Volkmar Richter

Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.

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)

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Day 11: Sunday

Another very busy day at VIFF brings us two BC athletes, unexpected blasts at education and a kind of green energy and a harrowing and mysterious pre-Holocaust story. (read more)

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Day 10: Saturday

My best bets for Saturday at VIFF can’t be contained in a short list. From Juliet Binoche to Carlos the Jackal, comedies, art and even hockey, there’s just too much. (read more)

Secretariat and Buried top a short line up of new films this week

Diane Lane is the owner who discovered a triple crown-winner in the horse racing movie, Secretariat. (read more)

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Days 8 & 9: Thurs and Fri

My picks for the next two days at VIFF include two ugly duckling tales, one for children, the other showing off Gemma Arterton. (read more)

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Days 6 & 7: Tues and Wed

Volkmar Richter’s picks for the next two days include a surreal winner at Cannes and a spellbinding biography of David Suzuki. (read more)

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Days 4 & 5

Volkmar Richter’s picks for Sunday and Monday include the best Canadian film in some time, a provocative English comedy and some strong documentaries. (read more)