Volkmar Richter

Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.

A sci-fi mystery in Annihilation, silly laughs on Game Night and two more Oscar nominees

Also Every Day, a young adult tale that promotes inclusiveness for the high school crowd

Black Panther’s Afro-futurism, Early Man’s British humor and Oscar’s short-film hopefuls

Also a weekend of socially conscious documentaries ranging from the arms trade, the harm that high tech gadgets do to Vancouver’s housing crisis

Directly Affected: a new film with everything you need to know about B.C.’s pipeline battle

Justin Trudeau faced hecklers in Nanaimo. Rachel Notley and John Horgan are flinging indignant words, threats even, back and forth between Edmonton and Victoria.  A national columnist demands...

New films with Annette Bening, Isabelle Huppert and Helen Mirren, one of them not so good

And new and old films in a series for Black History Month

Reviews of In the Fade, timely, the new Maze Runner, loud, and Hollow in the Land, local

Also three documentaries about geek girls, musclemen and a pre-Beatles band in Liverpool

US soul searching in 12 Strong, Hostiles and The Final Year

Also films on arty pretensions, an impossible bank heist and a stereotype of a women’s tale

Reviews of Spielberg’s new one, Daniel-Day Lewis’ last and the new Paddington

Also menace on a commuter train, our sick oceans, a Spanish shriek about the world today and Canada’s best

Recalling a tabloid sensation in I, Tonya and Psycho’s shower horror in 78/52

Or you can watch some of Italy’s best, old and new, in a week-long festival

One new film, with fireworks, and my picks for the year’s best

I’ve only got one new film to evaluate this week and a whole bunch to praise as the best of 2017. The new one is first.   BRIMSTONE & GLORY: You think it's neat sitting down on the beach at...

More holiday movies: Jumanji, The Greatest Showman, Downsizing, Molly’s Game

Also Pitch Perfect 3 and All the Money in the World in which Christopher Plummer replaced Kevin Spacey