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The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 19

The holiday season had a lot of major releases from animated movies to action features. These and other films were reviewed and talked about by members of the MNFCA.

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

Joe Botten

At his site recently, Botten reviewed “Beasts Clawing at Straws,” “Greenland,” “Hunter Hunter,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Soul,” “The Midnight Sky,” “Sylvie’s Love” and “Wonder Woman 1984.”

Brian Eggert

For Deep Focus Review, Eggert reviewed “Tenet,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “American Utopia,” “The Midnight Sky,” “Wonder Woman 1984,” “Soul” and “Sylvie’s Love.”

Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl

On Florence and Hafdahl’s podcast Horror Rewind, movies “The Witch” and “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” were reviewed.

Joseph Froemming

For his Joe-Down series, Froemming reviewed the two “John Wick” sequels.

Kyle Goethe

Joined by fellow MNFCA member Nicholas Palodichuk, Goethe talked about 2007’s “30 Days of Night” and 1961’s “The Hustler” on their series Kyle and Nick on Film.

Paul McGuire Grimes

For his web series, Grimes reviewed “Soul,” “News of the World,” “The Midnight Sky,” “Sylvie’s Love” and “Promising Young Woman.”

Eric Houston

For his Bad Movie Bros series, Houston produced a video about 1989’s “Cutting Class.”

Melinda Lavine

At the Duluth News Tribune, Lavine wrote about 2018’s thriller “Rust Creek.”

Jeremy Lebens

For The Daily Rotation, Lebens reviewed “Greenland,” “Wonder Woman 1984” and “The Midnight Sky.”

Matthew Liedke

At his site, Liedke reviewed “Greenland,” “I’m Your Woman,” “Wonder Woman 1984” and “Soul.”

Ruth Maramis

For FlixChatter, Maramis reviewed “Wander Darkly” and “Wonder Woman 1984.”

Mark McPherson

At his site, McPherson reviewed “Soul” and “Wonder Woman 1984.” Then, at Twin Cities Geek, McPherson wrote about “Sound of Metal.”

Frank Stanko

Continuing his look at 1985 in film for the Pop Culturists, Stanko wrote about “The Jewel of the Nile,” “Out of Africa,” “The Color Purple,” “Brazil,” “The Trip to Bountiful,” “Murphy’s Romance,” “The Stuff” and “The Bride.”

T.A. Wardrope

At Twin Cities Geek, Wardrope wrote a review of the “Creepshow Holiday Special,” which is on Shudder.


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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