TIFF 2016: Vanguard

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1. The Bad Batch (2016)

R | 118 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

6.2
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65 Metascore

A dystopian love story in a Texas wasteland and set in a community of cannibals.

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Jason Momoa, Suki Waterhouse, Jim Carrey

Votes: 311

2. Blind Sun (2015)

88 min | Horror, Mystery

5.4
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Greece. Sometime in the near future. A seaside resort struck by a heavy heat wave. Water is rare and violence is mounting. Ashraf, a solitary immigrant, is looking after a villa while its ... See full summary »

Director: Joyce A. Nashawati | Stars: Ziad Bakri, Mimi Denissi, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Yannis Stankoglou

Votes: 160

3. Buster's Mal Heart (2016)

96 min | Drama, Mystery

7.1
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57 Metascore

The film follows a mountain man on the run from authorities who survives the winter by breaking into empty vacation homes. He's haunted by a recurring dream of being lost at sea only to ... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Adina Smith | Stars: Rami Malek, DJ Qualls, Kate Lyn Sheil, Lin Shaye

Votes: 141

4. Colossal (2016)

110 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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60 Metascore

A woman discovers that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she's suffering.

Director: Nacho Vigalondo | Stars: Dan Stevens, Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 473

5. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016)

87 min | Thriller

4.8
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68 Metascore

A young nurse takes care of elderly author who lives in a haunted house.

Director: Oz Perkins | Stars: Ruth Wilson, Paula Prentiss, Lucy Boynton, Bob Balaban

Votes: 3,450

6. Interchange (2016)

102 min | Fantasy, Thriller

5.3
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A forensics photographer lured into a world of shamans and mystic creatures while helping his detective friend investigate a series of macabre murders.

Director: Dain Said | Stars: Prisia Nasution, Iedil Putra, Shaheizy Sam, Nicholas Saputra

Votes: 111

7. Message from the King (2016)

R | 102 min | Thriller

6.7
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A mysterious outsider named Jacob King from South Africa arrives in Los Angeles to avenge his younger sister's death.

Director: Fabrice Du Welz | Stars: Teresa Palmer, Natalie Martinez, Luke Evans, Tom Felton

Votes: 71

8. My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2016)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation

5.9
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73 Metascore

An earthquake causes a high school to float into the sea, where it slowly sinks like a shipwreck.

Director: Dash Shaw | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Lena Dunham, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph

Votes: 90

9. Nelly (2016)

101 min | Drama

6.5
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A film inspired by the life and work of Nelly Arcan. The portrait of a fragmented woman, lost between irreconcilable identities: writer, lover, call girl and star.

Director: Anne Émond | Stars: Mylène MacKay, Marie-Claude Guérin, Catherine Brunet, Marc Béland

Votes: 84

10. Prevenge (2016)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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71 Metascore

Widow Ruth is seven months pregnant when, believing herself to be guided by her unborn baby, she embarks on a homicidal rampage, dispatching anyone who stands in her way.

Director: Alice Lowe | Stars: Gemma Whelan, Jo Hartley, Alice Lowe, Kate Dickie

Votes: 353

11. The Untamed (2016)

100 min | Drama

6.5
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68 Metascore

A couple in a troubled marriage locate a meteorite, initiating an encounter with a mysterious creature. Their lives are turned upside down by the discovery of the creature, which is a source of both pleasure and destruction.

Director: Amat Escalante | Stars: Kenny Johnston, Simone Bucio, Simone Bucio, Jesus Meza

Votes: 338

12. Without Name (2016)

93 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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Follows a land surveyor on assignment to measure an ancient forest for a developer but soon looses his reason in a supernatural environment that has it's own plans.

Director: Lorcan Finnegan | Stars: Alan McKenna, Niamh Algar, James Browne, Brendan Conroy

Votes: 35