Not since “Lost in Translation” or “Before Sunset” have I seen a more honest portrayal of a brief encounter between two strangers. “Weekend” is a simple film; a breath of fresh air that is charming and quite personal. It’s easily relatable — and not just for me or another gay viewer, but for anyone who’s had to deal with a similar situation — and it transcends sexual orientation to become a universal story of powerful human connection. I’m not sure…
TIFF: Film #10
Over the past few years, Xavier Dolan has become one of the most intriguing names in cinema. In 2009, I got to see his fascinating debut film I Killed My Mother at TIFF. That film established him as one of Canada's premier queer artists and since then Dolan has made two other great films (Heartbeats and Laurence Anyways).
Tom at the Farm is Dolan's fourth feature. He has been spitting out film after film and he is…