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The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 41

Halloween is in the rearview and award season is coming up soon.

In the meantime, movies like “Last Night in Soho,” “Eternals” and “The Harder They Fall” have all been released. Those movies and more, as well as horror films to close out October, have been reviewed by the MNFCA.

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

Joe Botten

At his site, Botten reviewed new releases including “Last Night in Soho,” “Antlers,” “Army of Thieves,” “Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin,” “The Harder They Fall,” “Eternals,” “Love Hard,” “The Electrical Life of Louis Wain” and “Deep House.”

Botten also completed his 31 Days to Scare series with write-ups of 1996’s “Scream” and 1979’s “Alien.”

Brian Eggert

At Deep Focus Review, Eggert reviewed 2021 films such as “Last Night in Soho,” “The French Dispatch,” “The Beta Test” and “The Harder They Fall.” Eggert also wrote about 1997’s “Perfect Blue.”

Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl

In anticipation of their new book “The Science fo Serial Killers,” the Horror Rewind duo republished an episode about 1976’s “The Town That Dreaded Sundown.” Florence and Hafdahl also discussed the third season of the TV series “You.”

Hunter Friesen

For the Northern Iowan, Friesen reviewed “Last Night in Soho” and Marvel’s “Eternals.” He was also a participant in the League of Cinephiles’ YouTube trivia matches from Oct. 26 and Nov. 1.

Joseph Froemming

For his Joe-Down series, Froemming reviewed 1996’s “The Frighteners” and 2021’s “Willy’s Wonderland.”

Kyle Goethe

At his site, Goethe completed his 31 Days of Horror series with reviews on “Godzilla Vs. Kong,” 2008’s “Twilight,” 2002’s “Halloween Resurrection” and 2021’s “Night of the Animated Dead.”

For the YouTube series Kyle and Nick on Film, Goethe also joined fellow MNFCA member Nicholas Palodichuk to discuss 1977’s “Demon Seed,” 2011’s “The Skin I Live In,” 2018’s “Braid,” 1999’s “The Matrix,” 1971’s “The Last Picture Show,” 1986’s “Manhunter” and 2003’s “The Animatrix.”

Paul McGuire Grimes

For his Paul’s Trip to the Movies series, Grimes reviewed “Last Night in Soho,” “The French Dispatch,” “Army of Thieves,” “Eternals,” “Harder They Fall” and “Finch.”

Grimes also appeared on the Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 episodes of Twin Cities Live. He also did an interview with the cast and crew of “Belfast.”

Eric Houston

For his Bad Movie Bros series, Houston reviewed 1984’s “Electric Dreams.”

Frank Lee

At the Brainerd Dispatch, Lee reviewed the animated feature “Ron’s Gone Wrong” and the thriller “Last Night in Soho.”

Matthew Liedke

At his site, Liedke reviewed 2021 releases “Antlers,” “Last Night in Soho,” “Titane,” “Eternals,” “CODA” and “The Harder They Fall.”

Liedke also completed his Adventures in B-Movie Horror series, with one segment including reviews for 1972’s “The Body Shop,” 1984’s “C.H.U.D.” and 1986’s “DeadTime Stories,” and another with write-ups of 1987’s “Stagefright” and 1995’s “Addicted to Murder.”

Ruth Maramis

At FlixChatter, Maramis reviewed new releases “Eternals” and “Finch.”

Mark McPherson

For his website, McPherson reviewed “Eternals” and “Last Night in Soho.” He also wrote about those films at Twin Cities Geek.

Nicholas Palodichuk

On the St. Paul Filmcast, Palodichuk spoke with filmmaker/model Madeline Karita and actress/model Caitlin Collins.

Frank Stanko

At The Pop Culturists, Stanko wrote about the films “Tidy Endings,” “Mystic Pizza” and “Elvira: Mistress of the Dark,” all from 1988.


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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