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The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 28

The Academy Awards are in the rear view and several MNFCA members wrote out their thoughts on the results of this year’s ceremony.

Along with Oscar recaps, MNFCA members reviewed new films like “Mortal Kombat” an “Together Together” recently. Check out what the Alliance has been up to lately.

Joe Botten

At his site, Botten reviewed new releases including “Mortal Kombat,” “Wildcat,” “Together Together,” “Things Heard and Seen,” “Land,” “French Exit,” “The Father,” “Without Remorse,” “Limbo,” “The Mitchells Vs. The Machines,” “The Virtuoso,” “Golden Arm,” “Four Good Days” and “Threshold.”

Additionally, Botten wrote his thoughts on the Oscar nominated short documentaries, animated and live films.

Brian Eggert

For his site Deep Focus Review, Eggert reviewed new films “Stowaway” and “Cliff Walkers.” Additionally, Eggert wrote about the 1997 film “Perfect Blue” and 1991’s “Defending Your Life.”

Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl

For Horror Rewind, Florence and Hafdahl are celebrating their podcast’s four year anniversary. On recent episodes, they talked about George A. Romero’s “Dawn of the Dead” and Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead 2.”

Hunter Friesen

For the Northern Iowan, Friesen wrote his thoughts on the recent Academy Awards ceremony. Also, check out Friesen’s latest contributions to the League of Cinephiles YouTube channel.

Joseph Froemming

For the Joe-Down series, Froemming reviewed the “Silence of the Lambs” prequel with “Red Dragon.”

Kyle Goethe

For the series Kyle and Nick on Film, Goethe was joined by fellow MNFCA member Nicholas Palodichuk to discuss 2017’s “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” 2007’s “Mr. Brooks,” 1957’s “12 Angry Men,” and 1991’s “Boyz n the Hood.”

Paul McGuire Grimes

In the last two weeks, Grimes reviewed “Mortal Kombat,” “Without Remorse” and “Four Good Days” for his Paul’s Trip to the Movies series. Grimes also spoke with the casts of “Without Remorse” and “Four Good Days.”

Additionally, Grimes appeared on the April 30 episode of Twin Cities Live.

Eric Houston

As part of his Bad Movie Bros series, Houston reviewed 1991’s “Karate Cop,” 1988’s “Black Eagle” and 1998’s “Shrunken City.”

Melinda Lavine

At the Duluth News Tribune, Lavine interviewed local director and writer Alex Gutterman.

Jeremy Lebens

At the Daily Rotation, Lebens wrote a review on the comedy “Together Together.”

Frank Lee

For the Brainerd Dispatch, Lee reviewed the anime film “Demon Slayer” and wrote about results at the Oscars.

Matthew Liedke

At his site, Liedke wrote about the foreign Oscar nominated film “Another Round” and reviewed the action flick “Mortal Kombat.”

Ruth Maramis

At FlixChatter, Maramis wrote her thoughts on the Academy Award results, a preview of new Netflix movies in May and a ranking of the live action “Star Wars” films.

Mark McPherson

In the last two weeks, McPherson reviewed “Mortal Kombat” and “Here are the Young Men” for his website, as well as “Better Days” and “Nobody” on YouTube.

Nicholas Palodichuk

On the St. Paul Filmcast, Palodichuk spoke with screenwriter Madeline Peterson and film editor Joe Dutra.


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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