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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.
Feb 7th, 2014
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?
Apr 9th, 2012
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.
David P. Ball
Jan 24th, 2012
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...
Apr 8th, 2011
Daughter of Canadian war veteran fights 18 years for citizenship
Mar 12th, 2011
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.
Nov 29th, 2010
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)
Oct 12th, 2010
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)
Oct 7th, 2010
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...
Jul 1st, 2010
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.
Jun 4th, 2010