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The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 6

It was a busy week for the Alliance as theaters reopened with films like “Unhinged” and “Words on Bathroom Walls” being screened. Minnesota film writers and podcasters didn’t just focus on those two flicks, though.

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

Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl

On the Horror Rewind podcast, Florence and Hafdahl talked about the anthology TV series “Channel Zero.”

Joseph Froemming

On The Joe Down, Froemming and company reviewed the comic book flick “Venom” with Tom Hardy. Froemming’s site also featured a podcast review of the 2003 film “Timeline.”

Paul McGuire Grimes

In the last week for Paul’s Trip to the Movies, Grimes reviewed the romance films “Chemical Hearts” and “Words on Bathroom Walls.”

Eric Houston

For his Every Movie Ever series, Houston reviewed the short film “Hearts Want,” which was written and produced by fellow MNFCA member Ruth Maramis.

Melinda Lavine

At the Duluth News Tribune, Lavine wrote about local theaters reopening in northern Minnesota.

Jeremy Lebens

At his site, Lebens reviewed the thriller “Unhinged” and the Netflix movie “Project Power.”

Matthew Liedke

At his website, Liedke reviewed the teen romance picture “Chemical Hearts.”

Ruth Maramis

At FlixChatter, Maramis published a roundup of recent movies, including write-ups on Netflix’s “Project Power” and the “Tesla” biopic.

Mark McPherson

At Twin Cities Geek, McPherson reviewed the romance features “Chemical Hearts” and “Words on Bathroom Walls.”

Nicholas Palodichuk

At the St. Paul Filmcast, Palodichuk spoke with actor and writer C.J. DeVaan. The episode covered some of DeVaan’s projects such as “Brothers Rockwell” and “Scarlet Rose.”

Frank Stanko

For his Thoughts On series at The Pop Culturists, Stanko reviewed four 80s flicks, including “Real Genius,“Summer Rental,” “Volunteers” and “Year of the Dragon.”


Author: Matthew Liedke

Journalist and film critic in Minnesota. Graduate of Rainy River College and Minnesota State University in Moorhead. Outside of movies I also enjoy sports, craft beers and the occasional video game.

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