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  ...

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  ...

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  ...

Six Jane Austen tales on PBS Masterpiece Theatre

As a special treat to keep your winter blues at the doorstep, PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre is presenting six of Jane Austen’s enchanting tales of sex and society in early 19th century England. Starting January 13, 2008, Masterpiece Theatre will feature  ...

Cranford

Brimming with the finest English actors, directed with great skill, finished with high production values and based on the entertaining and insightful writings of Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford is simply an all-around pleasure to watch. Cranford is a sleepy 1840’s English  ...

Foyle’s War

The fourth series of the applauded British ITV series, Foyle’s War, recently aired on PBS’ Mystery, now joins the first three series for sale on DVD. Set in a quiet coastal village in England during World War II, Foyle’s War  ...