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  • X-Men: Apocalypse

    X-Men: Apocalypse 2016

    ★★½ Watched 29 May, 2016

    As a huge X-Men fan, this was one of the most disappointing things that could have happened. It makes absolutely no sense time-wise in relation to its predecessors (even with X-Men: Days of Future Past's timeline reset tactic) and gives at least half of its new characters virtually nothing to do. It's overstuffed and yet still too simple.

    There's a great moment where some of the mutants are leaving a movie theatre after seeing Star Wars: Episode VI - Return…

  • The Invitation

    The Invitation 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 22 May, 2016

    This is the dictionary definition of a slow-burner. Made me truly uncomfortable at times - I feel like I've been at a party just like this, save the kool-aid. Such a great companion piece to James Ward Byrkit's 2014 dinner party thriller Coherence.

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  • Weekend

    Weekend 2011

    ★★★★★ Added

    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 a 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 if this…

  • Tom at the Farm

    Tom at the Farm 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Sep, 2013

    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…