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Essential Canadian Cinema: Maps to the Stars

Surprisingly, there has never been a David Cronenberg film featured in the Toronto Film Scene column, Essential Canadian Cinema. This isn’t something that has been overlooked at TFS, it was just always thought that just about any Cronenberg film would have to be...

Beating the blockbusters: how smaller studios schedule films

In 2014, if you went to see one new movie each day, you would not have covered the whole spectrum of titles playing in Canada all year. With more and more titles asking for your hard-earned cash and a broader selection of stories available on TV, movie studios have to...

Luise Rainer: a Hollywood original

On December 30, 2014, Luise Rainer died at the age of 104. On January 12, this year she would have been 105. She died being the oldest Oscar winner alive and was also the first to win consecutive Oscars in leading roles. Luise grew up in Germany and Austria and...

Moviepocalypse: the year ahead in movies

It can probably be safe to say at this point that 2014 was a less-than-stellar year at the movies. The box office was down compared to 2013 and very few of the major blockbusters caught on with audiences. This leads into 2015, which is a major “do or die”...