Volkmar Richter

Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.

Horrible Bosses, Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, Zookeeper, Small Town Murder Songs and more

Recognize this actor playing one of the Horrible Bosses? To find out who he is and how the movie plays, read more.

Transformers Dark of the Moon, Larry Crowne, The Mountie and a Czech retrospective

The shapeshifting toys are back in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, one of the biggest movies of the summer but a blow to history. (read more)

Bad Teacher, Cars 2, Beginners, an epic history from China and a rediscovered sci-fi gem

School’s out. Cameron Diaz has an unpleasant view of it all in Bad Teacher.

The Tree of Life, Green Lantern, Submarine, films from France and Argentina and Jimmy Stewart rides back

Brad Pitt plays a tough, bully of a father in The Tree of Life, a film that ponders no less than all human existence. (Read more)

Super 8, Little White Lies, Loose Cannons and more

Super 8 is the most interesting film of the week thanks to a well-told story, lots of action and some natural young actors. (Read more)

Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen’s most entertaining film in years. Also X-Men, Beijing Taxi, Orgasm Inc. and fun with exploitation pictures

Owen Wilson acts out Woody Allen’s words and artistic fantasies in Midnight in Paris. (read more)

The Hangover Part II, Kung Fu Panda 2, Meek’s Cutoff, and more

The wolfpack is loose again for another bachelor weekend. But The Hangover Part II doesn’t compare well with the first. (Read more)

Pirates of the Caribbean, Last Night, The Beaver and a batch of other new films (plus a few old ones)

Johnny Depp is back in his most famous role, Cpt. Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean #4. Read more about its joys and its disappointments.

Bridesmaids, Potiche, Priest and DOXA documentaries

How unusual. No superheroes this week. Just a vampire-killing priest, and he wasn’t even previewed for the media. So, for a welcome change, the women get some unobstructed screen time in this week's...

Thor, Even the Rain, some hot documentaries and two tepid history lessons

Thor wants the summer blockbuster crown. Fast Five beat him to it last week. But does he bring any fun along with that giant hammer?