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Actress Maureen O’Hara (1920–2015)

By Ron Merk Filmed more than any other actress in the stunning Technicolor process, 34 times in fact, Maureen O’Hara has left an indelible mark on the history of motion [...]

November 6, 2015

Film is Fragile

By Ron Merk   I was recently sent a link to this amazing video made by Mill+ and the British Film Institute. No words, no narration, just images. Images we all know and [...]

October 26, 2015

Truth, The Story Behind the

By Ron Merk No, I didn’t make an error in the title. It was meant to be ironic, as ironic as the good faith efforts of CBS Network anchor, Dan Rather, and his friend and 60 [...]

October 21, 2015

Joan Leslie

By Ron Merk There are very few stars still with us from the Golden Age of Hollywood, and we have just lost another one, the wonderful Joan Leslie. Joan passed away last week. [...]

October 20, 2015

A Giant Of Italian Cinema

By Ron Merk If you’re a cinema fan, it’s hardly likely that you don’t know the name Vittorio De Sica. He was one of the finest directors and actors ever to work in the [...]

September 1, 2015

Dream Another Dream With Me

3rd Week of Noir Festival at Castro Theater by Ron Merk This Thursday marks the third week in this series of film noir titles curated by the redoubtable film noir expert and [...]

August 17, 2015

35th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

July 23‐August 9, 2015 San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto and San Rafael The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF) has announced a renaming of their year [...]

July 26, 2015

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