Volkmar Richter

Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.

Tilda’s Bigger Splash, Ryan and Russell's Nice Guys comic turn and Vancouver’s animation of The Angry Birds

Also an Icelandic comedy, anarchy in a U.K. apartment building, ordeals of a math genius and three movies I haven’t seen

George Clooney’s take on Wall Street, Dheepan’s refugee act and four more DOXA picks

  We’ve got two new films in town plus more to see at DOXA and if that’s not enough consider these: It’s Friday the 13th and if that calls for some horror entertainment here are two...

Captain America's fight, Susan Sarandon as a meddling mother and DOXA's documentaries

Also a promiscuous Natasha and high tension in Disorder

Growing up on Sing Street; floundering on Mother’s Day and a sneak peak at one oddball DOXA film

But there’s more: a drag queen singing, a conflicted detective, a Maori chess teacher, a hot comedy duo and a video game’s move to the big screen

The Huntsman without Snow White, celebrities at a fashion gala and the latest from two stars we like

  It’s not too early to think about DOXA, the documentary festival that starts on May 5. You’ll need time because there’s lots to read in the catalogue that’s now out and available at JJ Bean...

Reviews: The Jungle Book, Criminal, and two fine Canadian films

Also films about jazz legend Miles Davis, gun talk in a Barbershop and ethical dilemmas from Romania and Denmark

The Boss is crass and Everybody Wants Some pleases but Hank Williams gets a bland bio pic

Also a thriller from Argentina, The Clan, a strange form of recovery from grief, Demolition, and a rigorous look at right-wing media, The Brainwashing of My Dad

Smart sci-fi in Midnight Special, Spike Lee’s gun rant in Chi-Raq and a Thai mystery

Also a charming comedy from Quebec and a women’s rights story from Turkey

Batman v Superman, drones making war in Eye in the Sky and a second Big Fat Greek Wedding

Plus a jazz casualty, Beethoven’s 9th and angst in Hollywood and on the mating chase

Two thrillers and a charmer: 10 Cloverfield Lane, River, and The Little Prince

Also Only Yesterday, a little-seen animated film from Japan, and Kinderwald, an fairy tale for adults about pioneering immigrants