Nation’s Pride (Again)

In this week’s NOW, I take a look at the latest edition of Canada’s Top Ten, TIFF’s annual roundup of the best in homegrown cinema.

It’s a good mix, though it’s unfortunate that Hugh Gibson’s excellent documentary The Stairs didn’t make the cut; not only was it a breakout at the film festival last fall, but the Toronto Film Critics Association just named it the best Canadian film of 2016, complete with our ridiculous $100,000 cash prize.

I mean, how hard would it be to swap it in for Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World? I’ll make some calls. Maybe we can still turn this thing around.

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