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Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
McCabe and Mrs. Miller returns. The Illusionist, The Mechanic, Casino Jack, The Company Men and The Rite
Six new films arrive, and a 40-year-old masterpiece beats them all. McCabe and Mrs. Miller is back to help Vancouver celebrate. (Read more)
Jan 28th, 2011
Incendies, Another Year, No Strings Attached, and more, plus a new film festival
Incendies is one of two exceptional films newly arrived this week. It’s our hope for the Oscars. (Read more).
Jan 21st, 2011
The Green Hornet, Blue Valentine, Barney’s Version, Crispon Glover in person and seven other new films
A couple of local boys gone Hollywood have the week’s biggest, but not best, new film. Read more about The Green Hornet and the many others.
Jan 14th, 2011
Country Strong, Season of the Witch and On Tour
The world of country music is scrutinized once again as Gwyneth Paltrow makes like Patsy Taylor and LeAnn in Country Strong. (read more)
Jan 7th, 2011
The 10 best (and the 5 worst) movies of 2010
King George's fear of public speaking brought out the best from Colin Firth and put The King’s Speech on the top of my list.
Dec 29th, 2010
True Grit with Jeff Bridges, Rabbit Hole with Nicole Kidman and some old and new treats for the holidays
Jeff Bridges takes on a role that once belonged to John Wayne. How is the new True Grit by the Coen Brothers? (read more)
Dec 23rd, 2010
Tron Legacy, The Fighter, Made in Dagenham, Yogi Bear, and three other holiday films
Tron Legacy, one of the most expensive movies ever, was filmed here in Vancouver. Is it worth the money? (read more)
Dec 17th, 2010
The King’s Speech, The Tourist, Black Swan, Trigger and Enter the Void
England’s King George VI had to struggle against a stuttering handicap. Now Colin Firth gives an award-worthy portrayal in The King’s Speech. (read more)
Dec 10th, 2010
Howl with James Franco as Allen Ginsberg and a batch of new films from Europe
James Franco is a young Allen Ginsberg in the story of his infamous poem Howl. (Read more)
Dec 3rd, 2010
Waste Land, Vision and a Festival of new films from Europe
Can art change people? Waste Land asks the question but does it deliver? (read more)
Nov 26th, 2010