Emily S. Mendel, a writer and photographer, has been a regular contributor to culturevulture.net since 2006, where she reviews theater, 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.
Farewell My Queen
Directed by: Benoît Jacquot Written by: Gilles Taurand and Benoît Jacquot, based on the novel by Chantal ThomasStarring: Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Virginie LedoyenIn French with English subtitlesRun Time: 99 minutesMPAA rating: Rated R
The sexagenarian singer/songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young Journeys (2011)
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Starring: Neil Young
Run Time: 87 minutes
MPAA Rating: Rated PG
Neil Young Journeys movie website
"Neil Young Journeys" is an interesting documentary film ...
PBS Masterpiece Mystery! Starring Shaun Evans as Detective Constable Endeavour MorseCreated by Colin Dexter, author of the Morse books, and the series’ plots and charactersScreenwriting by Russell LewisDirected by Colm McCarthyCo-production of Mammoth Screen Ltd for ITV ...
Art & Architecture
"Cemetery, Fountain City, Wisconsin, 2002"Photo by Alec Soth (from in the "Real to Real" exhibit at the de Young Museum)
‘Real to Real’
Photographs from the Traina Collectionde Young Museum, San Francisco June 9 to Sept. 16, 2012
Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel in "The Fairy"
The Fairy (La Fée) (2011)
Directors: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno RomyScreenplay: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno RomyStarring: Dominique Abel; Fiona Gordon; Philippe Martz French with English subtitlesRun Time: 94 minutes ...
Better This World
Documentary by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega Run time: 90 minutesMPAA rating: Unrated
The powerful award-winning documentary “Better This World” follows two boyhood friends from Midland, Texas, as their world spins ...
Art & Architecture
De Staebler's "Yoke Winged Man" (1994)Photo by Scott McCue
'Matter + Spirit: The Sculpture of Stephen De Staebler'
De Young Museum, San FranciscoJan. 14 – April 22, 2012
The de Young Museum’s compelling retrospective exhibit of the sculpture of ...
Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady"
The Iron Lady
Directed by Phyllida LloydWritten by Abi Morgan Starring: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent and Richard E. Grant Run Time: 105 minutes Rated: PG-13
Yes, it's possible to ...
‘Downton Abbey’: Season 2 on PBS Masterpiece Classic
Written and created by Julian FellowesDirected by Ashley Pearce, Brian Kelly, Andy Goddard, James Strong and Brian PercivalStarring: Starring Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Dan StevensMasterpiece on PBS stations, ...