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.
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 ...
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 ...
It is a treat to watch a movie made for adults instead of the omnipresent teenage fare. Married Life, with its superb cast, its literate screenplay, which delves into the heart of relationships, and its noteworthy direction and cinematography, is ...
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 ...
Dani Levy undertakes a challenging task with My Fuehrer to make an
historical comedy out of a Jew's interactions with Hitler during late 1944.
But some challenges are better left unaccepted, and unfortunately My Fuehrer
is one ...
The full-length documentary, Note by Note, is a fascinating account of the yearlong process of building one Steinway grand piano, Number L1037, starting with lumber and ending with a unique, complex concert grand.
Since the late 1800s, in an ordinary ...
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 ...
Dori Berinstein, a three-time Tony-winning Broadway producer, makes her
debut as a feature film director in the full-length documentary,
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway.And her bias is clear: ShowBusiness is
a homage to the Herculean labors of ...
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 ...