Volkmar Richter Feed https://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/160 en Will Smith and Eddie Murphy come back strong, Meryl Streep follows the money and one final VIFF pick https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/will-smith-and-eddie-murphy-come-back-strong-meryl-streep-follows-money-and-one And there’s more: a scathing portrait of Trump’s role model and Xavier Dolan’s latest look at “friendship”<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/will-smith-and-eddie-murphy-come-back-strong-meryl-streep-follows-money-and-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Addams Family Ang Lee Bron Coup 53 Dolemite is My Name Eddie Murphy Gemini Man Iran Jexi Matthias & Maxime Meryl Streep New Movies phone addiction tax havens The Laundromat VIFF Where’s My Roy Cohn? Will Smith Xavier Dolan Fri, 11 Oct 2019 14:05:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 24098 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Four good ones at VIFF take us to The Vatican, India, the Arctic and Hong Kong: https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/four-good-ones-viff-take-us-vatican-india-arctic-and-hong-kong We watch two Popes, Hindu thugs, Ottawa’s control of the Inuit and a trippy dream in Hong Kong<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/four-good-ones-viff-take-us-vatican-india-arctic-and-hong-kong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Animation Anthony Hopkins dreams Hindu nationalists Hong Kong India Indigenous People Inuit society Movies New Movies Reason The Two Popes VIFF Mon, 07 Oct 2019 15:31:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 24096 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Smile with the Joker, at VIFF grieve along with Daughter and protect our coast for the whales https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/smile-joker-viff-grieve-along-daughter-and-protect-our-coast-whales Also: explore Niagara Falls for its reputation and catch a couple of notable German films<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/smile-joker-viff-grieve-along-daughter-and-protect-our-coast-whales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Cherry Blossoms & Demons and The Volunteer Year Clifton Hill comic book movies Daughter Joaquin Phoenix Joker New Movies The Whale and the Raven VIFF Fri, 04 Oct 2019 15:04:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 24091 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com At VIFF, new work by Juliette Binoche, Belgium’s Dardenne Brothers and Quebec’s François Girard https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/viff-new-work-juliette-binoche-belgium-s-dardenne-brothers-and-quebec-s-fran-ois Plus a shameful case of indigenous hurt in Canada, an extraordinary mother from Germany and an ancient play made contemporary in both Sicily and Beirut<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/viff-new-work-juliette-binoche-belgium-s-dardenne-brothers-and-quebec-s-fran-ois" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Amare Amaro Dardenne Brothers france germany Jordan River Anderson Juliet Binoche Lara New Movies Quebec films Song of Names VIFF Who You Think I Am Young Ahmed Wed, 02 Oct 2019 16:22:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 24087 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com New VIFF picks: Modern work by Ken Loach, hot for teacher in England and a bad dad in Iran https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/new-viff-picks-modern-work-ken-loach-hot-teacher-england-and-bad-dad-iran Also safe cryptocurrency explained, I think <p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/new-viff-picks-modern-work-ken-loach-hot-teacher-england-and-bad-dad-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Castle of Dreams deadbeat dad Iran film Ken Loach New Movies road trip Scarborough Sorry We Missed You teacher-student romances the gig economy VIFF Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:46:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 24085 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Judy Garland revived; a yeti wonderfully animated and more picks to see at VIFF https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/judy-garland-revived-yeti-wonderfully-animated-and-more-picks-see-viff Including three superior Canadian films, two men acting up a storm in a lighthouse and another visit with 12 now long-time friends<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/judy-garland-revived-yeti-wonderfully-animated-and-more-picks-see-viff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies 63 UP Abominable animated film Birthday Judy New Movies Renée Zellweger Robert Pattinson The 20th Century The Lighthouse The World is Bright VIFF White Lie Willem Defoe Fri, 27 Sep 2019 15:04:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 24084 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Some early Film Festival picks, including my #1 https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/some-early-film-festival-picks-including-my-1 Films from Morocco, Spain, Korea, California and Hamilton, Ontario. Plus, a documentary about a scary future<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/some-early-film-festival-picks-including-my-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Adam Adam Egoyan Babysplitters class struggles genetic science Guest of Honour Human Nature modern parenting morocco Parasite Spain The Realm VIFF Wed, 25 Sep 2019 13:56:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 24082 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Coming back to Downton Abbey, Brad Pitt on a space trip in Ad Astra and Robbie Robertson’s tales of The Band https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/coming-back-downton-abbey-brad-pitt-space-trip-ad-astra-and-robbie-robertson-s-tales Also: some angry race relations, a cool Miles Davis, a Chinese surprise and a 5th from John Rambo <p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/coming-back-downton-abbey-brad-pitt-space-trip-ad-astra-and-robbie-robertson-s-tales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Ad Astra Brad Pitt British royals China Downton Abbey Dying to Survive Maggie Smith Miles Davis Birth of the Cool music documentaries New Movies Once Were Brothers racial conflict Rambo Last Blood Robbier Robertson space travel Tommy Lee Jones What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:14:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 24080 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Angry history in Official Secrets, dubious flash in Hustlers and a muddle in The Goldfinch https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/angry-history-official-secrets-dubious-flash-hustlers-and-muddle-goldfinch VIFF has just added this: Michael Moore will be here to show and give a creator talk about the film that made his career: Roger and Me. It was the most popular documentary where it premiered at VIFF...<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/angry-history-official-secrets-dubious-flash-hustlers-and-muddle-goldfinch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies documentaries filmed in BC Freaks Hustlers Ingrid Iraq war Jennifer Lopez Keira Knightley New Movies Official Secrets Riot Girls sprawling novel strippers’ revenge The Game Changers The Goldfinch Whistleblower Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:56:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 24076 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Stephen King’s evil clown is back, A Colony leads three good Quebec films and young players learn their music and tour https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/stephen-king-s-evil-clown-back-colony-leads-three-good-quebec-films-and-young Also a creepy art project and protest in The Proposal<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/stephen-king-s-evil-clown-back-colony-leads-three-good-quebec-films-and-young" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies A Colony award winners Genesis It Chapter 2 National Youth Orchestra New Movies Pennywise Quebec films Stephen King That Higher Level The Great Darkened Days The Proposal young musicians “ghoulish” art project Fri, 06 Sep 2019 13:57:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 24074 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com