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Freaks

3 1/2 Stars (out of 4)

Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein's Freaks is a puzzle-box movie that should not be described so much as discovered. It's an inventive, ingenious little low-budget sci-fi horror movie that presents some big ideas in a small arena. At the outset, it shows us a frazzled, ragged father (Emile Hirsch) and his 7 year-old daughter Chloe (Lexy Kolker), sequestered inside a large, ramshackle house. It's badly in need of housekeeping, and the windows and doors are all sealed shut. Chloe's unnamed dad quizzes her on a fake identity and fictional answers to all kinds of questions, the implication being that someone, or something, may come knocking at some point, and Chloe must be prepared. Occasionally strange things happen, such as Chloe experiencing visions and interacting with people who aren't there, and her father sometimes bleeding from his eyes, like red tears... (More)

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Top Ten Black-and-White Movies of the Decade

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  3. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  4. Ida
  5. Nebraska
  6. Computer Chess
  7. Frances Ha
  8. Frankenweenie
  9. Embrace of the Serpent
  10. Much Ado About Nothing
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DVD OF THE WEEK
If you're thinking of seeing Freaks, why not go back and check out another good Emile Hirsch horror movie, The Autopsy of Jane Doe?

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

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