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World War II

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...

The Woman with the 5 Elephants

Visually, the film is stunning, but even more striking is its intimacy, a testimony to Vadim Jendreyko's ability to earn and maintain the trust of his subject.

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Day 13: Tuesday

Two Canadian films are among my top VIFF picks for Tuesday as well as a little known outrage from World War 2. (read more)

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Days 8 & 9: Thurs and Fri

My picks for the next two days at VIFF include two ugly duckling tales, one for children, the other showing off Gemma Arterton. (read more)

Canada's bureaucracy still denies citizenship to children of soldiers

"Why can't they see I'm Canadian?" Jackie Scott opened up her father's war record and showed it to a reporter. Scott, 65, spends six months each year in an R.V. park next to the American border in...

Location of monument to Chinese-Canadian veterans ineffective

A statue seeking to honour the contributions of Chinese Canadian soldiers and railway workers remains somewhat obscure in Chinatown.