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.
Ajami (2009) Written and directed by: Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani Starring: Shahir Kabaha, Ibrahim Frege, Fouad Habash, Youssef Sahwani, Ranin Karim, Eran Naim, Scandar Copti Run Time: 120 minutesIn Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles http://www.kino.com/ajami/Ajami, an Israeli ...
The 39 Steps: A PBS Masterpiece ClassicPBS stations, Sunday, February 28th at 9:00 ET/PC Starring: Rupert Penry-Jones, Lydia Leonard, David Haig http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/steps/index.html Producer: BBC; Lynn Horsford Director: James Hawes Screenplay: Lizzie Mickery from the book by John Buchan Series producer and executive producer: WGBH Boston ...
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 ...