Volkmar Richter Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/160 en A glorious debut, a little-known racial history and a summer thriller with surfing and a shark http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/glorious-debut-little-known-racial-history-and-summer-thriller-surfing-and-shark Also a lurid rant about fashion models and a repeat invasion from outer space<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/glorious-debut-little-known-racial-history-and-summer-thriller-surfing-and-shark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Blake Lively debut film Elle Fanning fashion modeling Free State of Jones hysteria Independence Day Matthew McConaughey Neon Demon New Movies Nicolas Winding Refn shark attack surfing teen angst The Fits The Shallows U.S. Civil War Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:30:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 22805 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Classics re-done in a Disney sequel, a literary history and a home-made copy of a blockbuster http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/classics-re-done-disney-sequel-literary-history-and-home-made-copy-blockbuster Also Canadian angles on burlesque and dysfunctional families and breaking procedure in a French courtroom <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/classics-re-done-disney-sequel-literary-history-and-home-made-copy-blockbuster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies animated films books burlesque Canadian films Colin Firth Courted courtroom drama Disney documentaries families fan films Finding Dory French Films Genius Jude Law judges juries New Movies publishers Raiders of the Lost Ark sequels Tempest Storm The Steps Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:48:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 22793 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Reviews of Maggie’s Plan, a modern screwball comedy, and two sequels, The Conjuring 2 and Now You See Me 2 http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/reviews-maggie-s-plan-modern-screwball-comedy-and-two-sequels-conjuring-2-and-now With the jazz fest not far off, the VanCity has a doc about the troubled history of the saxophone and 3 more with jazz and blues themes.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/reviews-maggie-s-plan-modern-screwball-comedy-and-two-sequels-conjuring-2-and-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies News academic life drug use Ethan Hawke ghost hunters haunted houses jazz Jesse Eisenberg Julianne Moore Maggie’s Plan magicians Mark Ruffalo New Movies Now You See Me 2 Rebecca Miller The Conjuring 2 The Devil’s Horn Woody Harrelson Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12:46:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 22779 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Take a break from the summer blockbusters with one of these smaller films new this week http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/take-break-summer-blockbusters-one-these-smaller-films-new-week Among them: women’s stories, men’s foibles, fairy tales and a lament for China<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/take-break-summer-blockbusters-one-these-smaller-films-new-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Chevalier China Dany Boon disability Ellen Paige fairy tales france Greece Hevn Into the Forest Julie Delpy Lolo Me Before You Mountains May Depart New Movies Norway revenge Tale of Tales Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:25:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 22773 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com More X-Men, another Alice fantasy and two films about the status of women http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/more-x-men-another-alice-fantasy-and-two-films-about-status-women There are five of these “smaller” films: Love & Friendship, Sunset Song, The Boy and the Beast, Truman and Borealis<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/more-x-men-another-alice-fantasy-and-two-films-about-status-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Alice Through the Looking Glass Borealis gambling addict Helena Bonham Carter Japanese animation Johnny Depp Kate Beckinsale Love & Friendship Marvel Comics New Movies Sasha Baron Cohen scotland sequels Spain Sunset Song The Boy and the Beast Truman Winnipeg X-Men Apocalypse Fri, 27 May 2016 14:10:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 22765 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Tilda’s Bigger Splash, Ryan and Russell's Nice Guys comic turn and Vancouver’s animation of The Angry Birds http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/tilda-s-bigger-splash-ryan-and-russells-nice-guys-comic-turn-and-vancouver-s Also an Icelandic comedy, anarchy in a U.K. apartment building, ordeals of a math genius and three movies I haven’t seen<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/tilda-s-bigger-splash-ryan-and-russells-nice-guys-comic-turn-and-vancouver-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies A Bigger Splash Angry Birds Dev Patel High-Rise Jeremy Irons mathematics Neighbors 2 New Movies Nice Guys Ralph Fiennes Rams Russell Crowe Ryan Gosling Seth Rogen The Man Who Knew Infinity Tilda Swinton Vancouver animation video games Fri, 20 May 2016 10:56:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 22759 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com George Clooney’s take on Wall Street, Dheepan’s refugee act and four more DOXA picks http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/george-clooney-s-take-wall-street-dheepan-s-refugee-act-and-four-more-doxa-picks &nbsp; We’ve got two new films in town plus more to see at DOXA and if that’s not enough consider these: It’s Friday the 13th and if that calls for some horror entertainment here are two...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/george-clooney-s-take-wall-street-dheepan-s-refugee-act-and-four-more-doxa-picks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Dheepan Downtown Eastside DOXA france George Clooney government surveillance hostages immigration Julia Roberts Money Monster natives New Movies quack doctor refugees Syrian migrants That Ballad of Oppenheimer Park TV business Wall Street Whistleblower Fri, 13 May 2016 13:25:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 22743 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Captain America's fight, Susan Sarandon as a meddling mother and DOXA's documentaries http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/captain-americas-fight-susan-sarandon-meddling-mother-and-doxas-documentaries Also a promiscuous Natasha and high tension in Disorder<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/captain-americas-fight-susan-sarandon-meddling-mother-and-doxas-documentaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Captain America: Civil War Chris Evans Diane Kruger disorder documentaries DOXA Marvel Comics Matthias Schoenaerts mothers Natasha New Movies Paris Post traumatic stress Robert Downey Jr. Rose Byrne Russian immigrants Scarlett Johansson Susan Sarandon The Meddler Toronto Fri, 06 May 2016 13:37:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 22728 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Growing up on Sing Street; floundering on Mother’s Day and a sneak peak at one oddball DOXA film http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/growing-sing-street-floundering-mother-s-day-and-sneak-peak-one-oddball-doxa-film But there’s more: a drag queen singing, a conflicted detective, a Maori chess teacher, a hot comedy duo and a video game’s move to the big screen <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/growing-sing-street-floundering-mother-s-day-and-sneak-peak-one-oddball-doxa-film" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies 80s nostalgia animated sci fi Cuba DOXA drag performers Ireland Jennifer Aniston Julia Roberts Keanu modern film noir Mother’s Day New Movies Ratchet & Clank Sing Street The Dark Horse Too Late VIVA Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:31:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 22710 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com The Huntsman without Snow White, celebrities at a fashion gala and the latest from two stars we like http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/huntsman-without-snow-white-celebrities-fashion-gala-and-latest-two-stars-we &nbsp; It’s not too early to think about DOXA, the documentary festival that starts on May 5. You’ll need time because there’s lots to read in the catalogue that’s now out and available at JJ Bean...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/huntsman-without-snow-white-celebrities-fashion-gala-and-latest-two-stars-we" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies A Hologram for the King Celebrities Charlize Theron Emily Blunt fairy tales fashion as art globalization Hello My Name is Doris Liam Hemsworth New Movies recession Sally Field Saudi Arabia seniors The First Monday in May The Huntsman Winter’s War Tom Hanks Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:50:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 22684 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com