Volkmar Richter

Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.

Growth of an artist in Never Look Back, more on How to Train Your Dragon and life with a wrestling family

Also going international: in Spain by an Iranian and in Singapore with a Japanese foodie

This film offers a rare visit with the creatures in BC’s Great Bear Rainforest

GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST: Ryan Reynolds is the voice, the big name, the draw but the real star of this beautiful documentary is a white bear named Mox. She’s what the Indigenous people in this part of...

Films about Alita, a troubled cyborg, Mads, lost in the Arctic and Rebel lost in a dream

Also films attached to the big comedy festival in town right now

How they followed the great Lego Movie; what they think Men Want and how Neeson is taken to revenge again

Also a creepy thriller about a child Prodigy and all the contenders for Oscars in the short categories

Gender war and wit in France, battling drug gangs in Mexico and sharp new images from under the sea

A few film notes to start … The VanCity Theatre is about to kick off its annual series of films for Black History month. It seems less necessary these days with Green Book, Beale Street, Black...

Romance under stress, Nicole Kidman with a different look and the King Arthur story for modern kids

Also some animated fun from Quebec and an inscrutable film with Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.

New films bring harrowing drama, amiable humor or incoherent posturing

Also hope for the future with some teenage scientists in a world-class competition

A pop star as a diva, a French hit transferred to New York and making sense of Vancouver’s most recognized art scene

Also meet a trail-blazing Canadian woman scientist and two films that were too timid to face critics here