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.
Max Manus (2008)
Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg Written by Thomas Nordseth-TillerStarring Aksel Hennie, Agnes Kittelsen, Nicolai CleveRun Time: 118 minutesIn Norwegian with English subtitles
At San Francisco's Balboa Theatre April 8-15, 2011. Soon ...
Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune (2010)
Written and directed by Kenneth BowserStarring: Joan Baez, Tom Hayden and Christopher HitchensRun Time: 97 minutesMPAA Rating: Not Rated
"Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune," is a perceptive and ...
Nora's Will aka Five days Without Nora (Cinco días sin Nora) (2009)
Written and directed by Mariana ChenilloStarring: Fernando Luján, Angelina Pelaez, Enrique Arreola, Ari Brickman, Juan Carlos Colombo, Marina de Tavira, Verónica LangerRun Time: 92 minutesIn Spanish ...
Gillian Anderson and Tom Hollander as Wallis Simpson and the Duke of Windsor in "Any Human Heart"Photo courtesy of PBS
'Any Human Heart' on PBS Masterpiece Classic
Starring: Matthew Macfadyen, Jim Broadbent, Sam Claflin, Tom Hollander, and Gillian Anderson ...
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 ...