Volkmar Richter Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/160 en 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 A Star Wars offshoot, Jackie as traumatized widow and what exactly is Collateral Beauty? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/star-wars-offshoot-jackie-traumatized-widow-and-what-exactly-collateral-beauty Also Alzheimers hits a beloved local band, a Swedish crank learns to live and a Chilean filmmaker tries a surreal bohemian life <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/star-wars-offshoot-jackie-traumatized-widow-and-what-exactly-collateral-beauty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies a Swedish crank learns to live and a Chilean filmmaker tries a surreal bohemian life Also Alzheimers hits a beloved local band Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:32:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 23303 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Political lobbyists in America, a French woman re-building her life and two critical swipes at China http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/political-lobbyists-america-french-woman-re-building-her-life-and-two-critical Also serious music for a rough neighborhood in Brazil in The Violin Teacher <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/political-lobbyists-america-french-woman-re-building-her-life-and-two-critical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Brazil bureaucracy China classical music Corruption favelas future visions Hong Kong Isabelle Huppert Jessica Chastain lobbyists middle age Miss Sloane New Movies Office Christmas Party Old Stone politics Protests Ten Years The Violin Teacher Things To Come Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:32:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 23289 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com A true newsroom horror, a wartime horror exposed and comic relief in music http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/true-newsroom-horror-wartime-horror-exposed-and-comic-relief-music Also Tatiana Maslany and her real-life boyfriend in a bi-polar romance<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/true-newsroom-horror-wartime-horror-exposed-and-comic-relief-music" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies : New movies Aim for the Roses automobile stunt bi-polar cello music Christine comfort women musical documentary PTSD Rebecca Hall redress suicide Tatiana Maslany The Apology The Other Half Tom Cullen TV news World War II Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:37:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 23276 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Manchester by the Sea, superb; plus the return of Warren Beatty and some girl power from Disney http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/manchester-sea-superb-plus-return-warren-beatty-and-some-girl-power-disney Also: Brad and Marion get together in Allied, Amy and Jake ponder Nocturnal Animals and Bad Santa spawns a sequel <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/manchester-sea-superb-plus-return-warren-beatty-and-some-girl-power-disney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies : New movies Allied Amy Adams Animation Bad Santa 2 Billy Bob Thornton Brad Pitt Casey Affleck Disney Dwayne Johnson Gyllenhaal Howard Hughes Kathy Bates Manchester by the Sea Marion Cotillard Moana Nocturnal Animals Rules Don’t Apply Warren Beatty Fri, 25 Nov 2016 14:27:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 23249 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Before Harry Potter, before the Supreme Court and a better teen comedy filmed in Surrey http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/harry-potter-supreme-court-and-better-teen-comedy-filmed-surrey Also an unusual musical, a recycled orchestra, a real estate rebel and the Canadian filmmakers who fooled NASA<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/harry-potter-supreme-court-and-better-teen-comedy-filmed-surrey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Aquarius Eddie Redmayne Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them filmed in Surrey Harry Potter Landfill Harmonic London Road Loving moon landing NASA New Movies Operation Avalanche racism segregation laws Sonia Braga teen comedy The Edge of Seventeen Tom Hardy Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:17:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 23228 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Amy Adams does sci fi in Arrival, plus other women’s stories Our Little Sister and The Eagle Huntress http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/amy-adams-does-sci-fi-arrival-plus-other-women-s-stories-our-little-sister-and-eagle Also the refugee crisis in Fire at Sea and lurid scenes with The Handmaiden <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/amy-adams-does-sci-fi-arrival-plus-other-women-s-stories-our-little-sister-and-eagle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Amy Adams Arrival Denis Villeneuve Fire at Sea japan Jeremy Renner Korea New Movies Our Little Sister refugees science fiction The Eagle Huntress The Handmaiden Victorian era women’s stories Fri, 11 Nov 2016 17:06:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 23208 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com