Volkmar Richter

Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.

No to Will Ferrell in Get Hard; yes to Queen & Country, It Follows and White God

  Will Ferrell has made some good ones, like Anchorman and Talladega Nights. Get Hard is not an equal. Better to check out John Boorman’s new one, a Hungarian animal rebellion or a creepy teen...

Young adult action in Insurgent and two wonderful road movies

Spain’s Living is Easy With Eyes Closed and China’s Lost and Love are worth seeking out

Love triumphs in Cinderella, stagnates in GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

And four new documentaries demonstrate strong, courageous journalism

Chappie, Wild Tales, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Also notice two new Canadian films: The Valley Below and Elephant Song

New movies in Vancouver

  It’s a Canada weekend. That’s represented in three new films getting the usual short play in theaters and, on Sunday, the Canadian Screen Awards on TV. They celebrate excellence though not...

My Oscars picks: Boyhood, Grand Budapest Hotel, Still Alice and CitizenFour

Boyhood vs Birdman. It looks like a dead heat right now.

Smaller films for Oscar weekend: McFarland, The DUFF, Hot Tub Time Machine 2

And The Wrecking Crew finally arrives: a must for music fans

Fifty Shades of Grey and Duke of Burgundy, both all about kinky sex

Also a Colin Firth action flick and fun with vampires in New Zealand

Movies this week examine Russian corruption, hockey, American crime and health care in France

Leviathan, an Oscar possibility, Red Army, A Most Violent Year. They lead this week but check out Hippocrates too