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Two comedies about women at work and a stunning documentary...
Nest ½ Empty, House ½ Full
Renowned Tibetan monk Mingyur Rinpoche to speak in Vancouver
Two giant sequels and several worthy smaller films reviewed
Doing it like Elton John, looking for justice in Canada,...
Your numerology cycles June 1–15
Mission Control: "Ce qu'on attend de moi"
Aladdin drops in again, the Booksmart girls wonder what...
Photos: Elle King shakes up Vancouver
Broaching a Bake-off w/o a recipe
Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
MY VIFF PICKS
Some are great, and some are losers. What to see? Volkmar Richter's short reviews.
Oct 2nd, 2009
VIFF Daily Picks
Volkmar Richter covers VIFF from start to finish. Starting here.
Oct 1st, 2009
The new movies for Sept 25
By Volkmar Richter Bruce Willis has hair and then he doesn’t. That’s one of the oddities the new films bring us this week. There’s also the last toke for Julian, Ricky and Bubbles. (read more)
Sep 27th, 2009
New Movies for September 18th, 2009
The drought has eased. Leftovers are over. The films that arrived today are truly new and at least one, maybe two or three, are very good. (Read more)
Oct 2nd, 2009
New Movies For Sept 11
Where's Kate? Where's Carrie? Is Elijah any better at choosing his films? Or maybe you prefer an altogether different quest, by a young Buddhist. (read more)
Sep 10th, 2009
VIFF Announces More Films For This Year
The high-profile opening gala movie at this year's Vancouver International Film Festival is .... A Shine of Rainbows. It's said to be about "acceptance, kindness and the healing power of...
Sep 9th, 2009
New movies for September 4
It’s like the end of a season sale. Smaller films and studio leftovers get a late summer shot at finding an audience. We just have to search through them extra carefully. (Read more)
Sep 3rd, 2009
New movies for August 28
One more hit of Woodstock? Yes, there’s a light and friendly sidebar to the big festival at the top of the list this week. After that, things get serious. (Read more)
Aug 26th, 2009
The new movies for August 21
Three versions of reality lead off the movies opening today: real facts in a documentary, biting satire and history by Tarantino. (Read more).
Aug 20th, 2009
This week’s new movies for Aug 14
A Vancouver-based filmmaker this week gets a major launch onto the world stage – and beyond. Today’s lead review explains why. Plus, there’s a wide variety in the many other new films. (Read...
Aug 13th, 2009