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Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
Reviews of Baby Driver, great fun, The Big Sick, charming rom com and Despicable Me 3 noisy animation
Also war’s real victims in Nowhere to Run, sexual unease for The Beguiled and mortality hovering over The Hero
Jun 30th, 2017
Anthony Hopkins playing with Transformers, Harmonium’s potent Japanese drama and something not to do on vacation
Also the only bank indicted for 2008’s financial crisis, a “nice Jewish girl” finally getting recognition for her photography and Keanu Reeves in a dystopian novelty
Jun 22nd, 2017
Multiple Cate Blanchetts in Manifesto, Salma Hayek’s dissent in Beatriz at Dinner and facing obsolescence in Cars 3
Also: life well-observed in The Commune, a different kind of boxing movie with Olli Mäki and a dodgy bio of rapper Tupac Shakur
Jun 16th, 2017
The Mummy with Tom Cruise, pure hokum; try Megan Leavey or Churchill instead
Or maybe It Comes at Night or My Cousin Rachel. They have their supporters.
Jun 8th, 2017
Wonder Woman and some POWs in Land of Mine reflect on war while tragedy hits a jazzman
And is this week’s animated film good for your children?
Jun 1st, 2017
Summer action with those Caribbean Pirates, Baywatching lifeguards and a couple of adult tourists
Also getting a great jazzman’s story and a replacement groom for a wedding
May 26th, 2017
Reviewed: A new Alien chapter, the ordinary lives of Certain Women and Lovers who cheat
Also a new Wimpy Kid, a forbidden teen romance, high school chaos in animation and Vancouver’s housing crisis explored
May 19th, 2017
King Arthur gets modernized, Snatched puts Goldie and Amy in peril. Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 is more bilingual scuffling
Also The Wall, a small but potent war movie, Boston, a salute to the Marathon and The Belko Experiment’s gruesome doings
May 11th, 2017
Flashy adventure with the Guardians, corrosive poverty for Daniel Blake, Vancouver’s housing crisis on screen
Also America’s original celebrity chef and a crime that shakes two families
May 4th, 2017
Films about art and artists with Emily Dickenson, Cézanne and some sparkling Shakespeare
Also Poland’s most important painter versus the Communists and Richard Gere as a political hustler
Apr 28th, 2017