Reviews: Vivarium (2020)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Director Lorcan Finnegan has come up with the creepiest story about parenting (along with screenwriter Garret Shanley) since David Lynch’s “Eraserhead.”… a surreal look at a literal daily grind
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: As a parable on suburbia, there isn’t much here you haven’t seen before, but it’s presented with skill from the cast and crew, a relentlessly oppressive atmosphere, an eye for striking visuals, and a level of viciousness that I can’t help but admire.
  • [New] | Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Unfortunately, real life is a lot stranger (and bleaker) than fiction.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: While Contagion, Outbreak, and World War Z enjoy a mini-renaissance due to the world’s current viral fears, Vivarium may be the ultimate cabin fever horror as it preys on the audience’s tedium of social distancing.
  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: I have to give the filmmakers a ton of credit here because they walk themselves to a point of no return as far as where things are heading and they do not blink.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens