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.
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 ...
Vantage Point is a smart film with a complex plot and lots of action. That’s not a typical combination. The movie takes a mundane thriller plot—terrorists attempt to assassinate the president of the United States while he speaks in a ...
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 ...
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
Stella Malucchi in Tears of the Black Tiger. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
Tears of the Black Tiger
(Fah Talai Jone)
Starring: Chartchai Ngam-San, Suwinit Panjamawat,
Stella Malucchi, Supakorn Kitsuwan, Arawat Ruangvuth, Sombat Metanee
Director/Screenplay: Wisit Sasanatieng
The Good Shepherd is an intriguing, adult film. Adult, not merely because it’s rated “R”, but because it depicts the difficult and problematic professional and personal life of a CIA operative with an adult, realistic approach that is ...
Art & Architecture
After all these years of looking at Warhol, I’m still trying to figure out where the art ends and the artifacts begin. Certainly, without his cult of personality, we wouldn’t be seeing the fresh and exciting Warhol Live exhibition at ...
I admit it: I was apprehensive about going to Israel. First it was the Intefada that kept me away. Then I spent the better part of two days at Heathrow when all planes were grounded there because of the terrorist ...
PBS stations, Sundays, March 29 2009 through April 26, 2009, 9:00 pm ET/PT. Adapted by Andrew Davies Directed by Dearbhla Walsh, Adam Smith, Diarmuid Lawrence BBC/WGBH Boston co-production http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/littledorrit/index.html DVD available for purchase A new, noteworthy and ...
Culturevulture Plays [Computer] Games Much to my surprise and delight, I've found the best of the sub-sub-genre of computer 'adventure games' to be completely engrossing, mesmerizing, fascinating and just plain fun. So please suspend your disbelief for ...