All posts by Darrel Manson

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

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Movie Review – The Good Dinosaur

Nov 25, 2015Comments off
Darrel Manson

“You can’t get rid of fear . . ., but you can get through it.” The Good Dinosaur is a story of learning that courage

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Film review: Kingdom of Shadows

Nov 20, 2015Comments off
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“We must transform our faith into action.” Since 2007 over 23,000 people have gone missing in Mexico because of the drug wars. The violence and

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Film review: Mediterranea

Nov 20, 2015Comments off
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Freedom can be a very tenuous possession. In Mustang five sisters living in northern Turkey go from a fairly carefree life to one in which

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Film review: Mustang

Nov 20, 2015Comments off
Darrel Manson

Freedom can be a very tenuous possession. In Mustang five sisters living in northern Turkey go from a fairly carefree life to one in which

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Film Review: The Pearl Button

Nov 20, 2015Comments off
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“Water is an intermediary force between the stars and us.” The Pearl Button is a visual feast (most of the time) built around the life-giving

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Film review: Carol

Nov 20, 2015Comments off
Darrel Manson

Todd Haynes creates a nostalgic feeling in his films, yet his themes are very applicable to current society. In Carol the 1950s setting may seem

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AFI Fest 2015 Award Winners and Personal Fa...

Nov 14, 2015Comments off
Darrel Manson

The winners of AFI Fest 2015 presented by Audi have been announced. I have to say that the films I saw were all very good.

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Thursday (the last day) at AFI FEst 2015

Nov 13, 2015Comments off
Darrel Manson

I finished off AFI Fest presented by Audi with a pair of Special Screenings—some of the acclaimed films of the season that feature well known

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