The Alliance Lately: Issue no. 54

The summer blockbuster season kicked off recently with the release of Marvel’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”

Minnesota critics were busy reviewing that, along with several other films, while also doing some film festival coverage. Both the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival and the North by North Film Festival have been covered.

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

Brian Eggert

At his site, Eggert reviewed new releases “The Duke,” “The Salesman,” “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent,” “The Twin,” “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “The Phantom of the Open” and “Happening.”

He also wrote about 1992’s “Leolo,” 2013’s “The Past” and a piece covering the first week of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival.

Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl

On the Horror Rewind podcast, Florence and Hafdahl discussed the new film “The Northman” the locally made picture “Beyond the North Woods” and horror shorts shown at the North by North Film Festival.

Joseph Froemming

For his Joe-Down series, Froemming reviewed 1999’s romantic comedy “Never Been Kissed.”

Kyle Goethe and Nicholas Palodichuk

On the YouTube series Kyle and Nick on Film, Goethe and Palodichuk reviewed 1995’s “The Quick and the Dead.”

Paul McGuire Grimes

For his series Paul’s Trip to the Movies, Grimes reviewed the new Marvel film “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” He also appeared on the April 29 episode of Twin Cities Live.

Matt Hambidge 

At the site News From The Couch, Hambidge reviewed the action thriller “Memory” and the “Doctor Strange” sequel. He also talked about “Doctor Strange” and R-rated comedies on the Cinema Stubs podcast.

Danny Haslach

On the FilmBird podcast, Haslach co-hosted an episode about Martin Scorsese’s 1985 feature “After Hours.”

Eric Houston

For his Bad Movie Bros. series, Houston reviewed 1983’s “BMX Bandits.”

Frank Lee

Lee wrote about the new action thriller “Memory” and the “Doctor Strange” sequel for the Brainerd Dispatch.

Matthew Liedke

At his site, Liedke reviewed new releases “Memory” and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”

Ruth Maramis

On FlixChatter, Maramis reviewed the Amazon Prime romcom “Book of Love,” the “Doctor Strange” sequel and “All the Old Knives.” She also wrote about two other romcoms, “Tall Girl 2” and “7 Days.”

Mark McPherson

At his site, McPherson reviewed “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”

Frank Stanko

As part of his look back at cinema from the year 1998 for The Pop Culturists, Stanko wrote about the films “Sliding Doors,” “The Big Hit” and “He Got Game.”

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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