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.
Downton Abbey on PBS MASTERPIECE
Created by Julian FellowesWritten by Fellowes, Shelagh Stephenson, and Tina PeplerDirected by Brian Percival, Ben Bolt, and Brian KellyStarring Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Dan Stevens PBS stations, Sundays, Jan. 9–30, 2011, ...
Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer at the French Pastry School in Chicago
Photo Credit: Paul Strabbing
Kings of Pastry
Directed and edited by Chris Hegedus and D. A. PennebakerStarring Jacquy Pfeiffer, Sebastien Canonne, Rachel Beaudry, Philippe RigollotIn English and French, ...
Christopher Eccleston as John Lennon in PBS' "Lennon Naked"
'Lennon Naked' on PBS Masterpiece Contemporary
Written by Robert JonesDirected by Edmund CoulthardStarring Christopher Eccleston, Naoko Mori, Christopher Fairbank, Andrew Scott Blast! Films Ltd productionPBS stationsSunday, Nov. 21, 2010; 9 ...
Today's Special (2009)
Directed by: David KaplanStarring: Aasif Mandvi, Naseeruddin Shah, Jess Weixler, Madhur Jaffrey, Harish PatelWritten by: Aasif Mandvi, based on his off-Broadway play, "Sakina's Restaurant"Run Time: 99 minutesMPAA Rating: Not Rated
Assif Mandvi ("The Daily ...
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2010)
Directed by: Daniel AlfredsonStarring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Annika Hallin, Lena Endre, Per OscarssonScreenplay by: Ulf Rydberg, based on the novel by Stieg LarssonRun Time: 148 minutesIn Swedish with English ...
Benedict Cumberbatch (left) and Martin Freeman in "Sherlock" on PBS Masterpiece Mystery!
“Sherlock” – a 21st-Century Sherlock Holmes series on PBS Masterpiece Mystery!
Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, inspired by the writings of Sir Arthur Conan DoyleStarring ...
Jack Goes Boating
Directed by: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Ortiz, Amy Ryan, Daphne Rubin-Vega
Screenplay by: Bob Glaudini, based on the play by Bob Glaudini
MPAA rating: Rated R
Run Time: 89 minutes
Art & Architecture
Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’OrsayDe Young MuseumSan FranciscoSept. 25, 2010 - Jan. 18, 2011(San Francisco is the only North American venue for this exhibition.) http://deyoung.famsf.org/deyoung/exhibitions/van-gogh-gauguin-cezanneVincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night Over the Rhone" ...
The Girl Who Played with FireDirected by: Daniel AlfredsonStarring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Annika Hallin, Per Oscarrson Screenplay by: Jonas Fryberg, based on the book by Stieg LarssonRun Time: 129 minutes In Swedish with English subtitles MPAA Rating: Rated R http://playedwithfirefilm.com/Based on the ...