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The Stairs Wins Toronto Film Critics Association Award


The Stairs by filmmaker Hugh Gibson has won one of Canada’s biggest film prizes after it was awarded the Toronto Film Critics Association Award. The bruising film about clients and staff at a harm reduction clinic in Toronto had premiered at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival to much acclaim and has gone on to be considered a film of great importance.

TIFF 2015: Mississippi Grind


Gerry has lost it all. His addiction to gambling is whittling away at everything he had, and his mounting debt threatens to consume him. Meeting Curtis, the young brash poker player, seems like the his big break. If the two of them team up they have the chance to finally strike it rich. But what could be a fun buddy road trip movie,  Mississippi Grind is ultimately a cautionary tale on the dangers of gambling and how easily it can ruin lives. 

TIFF 2015: The Final Girls

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It’s been three years since a tragic accident claimed the life of Max’s mother Amanda Cartwright, former star of the Camp Bloodbath horror franchise. Now through a bizarre sequence of events Max and her friends find themselves trapped in that very same horror series, with no way to escape. They must do everything it takes to stay alive long enough to become… The Final Girls.

TIFF 2015: Five Nights In Maine

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A small but touching film, Five Nights In Maine tackles the pain of strained family bonds and sudden loss. A first feature by writer/director Maris Curran, it is an intimate look at coping despite one’s self.

TIFF 2015: I Smile Back

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Laney has a everything she could hope for – beautiful children and a loving husband. But she also carries with her depression and addictions which threaten the life that she has built for herself. I Smile Back examines the struggle against her own destructive nature as she tries to hold on to everything that she holds dear.