Volkmar Richter

Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.

A few more recommended films for VIFF’s last three days, Wed., Thurs. and Fri.

The Kid With a Bike brings a deeply affecting finale to the 30th anniversary VIFF

More VIFF picks: films to see Monday and Tuesday

A young boy from Africa is on the run from police in Le Havre, the French port city and this charming film playing at VIFF.

The Ides of March with George Clooney and Real Steel with Hugh Jackman

Ryan Gosling is part of the George Clooney campaign in the fictional but realistic new film, The Ides of March

Films worth seeing this weekend at VIFF

Patrick Huard learns about family, growing up and fatherhood in Starbuck, the hit film from Quebec, screening at VIFF.

Films to see at VIFF on Days 6 & 7: Wednesday and Thursday

A shocking miscarriage of justice is exposed in Give Up Tomorrow, possibly the strongest film this year at VIFF.

Films to see at VIFF on Days 5 & 6: Monday and Tuesday

Once again, coincidentally, documentaries take more recommendations than fiction these next two days. You can find Donald Trump, Wiebo Ludwig, a battered woman and some African street musicians....

50/50, Restless, Breakaway and VIFF picks for Days 3 and 4

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen find the lighter side of cancer in 50/50

Films to see at VIFF on Days 1 & 2

Isabelle Huppert plays a mom who exploits her daughter in the French film My Little Princess.

Moneyball, Abduction, Dolphin Tale, Killer Elite, Higher Ground and two documentaries at the Denman Theatre

Brad Pitt plays a baseball boss with big ideas and few resources in Moneyball. (read more)

Drive, The Guard, Lion King 3-D, I Don’t Know How She Does It and a VIFF update

Ryan Gosling doesn’t say a great deal but communicates a lot in Drive. To find out what, read more.