Gender politics make ‘Freaky’ cool and subversive, says critic

“Freaky” stars Vince Vaughn as a serial killer who swaps bodies with a teenage girl played by Kathryn Newton. Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures/Blumhouse Productions.

Critics review “Freaky,” a horror/comedy about a serial killer who swaps bodies with a teenage girl; “Ammonite,” a romance drama about a paleontologist who sells common fossils to tourists, then gets a life-changing job as a caretaker; “The Climb,” about the enduring nature of male friendship; “The Life Ahead,” based on the 1978 novel “The Life Before Us.”

Credits

Guests:
Katie Walsh - film reviewer for the Tribune News Service and the Los Angeles Times - @katiewalshstx, Witney Seibold - contributor to IGN and co-host of the podcast Critically Acclaimed - @witneyseibold

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Caleigh Wells, Angie Perrin