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Volkmar Richter

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.

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.

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?

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)

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)

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

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.

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

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.

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