Quantum of Solace

Regardless of what you may have heard, I did not travel from San Francisco to London to see Quantum of Solace before it opened in the US. But I did see the film on my first night in London, at  ...

The Tudors

The last episode of Season One airs on Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 9:00 ET/PT Ten new episodes of Season Two start on Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 9:00 ET/PT http://www.sho.com/site/tudors/home.do?source=shocom_nav?paidsearch=snipsgoogle Good News—Season Two of The Tudors,  ...

Six Jane Austen tales on PBS Masterpiece Theatre

As a special treat to keep your winter blues at the doorstep, PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre is presenting six of Jane Austen’s enchanting tales of sex and society in early 19th century England. Starting January 13, 2008, Masterpiece Theatre will feature  ...

Cranford

Brimming with the finest English actors, directed with great skill, finished with high production values and based on the entertaining and insightful writings of Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford is simply an all-around pleasure to watch. Cranford is a sleepy 1840’s English  ...

Foyle’s War

The fourth series of the applauded British ITV series, Foyle’s War, recently aired on PBS’ Mystery, now joins the first three series for sale on DVD. Set in a quiet coastal village in England during World War II, Foyle’s War  ...

Italy’s Veneto-From Asolo to Venice

The last time there were hordes of foreign visitors on Italy’s Mount Grappa was during the First World War. Now it lies serene, forming a backdrop to the northern Veneto region, separating the stark grandeur of the Dolomites from the  ...

Inspector Lewis

The first all-new ninety-minute series of Inspector Lewis airs on PBS’ Masterpiece Mysteries, The Men of Mystery, Sunday evenings beginning June 22, 2008 and ending July 6, 2008. Two other new Men of Mystery series—Foyle's War: Series V (the final  ...

Sense and Sensibility

A grand new production of Sense and Sensibility marks Masterpiece Theatre’s best and last of its series, The Complete Jane Austen. Award winning writer Andrew Davies, who also wrote the screenplay for Northanger Abbey (as well as the BBC/A&E versions  ...

Women Impressionists

San Francisco Fine Arts Museum Legion of Honor June 21–September 21, 2008 http://www.famsf.org/legion/exhibitions/exhibition.asp?exhibitionkey=794 San Francisco is the only venue for this exhibit. Even before I saw this remarkable exhibit, I decided that I would begin this review with a question:  ...

Richard Serra Sculpture Review

As someone old enough to have been aware of Richard Serra's career for most of the forty years this show purports to survey, I'll admit that my respect for his work has fluctuated from time to time. At this moment  ...