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 ...
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 ...
Starring: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Shia LaBeouf, Ray Winstone, John Hurt
Story by: George Lucas and Jeff Nathanson; screenplay by David Koepp
MPAA rating: PG-13
Run Time: 123 minutes
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 ...
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 ...