Emily S. Mendel, a writer and photographer, has been a regular contributor to culturevulture.net since 2006, where she reviews art, film, television and destinations. Ending her 30-year law practice has given Ms. Mendel the time to indulge in her love of travel and the arts, and to serve as the theater reviewer for berkeleyside.com.
Writes in: Art & Architecture, Dance, Destinations, Etc, Features, Film, Television, and Theater.
Directed by Martin ScorseseScreenplay by John Logan, adapted from the Brian Selznick's book, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret"Starring: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron CohenOriginal music by Howard ShoreRunning time: 127 minutesMPAA rating: PG
‘Woody Allen: A Documentary’
Two-part documentary on American Masters, PBSWritten and directed by Robert WeideInterviewees include Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Scarlett Johansson, Martin Scorsese, Sean Penn, Chris Rock, Owen Wilson, Leonard Maltin, Letty Aronson (sister/producer), Marshall Brickman (co-writer), ...
Art & Architecture
"Allegory of Mars, Venus and Cupid," by Paris Paschalinus Bordone, ca. 1560, oil on canvasPicture courtesy of the deYoung Museum
Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power from Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum
de Young Museum, San ...
'Page Eight,' PBS Masterpiece Contemporary
Written and Directed by Sir David HareStarring Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Judy Davis, Felicity JonesSunday, Nov. 6, 2011, 9–11 p.m. ET/PTPBS, Masterpiece Contemporary
“Page Eight” is a contemporary spy ...
Documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Written by Geoffrey C. Ward Narrated by Peter Coyote Voices include Adam Arkin, Phillip Bosco, Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Conway, Blythe Danner, Paul Giamatti, Tom Hanks, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. ...
My Afternoons With Margueritte (La tête en friche)
Directed by Jean BeckerWritten by Jean Becker and Jean-Loup Dabadie, based on Marie-Sabine Roger's novelStarring Gérard Depardieu and Gisèle CasadesusIn French, with English subtitles Run Time: 86 minutes
The Tree (2010)
Written and Directed by Julie BertuccelliAdapted from "Our Father Who Art in the Tree" by Judy PascoeStarring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marton Csokas, Morgana DaviesRun Time: 100 minutesMPAA Rating: Not Rated
Judging from the vast Australian ...
'Zen' on PBS Masterpiece Mystery
Based on the Aurelio Zen detective mysteries by Michael DibdinAdapted by Simon BurkeStarring Rufus Sewell, Caterina Murino and Stanley TownsendPBS stations, Sundays, July 17, 24 and 31, 2011, 9 p.m. ET/PT
Forget about ...
Art & ArchitectureSan Francisco,
Jan van der Heyden, View of the Westerkerk, Amsterdam, ca. 1667–70. Oil on panel.The Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo CollectionPhoto by Andrew Fox
'Golden Age' Glows With Enlightened Elegance
"Golden Age: 17th Century Dutch and Flemish Masterworks from the ...