Volkmar Richter

Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.

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.

Jersey Boys is bland on film; I’ll Follow You Down is weak but the Best of Hot Docs are compelling

And in the documentaries watch for the positive side of slums.

X-Men time travel, Woody Allen plays a pimp and Adam Sandler gets milder

And definitely check out teenage Victor’s entertaining adventures in 7 Boxes.

Ida relives history, John Hamm seeks a Million Dollar Arm and Godzilla stomps again

Also this week is Belle, a classy drama about fighting bigotry and slavery in 18th century England.