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Alliance Lately: Issue No. 67

The Thanksgiving holiday has come and gone and with it the month of November.

It was a period of Oscar contenders getting screened and blockbusters hitting theaters. MNFCA members were all over those recent films and more.

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

Joe Botten

At his site, Botten reviewed new releases including “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” “Falling for Christmas,” “Christmas With You,” “Spirited,” “The Menu,” “She Said,” “Disenchanted,” “Strange World,” “Decision to Leave,” “Enola Holmes 2,” “Nocebo,” “The Fabelmans” and “Glass Onion.”

Brian Eggert

On Deep Focus Review, Eggert wrote about new films “Women Talking,” “Decision to Leave,” “Wendell & Wild,” “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Triangle of Sadness,” “Wakanda Forever,” “She Said,” “The Menu,” “Nanny,” “Bones and All,” “The Fabelmans,” Strange World,” and “Glass Onion.” Additionally, he reviewed 1971’s “The Devils.”

Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl

On recent episodes of Horror Rewind, Florence and Hafdahl released an episode about early November watches such as “Dahmer” and “VHS 1999.” In another, they talked about the show “The Midnight Club.” Recently, they discussed the film “Blood Rage” and the series “Chucky.”

Hunter Friesen

At the Cinema Dispatch, Friesen reviewed new pictures including “Bardo: False Chronicle,” “Devotion,” “Spirited,” “The Menu,” “Bones and All,” “Hunt,” “Wakanda Forever” and “The Wonder.”

He also ranked his top 10 Steven Spielberg films and wrote a piece on titled “What If Kate Winslet Won Best Actress in ‘Titanic.’”

Joseph Froemming

For his Joe-Down series, Froemming reviewed 1977’s “The Exorcist II” and 1994’s “Clerks.”

Jay Gabler

At the Duluth News Tribune, Gabler reviewed 2022 releases “Catherine Called Birdy” and “Emily the Criminal.”

Kyle Goethe

For the series Kyle and Nick on Film, Goethe was joined by fellow MNFCA member Nicholas Palodichuk to discuss 1947’s “Black Narcissus,” 1954’s “On the Waterfront,” 1982’s “Incubus,” 1984’s “The Company of Wolves,” “1992’s “School Ties,” 1997’s “The Ice Storm,” 2003’s “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” 2013’s “Prisoners” and 2017’s “Super Dark Times.”

Paul McGuire Grimes

For his series Paul’s Trip to the Movies, Grimes reviewed recent releases “Causeway,” “Wakanda Forever,” “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,” “The Menu,” “Spirited,” “Falling for Christmas,” “The Fabelmans” and “Glass Onion.”

He also talked movies on Twin Cities Live on Nov. 4, 11, 18 an 22.

Matt Hambidge

At News From The Couch, Hambidge reviewed “Wakanda Forever,” “Falling for Christmas,” “The Menu,” “Strange World” and “Glass Onion.”  His podcast Cinema Stubs also had an episode focused on “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.”

Danny Haslach

Haslach’s podcast FilmBird had episodes focused on new releases “Tar” and “The Banshees of Inisherin.”

Eric Houston

For his Bad Movie Bros series, Houston reviewed 1990’s “I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle.”

Frank Lee

At the Brainerd Dispatch, Lee reviewed Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

Matthew Liedke

On his site, Liedke reviewed recent releases “Till,” “The Fabelmans,” “The Banshees of Inisherin” and “Wakanda Forever.

Ruth Maramis

At FlixChatter, Maramis published mini-reviews of “Roaline” and “A Chance Encounter.” She also wrote “Wakanda Forever,” “The Banshees of Inisherin,” “She Said,” “Don’t Make Me Go” and “Good Night Oppy.”

Mark McPherson

On his site, McPherson reviewed new movies “The Banshees of Inisherin,” “Wakanda Forever,” “Aftersun,” “The Menu,” “Strange World” and “The Fabelmans.”

He also reviewed “Bones and All” on Youtube. Additionally, he published reviews on “Armageddon Time” and “Wakanda Forever” on Twin Cities Geek and “The Menu” on Film Inquiry.

Nicholas Palodichuk

For the St. Paul Filmcast, Palodichuk interviewed filmmaker Madeline Karita Fleming.

Tyler Strandberg

For Cinefied, Strandberg reviewed “She Said,” “The Fabelmans” and “The Menu.”


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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