Volkmar Richter

Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.

Cronenberg slams Hollywood, Nightcrawler slams TV news, a folk tale from Japan charms all

And Kiera Knightley stalls her growing up in Seattle

Birdman, Whiplash and St. Vincent top a full slate of new films now playing

And watch a refugee from Downton Abbey land as The Guest in New Mexico.

Mommy, a Canadian classic, Fury, an old war, The Best of Me, another Nicholas Sparks romance

Anne Dorval gives a powerful performance in Xavier Dolan’s Mommy, Canada’s Academy Award entry. (Photo credit : Shayne Laverdière)

Movies about our digital age, a dirty history, a judge on trial and a beloved children’s book

And a hit Swedish film takes a funny tour through history.

Eccentrics, boy sopranos and hockey players show up in the last few VIFF picks

Laura-Kay Prophet is an eccentric from Vancouver in John Zaritsky’s documentary Different Drummer.

Three VIFF picks for Monday including the funniest film in the festival

A bride has just learned a shocking truth about her new husband in the laugh riot Wild Tales

VIFF picks for the weekend, including a near-masterpiece from Germany

Nina Hoss in Phoenix, trying to figure out if her husband betrayed her to the Nazis

Mid-week VIFF picks: Preggoland, Two Step, Mr. Turner and more

 Jason Reitman, of Juno fame, has a new film. Alex R. Johnson has his first. And Sonja Bennett may have a hit with the first one she’s written. For different reasons, they’re my next picks for...

More VIFF picks to start the week: Vancouver Asahi, The Fool, Everything Will Be

Hollywood dreams and a Vancouver baseball team lead off today

Denzel Washington gets stylishly violent, while Reese Witherspoon and Edgar Ramirez shine at VIFF

Denzel Washington is the Equaliser but Edgar Ramirez revives history as Latin America’s Liberator