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The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 38

October is right around the corner so horror movie reviews are likely coming soon. However, to end September, the MNFCA members had plenty of dramas to review.

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

Joe Botten

At his website, Botten reviewed “Prisoners of the Ghostland,” “Lady of the Manor,” “The Starling,” “The Nowhere Inn” and “Dear Evan Hansen.” Botten also wrote a preview of Fantastic Fest 2021.

Brian Eggert

For Deep Focus Review, Eggert reviewed “The Card Counter,” “CODA,” “The Spirit of the Beehive” and “Cry Macho.” Eggert also wrote about 1998’s “The Celebration.”

Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl

Horror Rewind episodes focused on “The Stepfather” and “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile” were reposted in anticipation of Florence and Hafdahl’s new book “The Science Serial Killers.”

Hunter Friesen

For the Northern Iowan, Friesen wrote a preview of fall film festivals and a review of “Dear Evan Hansen.” Friesen also hosted a trivia match episode for The League of Cinephiles channel on YouTube.

Joseph Froemming

For the Joe-Down series, Froemming reviewed the first “Harry Potter” movie and “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.

Kyle Goethe

At his website, Goethe wrote a piece remembering Michael Kenneth Williams, who died recently at the age of 54.

Goethe was also joined by fellow MNFCA member Nicholas Palodichuk on the series Kyle & Nick on Film to discuss the movies “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Princess Mononoke,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” “Bee Movie,” “Donkey Skin” and “Persepolis.”

Paul McGuire Grimes

For his series Pauls Trip to the Movies, Grimes reviewed “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Malignant” and “Cry Macho.”

Grimes also spoke with Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield about their work in the “Tammy Faye” film. Grimes also appeared on the show Twin Cities Live on Sept. 17 and 24.

Frank Lee

At the Brainerd Dispatch, Lee reviewed new releases “Cry Macho” and “Copshop.”

Matthew Liedke

At his site, Liedke reviewed the Netflix drama “Worth,” “Copshop,” “The Card Counter” and “Cry Macho.” He also wrote a piece about seven fall movie recommendations.

Ruth Maramis

At FlixChatter, Maramis reviewed the new release “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” Maramis also wrote a review of 2020’s “The High Note” and 2018’s “The Guilty” from Norway. The latter has an American remake coming out soon with Jake Gyllenhaal.

Additionally, Maramis wrote about her favorite autumn scenes in “You’ve Got Mail” and the top 15 moments from “James Bond” films featuring Daniel Craig.

Mark McPherson

At his site, McPherson wrote a review of “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” and produced a video on YouTube titled “Snake Eyes.”

Nicholas Palodichuk

On the St. Paul Filmcast, Palodichuk spoke with fellow MNFCA member Matthew Liedke and actress Adeline Billington.

Frank Stanko

At The Pop Culturists, Stanko continued his Women of 1988 series, writing about “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” “Another Woman,” “Beetlejuice,” “Patty Hearst,” “The Last Temptation of Christ,” “Clara’s Heart,” “Bagdad Cafe,” “Big,” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” “Big Business,” “Punchline,” “Child’s Play” and “Dead Ringers.”


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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