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Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
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
This week’s new movies for August 7
Food and music top the list this week. Enjoy them while you can because there’s different stuff down below. Unease, fear, world weary men and one very conflicted priest. (Read more).
Aug 6th, 2009
This week's new movies
Seth Rogen and Adam Sandler together at last. It’s fun for them and maybe a good career move but a only mixed bag of a movie for us. Your alternatives this week include a great deal of suspense and...
Jul 31st, 2009
New Movies for July 24, 2009
Two romantic comedies go head to head this week: one very good, the other bad. There’s also a smaller tussle by movies about music and a thought or two about children.
Jul 23rd, 2009
New movies this week: Potter delivers
The new movies for July 17 are reviewed here by Volkmar Richter who writes: "You can’t avoid Harry Potter this week, nor should you. But if you must, there are two hits of war, a dose of...
Jul 16th, 2009
The new movies for July 10
Silly, silly Bruno hogs the spotlight this week. If you liked Borat, take note. If not, read further to a couple of romantic comedies, or better yet a startling look at the food we eat.
Jul 8th, 2009