Volkmar Richter Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/160 en 45 Years, my new favourite at VIFF, films about militant Muslims, Syrian refugees and three more http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/45-years-my-new-favourite-viff-films-about-militant-muslims-syrian-refugees-and Three films look way back: Adama to World War I, Assassin to ancient China and The Royal Tailor to historic Korea<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/45-years-my-new-favourite-viff-films-about-militant-muslims-syrian-refugees-and" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies films about militant Muslims my new favourite at VIFF Reviewed today: 45 Years Syrian refugees and three more Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:27:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 21920 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com The Walk, Sicario and Coming Home and more VIFF picks http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/walk-sicario-and-coming-home-and-more-viff-picks Reviews of The Walk, Sicario, Coming Home and at VIFF: Dheepan, Eadweard and Ellen Page’s latest<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/walk-sicario-and-coming-home-and-more-viff-picks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies BC films Chinese films Coming Home Denis Villeneuve Dheepan Drug War Eadweard Ellen Page Emily Blunt Gong Li Into the Forest Josh Brolin Mexican cartel movie pioneer New Movies Patricia Rozema refugees Robert Zemeckis Sicario The Walk VIFF Zhang Yimou Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:40:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 21908 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Stellar VIFF picks: Hurt, Hadwin’s Judgement, Jafar Panahi’s Taxi http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/stellar-viff-picks-hurt-hadwin-s-judgement-jafar-panahi-s-taxi Steve Fonyo’s Hurt, Hadwin’s Judgement, Jafar Panahi’s Taxi drive and two more films<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/stellar-viff-picks-hurt-hadwin-s-judgement-jafar-panahi-s-taxi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies banned filmmaker class Doris Lessing Hadwin’s Judgement horse race Hurt Iran Italy Jafar Panahis’ Taxi My Friend Victoria Palio Paris race Steve Fonyo The Golden Spruce VIFF Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:09:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 21892 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Room, Haida Gwaii among top picks for VIFF this week http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/room-haida-gwaii-among-top-picks-viff-week Room is a gem, Haida Gwaii a paradise, Remember a well-acted implausibility and Amina Profile recalls an international deception<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/room-haida-gwaii-among-top-picks-viff-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies : VIFF Amina Profile Arab Spring Atom Egoyan award winner blogging Brie Larson Canadian films Christopher Plummer dreams Haida Gwaii Korean films Matter of Interpritation Remember Room Syria Mon, 28 Sep 2015 15:26:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 21885 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com A feisty Grandma, a sweet Intern, a chess war and new picks at VIFF http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/feisty-grandma-sweet-intern-chess-war-and-new-picks-viff Plus high profile Canadian films Hyena Road and Beeba Boys outdone by a small summer tale<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/feisty-grandma-sweet-intern-chess-war-and-new-picks-viff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies aboriginal leaders Anne Hathaway Beeba Boys Bobby Fischer cold war Deepa Mehta fracking Fractured Land Grandma Hyena Road Lily Tomlin New Movies Paul Gross Pawn Sacrifice Robert De Nero Sandwich Nazi Sleeping Giant The Intern Tobey Maguire VIFF Fri, 25 Sep 2015 15:15:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 21872 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com My VIFF picks: a delicate immigration yarn, two music stars and a crazed Kevin Bacon http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/my-viff-picks-delicate-immigration-yarn-two-music-stars-and-crazed-kevin-bacon Also: love in a tumultuous China, and a magazine that shaped modern comedy <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/my-viff-picks-delicate-immigration-yarn-two-music-stars-and-crazed-kevin-bacon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies brooklyn Chinese history Cop Car Flamenco gospel music Ireland Jackie Chan Kevin Bacon Mavis Staples National Lampoon New Movies nick hornby Paco de Lucia Saoirse Ronan VIFF Wed, 23 Sep 2015 14:46:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 21861 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Johnny Depp gets evil in Black Mass, climbers perish on Everest and A Hard Day is great fun http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/johnny-depp-gets-evil-black-mass-climbers-perish-everest-and-hard-day-great-fun An Asian man from Reno, another dystopian future for teens and a couple of faith-based films fill out the schedule<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/johnny-depp-gets-evil-black-mass-climbers-perish-everest-and-hard-day-great-fun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies A Hard Day Benedict Cumberbatch Black Mass climbing deaths Everest faith-based films Film noir gangsters Jake Gyllenhaal Joel Edgerton Johnny Depp Jon Krakauer Keira Knightley Korea Man from Remo near-death experience Fri, 18 Sep 2015 13:13:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 21833 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com M. Night’s unremarkable Visit, Marlon Brando’s own story and shaky justice in an Indian Court http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/m-night-s-unremarkable-visit-marlon-brando-s-own-story-and-shaky-justice-indian It’s a slow week at the movies but it’s brought two very good ones: Court and Listen to Me Marlon <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/m-night-s-unremarkable-visit-marlon-brando-s-own-story-and-shaky-justice-indian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies biography China colonialism court India M. Night Shyamalan Marlon Brando Mongolia New Movies racism screen acting The Visit visiting grandma wolves Fri, 11 Sep 2015 12:15:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 21788 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Syrian refugee crisis, Surrey gangs and Haida Gwaii tragedy among powerful topics covered by VIFF films http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/viff-keeps-real-movies-alive-it-launches-34th-annual-festival As blockbuster movies dominate the theatres, VIFF showcases ambitious, engaging and challenging films from around the world.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/viff-keeps-real-movies-alive-it-launches-34th-annual-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Alan Franey B.C. films Canadian films Deepa Mehta gang wars Hank Williams Mavis Staples music films Naomi Klein The Golden Spruce VIFF Wed, 09 Sep 2015 14:33:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 21766 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Robert Redford takes a walk, Steve Jobs pushes his gadgets and a new Transporter runs the road http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/robert-redford-takes-walk-steve-jobs-pushes-his-gadgets-and-new-transporter-runs And of special note: Latin America is featured in both a festival and some vigilante action<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/robert-redford-takes-walk-steve-jobs-pushes-his-gadgets-and-new-transporter-runs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies A Walk in the Woods Apple computers Cartel Land documentaries i-phones Latin America Luis Bunuel Mexico New Movies Robert Redford Steve Jobs Transporter Refueled Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:37:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 21754 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com