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The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 39

The month of Halloween has began with a lot of horror coverage by the MNFCA.

In the last two weeks to start October, several members have been producing content about horror movies in the spirit of the season. New releases have also been covered, with reviews coming out for films like the new James Bond picture “No Time to Die.”

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

Joe Botten

At his site, Joe Botten wrote reviews on “The Adams Family 2,” “Venom: Let There be Carnage,” “The Guilty,” “Falling for Figaro,” “My Name is Pauli Murray,” “Beckett,” “South of Heaven,” “No Time to Die,”

Botten also posted pieces about Fantastic Fest 2021 and the Nashville Film Festival, as well as his 31 Days to Scare series. With the latter, Botten wrote about “Bingo Hell,” “Black as Night,”Razorback,” “See no Evil,” “There’s Someone Inside Your House,” “The Temp,” “Witch Hunt,” “The Fury,” “The Hand” and “Possession.”

Brian Eggert

For Deep Focus Review, Eggert reviewed 2021 films “Escape Room: Tournament of Champions,” “Titane,” The Guilty” and “Psycho Goreman.” Eggert also wrote about 2016’s “Raw.”

Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl

On the Horror Rewind podcast, Florence and Hafdahl discussed the limited series by Mike Flanagan, “Midnight Mass.”

Hunter Friesen

For the Northern Iowan, Friesen reviewed “Venom: Let There be Carnage” and the James Bond film “No Time to Die.” Friesen also hosted a trivia match on the League of Cinephiles YouTube channel about the James Bond films.

Joseph Froemming

For the Joe-Down series, Froemming reviewed 1979’s “When a Stranger Calls.”

Kyle Goethe

At his site, Goethe began his 31 Days of Horror series, with reviews on “1996’s “The Frighteners,” 1993’s “Jason Goes to Hell,” 1994’s “Wolf,” 1994’s “Wes Craven’s New Nightmare,” 2001’s “Joy Ride,” 2006’s “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning,” 2019’s “Daniel isn’t Real,” 1981’s “Moon High,” 2007’s “Resident Evil: Extinction,” 1966’s “Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown,” 1987’s “Blood Diner” and 2002’s “Ritual.”

Goethe was also joined by fellow MNFCA member Nicholas Palodichuk for the YouTube series Kyle and Nick on Film to discuss 2016’s “Seoul Station,” 1981’s “The Prowler,” 1985’s “Phenomena,” and 1982’s “Tenebrae.”

Paul McGuire Grimes

For his series Paul’s Trip to the Movies, Grimes reviewed new releases “The Guilty,” “No Time to Die,” “The Addams Family 2” and “There’s Someone Inside Your House.”

Grimes also interviewed Antoine Fuqua and Jake Gyllenhaal for “The Guilty,” Charlize Theron and Chloe Grace Moretz for “The Addams Family 2” and Jamie Lee Curtis for “Halloween Kills.”

Eric Houston

For his Bad Movie Bros. series, Houston reviewed 1994’s action flick “The Force.”

Frank Lee

At the Brainerd Dispatch, Lee reviewed “The Addams Family 2” and the latest Bond flick “No Time to Die.”

Matthew Liedke

On his website, Liedke reviewed “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” the new “Venom” sequel and “No Time to Die.”

Ruth Maramis

For FlixChatter, Maramis reviewed the Bond film “No Time to Die” and the documentary “My Name is Pauli Murray.”

Mark McPherson

At his website, McPherson reviewed “No Time to Die,” “Venom: Let There be Carnage” and “The Addams Family 2.” McPherson also wrote about “Venom” and “Addams Family” for Twin Cities Geek and Film Inquiry respectively.

Nicholas Palodichuk

On the St. Paul Filmcast, Palodichuk spoke with artist Tyler Prawl.


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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