Made by Austin-based director Richard Linklater, himself a former college baseball player, the … Continue reading Inning by Inning: A Portrait of a Coach (2008)

Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

Directed by Todd Solondz Welcome to the Dollhouse is the second film by writer/director Todd Solondz.  His first films is called Fear, Anxiety & Depression, and because of the difficulty he had making the film, Solondz never thought he'd make another one.  His next film after this one would be called Happiness, about a pedophile, and his … Continue reading Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

Some Like It Hot (1959)

Directed by Billy Wilder Is Some Like It Hot subversive?  I think it's subversive, though it seems to have spawned countless cross-dressing comedies, like Tootsie, Mrs. Doubtfire, and even such classics as Juwanna Man and White Chicks.  In these stories, something forces or compels a character to go undercover, and along the way a love interest will challenge their ability to … Continue reading Some Like It Hot (1959)

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos Yorgos Lanthimos makes films that unsettle you.  Like Dogtooth and The Lobster, these films challenge you through certain vivid, occasionally grotesque images as well as by blurring the lines between genre.  It's hard to know what to call his movies, though The Killing of a Sacred Deer is the closest thing to an outright … Continue reading The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)