Whatever Works (2009)

Whatever Works (2009) Written and Directed by Woody Allen Starring: Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Clarkson, Ed Begley, Jr. MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 Run Time: 91 minutes http://www.sonyclassics.com/whateverworks/ Vintage Woody Still Amuses in Pursuit of his Fantasy  ...

The Girl from Monaco (2009)

The Girl From Monaco (2009)Directed by Anne FontaineScreenplay by Anne Fontaine, Benoit GraffinStarring Fabrice Luchini, Roschdy Zem, Louise Bourgouin, Stéphane AudranFrench with English subtitlesRun Time: 95 minuteshttp://www.magpictures.com  http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi1372914201/  The Girl from Monaco is an engaging and stylish film that explores  ...

The Girl from Monaco (2009)

The Girl From Monaco (2009)Directed by Anne FontaineScreenplay by Anne Fontaine, Benoit GraffinStarring Fabrice Luchini, Roschdy Zem, Louise Bourgouin, Stéphane AudranFrench with English subtitlesRun Time: 95 minuteshttp://www.magpictures.com  http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi1372914201/  The Girl from Monaco is an engaging and stylish film that explores  ...

Evil Under the Sun

Evil Under the Sun (2007) Developer: AWE Games Publisher: The Adventure Company http://www.dreamcatchergames.com/ The third in the series of Agatha Christie PC games, Evil Under the Sun, again features that indomitable Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. This time, Poirot is  ...

Marie-Antoinette and the Petit Trianon at Versailles

Marie-Antoinette and the Petit Trianon at Versailles San Francisco Fine Arts Museum Legion of Honor November 17, 2007-February 17, 2008 http://www.famsf.org/legion/exhibitions/exhibition.asp?exhibitionkey=737 The San Francisco Fine Arts Museum Legion of Honor is blessed with the exclusive exhibition of the finest  ...

Cadillac Records: culturevulture.net -film review

Cadillac Records is the fictionalized story of Chicago’s legendary Chess Records, its owner, Len Chess and some of Chess’ fabulous early stars—Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Chuck Berry and Etta James. Cadillac Records surprised me. I expected the  ...

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 Amazing Mrs. Pritchard – review

Just as the U.S. presidential candidates begin to blanket the airwaves with promises that we doubt they can keep, along comes Masterpiece Theatre’s The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard, the entirely entertaining tale of Ros Pritchard’s rocket ride from West Yorkshire to  ...

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  ...