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.
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
Novel by Neil Gaiman*; screenplay by Jane Goldman
Starring: Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Robert De Niro, Sienna Miller, Michelle Pfeiffer
MPAA rating: PG-13 for fantasy violence and risqué humor
Run Time: 130 ...
Written, directed and produced by: Rolf De Heer
Starring: Crusoe Kurddal, Jamie Gulpilil, David Gulpilil, Richard
Birrinbirrin and Peter Minygululu
Run Time: 90 minutes, in Yolngu (an Australian Indigenous tribe) with
English subtitles ...
I met with Ben Niles on May 31, 2008 in San Francisco. The following is a shortened transcript of the interview.
ESM: Would you tell me a bit about your background?
Niles: Well, I grew ...
We Were Exodus is an exciting and inspiring full-length documentary about the travels and travails of the ship “Exodus 47”, which secretly left France in 1947 loaded with 4,500 Jewish refugees bound for the then British Mandate of Palestine. They ...
Watching a widow grieve her loss and a user recover from his heroin addiction is not the usual Hollywood fare. But Things We Lost in the Fire explores these gut-wrenching struggles with candor and maturity and without a clichéd happy ...
Yung Chang, writer, director and occasional narrator of the fascinating and moving documentary, Up the Yangtze, is a first generation Canadian of Chinese descent. Like many children of immigrants, Yung Chang has spent extended periods in the “old country.”
Francis Veber, the writer and director of The Valet is a master of French comedy. From the first film he wrote 35 years ago, Le Grand Blond Avec Une Chassure Noire (1972), remade in the U.S. as The Man With ...
Crime Fiction, an enthralling crime drama, has a back-story almost as appealing as the movie itself. It’s the first effort of a remarkable group of students at the University of Chicago who, starting with grants from the University, and without ...
Starring: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach
Written and Directed by: Stefan Ruzowitzky
MPAA Rating: Rated R
Run Time: 1 hour 38 minutes
German with subtitles
The Counterfeiters is the dramatic depiction ...
It's hard not to enjoy a heartwarming movie, such as Dan in Real Life, in which Dan, a cheerless widower with three children (Alison Pill, Brittany
Robertson and Marlene Lawston) finds love and happiness. It's also hard not to ...