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The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 27

It’s Oscars week and the MNFCA is keeping busy with videos and articles all about the awards. The Academy made up just a fraction of the content by Minnesotans, though.

Plenty of movies were reviewed and the MNFCA announced its awards recently, too. Click here to see the results.

Now, here’s what the Alliance has been up to lately.

Joe Botten

For his site, Botten reviewed several new films, including “Concrete Cowboy,” “Making Monsters,” “Voyagers,” “Thunder Force,” “The Truffle Hunters,” “Kid 90,” “The Vault,” “Come True,” “Silk Road,” “The Map of Tiny Perfect Things,” “Vanquish,” “Jakob’s Wife,” “Gunda,” “In the Earth” and “Clapboard Jungle: Surviving the Independent Film Business.”

Brian Eggert

At Deep Focus Review, Eggert reviewed “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” “The World to Come,” “Quo Vadis Aida?,” “Nobody,” “The Banishing,” and “A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon.”

Additionally, Eggert wrote about the 1973 film “Papillon.”

Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl

For their podcast Horror Rewind, Florence and Hafdahl gave a presentation on their four books: “The Science of Monsters,” “The Science of Women in Horror,” “The Science of Stephen King,” and “The Science of Serial Killers.”

The duo also talked about the film “The Wretched” in another episode

Kyle Goethe

At his site, Goethe wrote about the Oscar-nominated film “Judas and the Black Messiah.”

Goethe was also joined by fellow MNFCA member Nicholas Palodichuk for the series Kyle and Nick on Film to talk about 2002’s “Femme Fatale,” 1987’s “The Untouchables,” 1989’s “Casualties of War” and 2018’s “Puzzle.”

Paul McGuire Grimes

For his series Paul’s Trip to the Movies, Grimes reviewed “Concrete Cowboy,” “Voyagers,” “Thunder Force” and “Crisis.” Grimes also appeared on the April 9 episode of Twin Cities Live.

Eric Houston

For his series on North Metro TV, Houston produced videos on Tim Curry’s career and the history of the Academy Awards.

Matthew Liedke

At his site, Liedke reviewed new releases “French Exit” and “The Unholy.” Liedke also wrote about all five Best Documentary nominees ahead of the Oscars.

Ruth Maramis

At Flix Chatter, Maramis reviewed “Wolfwalkers” and “French Exit,” while also writing about 2000’s “American Psycho” and 2017’s “Kodachrome.”

Maramis also wrote about movies shot by women cinematographers and films featuring amateur sleuths for her Thursday Movie Picks series.

Mark McPherson

For his site, McPherson reviewed “Crisis” and at Twin Cities Geek he wrote about “French Exit” and “The Truffle Hunters.”

Additionally, McPherson wrote pieces about the Oscar nominations and recent comments made by Zack Snyder, as well as produced video essays about the 90s “Mortal Kombat” film and movie theaters.

Nicholas Palodichuk

On the St. Paul Filmcast, Palodichuk interviewed actress and model Cole Reed.


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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