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Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
Madonna’s W.E., Reese Witherspoon in This Means War and short films vying for an Oscar
Madonna's anticipated W.E. is a lush and beautiful film, albeit a somewhat "ridiculous" one, according to this week's batch of movie reviews.
Feb 17th, 2012
Film reviews: We Need To Talk about Kevin, listen to Chico and Rita, get out of the Safe House and take a journey to a Mysterious Island
A mother’s self doubt turns into a harrowing nightmare in We Need to Talk About Kevin
Feb 10th, 2012
The Woman in Black, Big Miracle and Albert Nobbs, plus a Pink Ribbons expose and a couple of art house gems
From Harry Potter to Hammer Films. Daniel Radcliffe investigates rumors of ghosts in The Woman in Black.
Feb 3rd, 2012
Movie reviews: Monsieur Lazhar,The Grey, newspaper films and Bollywood hit Agneepath
Monsieur Lazhar, our Oscar contender, takes an emotional look inside a modern classroom.
Jan 27th, 2012
Movie award winners and contenders
Reviews and ratings for: A Separation, Coriolanus, Canada’s 10 Best, plus Haywire, Extremely Loud and a George Lucas production
Jan 20th, 2012
The Iron Lady, A Dangerous Method, Beauty and the Beast in 3D, Contraband
Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher. Should we celebrate?
Jan 13th, 2012
A living painting in The Mill and the Cross, an exorcism in The Devil Inside and classic hip hop with A Tribe Called Quest
It takes an entire movie to explain the famously complex painting by Bruegel, while The Devil Inside creeps out audiences with its Vatican cover-up plot.
Jan 6th, 2012
Harry Potter, The Artist, Midnight in Paris: 10 movies I liked best in 2011, plus a new one
Dec 28th, 2011
War Horse, Tin Tin, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and more big movies for Christmas
Steven Spielberg brings us both War Horse and The Adventures of Tin Tin this holiday season.
Dec 22nd, 2011
Christmas movies: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Sherlock Holmes 2, Mission Impossible 4 and Young Adult
Gary Oldman is the new George Smiley, the spy fiction favorite from John Le Carre’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
Dec 16th, 2011