Volkmar Richter Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/160 en 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 Reviews: Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner, Blake Lively in The Age of Adeline and robots in Ex-Machina http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/reviews-russell-crowe-s-water-diviner-blake-lively-age-adeline-and-robots-ex-machina Also notes on new documentaries, including DOXA<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/reviews-russell-crowe-s-water-diviner-blake-lively-age-adeline-and-robots-ex-machina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies artificial intelligence Blake Lively Ex-Machina Gallipoli garment industry Greenpeace How to Change the World India monsoon New Movies Oscar Isaac Russell Crowe staying young The Age of Adeline The Water Diviner Vancouver comedy Vancouver history Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:09:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 21124 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Reviews of Monkey Kingdom, True Story, Unfriended and two social realist films from France http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/reviews-monkey-kingdom-true-story-unfriended-and-two-social-realist-films-france Cyberbullying, street hustlers, youth gangs, home invasion, wife and child killing, and warring wildlife. We’ve got them all at the movies this week. Also ethics, or not, in journalism. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/reviews-monkey-kingdom-true-story-unfriended-and-two-social-realist-films-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies cyber bullying Eastern Boys Girlhood James Franco Jonah Hill journalistic ethics Monkey Kingdom Murder nature films New Movies Paris social realism sri lanka street hustlers Tina Fey true story Unfriended wildlife youth gangs Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:05:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 21078 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Reviews of Danny Collins, Clouds of Sil Maria, Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet and more http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/reviews-danny-collins-clouds-sil-maria-young-and-prodigious-ts-spivet-and-more Age and other issues confront Al Pacino, Juliette Binoche and Kyle Catlett as T.S. Spivet in three of the many new movies this week <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/reviews-danny-collins-clouds-sil-maria-young-and-prodigious-ts-spivet-and-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Al Pacino All the Time in the World Backward Class Clouds of Sil Maria Danny Collins education India Juliette Binoche Kristen Stewart nature New Movies photography The Salt of the Earth untouchables wilderness Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet Sat, 11 Apr 2015 13:37:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 21032 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Furious 7, Woman in Gold and While We’re Young: reviews http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/furious-7-woman-gold-and-while-we-re-young-reviews Car stunts, court cases and unease about aging lead a long and varied movie menu for Easter<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/furious-7-woman-gold-and-while-we-re-young-reviews" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Ben Stiller chorus family grief Furious 7 Helen Mirren Kumiko The Treasure Hunter Naomi Watts New Movies Paul Walker Pretend We’re Kissing Quebec films romantic comedies Ryan Reynolds Stations of the Cross Vin Diesel While We’re Young Woman in Gold Sat, 04 Apr 2015 11:33:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 20965 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com No to Will Ferrell in Get Hard; yes to Queen & Country, It Follows and White God http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/no-will-ferrell-get-hard-yes-queen-country-it-follows-and-white-god &nbsp; Will Ferrell has made some good ones, like Anchorman and Talladega Nights. Get Hard is not an equal. Better to check out John Boorman’s new one, a Hungarian animal rebellion or a creepy teen...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/no-will-ferrell-get-hard-yes-queen-country-it-follows-and-white-god" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies animal revenge Boychoir British army choral music Cottage Country Dustin Hoffman Get Hard homophobia horror It Follows John Boorman Kevin Hart New Movies October Gale Ontario Patricia Clarkson prison private school privileged rich Queen & Country race relations scary movies Scott Speedman service comedy The Riot Club Tim Roth White God Will Ferrell Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:59:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 20913 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Young adult action in Insurgent and two wonderful road movies http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/young-adult-action-insurgent-and-two-wonderful-road-movies Spain’s Living is Easy With Eyes Closed and China’s Lost and Love are worth seeking out<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/young-adult-action-insurgent-and-two-wonderful-road-movies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Andy Lau Ansel Elgort Beatles child abduction China classical pianist Divergent Ethan Hawke Hard to be God Insurgent John Lennon Kate Winslett Living is Easy With Eyes Closed Lost and Love Miles Teller Naomi Watts New Movies road trips Russian science fiction Sean Penn Seymour and Introduction Shailene Woodley Spain The Gunman young adult novels Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:02:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 20859 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com