Volkmar Richter

Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

New movies include 127 Hours, The Next Three Days, and the Amnesty International Film Festival, but Harry Potter has the main spot this week. James Franco with a painful hiking accident and Russell...

Morning Glory, Unstoppable, Monsters, Down Terrace, Sounds Like a Revolution (part of the upcoming Amnesty International Film Festival)

Two big movies this week give us stories about actual places of work. Rachel McAdams and Harrison Ford star and clash in one of them (Read more)

Megamind, Due Date, Fair Game, Tamara Drewe, The Tempest, The Father of My Children, A Film Unfinished and Three Film Festivals

Once again it’s an animated film that’s the flashiest newcomer. How good is it ? (Read on)

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Carlos, Heart of a Dragon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Aftershock, Inside Job, My Uncle and Saw 3D

Lisbeth Salander, our favorite punk goth anorexic bisexual is back one last time, in the original Swedish at least. (Read more)

Hereafter, Paranormal Activity 2, Score: A Hockey Musical, Stone, Conviction and Tales From The Golden Age

In Hereafter, Matt Damon already knows more about what happens after we die than that new book he’s reading. Does the film enlighten us? (Read more)

Red, Force of Nature The Suzuki Movie, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Waiting for Superman

Who’s that with the gun? It looks like Helen Mirren. What is going on? (read more)

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for the last two days: Thursday & Friday

My picks for the last two days include Incendies, the VIFF film that shook me the most. Also a ghost story, thoughts on marriage and one very speedy bank robber. (read more)

Vancouver International Film Festival picks for day 14: Wednesday

My VIFF picks for Wednesday start once again with Canadian films, two very good ones that couldn't be any more different (read more)

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Day 13: Tuesday

Two Canadian films are among my top VIFF picks for Tuesday as well as a little known outrage from World War 2. (read more)

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Day 12: Monday

Mike Leigh’s new film Another Year is my best pick for today but check out some others too, including some great repeats. (read more)