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.
Whatever Works (2009)
Written and Directed by Woody Allen
Starring: Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Clarkson, Ed Begley, Jr.
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13
Run Time: 91 minutes
Vintage Woody Still Amuses in Pursuit of his Fantasy ...
The Girl From Monaco (2009)Directed by Anne FontaineScreenplay by Anne Fontaine, Benoit GraffinStarring Fabrice Luchini, Roschdy Zem, Louise Bourgouin, Stéphane AudranFrench with English subtitlesRun Time: 95 minuteshttp://www.magpictures.com http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi1372914201/ The Girl from Monaco is an engaging and stylish film that explores ...
Evil Under the Sun (2007)
Developer: AWE Games Publisher: The Adventure Company http://www.dreamcatchergames.com/
The third in the series of Agatha Christie PC games, Evil Under the Sun, again features that indomitable Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. This time, Poirot is ...
Art & Architecture
Marie-Antoinette and the Petit Trianon at Versailles
San Francisco Fine Arts Museum Legion of Honor
November 17, 2007-February 17, 2008
The San Francisco Fine Arts Museum Legion of Honor is blessed with the exclusive exhibition of the finest ...
Cadillac Records is the fictionalized story of Chicago’s legendary Chess Records, its owner, Len Chess and some of Chess’ fabulous early stars—Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Chuck Berry and Etta James. Cadillac Records surprised me. I expected the ...
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 ...
The first all-new ninety-minute series of Inspector Lewis airs on PBS’ Masterpiece Mysteries, The Men of Mystery, Sunday evenings beginning June 22, 2008 and ending July 6, 2008. Two other new Men of Mystery series—Foyle's War: Series V (the final ...
A grand new production of Sense and Sensibility marks Masterpiece Theatre’s best and last of its series, The Complete Jane Austen.
Award winning writer Andrew Davies, who also wrote the screenplay for Northanger Abbey (as well as the BBC/A&E versions ...
The Tudors, an exuberant and engrossing series about young King Henry VIII, begins on Showtime on April 1st at 10:00 PM ET/PT.
Strong acting, gorgeous sets, beautiful costumes and the fascinating historical period combine to make the series come ...
Six episodes of a new television version of the popular Chicago Public Radio/Public Radio International show, This American Life, will be shown on cable TV’s Showtime starting on March 22nd, 10:30pm ET/PT. Ira Glass has been the producer and host ...