World War II

Wonder Woman and some POWs in Land of Mine reflect on war while tragedy hits a jazzman

And is this week’s animated film good for your children?

A true newsroom horror, a wartime horror exposed and comic relief in music

Also Tatiana Maslany and her real-life boyfriend in a bi-polar romance

Masculine power tales in Doctor Strange, Hacksaw Ridge and Moonlight

Also Trolls, great for kids; Tower, notes on a mass shooting; Spa Night, two strains of male identity and Lavender, a Canadian Gothic

Mommy, a Canadian classic, Fury, an old war, The Best of Me, another Nicholas Sparks romance

Anne Dorval gives a powerful performance in Xavier Dolan’s Mommy, Canada’s Academy Award entry. (Photo credit : Shayne Laverdière)

VIFF picks for the weekend, including a near-masterpiece from Germany

Nina Hoss in Phoenix, trying to figure out if her husband betrayed her to the Nazis

Pompeii is buried, spies shoot up Europe and the nature of art is considered in the week’s new movies

A Toronto-generated vision of ancient Rome’s doomed city of Pompeii

The Monuments Men, The Lego Movie and celebrations of animated films, special effects, the outdoors and Jean-Luc Godard

Is The Lego Movie really better than George Clooney’s new one? Strange but true.

Vimy Ridge Anniversary: soldiers who died for Canada were not Canadian, according to Harper government

According to a Citizenship and Immigration letter, a Canadian soldier who was born prior to 1947 was a "British subject": what does that mean for all the Canadian soldiers who fought for the country?

Chinese Canadian war veterans honoured in new photo exhibit

Chinese Canadians who fought in Canada's armed forces -- despite being denied citizenship -- are recognized this week in a new photo display.

Hanna, Arthur, Soul Surfer, Winter in Wartime and two small Canadian films, The Bend and The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom

Another week with many choices, including both real and fantastic problems of teenagers, a not so happy drunk and two films with strong B.C. connections. Here's the list: Hanna  4 stars Arthur...
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