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The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 21

Minnesota Film Critics are still making their way through 2020 award contenders while also looking at 2021 releases. For example, a few wrote reviews about “The Marksman.”

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

Joe Botten

At his site, Botten wrote reviews for new releases, including “The Marksman,” “One Night in Miami,” “Promising Young Woman,” “White Tiger,” “Our Friend,” “Psycho Goreman” and “Penguin Bloom.”

Brian Eggert

For Deep Focus Review, Eggert wrote about “Greenland,” “Promising Young Woman,” “Minari,” “News of the World,” “Ammonite” and “Our Friend.”

Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl

For the Horror Rewind podcast, Florence and Hafdahl discussed 2015’s “It Follows” and the new release “Promising Young Woman.”

Joseph Froemming

For his Joe-Down series, Froemming reviewed 1986’s “Maximum Overdrive” from Stephen King.

Kyle Goethe

For his site, Goethe wrote about his most anticipated films for 2021.

Paul McGuire Grimes

For his web series Paul’s Trip to the Movies, Grimes reviewed “Our Friend” and the new show “Wandavision.” Grimes also appeared on the series Twin Cities Live on Jan. 15 and 22.

Matthew Liedke

At his site, Liedke wrote reviews for “One Night in Miami,” “Promising Young Woman,” “News of the World” and “The Marksman.”

Ruth Maramis

For FlixChatter, Maramis reviewed “News of the World” and wrote a piece about police-centric films.

Mark McPherson

At his website, McPherson wrote his thoughts about the new “Wandavision” series.

Nicholas Palodichuk

For the series Kyle and Nick on Film, Palodichuk was joined by Goethe to review 1986’s “The Color of Money” and 1942’s “Casablanca.”

Frank Stanko

For the Pop Culturists, Stanko completed his look back on 1985 movies with a review of “A Chorus Line” and a recap of the year overall.


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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