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By Ron Merk I had a chance to see ”Bus Stop” at the tribute to actor Don Murray at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco last evening, and I have to say it’s simply [...]

July 15, 2014

The Way He Looks

A Touching Drama from Brazil Film Review by Ron Merk This wonderful coming of age film from Brazil screened last night at the Castro Theater, part of this year’s Frameline [...]

June 25, 2014


By Ron Merk and Ozgur Pamukcu “Show Boat” is based on the Edna Ferber novel, and is a classic of the American musical stage. Last night’s production of the show, [...]

June 11, 2014

The Ready Rig

By Ron Merk Yes, yes, I know. I’ve written a couple of pieces for Indieplex about The Ready Rig. But I can’t help saying something more about it after seeing the [...]

June 4, 2014

Under the Lantern

By Ron Merk If you’ve never heard of director, Gerhard Lamprecht, then join the crowd. But thanks to the work of Martin Koerber and the Deutsche Kineathek, and this [...]

June 4, 2014

Tango with a Star

Rudolph Valentino in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Last night, at the opening of this year’s San Francisco Silent Film Festival, I had the rare opportunity to [...]

June 2, 2014

Du Barry Was a Lady

By Ron Merk After nearly an hour plus of sitting in the sweltering Eureka Theater last night, and watching what should have been a souffle on stage turn into a cold fried [...]

May 16, 2014

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