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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.”
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 ...