Volkmar Richter Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/160 en New in theaters: Will Smith’s Focus, The Lazarus Effect and three Canadian films http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/new-theaters-will-smith-s-focus-lazarus-effect-and-three-canadian-films &nbsp; It’s a Canada weekend. That’s represented in three new films getting the usual short play in theaters and, on Sunday, the Canadian Screen Awards on TV. They celebrate excellence though not...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/new-theaters-will-smith-s-focus-lazarus-effect-and-three-canadian-films" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies After the Ball back from the dead Big News from Grand Rock Canadian films con men daughters fashion fathers focus Margot Robbie Mark Duplass mothers New Movies newspapers Olivia Wilde Science Sitting on the Edge of Marlene The Lazarus Effect Will Smith Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:52:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 20731 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com My Oscars picks: Boyhood, Grand Budapest Hotel, Still Alice and CitizenFour http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/my-oscars-picks-boyhood-grand-budapest-hotel-still-alice-and-citizenfour Boyhood vs Birdman. It looks like a dead heat right now. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/my-oscars-picks-boyhood-grand-budapest-hotel-still-alice-and-citizenfour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Academy Awards Birdman Boyhood Emma Stone Julianne Moore Leviathan Michael Keaton predictions Selma The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Sun, 22 Feb 2015 01:17:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 20695 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Smaller films for Oscar weekend: McFarland, The DUFF, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/smaller-films-oscar-weekend-mcfarland-duff-hot-tub-time-machine-2 And The Wrecking Crew finally arrives: a must for music fans<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/smaller-films-oscar-weekend-mcfarland-duff-hot-tub-time-machine-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies crude humor Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Kevin Costner McFarland music history New movies. The Duff pop culture. documentary. High school Records Rob Corddry sports The Wrecking Crew Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:57:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 20691 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Fifty Shades of Grey and Duke of Burgundy, both all about kinky sex http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/fifty-shades-grey-and-duke-burgundy-both-all-about-kinky-sex Also a Colin Firth action flick and fun with vampires in New Zealand<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/fifty-shades-grey-and-duke-burgundy-both-all-about-kinky-sex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Beyond the Lights celebrity culture Colin Firth Duke of Burgundy Fifty Shades of Grey Global warming Kingsman lesbians masochism mockumentary mountain films New Movies pop music stars S&M Samuel L. Jackson secret service submission vampires What We Do In the Shadows Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:36:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 20658 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com New in theatres: weak sci fi, strong Oscar contenders and a vampire in Iran http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/new-theatres-weak-sci-fi-strong-oscar-contenders-and-vampire-iran Song of the Sea is an animated masterpiece<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/new-theatres-weak-sci-fi-strong-oscar-contenders-and-vampire-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies A Girl Who Walks Home Alone at Night Channing Tatum Eddie Redmayne Iran Irish folklore Jim Broadbent Jupiter Ascending Mila Kunis National Film Board New Movies Oscar candidates Sally Hawkins Seventh Son Song of the Sea Spongebob vampires Fri, 06 Feb 2015 21:09:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 20621 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com 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> 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> 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> 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> 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> 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