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Trapped in Vivarium

Lorcan Finnegan’s Vivarium is of vast ambition—the picture begins with a pan of baby birds squirming in their home nest, dislodged by predatory cuckoos as they screech in high-pitch, and later devo...

VIFF 2019: In the Tall Grass

Who better to pull off a horror movie set entirely in some tall grass than Vincenzo Natali, whose breakout hit Cube was set entirely in a bunch of cubes? Natali’s turned out a series of mostly unde...

VIFF 2019: Hard-Core

Hard-Core isn’t the sort of movie to make a big splash in North America. It’s a low-budget manga adaptation with an unhurried plot progression and the sort of brazen overall weirdness that means wh...

VIFF 2019: Melancholic

Melancholic is your average romantic-comedy action-thriller crime-drama satire. It’s like Parasite on a microbudget. It’s a movie that’ll surprise you even if you see it with this description in mi...

VIFF 2019: Children of the Sea

Children of the Sea is the kind of kid’s movie that you can feel good about showing to kids. It’s idealistic, fantastical, challenging, and serious-minded—full to the brim with the risks and rough ...