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Volkmar Richter

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.

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

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.

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.

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

The Iron Lady, A Dangerous Method, Beauty and the Beast in 3D, Contraband

Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher. Should we celebrate?

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.

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.

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.