Volkmar Richter

Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.

Legendary characters everywhere: Russell Crowe as Robin Hood, Trotsky in Montreal and Juliet in Verona

Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott. Together again, with Robin Hood. Have they got another Gladiator? (Read more)

Iron Man 2, the expected blockbuster, opens along with a cheeky look at street art and a major documentary festival

Mickey Rourke is the latest danger Iron Man has to face. But there's also the curse of the sequel. How's that going for him? (Read more)

Paul Gross is hardly gunless, Brendan Fraser meets some furry vengeance and Coca Cola stands accused

A Canadian western brings Paul Gross to B.C.while Brendan Fraser battles a wily raccoon in Oregon. (read more)

Earth Day Lingers and Jennifer Lopez, an Oscar-winning Mystery from Argentina and a Sad Local Computer Tale Arrive

Do you love this planet? A Disney film and a festival let you keep on marking Earth Day a while longer, although there are alternatives. (Read more)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo will please mystery fans; for comic book fans there's major buzz about Kick-Ass

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo just may be the best film of the season. Readers and movie fans will both approve. (Read more)

Steve Carell and Tina Fey have a date night, Vancouver and Ireland join into a shine of rainbows and Beethoven is found, all at the movies

Recognize these people? They’ve jumped off your TV up to the big screen. Are Steve and Tina doing the right thing? (Read more)

Miley Cyrus, clashing titans and a bunch of plastic toys are new in theatres

For this Easter, should you be looking up some pre-Christian Gods? Liam Neeson plays one in the week’s biggest new film. (read more)

A Different Ben Stiller, a Rockin’ Neil Young and How to Train a Dragon Are New in Theatres, But Don’t Forget Mother

A kids' tale about dragons and Vikings, an obsessive Korean mother, a moping Ben Stiller or Neil Young on Stage. What a week for good movie choices. (Read more)

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)