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MNFCA at the MSPIFF 2023

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Film Society recently concluded its annual festival, which ran from April 13-27.

The Society has held the MSP International Film Festival for 42 years. This year’s edition had nearly 200 films from all around the world.

Watching several of the films were members of the Minnesota Film Critics Alliance. Members from the metro area watched festival-shown movies including “Dreamin’ Wild,” “Showing Up” and much more.

To find which films were honored during the festival with awards, click here. The MSP Film Society has also set up a site where audiences can view films with a digital screening. Plus, there will be special encore screenings for select pictures, find the schedule here.

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MNFCA Predicts the Oscars

The Minnesota Film Critics Alliance announced their awards late last month, and now it’s the Academy’s turn.

Ahead of the Oscars broadcast tonight, several members of the MNFCA have predicted what movies will be victorious tonight. Many also shared which nominee they want to win.

Find out who is predicting what below.

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‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ wins 5 MNFCA awards including Best Picture

The multi-universe dramatic comedy “Everything Everywhere All At Once” was the big winner in the 2023 Minnesota Film Critics Alliance Awards.

The film earned five awards from the MNFCA, including the prize of Best Picture. The only other film winning more than one award this year was “The Batman,” taking Best Music and Best Cinematography.

The rest of the wins were spread out among several of 2022’s top films. For example, “The Banshees of Inisherin” earned Best Screenplay and “Women Talking” won Best Ensemble.

Below is the full list of winners.

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MNFCA’s 2022 in Review

With another year of reviewing movies finished, Minnesota film critics have evaluated what they saw and many have ranked the best 2022 had to offer.

From lists with 10 films ranked to those with 50, the MNFCA gives insight on what pictures should be honored and remembered the most. A few even shared there thoughts on what movies were the toughest to sit through with worst of the year lists.

Find out exactly what movies earned the No. 1 rankings via the lists linked below.

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Nominees for the 2nd MNFCA Awards

The Minnesota Film Critics Alliance completed the nomination process over the last week for its second annual award honors.

Eligible films for this year’s awards included those released from March-December 2021. Movies released from January-February 2021 were made eligible in last year’s awards process because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Many films were submitted across all genres for the 16 award categories. In the end, “Dune” and “The Power of the Dog” tied for the most nominations, with each picture earning 11 selections.

Other movies receiving multiple nominations include “West Side Story” with eight, “Licorice Pizza” with five and “Nightmare Alley” with four.

The award winners will be announced March 6.

See the full list of nominees below.

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MNFCA’s look back at 2021

The year 2021 is in the rear-view, but before letting it go, members of the Minnesota Film Critics Alliance had quite a bit to say.

From top 10s to top 20s, MNFCA members ranked their favorite films released in 2021, including plenty of honorable mentions along the way. A few even noted some of the worst 2021 had to offer in cinema.

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The Inaugural MNFCA Awards

The following are the results of the first ever Minnesota Film Critics Alliance Awards.

The Alliance is a 17-member group and for this year’s awards, 14 participated in nominating and voting on the best of 2020. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, films released into March were eligible, allowing some titles watched in 2021 to be included.

Below are the nominees, runners-up and winners.

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The MNFCA’s Top 10s of 2020

It was certainly an odd year for movies in 2020, with many release dates getting pushed back across calendars. However, plenty of quality films were still released and they were included on the best of lists by Minnesota Film Critics.

Here’s how the Alliance felt about some of the best (and worst) films released in 2020.

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