All posts by Darrel Manson

Darrel is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) living in southern California

FB Top 10 Christ Figures in Movies

Top 10 Christ Figures in Movies

May 18, 2015Comments off
Darrel Manson

Christ Figures are a well-established device in literature and films. These characters are not Jesus, but they have definite parallels to the life and work

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Our Man in Tehran

May 15, 2015Comments off
Darrel Manson

Our Man in Tehran tells something of the same story as the Oscar winning film Argo. The difference is that Our Man in Tehran is

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The Ocean of Helena Lee film review

May 08, 2015Comments off
Darrel Manson

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me, an invincible summer.” That quotation from Albert Camus appears on screen at

Soul Boys of the Western World

May 08, 2015Comments off
Darrel Manson

Fans of the 1980s British pop band Spandau Ballet will relish Soul Boys of the Western World. The documentary chronicles the band’s origins, rise to

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Thursday at Newport Beach Film Festival

May 01, 2015Comments off
Darrel Manson

The final day of the film festival gave me a chance to see some films that had played earlier in the week and pick up

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Cas & Dylan film review

May 01, 2015Comments off
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“You are making this entirely too difficult for me. I really want to thank you for that.” Road movies are not about physical destinations, but

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Tuesday at Newport Beach Film Festival

Apr 29, 2015Comments off
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My schedule for Tuesday was filled with feeling good. I opened the day with Pursuing Happiness, a documentary by Adam Shell that had its world

Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan on NBFF red carpet

Monday at Newport Beach Film Festival

Apr 28, 2015Comments off
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In Jay Silverman’s film Girl on the Edge, fifteen year old Hannah is a victim of date rape and online abuse. When her parents discover