Volkmar Richter Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/160 en Racial attitudes inspected in a tough documentary, in a bit of history and a biting satire http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/racial-attitudes-inspected-tough-documentary-bit-history-and-biting-satire Also two animated Oscar contenders and a new slant from Britain on zombies<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/racial-attitudes-inspected-tough-documentary-bit-history-and-biting-satire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies A United Kingdom Academy Awards animated films colonial history documentary films Get Out I Am Not Your Negro inter-racial marriage James Baldwin Jordan Peele My Life as a Zucchini New Movies racial satire The Girl With All the Gifts The Red Turtle zombies Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:54:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 23451 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com The Great Wall, not so great, A Cure for Wellness, slow acting, and real BC history at The End of the Road http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/great-wall-not-so-great-cure-wellness-slow-acting-and-real-bc-history-end-road Also salutations in film for Gordon Pinsent and the return of an Oscar contender named Ove<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/great-wall-not-so-great-cure-wellness-slow-acting-and-real-bc-history-end-road" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies A Cure for Wellness A Man Called Over BC history biography Chinese mythology draft dodgers free love Gordon Pinsent hippies Matt Damon medical spa New Movies Oscar contenders The End of the Road The Great Wall Zhang Yimou Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:50:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 23437 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Lego’s second has less charm, Paterson enthralls and John Wick just goes on shooting http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/lego-s-second-has-less-charm-paterson-enthralls-and-john-wick-just-goes-shooting Also now on screen: all the short films with Oscar nominations, a bad-boy ballet dancer, a Canadian lesbian love story and an alarming look at modern policing<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/lego-s-second-has-less-charm-paterson-enthralls-and-john-wick-just-goes-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Adam Driver ballet star Below Her Mouth dancer Do Not Resist extreme gun play John Wick Chapter 2 lesbian romance militarized police New Movies Paterson poetry short films nominated for Oscars The Lego Batman Movie Toronto Vancouver animation Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:17:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 23426 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com The Salesman, high drama from Iran, The Comedian, a De Niro dud, and The Space Between Us, sci-fi romance for teens http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/salesman-high-drama-iran-comedian-de-niro-dud-and-space-between-us-sci-fi-romance Also the bittersweet lament and history lesson Quebec My Country and the clumsy chiller Rings<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/salesman-high-drama-iran-comedian-de-niro-dud-and-space-between-us-sci-fi-romance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Canadian History comedy clubs Danny DeVito Denys Arcand Iran John Walker Leslie Mann Mars New Movies Oscar-nominated Quebec My Country Robert De Niro space travel teen romance The Comedian The Salesman The Space Between Us Fri, 03 Feb 2017 17:35:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 23408 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com The German hit Toni Erdmann, Gold, the Bre-X clone, and the animal rights target, A Dog’s Purpose http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/german-hit-toni-erdmann-gold-bre-x-clone-and-animal-rights-target-dog-s-purpose Also a celebration of an iconic Canadian artist, a gritty film from trailer park England and a couple of lurid ones from France <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/german-hit-toni-erdmann-gold-bre-x-clone-and-animal-rights-target-dog-s-purpose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies A Dog’s Purpose Academy Awards animal rights Brendan Gleeson Canadian art Elle French Films gold Isabelle Huppert Lawren Harris Michael Fassbender New Movies Staying Vertical the Bre-X Toni Erdmann Trespass Against Us Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:03:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 23391 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Just in time for Trump, The Founder, thoughts on feminism, 20th Century Women, and M. Night’s rebound, Split http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/just-time-trump-founder-thoughts-feminism-20th-century-women-and-m-night-s-rebound Also a fanciful take on a poet’s political perils, Neruda, and a late-arriving Studio Ghibli animation, Ocean Waves<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/just-time-trump-founder-thoughts-feminism-20th-century-women-and-m-night-s-rebound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies 20th Century Women abduction American business Annette Bening Chile Communism Elle Fanning feminism Greta Gerwig Japanese animation M. Night Shyamalan McDonald’s Michael Keaton multiple personalities Neruda New Movies Ocean Waves poets Split The Founder Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:11:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 23375 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Warfare’s scary future, Mark Wahlberg’s terrorist hunt and Ben Affleck’s gangster flick http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/warfare-s-scary-future-mark-wahlberg-s-terrorist-hunt-and-ben-affleck-s-gangster Also a Canadian woman’s porn-to-Bollywood odyssey and some ludicrous fun in a BC-filmed kids’ movie<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/warfare-s-scary-future-mark-wahlberg-s-terrorist-hunt-and-ben-affleck-s-gangster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Alex Gibney Ben Affleck Bollywood Boston marathon bombing cyber warfare Elle Fanning filmed in BC gangsters going legit Kevin Bacon Live by Night Mark Wahlberg Monster Trucks Mostly Sunny New Movies Patriots Day porn films Stuxnet terrorism Zero Days Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:29:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 23356 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Scorcese’s faith-based Silence, NASA’s Hidden Figures and Alice Munro stories migrating to Spain as Julieta http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/scorcese-s-faith-based-silence-nasa-s-hidden-figures-and-alice-munro-stories Also a young boy’s therapy when A Monster Calls and three peeks into the Italian Film Festival<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/scorcese-s-faith-based-silence-nasa-s-hidden-figures-and-alice-munro-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies A Monster Calls Adam Driver Alice Munro Andrew Garfield Felicity Jones Hidden Figures Italian Film Festival japan Jesuits Julieta Liam Neeson Martin Scorcese mothers-daughters NASA New Movies Pedro Almodovar silence space race Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:22:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 23336 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Reviews of three new films and picks for the 10 best of 2016 http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/reviews-three-new-films-and-picks-10-best-2016 &nbsp;Time for that annual ritual: my list of the ten best films of the year. Many are still in theatres and a few have been brought back by the VanCity Theatre in their best of the year series. But...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/reviews-three-new-films-and-picks-10-best-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Best Films Eye in the Sky Ghostland Hell and High Water Human La La Land Love & Friendship Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Mountains May Depart New Movies Reset The Innocents The Witness Zootopia Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:40:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 23325 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com La La Land is joyous, Lion will move you, and Fences gives chatty high drama http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/la-la-land-joyous-lion-will-move-you-and-fences-gives-chatty-high-drama And more: a tune-crammed Sing, two best actress winners and an Emmy winner in sub-par movies, and gay teens and a cranky farmer at the VanCity Theatre<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/la-la-land-joyous-lion-will-move-you-and-fences-gives-chatty-high-drama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies animated films Assassin’s Creed Being 17 Bryan Cranston Chris Pratt Denzel Washington Emma Stone Fences James Franco Jennifer Lawrence La La Land Lion Marion Cotillard Michael Fassbender New Movies passengers Peter and the Farm Ryan Gosling Sing Viola Davis Why Him? Fri, 23 Dec 2016 14:49:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 23314 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com