Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky, a pair of writer-directors, sat down with me to discuss Freaks during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. The duo wrote and directed Freaks, which premiered in the Discovery section. The film stars Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Grace Park, Amanda Crew, and features a stand-out performance from Lexy Kolker. Both Stein and Lipovsky met during On the Lot eleven years ago. They both finished in the top five and ultimately…"Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky talk Freaks"
Not every animated series or film works in live-action but I feel that Kim Possible was able to pull it off in the newest Disney Channel Original Movie. A quick prologue–serving as a glorified cameo for Professor Dementor (Patton Oswalt)–sees Kim Possible (Sadie Stanley) in action alongside sidekick Ron Stoppable (Sean Giambrone). The duo are aided by tech genius Wade (Issac Ryan Brown). This takes place shortly before the duo enter the freshmen class at Middleton…"Kim Possible works in Live-Action"
Freaks gets off an running thanks to a grounded story and standout performance from newcomer Lexy Kolker. Seven-year-old Chloe (Lexy Kolker) is ordered by her dad, Henry (Emile Hirsch) to remain locked in their decrepit home. Her dad thinks he is doing what’s best for her. The reality couldn’t be further from the truth. She’s not allowed outside. As for her dad, we don’t really know what’s going on with him. He tells Chloe that…"TIFF 2018: Freaks – A Psychological Thriller"