Volkmar Richter

Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.

Incendies, Another Year, No Strings Attached, and more, plus a new film festival

Incendies is one of two exceptional films newly arrived this week. It’s our hope for the Oscars. (Read more).

The Green Hornet, Blue Valentine, Barney’s Version, Crispon Glover in person and seven other new films

A couple of local boys gone Hollywood have the week’s biggest, but not best, new film. Read more about The Green Hornet and the many others.

Country Strong, Season of the Witch and On Tour

The world of country music is scrutinized once again as Gwyneth Paltrow makes like Patsy Taylor and LeAnn in Country Strong. (read more)

The 10 best (and the 5 worst) movies of 2010

King George's fear of public speaking brought out the best from Colin Firth and put The King’s Speech on the top of my list.

True Grit with Jeff Bridges, Rabbit Hole with Nicole Kidman and some old and new treats for the holidays

Jeff Bridges takes on a role that once belonged to John Wayne. How is the new True Grit by the Coen Brothers? (read more)

Tron Legacy, The Fighter, Made in Dagenham, Yogi Bear, and three other holiday films

Tron Legacy, one of the most expensive movies ever, was filmed here in Vancouver. Is it worth the money? (read more)

The King’s Speech, The Tourist, Black Swan, Trigger and Enter the Void

England’s King George VI had to struggle against a stuttering handicap. Now Colin Firth gives an award-worthy portrayal in The King’s Speech. (read more)

Howl with James Franco as Allen Ginsberg and a batch of new films from Europe

James Franco is a young Allen Ginsberg in the story of his infamous poem Howl. (Read more)

Waste Land, Vision and a Festival of new films from Europe

Can art change people? Waste Land asks the question but does it deliver? (read more)

Tangled and three new films aimed at American Thanksgiving audiences

You’ve never seen Rapunzel portrayed like this before but you’ll want to, in Disney’s Tangled. (read more)