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Alliance Lately: Issue No. 64

Film festival season is still underway for the MNFCA with more movies under review by members.

Minnesota critics recently reviewed films shown at the Toronto International Film Festival and Fantastic Fest. Many new releases such as “Don’t Worry Darling” and “See How They Run” were also reviewed.

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

Sean Blanford

Blanford posted another movie review based on what he watched at the Toronto International Film Festival. This time, Blanford wrote about “The Banshees of Irisherin.”

Joe Botten

At his site, Botten reviewed “Blonde,” “The Good House,” “Lou,” “Heathers: The Musical,” “Do Revenge” and “The Silent Twins.” He also wrote about several films seen at Fantastic Fest.

Brian Eggert

For Deep Focus Review, Eggert reviewed new releases “The Silent Twins,” “Don’t Worry Darling,” “Sidney,” “Fresh,” “Sissy” and “Bros.” He also wrote about 1995’s “Clueless.”

Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl

On a recent episode of the Horror Rewind podcast, Florence and Hafdahl discussed the new Ti West film “Pearl” and the thriller “Don’t Worry Darling.”

Hunter Friesen

At the Cinema Dispatch, Friesen reviewed new films “Blonde,” “Don’t Worry Darling” and “See How They Run.” He also wrote an essay about what would have happened had “Raging Bull” beat “Ordinary People” at the Oscars and a new Academy Awards prediction piece based on fall festivals.

Kyle Goethe

For the series Kyle and Nick on Film, Goethe was joined by fellow MNFCA member Nicholas Palodichuk to discuss 1949’s “The Third Man,” 1992’s “Freejack,” 1993’s “Body of Evidence,” 2011’s “Drive,” 2016’s “Terrifier” and the recent horror “The Black Phone.”

Paul McGuire Grimes

For his video series Paul’s Trip to the Movies, Grimes reviewed “Confess Fletch,” “Don’t Worry Darling” “Bros” and “Hocus Pocus 2” and .” He also appeared on Twin Cities Live on Sept. 16 and 23.

Matt Hambidge

On the Cinema Stubs podcast, Hambidge co-hosted an episode about the new horror flick “Pearl.” Another episode focused on new releases “Don’t Worry Darling” and “The Munsters” adaptation.

Danny Haslach

Recent episodes of Haslach’s podcast FilmBird focused on the horror film “Barbarian,” as well as comparing the careers of Brad Pitt and Leonardo Dicaprio.

Eric Houston

For North Metro TV, Houston produced a video about the best villains in the classic “Batman” film and series.

Frank Lee

For the Brainerd Dispatch, Lee wrote about recent releases “See How They Run” and “Barbarian.”

Matthew Liedke

At his site, Liedke reviewed “God’s Country,” “Clerks III,” “Pearl” and “See How They Run.”

Ruth Maramis

On FlixChatter, Maramis reviewed new films “The Woman King,” “Don’t Worry Darling” and “See How They Run,” as well as 2020’s “Greenland.” She also wrote about eight great films by French New Wave director Adieu.

Mark McPherson

At his site, McPherson reviewed “Pearl” and the anime film “Mobile Suit Gundam Cucuruz Doan’s Island.” He also wrote about the horror film “Barbarian” for Film Inquiry.

Nicholas Palodichuk

On the St. Paul Filmcast, Palodichuk spoke with actress/writer Danna Gilbertson and writer/director Andrew Hunt.

Frank Stanko

Continuing his look back at films from 1998, Stanko wrote about the film “Small Soldiers.”

Tyler Strandberg

Strandberg was a guest on the Blind Spot Podcast recently to discuss the Academy Award winning film “Silence of the Lambs.”


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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