Volkmar Richter

Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.

A former Bond makes like Bourne and Susan Sarandon plays police in Ontario

And watch for a clever Hollywood satire with two versions of Robin Wright.

New at the movies this week: cheap thrills, soul-searching and young romance

Also a smart, adult, but hard-to-find romantic comedy, The One I Love

Male bonding thrives in The Expendables 3, The Trip to Italy and Land Ho

And watch for an oddball rock and roll story in Frank.

Into The Storm, wild; 100-Foot Journey, pleasant and Calvary, a priest in crisis

Notice also how music can help fight dementia in Alive Inside

A B-team from Marvel, second-rate Woody Allen and a vibrant James Brown bio pic

Also several one-time screenings like Hafu: The Mixed Race Experience in Japan and Sharknado 2

Films: Boyhood delights with the drama it finds in everyday life

Also note a new le Carré with Philip Seymour Hoffman, a new Hercules with The Rock and a skirmish between science and metaphysics.

Sex Tape for adults, Planes for kids and The Purge for the ghouls among us

And also watch for a funny Vancouver film: Lawrence & Holloman

Apes rampage, Keira Knightley sings and Roger Ebert gets a review of his own life

And also note the return of two master directors: Bertolucci and Jodorowsky

Tammy needs more laughs, and Gore Vidal puts barbs into 4th of July

Susan Sarandon and Melissa McCarthy take a road trip without even a nod to Thelma and Louise

The Transformers overwhelms with excess, while On the Line takes on Northern Gateway

Mark Wahlberg thinks the new Transformers film will be the biggest of the year.