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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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Minnesota Film Critics Alliance Profile: Jay Gabler

Jay Gabler has been covering arts and entertainment in a variety of ways.

He was a theater critic for City pages and arts editor at the Twin Cities Daily Planet. He’s also worked as a digital producer for Minnesota Public Radio and writes about pop culture at the site The Tangential.

Today, his main work is focused on arts and entertainment reporting at the Duluth News Tribune. Here’s more about Gabler in his own words.

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The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 60

Jordan Peele’s work has returned to theaters with “Nope” now in cinemas.

Members of the MNFCA had plenty to say about the new thriller, as well as several other recent releases both in theaters and on streaming services. Check out what the Alliance has been up to lately.

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The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 59

More reviews on the latest Marvel film have poured in from critics across Minnesota, with a variety of opinions on the new picture.

“Thor: Love and Thunder” wasn’t the only movie under review recently, though. Smaller pictures such as “Marcel the Shel with Shoes On” and “Where the Crawdads Sing” were also covered in recent weeks.

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

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The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 58

“Thor: Love and Thunder” hits theaters tomorrow and some members of the MNFCA have already published their thoughts.

In addition to early reviews on Marvel’s latest entry, Minnesota critics have also reviewed the horror picture “The Black Phone,” the biopic “Elvis,” and much more. Here’s what the Alliance has been up to lately.

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The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 57

The third “Jurassic World” film has been out in theaters for a few weeks and Minnesota critics are continuing to give their thoughts on the movie.

In addition to “Jurassic World: Dominion,” MNFCA members have also been busy reviewing Pixar’s “Lightyear” and the new biopic “Elvis.

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

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The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 56

Blockbuster season is in full swing with classic franchises coming back to theaters.

Recently, Minnesota film critics continued to review the new “Top Gun” film “Maverick” and a few have published pieces about the upcoming “Jurassic World” feature “Dominion. Those are just a couple of the films analyzed by the MNFCA.

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

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