Volkmar Richter

Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.

The Runaways, Repo Men and The Bounty Hunter Arrive in Theatres. Better to Take a Mid-August Lunch Instead

Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning revive The Runaways the pioneer grrrl band from the 1970s. That and four other films debut this week. (Read more)

Matt Damon In Iraq, Robert Pattinson in New York and a Feisty Teen in England Top the New Movies This Week

The Iraq war is suddenly back in movie theaters, in three films. Matt Damon mixes action and eye-opening expose in his new one. (Read more)

New Films from Tim Burton, Roman Polanski, and a Couple of New Talents from Quebec Arrive in Town

This is a new and different vision of Alice in Wonderland. It's just one of a whole new batch of movies that have suddenly landed in theatres. (Read more)

Casualties of War, Mexican Drug Dealers and Rampaging Zombies and a Religious Film for Teens are New in Theatres

Bruce Willis is playing a cop yet again but it’s Woody Harrelson who offers something new this week. (Read more)

Leonardo DiCaprio and Woody Harrelson Have New Movies Now Playing, Both With Elias Koteas

Crime and insanity is big in the movies this week, in two films. One Canadian, the other by Martin Scorsese. Also watch for Indians and the Olympics. (read more)

Valentine’s Day, The Wolfman, Percy Jackson and Shah Rukh Khan Try to Compete with the Olympics

It’s a tough job pulling us away from the Olympics on TV. A few new films are trying though including this made-in-Vancouver fantasy. (read more)

A Mild Tearjerker, a Violent War on Terrorists and an All-Too Quirky First Film Are New in Movie Theatres

Dear John is not The Notebook, From Paris With Love is not James Bond, Saint of Las Vegas is not Dante’s Inferno. But They Do Give It A Try.And are they worth seeing? (Read more)

Mel Gibson, Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, and the Former “Veronica Mars” Have New Movies Opening This Week

Look who’s back? Mel Gibson, looking for a killer and maybe a bit of forgiveness. That’s the lead story in this week’s wide-ranging new films. (Read more

God, Angels and Science are Big this Week But a Black and White Award Winner Outdoes them All

Fear and trouble in a German village may or may not foreshadow fascism but it makes for a compelling movie. The White Ribbon is the best of this week’s very diverse offerings. (Read more)

God, Angels, and Science are Big this Week but a Black and White Award Winner Outdoes them All

In two separate movies this week, Paul Bettany turns against God. He’s an angel refusing his orders in one, and Charles Darwin writing to demote him in the other. Maybe you prefer Harrison Ford as a r