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Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
The Artist, Shame, New Year’s Eve, Eye of the Storm, a new Herzog and an old Godard
No sound, no color, and yet The Artist is being touted as a best film contender.
Dec 9th, 2011
Tomboy, Café de Flore, Surviving Progress, holiday movies and two festivals
Tomboy is a gentle and wise film about children, gender and finding your own way.
Dec 2nd, 2011
George Clooney in The Descendants, Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe, The Muppets
George Clooney is getting raves for his new film The Descendants. How much of that is deserved?
Nov 25th, 2011
Twilight Breaking Dawn, Melancholia, Buck and other new movies in Vancouver
Virgins on the verge no more. Marriage and its aftermath for Edward and Bella in the fourth Twilight film (read more)
Nov 18th, 2011
J. Edgar, Immortals, Margin Call, Adam Sandler’s latest and two timely studies of war
Clint Eastwood and Leonardo DiCaprio give us a different view of J. Edgar Hoover, the long-time FBI boss. (Read more)
Nov 11th, 2011
The Three Musketeers, A Better Life, Martha Marcy May Marlene and four other new films opening this week and next
Alexandre Dumas wouldn’t recognize his classic tale, but The (new) Three Musketeers is campy fun
Oct 15th, 2011
Best new movies to see in Vancouver this weekend
Starbuck is a Canadian film well worth celebrating. It played at VIFF and is now in general release.
Oct 14th, 2011
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
Oct 10th, 2011
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.
Oct 9th, 2011
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
Oct 6th, 2011