The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 14

Many critics reviewed Netflix’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” last week and Minnesota film critics were no exception. Despite the weather looking more like something you’d see in December, MNFCA members also continued looking at horror movies ahead of Halloween.

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

Joe Botten

Over the last week, the MN Movie Man reviewed new pictures “The Devil Has a Name,” “The Opening Act,” the “Borat” sequel and “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”

Botten also continued his 31 Days to Scare series with reviews of “Anaconda,” “Memories of Murder,” “Rebecca,”The Witches” and a “Halloween” fan film.

Brian Eggert

At Deep Focus Review, Eggert reviewed new releases “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and “Kajillionaire.” Eggert also wrote about 1987’s “Matewan” and 1995’s “Tales from the Hood.”

Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl

Last week, an episode of Horror Rewind where Florence and Hafdahl talked about “The Shining” was re-released for listeners.

Joseph Froemming

For The Joe-Down, Froemming and company reviewed the original “Halloween” and the 1998 “Psycho” remake.

Kyle Goethe

For his 31 Days of Horror series, Goethe wrote about “The Tripper,” “Monsters: Dark Continent,” “Doom,” “Motel Hell,” “Christine” and “Bedazzled.”
For the YouTube series Kyle & Nick on Film, Goethe also talked about 1986’s “Night of the Creeps” with fellow MNFCA member Nicholas Palodichuk

Paul McGuire Grimes

Over the last week, Grimes reviewed the films “Clouds” and “Trial of the Chicago 7.” Grimes also took a look at the “Scream” series.

Eric Houston

On YouTube, Houston produced a video about how United States presidents have been portrayed on film.

Matthew Liedke

At his site, Liedke reviewed Netflix’s drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”

Mark McPherson

On YouTube, McPherson reviewed the new film “Possessor” and the 2004 movie “3 Extremes.”

Nicholas Palodichuk

On the St. Paul Filmcast, Palodichuk spoke with author Matthew Nesheim.

Frank Stanko

At The Pop Culturists, Stanko reviewed 1985 films “Jagged Edge,” “After Hours” and “Silver Bullet.”

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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