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Darrel Manson

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About Darrel Manson

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    Detached Existential INFP Dreamer-Minstrel Redux

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    wine, sports, fantasy sports

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  • Occupation
    retired clergy - Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • About my avatar
    I'm the one on the left
  • Favorite movies
    Ikiru, Breaking the Waves, Young Frankenstein, Cool Hand Luke, Places in the Heart, The Apostle, films of Peter Weir and John Sayles. My guilty pleasure: the original version of The Little Shop of Horrors
  • Favorite music
    Harry Chapin, Aaron Copeland
  • Favorite creative writing
    John Irving and John Steinbeck. Sports commentary by Jim Murray (his column about the loss of his eye still nails me when I read it.)
  • Favorite visual art
    Van GoghGeorgia O'Keefekind of drawn to German Expressionism, but not sure whyRodin's Gates of HellPhotography by Edward Weston, Annie Liebowitz

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  1. Like so many others, this year is a virtual festival. Tix are now on sale. (Geo-limited to US) I'm working on my plan of attack. First couple days will include: Nine Days, Should the Wind Drop, and Wolfwalkers. More to come. I think the tix are $8 for most films. fest.afi.com
  2. Lamb - 2015 Ethiopean film. At the 1 hour mark the family is celebrating the Feast of the Holy Cross (and refer to it as such). That's September 14.
  3. The LA Times disclaimer accompanying all reviews of films opening in theaters: For your safety For your safety The Los Angeles Times is committed to reviewing new theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because moviegoing carries inherent risks during this time, we remind readers to follow health and safety guidelines as outlined by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials. We will continue to note the various ways readers can see each new picture, including drive-in theaters in the Southland and VOD/streaming options when avail
  4. It would really be interesting to see if a Girls State were as strongly pro-life, pro- gun as this group. Maybe in Texas, but in other places? I wander if the American Legion does anything to collate what happens every year. It would also be interesting to have a more than 2 party system. May 3 teams of 40, 35, and 25%.
  5. Up to ep. 4. I categorize as A Man With No Name in the SW universe. Even pretty much sounds like a young Eastwood.
  6. This has become my favorite TV drama. Although we took a break from it after the 2nd season, we finally got around to finishing recently. Season 3 I think may be the weakest of the 4 seasons, but still this is a show that revolves around grace. By the end, that grace fills the lives of all the characters in different ways. My review after season 2: http://bit.ly/2396hde
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    63 Up

    I haven't seen it yet. Passed when the screenings were offered. I'm a bit burnt out on it. I don't think there's that much to learn of mid 50s to mid 60s (I'm past them both). Sure there are some of the people I'd like to catch up with, but not all of them.
  8. We watched NT at Home's free showing of the stage version of Amadeuas. It's a tad long, but amazing. Available until sometime Thursday on YouTube.
  9. We're doing a lot of Money Heist (in season 2 of 4) and Broadmore (also season 2).
  10. So we're playing with a free trial of Hulu and I've come across this show which is wonderful. Young Egyptian-American Muslim who is trying to come to terms with his religion. He wants to be a good Muslim, but is struggling. I'm almost at the end of season one, and have heard season 2 is even better.
  11. I thought the film did a good job of being honest about challenges of raising a Downs child. It certainly made it clear that there were various options, and none were an obvious choice or an obvious rejection.
  12. Darrel Manson

    Icelandic films

    The one I recall is Of Horses and Men which was an entertaining series of vignettes. My brief review from back in HJ days: http://www.hollywoodjesus.com/of-horses-and-men/ I also recall seeing Rams, but don't remember much about it. Iceland seems to have a rather dark view. Even in its comedy.
  13. AMPAS has already made allowances for streaming vs theater for 2020 in response to COVID-19. LA Times editorial yesterday calls for that to be permanent. https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-05-17/streaming-movies-theaters-oscar-eligibility-academy
  14. This is available free this week on YouTube. Part of NTLive's COVID-19 offering to the world. You can choose either (or both) versions.
  15. I think there's a sense of revenge porn about it. (Not in the sense of uploading videos or photos after a break up, but as the violence of the revenge as what the story gets off on.) My wife has given up after 4 or 5 episodes. I may or may not continue. Carol Kane is her usual zany character. The clandestine Nazi infiltration of government has points that work and others that don't.
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