Volkmar Richter

Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.

Reviews of Tomorrowland, Saint Laurent and Welcome to Me

Also radical jihadists laying down the new law in Timbuktu

Reviews: Mad Max, a blast, Pitch Perfect 2, good fun, and Going Clear, scary

Also five other new films, about Kurt Cobain, sugar, drone warfare, Arab Israelis and post-Holocaust trauma

Reviews of Far From the Madding Crowd, Hot Pursuit and two music docs

Documentaries are your best bet this weekend. DOXA, which is on through Sunday, still has fine films playing like Iris (the last one by Albert Maysles), and Drone and Orion (both of which I reviewed...

Reviews: Avengers: Age of Ultron and five DOXA documentaries

 Only two films in history have been bigger money makers than The Avengers. Now, here’s the follow up. How does it match up? If it’s reality you’re after, check out the documentaries at DOXA....

Reviews of Monkey Kingdom, True Story, Unfriended and two social realist films from France

Cyberbullying, street hustlers, youth gangs, home invasion, wife and child killing, and warring wildlife. We’ve got them all at the movies this week. Also ethics, or not, in journalism.

Reviews of Danny Collins, Clouds of Sil Maria, Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet and more

Age and other issues confront Al Pacino, Juliette Binoche and Kyle Catlett as T.S. Spivet in three of the many new movies this week

Furious 7, Woman in Gold and While We’re Young: reviews

Car stunts, court cases and unease about aging lead a long and varied movie menu for Easter

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