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.
The Use and Abuse of Grief in TV Detective Series: Monk, NCIS, Inspector Lewis, CSI NY, Leverage and The Mentalist
Patrick Jane, The Mentalist
Detective stories are one of life’s small pleasures. ...
Emma: A PBS Masterpiece Classic
PBS stations, Sundays, January 24th, 31stand February 7th at 9:00 ET/PC
Starring: Romola Garai, Jonny Lee Miller, Michael Gambon
Emma is a coproduction of WGBH and the BBC; adapted by Sandy Welch; directed by ...
A Town Called Panic
Written and Directed by: Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar
Run Time: 75 minutes
French with English subtitles
The refreshingly new stop-motion animated film, A Town Called Panic, is the antithesis of the 3-D ...
Return to Cranford: A PBS Masterpiece ClassicPBS stations, Sundays, January 10, 2010 and January 17, 2010 at 9:00 ET/PC BBC/WGBH coproduction in association with Chestermead Ltd.Created by Sue Birtwistle and Susie Conklin, written by Heidi Thomas and directed by Simon ...
Art & Architecture
Cartier and AmericaSan Francisco Fine Arts Museums-Legion of HonorDecember 19, 2009–April 18, 2010San Francisco is the only venue for this exhibit. http://www.famsf.org/legion/exhibitions/exhibition.asp?exhibitionkey=1051London, 1932. Diamonds, emeralds and platinum. Sold to Beatrice Mills, Countess of Granard In 1909, the House of ...
The Young VictoriaDirected by: Jean-Marc ValléeScreenplay by: Julian FellowesStarring: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda RichardsonMPAA rating: PGRun Time: 104 minuteshttp://www.theyoungvictoriamovie.com/Fans of romantic movies will savor The Young Victoria, with its appealing historic personalities, excellent performances and first-rate ...
Serious MoonlightDirected by: Cheryl HinesScreenplay by: Adrienne ShellyStarring: Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell, Justin LongMPAA rating: RRun Time: 95 minuteshttp://www.seriousmoonlightfilm.comThough mainly known for the "rom-com" films of her younger days - When Harry Met Sally (1989), Sleepless in ...
Herb and Dorothy (2008)
Directed by: Megumi Sasaki
Run Time: 91 minutes
Herb and Dorothy, an award-winning documentary, tells the extraordinary story of two ordinary people of moderate means who have come to rank among the world's ...
Directed by Jonas Pate
Written By Thomas Moffett, based on a story by Henry Rearden
Starring: Kevin Spacey; Robert Loggia, Pell James, Keke Palmer, Griffin Dunne, Saffron Burrows
MPAA rating: R
Run Time: 110 minutes
Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009) — Interview with filmmaker Aviva KempnerWritten, Produced and Directed by Aviva KempnerRun Time: 92 minuteshttp://internationalfilmcircuit.com/goldberg/index.htmlYoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg is Aviva Kempner’s wonderfully engrossing documentary about the life of television pioneer Gertrude Berg, the creator, principal writer ...