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The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 48

New releases from several genres have kept MNFCA members busy recently. Reviews have been published on films from the romcom “Marry Me” to the disaster epic “Moonfall.”

On top of reviews, members also conducted interviews with filmmakers and talked about the Academy Award nominations.

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

Sean Blanford

At his site, Blanford reviewed new releases “Jackass Forever” and “Marry Me.”

Joe Botten

On his site, Botten wrote about “Drive My Car,” “Moonfall,” “Jackass Forever,” “Ghosts of the Ozarks,” “A Hero,” “The Worst Person in the World,” “Last Looks,” “Death on the Nile,” “I Want You Back,” “Blacklight” and “Marry Me.”

He also published a post about Oscar nominees he hadn’t reviewed earlier such as “CODA” and “The Power of the Dog.

Brian Eggert

At Deep Focus Review, Eggert wrote about new films “Moonfall,” “Death on the Nile,” “KIMI” and “Uncharted.” He also reviewed 2011’s “The Skin I Live In” and 1983’s “L’Argent.”

Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl

On the Horror Rewind podcast, Florence and Hafdahl talked about the series “Ozark” and “Servant,” as well as the “Slumber Party Massacre” remake. They also had a special Valentine’s Day episode about several horror flicks from “Hellraiser” to “Black Phone.”

Hunter Friesen

For the Northern Iowan, Friesen predicted this year’s Academy Award nominations and later published his reactions to the selections. He also reviewed “Death on the Nile.”

Kyle Goethe

At his site, Goethe wrote about his most anticipated movies of 2022. He was also joined by fellow MNFCA member Nicholas Palodichuk on the series Kyle and Nick on Film to discuss 2021 movies “The Card Counter,” “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” “The Lost Daughter” and “Being the Ricardos.” The duo also talked about “Tron” and “The Thing” from 1982, as well as 2009’s “Dead Snow.”

Paul McGuire Grimes

For his series Paul’s Trip to the Movies, Grimes reviewed “Moonfall,” “Death on the Nile,” “I Want You Back,” “Marry Me” and “Uncharted.” He also did an interview with the cast/crew of “Uncharted.”

Additionally, Grimes guest-hosted the Feb. 4 episode of Twin Cities Live.

Eric Houston

For North Metro TV, Houston continued his series about the Western film genre, producing a video about Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.

Frank Lee

For the Brainerd Dispatch, Lee wrote about new releases “Death on the Nile” and “Moonfall.”

Matthew Liedke

At his site, Liedke reviewed “Moonfall” and “Marry Me.”

Ruth Maramis

At FlixChatter, Maramis reviewed “Death on the Nile,” “Marry Me” and “I Want You Back.” She also wrote about her thoughts on the Oscar nominations and her favorite musical themes from romance movies.

Mark McPherson

For his site, McPherson reviewed “Jackass Forever” and “Moonfall.” He also produced a video essay on the Netflix series “Saturday Morning All-Star Hits” and did an interview with voice actor Rob Paulsen for Twin Cities Geek.

Nicholas Palodichuk

On the St. Paul Filmcast, Palodichuk spoke with director/writer Wesley Johnson and the filmmakers at JK Productions.

Frank Stanko

Stanko continued his look at movies from the year 1998 with reviews on “The Replacement Killers,” “Sphere” and “The Wedding Singer.”


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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