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Michael and Alicia bring tears; Natalie Portman laments Israel’s history and a big French star gets small
Also an eerie war movie, redemption in Quebec and a mystery thriller filmed in Vancouver
Sep 1st, 2016
Tina Fey goes to war; Judy Hopps goes to Zootopia and cultures clash in the Amazon
Also a Norwegian disaster movie, The Wave, machine gun attacks in London Has Fallen and a killer barber in The Legend of Barney Thompson
Mar 4th, 2016
World Interfaith Harmony Week embodies values Harper rejects
The core of all spiritual teachings is love. In my opinion, Stephen Harper has veered sharply away from this core value, but others have not.
Mar 3rd, 2015
VIFF's "Turbulence" highlights the emotional toll of war on Kurdish survivors
A young Kurdish Iranian woman's harrowing descent into Vancouver's drug scene shows the difficulties of rehabilitating after a war.
Oct 2nd, 2014
Her, August Osage County and Lone Survivor: reviews
Joaquin, Meryl and Mark face stress, each in their own way, in the week’s new films.
Jan 9th, 2014
Pundit's advice to President Obama: consider potential Chinese 'revolution' and 'war' in South China Sea: The SinoFile
Note to Obama: don't underestimate the impact of 500 'incidents' per day happening in China.
Jan 21st, 2013
The controversy surrounding Manu Militari
Jul 14th, 2012
Chinese Canadian veterans push for posthumous citizenship for war dead
At the new photo exhibit entitled Chinese Canadian Veterans: Loyalty to Country at the Chinese Cultural Centre, black-and-white photos of Chinese Canadians in uniform adorn the building's...
Jan 25th, 2012
CODEPINK’s Rae Abileah discusses next steps at World Peace Forum
Rae Abileah, a leading member of the women-led activist group CODEPINK, addressed war-related social and economic issues at this weekend's World Peace Forum.
Nov 12th, 2011
Combat ends but battle rages on for wounded Canadian troops
Afghanistan withdrawal deadline won't end the struggle for soldiers hurt in battle -- mentally or physically.
Jul 2nd, 2011