The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 52

Multiple universes is something becoming more common in movies.

This was evident in some of the films the MNFCA reviewed recently, from the Marvel comics inspired “Morbius” to the original feature “Everything Everywhere All At Once.” Those two and many others were analyzed recently by Minnesota critics.

Here’s what they’ve been up to lately.

Joe Botten

At his site, Botten reviewed “Infinite Storm,” “The Contractor,” “All the Old Knives,” “You Won’t Be Alone” and “Aline.”

Brian Eggert

On Deep Focus Review, Eggert reviewed new releases “Morbius,” “Master,” “Mothering Sunday,” “You Won’t Be Alone” and “Apollo 10 1/2.” He also wrote about 2007’s “Eastern Promises.”

Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl

On the Horror Rewind podcast, Florence and Hafdahl discussed the Hulu original horror film “Fresh” and gave a recap of what they’ve been watching lately in a special Happy Hour episode.

Hunter Friesen

At the Northern Iowan, Friesen reviewed “Morbius” and wrote a recap of the Academy Awards ceremony. He also wrote about films to be screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for Next Best Picture.

Additionally, he appeared on the Reel Chronicles podcast for an Oscars “fantasy draft.” He participated in trivia matches for the League of Cinephiles YouTube series on April 7 and 10 as well.

Kyle Goethe and Nicholas Palodichuk

For the YouTube series Kyle and Nick on Film, Goethe and Palodichuk reviewed 1948’s “The Big Clock,” 1962’s “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner,” 1977’s “Rabid,” 1986’s “April Fools Day,” 1997’s “Jackie Brown” and 2004’s “Taking Lives.”

Paul McGuire Grimes

For his Paul’s Trip to the Movies series, Grimes reviewed “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” “The Bubble” and “Ambulance.” He also appeared on the April 1 and 7 episodes of Twin Cities Live.

Matt Hambidge

At News From the Couch, Hambidge reviewed “Morbius” and “Ambulance.” Plus, on the Cinema Stubs podcast, Hambidge reviewed “The Lost City,” as well as the Oscars and Razzies in one, while discussing “Morbius” and guilty pleasure movies in another.

Danny Haslach

On the FilmBird podcast, Haslach discussed Harry Potter over two episodes. The initial episode about the first four movies and the second installment about the final four.

Frank Lee

For the Brainerd Dispatch, Lee wrote about the new action thriller “Ambulance.”

Matthew Liedke

At his site, Liedke reviewed “The Lost City” and “Morbius.” He also wrote a list of the best fictional sports coaches in movies. 

Ruth Maramis

At FlixChatter, Maramis reviewed new films “Everything Everywhere All At Once” and “Mothering Sunday.”

Mark McPherson

At his site, McPherson reviewed new films “Morbius,” “Everything Everywhere All At Once” and “Sonic The Hedgehog 2.” He also wrote about how “X” is important to retro horror for Twin Cities Geek and published a video about 1989’s “The Killer” for his Criterion Essays series.

Frank Stanko

On The Pop Culturists, Stanko continued his look through films of 1998 with pieces on “The Spanish Prisoner,” “Lost in Space,” “My Giant” and “City of Angels.

Tyler Strandberg

At InSession Film, Strandberg reviewed the new release “The Bubble.”

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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