The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 2

Another week has gone by and movies continue to be delayed, such as the Mouse House pushing back “Mulan.” Films new and old are still being talked about in Minnesota, though.

Here’s what the Alliance has been up to lately.

Kelly Florence

Kelly Florence discussed the 1982 horror classic “The Thing” on the Horror Rewind podcast last week. Click HERE to listen to the podcast, released July 23.

Joseph Froemming

In the past week, Froemming and company continued their podcasts about “Twin Peaks” and “The Office,” as well as reviewed the 1992 film “Mr. Baseball.

Paul McGuire Grimes

Last week in Paul’s Trip to the Movies, McGuire Grimes reviewed “The Old Guard” and “Radioactive.” With the latter, McGuire Grimes also spoke with the cast and crew, check out the interview by clicking HERE. Additionally, check out his most recent appearance on Twin Cities Live by clicking HERE.

Jeremy Lebens

At The Daily Rotation, Lebens reviewed the sci-fi thriller “Volition.”

Matthew Liedke

Over the past weekend, Liedke reviewed A24’s “First Cow,” the war picture “The Outpost,” the suspense feature “Fatal Affair” and the thriller “The Rental.”

Ruth Maramis

At FlixChatter, Maramis reviewed 2020’s “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.” Maramis also wrote about “Phantom of the Opera,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe,” and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” for her Thursday Movie Picks post, as well as Kevin James’ online “Sound Guy” videos in another write-up.

Mark McPherson

McPherson wrote pieces about the documentary “John Lewis: Good Trouble” at his website Movies with Mark and at Film Inquiry. The film is about the Georgia Congressman and civil rights leader who died July 17.

Nicholas Palodichuk

On the July 26, 2020 episode of the St. Paul Filmcast, Palodichuk speaks with actress, model and writer Kim Hermes.

T.A. Wardrope

At Twin Cities Geek, Wardrope writes about the Indonesian horror film “Impetigore,” which was just released on Shudder.


Author: Matthew Liedke

I'm a reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer in Minnesota, and I also have a passion for the art of film. This passion led me to start writing about film in 2008. From 2008-2016 I wrote pieces at my own website, After the Movie Reviews. Then, from 2016-May 2018, my write-ups were featured on AreaVoices, a blog network run by Forum Communications Company. Today, I write film reviews and other pieces here on Word Press. More about me: I'm a 2009 graduate of Rainy River College and a 2012 graduate of Minnesota State University in Moorhead. At MSU, I studied journalism and film. Outside of movies, I enjoy sports, video games, anime and craft beers.

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