Volkmar Richter

Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.

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

Crazy Heart is the One To See...Eli, A Spy, and Those Lovely Bones Can Wait

Great work by Jeff Bridges and lesser efforts by Denzel Washington, Jackie Chan and Peter Jackson arrive in theatres today. (Read more)

Leap Year, Youth in Revolt, Daybreakers Lead the Week’s New Movies for Jan. 8

In the mood for a pleasant romantic comedy? Amy Adams has one for you. Michael Cera tries. And for big laughs try the Yes Men. They deliver outrageously. (Read more)

Nine, It’s Complicated, a New Sherlock Holmes and a Final Act from Heath Ledger Arrive in Theatres: This Week’s Big New movies

Daniel Day-Lewis sings. Meryl Streep gets a bit raunchy. And Heath Ledger’s last work arrives with a little help from three of his friends. It’s Christmas at the movies. (Read more)

Avatar, The Young Victoria and Penelope Cruz: This Week’s Big New Movies

It’s that time of year. So many good movies arrive just as we’re so busy with the holidays. James Cameron, Emily Blunt, Penelope Cruz and even Hugh Grant with Sarah Jessica Parker want to entertain yo

Up In the Air, Invictus and The Princess and the Frog Are This Week's Big New Movies

Star power is big this week. George Clooney, Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Zac Efron and even a fictional Orson Welles are on the big screen. (Read more)

Brothers, Pippa Lee, and Red Cliff Open in Vancouver Theatres Today: New Movies for Dec. 4th

War is big in the movies this week. And also re-makes, both into and out of English. But take a moment to consider a splendid acting turn by Robin Wright Penn. (Read More)

Precious, Kurbaan, Mr. Fox, The Road: Movies Opening in Vancouver on Nov. 27

You want grim? It’s here this week, more than once. There’s also droll, frivolous, heartfelt and a slick but thoughtful thriller from Bollywood. (Read more)

The Twilight Saga, The Blind Side, and The Bad Lieutenant Top New Movies for Nov. 20

Did you know that Sandra Bullock, Nicolas Cage and even Paul Watson have new movies out this week? They're there alright, behind a certain little vampire romance (Read on)

The Twilight Saga Continues: New Moon Hits Theatres This Week

Be sure to check here Friday morning. This week’s New Movies reviews will include the highly anticipated next installment of The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Filmed in Vancouver. The whole world is...