racism

M. Night’s unremarkable Visit, Marlon Brando’s own story and shaky justice in an Indian Court

It’s a slow week at the movies but it’s brought two very good ones: Court and Listen to Me Marlon

Movies this week examine Russian corruption, hockey, American crime and health care in France

Leviathan, an Oscar possibility, Red Army, A Most Violent Year. They lead this week but check out Hippocrates too
Ian Young, South China Morning Post

As "global super-rich" buy sweet security of Vancouver homes, outrage over rising prices and accusations of racism

“We’re an immigrant nation. So to say that immigrants are somehow impacting the marketplace is beginning to sound suspiciously awkward to me," BC realtor says.

Backlash to Jamie Foxx's racist comments during SNL monologue

"I kill all the white people in my movie, how great is that?" said Jamie Foxx in his recent SNL monolouge. Is 'reverse racism' acceptable comic fodder in North America?

One Day, Terri, Fright Night, Spy Kids 4, The Help upgraded, a flashy car racer and one of the funniest films ever

Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway play the almost lovers in One Day. Popular novel, but what of the movie?

The Help, The Whistleblower, 30 Minutes or Less, Final Destination 5 and a catch-up look at the new Planet of the Apes movie

Racial segregation in Mississippi is the subject. Light and easy-to-take is the tone. Does that work in The Help? (read more)

Thor, Even the Rain, some hot documentaries and two tepid history lessons

Thor wants the summer blockbuster crown. Fast Five beat him to it last week. But does he bring any fun along with that giant hammer?

Ethnic segregation a reality for Vancouver high school students

“Birds of a feather flock together,” says a senior at St. George's, the city's all-boys private school, when asked why his peers segregate along ethnic lines during school assemblies. He could...

Ethnicity, immigration, and becoming Canadian in Vancouver's high schools

"FOB? What's that?" Fred Lin* says that he doesn’t know the difference between “FOB” and “Honger.” He asks his friends if there’s a difference. Someone cracks a joke in Mandarin, causing the two...

Tetsuro Shigematsu responds to "Asians in the Library" video

Here on the west coast, our university populations are racialized as Asian, similar to those at the University of Los Angeles.  It’s no wonder that the now-viral video, posted last week, of a...