Volkmar Richter Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/160 en Two big Hollywood sequels and a batch of worthy indies http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/two-big-hollywood-sequels-and-batch-worthy-indies Reviews of 'Terminator Genisys', 'Magic Mike XXL', 'Infinitely Polar Bear', 'The Overnight', 'The Wolfpack' and 'Martin’s Pink Pickle.'<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/two-big-hollywood-sequels-and-batch-worthy-indies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Abortion Adam Scott Andie MacDowell Arnold Schwarzenegger BC films Channing Tatum Emilia Clarke Home schooling infidelity Infinitely Polar Bear Jai Courtney Jason Clarke Jason Schwartzman Magic Mike XXL male strippers New Movies Skynet Terminator Genisys The Overnight The Wolfpack and Martin’s Pink Pickle young families Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:35:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 21472 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com A foul mouthed teddy bear, Swedish humour, a Kiwi western and an Indian 'Godfather' http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/foul-mouthed-teddy-bear-swedish-humour-kiwi-western-and-indian-godfather Reviews of 'Ted 2', 'A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence', 'Slow West' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur'<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/foul-mouthed-teddy-bear-swedish-humour-kiwi-western-and-indian-godfather" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence Amanda Seyfried crude humor Gangs of Wasseypur Haida Paul Indian films Mark Wahlberg Max Michael Fassbender Morgan Freeman) New Movies Seth MacFarlane Slow West survival Swedish films Ted 2 Vancouver Film Industry westerns Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:38:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 21431 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com 'Inside Out', 'Me and Earl' and 'Testament of Youth': all four-star films http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/inside-out-me-and-earl-and-testament-youth-all-four-star-films A stellar trio of new releases plus the Taiwan Film Festival and a Nepal earthquake fundraiser screening of 'Monk with a Camera.'<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/inside-out-me-and-earl-and-testament-youth-all-four-star-films" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Culture Alicia Vikander Amy Poehler Animation cancer child psychology feminism High School Inside Out Kit Harington Me and Earl and the Dying Girl movie fans New Movies pacifism Pete Doctor Pixar teenagers Testament of Youth World War 1 Fri, 19 Jun 2015 20:57:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 21407 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Dinosaurs loose again in 'Jurassic World.' Alternative: Real stories in The Best of Hot Docs http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/dinosaurs-loose-again-jurassic-world-alternative-real-stories-best-hot-docs If dinos don't do it for you, the annual tour of some gems from Toronto’s Hot Docs Festival is here until Tuesday at the VanCity Theatre.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/dinosaurs-loose-again-jurassic-world-alternative-real-stories-best-hot-docs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Culture Boston marathon bombing Bryce Dallas Howard Chevy Chase Chris Pratt Colorado documentaries Hot Docs Jurassic World legal marijuana Live From New York Lorne Michaels New Movies political satire Rolling Papers Saturday Night Live Social Media The Wolfpack theme parks Tina Fey tourists Fri, 12 Jun 2015 10:30:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 21378 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Now screening: Entourage, Love & Mercy, Insidious http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/now-screening-entourage-love-mercy-insidious Hollywood excess, charting the Beach Boys and a scary Chapter 3 , plus two docs on daredevils and fractured families<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/now-screening-entourage-love-mercy-insidious" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Apu Trilogy BASE jumping Brian Wilson cinema masterwork Entourage families ghosts Hollywood India Insidious Chapter 3 John Cusack Love & Mercy movie industry New Movies Paul Dano scary movies Some Kind of Love Sunshine Superman the Beach Boys Fri, 05 Jun 2015 12:31:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 21351 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com San Andreas simulates The Big One, while I’ll See You In My Dreams and Ghibli film explore love and friendship http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/san-andreas-simulates-big-one-while-i-ll-see-you-my-dreams-and-ghibli-film-explore Also notice the two Canadian films and the many Vancouver connections<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/san-andreas-simulates-big-one-while-i-ll-see-you-my-dreams-and-ghibli-film-explore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Blythe Danner Carla Gugino disaster movies Dwayne Johnson Earthquake fashion icon focus Iris I’ll See You In My Dreams Japanese anime Julia Sarah Stone made in Vancouver New Movies office comedy Paul Giamatti Sam Elliott San Andreas Studio Ghibli teen angst Vancouver actors Wet Bum When Marnie Was There Sat, 30 May 2015 12:38:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 21325 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Reviews of Tomorrowland, Saint Laurent and Welcome to Me http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/reviews-tomorrowland-saint-laurent-and-welcome-me Also radical jihadists laying down the new law in Timbuktu<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/reviews-tomorrowland-saint-laurent-and-welcome-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies biography bipolar fashion George Clooney hedonism Hugh Laurie Joan Cusack Kristen Wiig lottery made in B.C. mental illness narcissism New Movies radical jihadists Saint Laurent sharia law Tim Robbins Timbuktu Tomorrowland TV Welcome to Me Fri, 22 May 2015 12:13:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 21297 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Reviews: Mad Max, a blast, Pitch Perfect 2, good fun, and Going Clear, scary http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/reviews-mad-max-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<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/reviews-mad-max-blast-pitch-perfect-2-good-fun-and-going-clear-scary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies a cappella singing Arab Israelis Australia Bruce Greenwood Charlize Theron drone warfare Ethan Hawke George Miller Going Clear Holocaust Kurt Cobain Mad Max New Movies Pitch Perfect 2 scientology sugar Tom Hardy Fri, 15 May 2015 14:12:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 21262 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Reviews of Far From the Madding Crowd, Hot Pursuit and two music docs http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/reviews-far-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...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/reviews-far-madding-crowd-hot-pursuit-and-two-music-docs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Culture 88 Alzheimer’s amnesia Canadian film Carey Mulligan Christopher Lloyd. Far From the Madding Crowd farewell tour Glen Campbell Hot Pursuit Katharine Isabelle Lambert and Stamp New Movies Reese Witherspoon Sofia Vergara The Who Thomas Hardy Sat, 09 May 2015 13:47:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 21220 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Reviews: Avengers: Age of Ultron and five DOXA documentaries http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/reviews-avengers-age-ultron-and-five-doxa-documentaries &nbsp;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....<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/reviews-avengers-age-ultron-and-five-doxa-documentaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Andrew Weaver Avengers blacks and police Captain America Climate Change documentaries Drone Elvis filmed in Vancouver Iron Man Mark Ruffalo Marvel comix mothers New Movies Orion Preggoland riots Robert Downey Jr. Scarlett Johansson Sugar Coated superheroes The Hulk Sat, 02 May 2015 13:16:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 21180 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com