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  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Jul, 2014

    I love that we are in an age of filmmaking where sequels are no longer subpar, especially in animation. This film is the prime example of a sequel that does not aim to outdo its predecessor, but in fact compliments it to create a full experience.

    Brilliantly animated with lush colours that bring this world to life, How to Train Your Dragon 2 is easily the best work DreamWorks Animation has done to date. The whole sequence where Hiccup first…

  • Enemy 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 12 Jul, 2014

    "All of the greatest world events happen twice. The first time it's a tragedy and the second time it's a farce."

    Films like this one are the reason I became obsessed with the medium in the first place. There hasn't been a film since David Lynch's Inland Empire to have messed with my head in such a welcoming way. A psychological nightmare unlike any other, this film is a true masterpiece.

    It's rare to come across such a surrealist thriller…

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  • 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 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…

  • 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…