Volkmar Richter Feed https://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/160 en Greek tragedy goes modern with Antigone, black family life in Waves and a film artist’s self portrait https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/greek-tragedy-goes-modern-antigone-black-family-life-waves-and-film-artist-s-self Also: Isabelle Huppert hosts a crowd as Frankie, notes on some highlights at Whistler, including a time travel enigma and a seemingly under-achieving children’s film<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/greek-tragedy-goes-modern-antigone-black-family-life-waves-and-film-artist-s-self" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Academy Award entry Antigone black families Brendan Gleeson Frankie French auteur Isabelle Huppert Marisa Tomei New Movies Quebec film time travel Vancouver film Varda by Angès Volition waves Sat, 07 Dec 2019 04:14:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 24125 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com A scary Marriage Story, a classy Knives Out murder mystery and fighting DuPont in Dark Waters https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/scary-marriage-story-classy-knives-out-murder-mystery-and-fighting-dupont-dark Also black lives matter for Queen & Slim, the Winnipeg General Strike recalled in Stand! and an actor’s true story in Honey Boy<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/scary-marriage-story-classy-knives-out-murder-mystery-and-fighting-dupont-dark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Adam Driver Black Lives Matter Christopher Plummer Daniel Craig Dark Waters Dupont Fathers and Sons Honey Boy Knives Out Mark Ruffalo Marriage Story murder mystery New Movies Queen & Slim Scarlett Johansson Shia LaBoeuf Stand! Winnipeg General Strike Fri, 29 Nov 2019 15:47:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 24121 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers; Elsa and friends in Frozen II and cops and robbers mayhem inside 21 Bridges https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/tom-hanks-mr-rogers-elsa-and-friends-frozen-ii-and-cops-and-robbers-mayhem-inside-21 Also a nostalgia binge thanks to a Recorder and a few gems from the European Film Festival<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/tom-hanks-mr-rogers-elsa-and-friends-frozen-ii-and-cops-and-robbers-mayhem-inside-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies 21 Bridges A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Animation Bruno Ganz European Union Film Festival Frozen II In Times of Fading Light Mr. Rogers New Movies Recorder: the Marion Stokes Project The Tobacconist The Weeping House of Qala Tom Hanks Fri, 22 Nov 2019 17:01:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 24118 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Blasts from the past: Hoffa hires The Irishman, new-style Charlie’s Angels and car racing in Ford v Ferrari https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/blasts-past-hoffa-hires-irishman-new-style-charlie-s-angels-and-car-racing-ford-v Also films from South Asia: one history and an entire festival <p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/blasts-past-hoffa-hires-irishman-new-style-charlie-s-angels-and-car-racing-ford-v" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Al Pacino Charlie’s Angels Christian Bale Elizabeth Banks Ford v Ferrari Kristin Stewart Martin Scorsese Matt Damon mobsters New Movies Patrick Stewart Robert DeNiro South Asian Film The Good Liar The Irishman tv shows Warrior Queen of Jhansi Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:06:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 24116 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Reviews of a Stephen King sequel, an old-style war movie and a fresh take on Christmas https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/reviews-stephen-king-sequel-old-style-war-movie-and-fresh-take-christmas Also fun amid the California wildfires (filmed in BC) and two film festivals, one new, one a regular <p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/reviews-stephen-king-sequel-old-style-war-movie-and-fresh-take-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Animation Architecture Film Festival Asian Film Festival Bad Christmas Sweater Fundraiser Party Doctor Sleep Ewan McGregor Jacob Tremblay Klaus Last Christmas Midway New Movies Playing With Fire Rebecca Ferguson Stephen King World War II Fri, 08 Nov 2019 15:45:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 24112 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Arnie is back again, Antonio portrays his director and Adolf does comedy (huh)? https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/arnie-back-again-antonio-portrays-his-director-and-adolf-does-comedy-huh Also an Israeli-Palestinian comedy, a superb movie about Vancouver, a standard biopic about an anti-slavery activist in the US and an English king’s story that Shakespeare already told us<p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/arnie-back-again-antonio-portrays-his-director-and-adolf-does-comedy-huh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies anti-slavery Antonio Bandera Arnold England Harriet Henry V Hitler Israel Jojo Rabbit Motherless Brooklyn New Movies Pain and Glory Palestine Tel Aviv is Burning Terminator Dark Fate The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open The King Vancouver Fri, 01 Nov 2019 13:07:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 24110 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com Savoring three good ones: Parasite’s class consciousness, going mad in The Lighthouse and The Boss singing his new album Western Stars https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/savoring-three-good-ones-parasite-s-class-consciousness-going-mad-lighthouse-and Also: catching up with Monos and checklisting horror films for Halloween <p><a href="https://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/newmovies/savoring-three-good-ones-parasite-s-class-consciousness-going-mad-lighthouse-and" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Movies Black and Blue Bruce Springsteen cabin-crazy child soldiers class conflict Countdown Monos New Movies Parasite Robert Pattinson The Lighthouse Western Stars Willem Dafoe Fri, 25 Oct 2019 13:05:00 +0000 Volkmar Richter 24106 at https://www.vancouverobserver.com 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