Volkmar Richter

Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.

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

A few-must see films at VIFF this year

VIFF, like Reese Witherspoon, is ready to go. She's in the opening film, Wild

A former Bond makes like Bourne and Susan Sarandon plays police in Ontario

And watch for a clever Hollywood satire with two versions of Robin Wright.

New at the movies this week: cheap thrills, soul-searching and young romance

Also a smart, adult, but hard-to-find romantic comedy, The One I Love

Male bonding thrives in The Expendables 3, The Trip to Italy and Land Ho

And watch for an oddball rock and roll story in Frank.

Into The Storm, wild; 100-Foot Journey, pleasant and Calvary, a priest in crisis

Notice also how music can help fight dementia in Alive Inside

A B-team from Marvel, second-rate Woody Allen and a vibrant James Brown bio pic

Also several one-time screenings like Hafu: The Mixed Race Experience in Japan and Sharknado 2

Films: Boyhood delights with the drama it finds in everyday life

Also note a new le Carré with Philip Seymour Hoffman, a new Hercules with The Rock and a skirmish between science and metaphysics.