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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.

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The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 66

It was a mix of horror movies and Oscar contenders being reviewed by members of the MNFCA recently.

Several critics concluded special Halloween series and reviewed recently released horror pictures. Many also reviewed films likely to earn recognition during award season, with several screened at the Twin Cities Film Festival.

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

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Better Know the Alliance: Halloween Horror Questionnaire Part 3

Halloween is here and that means it’s time to wrap up this Better Know the Alliance segment dedicated to horror movies.

In this final piece, critics Paul McGuire Grimes, Meg Hafdahl, Matt Hambidge, Frank Lee, Matthew Liedke, Ruth Maramis, Mark McPherson, Nicholas Palodichuk, Frank Stanko and Tyler Strandberg share their memories and thoughts on the genre.

For Part 1 in this segment, Click Here, and for part 2, Click Here.

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Better Know the Alliance: Halloween Horror Questionnaire Part 2

Halloween is tomorrow and in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, it’s shaping up to be a good one, with a great weather forecast.

However, plenty of members of the MNFCA will be inside watching horror movies. In this segment, some of those critics, including Hunter Friesen, Joseph Froemming, Jay Gabler and Kyle Goethe, share their views on how they entered the genre and personal favorites.

This is the second of three posts in this segment, with the final to be posted tomorrow. Click Here for the first part.

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Better Know the Alliance: Halloween Horror Questionnaire Part 1

As film critics, we very much appreciate all film genres and during this time of year, many of us enjoy pictures in the horror genre.

In this Better Know the Alliance segment, to be released in three parts leading up to Halloween, Minnesota film critics will share their horror film memories and opinions on the genre full of scary flicks.

In this edition, find out what critics Sean Blanford, Joe Botten, Brian Eggert and Kelly Florence think about the genre.
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The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 65

Halloween time is in full swing and award season is right around the corner.

Both periods are well reflected by work the MNFCA has been doing. A plethora of horror movies have been reviewed, as have award contenders such as “Tár.”

Check out what the Alliance has been up to lately in this jam packed issue.

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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.

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Alliance Lately: Issue No. 63

The Toronto International Film Festival is underway and the MNFCA is providing some great coverage.

Members who’re seeing movies at TIFF have released some reviews giving readers an early look at upcoming pictures. It wasn’t all film festival premiers, though, as plenty of other new releases were also reviewed, such as the new horror flick “Barbarian.”

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

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Alliance Lately: Issue No. 62

It was a mix of fantasy and suspense at the theaters recently, with the release of the thriller “Beast” and the mystical movie “Three Thousand Years of Longing.”

Both films were reviewed by members of the MNFCA as summer came to a close. Those films weren’t the only ones Minnesota critics had on their radar, though.

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

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The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 61

A mix of digital and theatrical releases were the focus of Minnesota film critics recently.

Many members reviewed the new entry in the “Predator” franchise, “Prey,” released on Hulu, as well as new movies in the cinema like “Bullet Train” and “Bodies Bodies Bodies.” Find out what the Alliance thought about those movies and others released lately.

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