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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.”
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 ...
When talking about a movie, usually we refer to the characters by their names in the film, although sometimes we refer to the characters by the actors who played the roles. In the case of Burn After Reading, ...
In my previous article, which explored computer adventure games genre (http://www.culturevulture.net/ElectronicArts/playsgames.htm), I mentioned that I was anticipating with pleasure Adventure Games’ release of Murder on the Orient Express, based on the famous Dame Agatha Christie mystery novel of the same ...
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
Art & Architecture
Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique San Francisco Fine Arts Museum Legion of Honor February 7, 2009–May 31, 2009 http://www.famsf.org/legion/index.asp Just the names Fabergé, Tiffany and Lalique conjure up images of the Gilded Age- opulent decorative objects, exquisite ...
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 ...