Volkmar Richter

Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.

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)

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)