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Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
Watching that new female super hero, more women in film and that giant leap for mankind
Also Peter Bogdanovich’s ode to a genius of movie comedy, the great Buster Keaton
Mar 8th, 2019
Chloe meets Greta, Ruben Brandt steals art and Jean-Luc Godard ponders the state of the world in his Image Book
Also dancers on an acid trip in Climax and four other movies not available for review
Feb 28th, 2019
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
Feb 22nd, 2019
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...
Feb 16th, 2019
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
Feb 14th, 2019
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
Feb 7th, 2019
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...
Feb 1st, 2019
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.
Jan 24th, 2019
New films bring harrowing drama, amiable humor or incoherent posturing
Also hope for the future with some teenage scientists in a world-class competition
Jan 17th, 2019
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
Jan 10th, 2019