Volkmar Richter Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/160 en Movies this week examine Russian corruption, hockey, American crime and health care in France http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/movies-week-examine-russian-corruption-hockey-american-crime-and-health-care-france Leviathan, an Oscar possibility, Red Army, A Most Violent Year. They lead this week but check out Hippocrates too <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/movies-week-examine-russian-corruption-hockey-american-crime-and-health-care-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/movies-week-examine-russian-corruption-hockey-american-crime-and-health-care-france#comments New Movies A Most Violent Year. Hippocrates Bird People Black or White Corruption custody cases dream fantasies French hospitals Hockey Jessica Chastain Kevin Costner Leviathan New Movies Octavia Spencer Oscar Isaac Project Almanac racism Red Army teen science time travel Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:19:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 20593 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Five movies about women and a Johnny Depp dud http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/five-movies-about-women-and-johnny-depp-dud Julianne Moore, Marion Cotillard and Jennifer Lopez star in three of the new movies with women’s stories.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/five-movies-about-women-and-johnny-depp-dud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/five-movies-about-women-and-johnny-depp-dud#comments New Movies Alec Baldwin Alzheimer’s art theft Belgium cake civil war. dementia Ewan McGregor Felix and Meira grief Gwyneth Paltrow Half of a Yellow Sun Hassidic Jews Jennifer Aniston Jennifer Lopez Johnny Depp Julianne Moore Kristin Stewart Marion Cotillard Montreal Mortdecai New Movies Nigeria Still Alice The Boy Next Door Two Days One Night workplace Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:56:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 20551 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Misfires from Michael Mann and Clint Eastwood but also two gems: Winter Sleep and Paddington http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/misfires-michael-mann-and-clint-eastwood-also-two-gems-winter-sleep-and-paddington Human relations and the weather get chilly in the Turkish film Winter Sleep. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/misfires-michael-mann-and-clint-eastwood-also-two-gems-winter-sleep-and-paddington" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/misfires-michael-mann-and-clint-eastwood-also-two-gems-winter-sleep-and-paddington#comments New Movies American Sniper Blackhat Bradley Cooper children’s films China Chris Hemsworth Clint Eastwood computer hacking FBI Hugh Bonneville Iraq war Kevin Hart Michael Mann New Movies Nicole Kidman Paddington Sally Hawkins. Turkish films Wedding Ringer Winter Sleep Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:22:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 20515 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Oscar noms surprises: where’s The Lego Movie and David Oyelowo? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/oscar-noms-surprises-where-s-lego-movie-and-david-oyelowo Too little Lego and Selma but Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the Academy Award nominations<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/oscar-noms-surprises-where-s-lego-movie-and-david-oyelowo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/oscar-noms-surprises-where-s-lego-movie-and-david-oyelowo#comments New Movies Academy Awards American Sniper Birdman Boyhood New Movies Oscars Selma The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game The Theory of Everything Whiplash Fri, 16 Jan 2015 01:26:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 20506 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Selma, Inherent Vice plus Canada’s 10 Best and a festival of Italian films http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/selma-inherent-vice-plus-canada-s-10-best-and-festival-italian-films A civil rights campaign led by Martin Luther King is recreated in the most prominent of the week’s new films. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/selma-inherent-vice-plus-canada-s-10-best-and-festival-italian-films" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/selma-inherent-vice-plus-canada-s-10-best-and-festival-italian-films#comments New Movies A Five Star Life award winners Canadian films civil rights detective stories Inherent Vice Italian films Joaquin Phoenix Josh Brolin Martin Luther King Martin Short Owen Wilson Paul Thomas Anderson potheads Selma Taken 3 Violent Fri, 09 Jan 2015 16:04:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 20463 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver Movies: Three newly arrived films and looking back at my best 10 of 2014 http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/vancouver-movies-three-newly-arrived-films-and-looking-back-my-best-10-2014 Boyhood is my choice for best film of last year <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/vancouver-movies-three-newly-arrived-films-and-looking-back-my-best-10-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/vancouver-movies-three-newly-arrived-films-and-looking-back-my-best-10-2014#comments New Movies Bad Hair Best of the year Birdman Boyhood Citizenfour Foxcatcher Ida Mommy mothers and sons Mr. Turner New Movies Quebec films The Grand Budapest Hotel The Lego Movie The Woman in Black Whiplash You’re Sleeping Nicole Fri, 02 Jan 2015 12:49:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 20430 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com After all that fuss, The Interview turns out to be just ludicrous and puerile http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/after-all-fuss-interview-turns-out-be-just-ludicrous-and-silly Seth Rogen and James Franco in their assassination comedy The Interview<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/after-all-fuss-interview-turns-out-be-just-ludicrous-and-silly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/after-all-fuss-interview-turns-out-be-just-ludicrous-and-silly#comments New Movies assassination filmed in Vancouver James Franco Kim Jong-un New Movies North Korea The Interview. Seth Rogen Sat, 27 Dec 2014 07:50:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 20414 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com For Christmas time: Meryl Streep as a witch, three films about painters, plus war and gambling http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/christmas-time-meryl-streep-witch-three-films-about-painters-plus-war-and-gambling Also in the spirit of the season, the “Best of the Year” make a brief return<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/christmas-time-meryl-streep-witch-three-films-about-painters-plus-war-and-gambling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/christmas-time-meryl-streep-witch-three-films-about-painters-plus-war-and-gambling#comments New Movies addiction Amy Adams Angelina Jolie Big Eyes Brie Larson Christoph Waltz Cinderella fine art Grimm tales Into the Woods John Goodman Johnny Depp kitsch Mark Wahlberg Meryl Streep Mike Leigh Mr. Turner National Gallery New Movies Olympic athlete Stephen Sondheim The Gambler Timothy Spall Unbroken woman’s power Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:45:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 20407 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com A third Hobbit, a new Annie and a persecuted genius in The Imitation Game http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/third-hobbit-new-annie-and-persecuted-genius-imitation-game Also check out The Vancouver Asahi for a bit of local history seen through Japanese eyes. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/third-hobbit-new-annie-and-persecuted-genius-imitation-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/third-hobbit-new-annie-and-persecuted-genius-imitation-game#comments New Movies Film Advanced Style Annie Benedict Cumberbatch Cameron Diaz fashion Hobbit Jamie Foxx Japanese internment Keira Knightley Little Orphan Annie Middle Earth New Movies old age Peter Jackson Rose Byrne The Imitation Game trilogy Vancouver Asahi Vancouver Japanese Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:34:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 20389 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com New in Vancouver: Reese Witherspoon in Wild, Exodus, The Overnighters, a good Samaritan’s ordeal http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/wild-beautiful-trek-new-exodus-great-looking-bore-overnighters-good-samaritan-s Reese Witherspoon hikes the Pacific Crest Trail in her new film, Wild<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/wild-beautiful-trek-new-exodus-great-looking-bore-overnighters-good-samaritan-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/wild-beautiful-trek-new-exodus-great-looking-bore-overnighters-good-samaritan-s#comments New Movies 000 Times Good Night 1 Bible stories boom towns Celebrities Chris Rock Christian Bale Egypt Exodus Gods and Kings Hebrews enslaved hiking Juliette Binoche Moses oil industry Reese Witherspoon Ridley Scott Rosario Dawson show business The Overnighters Top Five war photographer wild Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:46:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 20347 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com