The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 55

Recent weeks have brought horror films and a period piece to big screens across the country.

In the last two weeks, the Stephen King adaptation “Firestarter” and the A24 independent thriller “Men” were released, as was “Downton Abbey: A New Era.” Those films and many more were under review by the MNFCA.

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

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The Alliance Lately: Issue no. 54

The summer blockbuster season kicked off recently with the release of Marvel’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”

Minnesota critics were busy reviewing that, along with several other films, while also doing some film festival coverage. Both the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival and the North by North Film Festival have been covered.

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

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The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 53

There’s been a whirlwind of new releases lately, with existing franchises and original films in the mix.

The last few weeks have had the release of “Secrets of Dumbledore” from the Wizarding World series and a film about a fictional Nicolas Cage. Those movies and much more have been reviewed by MNFCA members.

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

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The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 52

Multiple universes is something becoming more common in movies.

This was evident in some of the films the MNFCA reviewed recently, from the Marvel comics inspired “Morbius” to the original feature “Everything Everywhere All At Once.” Those two and many others were analyzed recently by Minnesota critics.

Here’s what they’ve been up to lately.

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Minnesota Film Critics Alliance Member Profile: Tyler Strandberg

Tyler Strandberg’s work can be found in many places.

In addition to publishing media rankings on his own site, he writes reviews for InSession Film and hosts a podcast dedicated to the critically acclaimed series “Avatar: The Last Airbender.”

Here’s more about Tyler in his own words.

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The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 51

Award season came to a close Sunday night with the Oscars ceremony.

In the time following the ceremony, MNFCA members shared thoughts on the Academy Awards in written pieces and podcasts. Their work in the last two weeks wasn’t limited to awards talk, though.

Reviews for new movies such as “X,” “The Outfit” and more were also published. Here’s what the Alliance has been up to lately.

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Minnesota Film Critics Alliance Member Profile: Danny Haslach

Danny Haslach is a St. Paul resident, film school graduate and cinephile. He’s also a host of the FilmBird podcast, where films and pop culture are talked about.

Here’s more about Haslach in his own words.

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The Alliance Lately: Issue No. 50

In addition to announcing the winners of the MNFCA awards, Minnesota critics were also busy the last two weeks reviewing plenty of new releases.

Pixar’s “Turning Red,” the new “Batman” and even some flicks shown at the South by Southwest Film Festival were under review recently. Check out what the Alliance has been up to lately.

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Minnesota Film Critics Alliance Member Profile: Matt Hambidge

Matt Hambidge’s approach to reviewing movies is two-fold.

In addition to writing reviews for his site News From the Couch, he’s also a co-host on the Cinema Stubs podcast. He’s been putting out reviews since 2017.

Here’s more about Hambidge in his own words.

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Minnesota Film Critics Alliance gives top award to ‘Power of the Dog’

For just over two weeks, members of the Minnesota Film Critics Alliance were busy voting to determine what the winners of the group’s second annual awards.

In the end, it was “Dune” earning the most wins, scoring awards in five categories. “The Power of the Dog” also had good a good showing, winning three awards including Best Picture.

See the full list of winners below.

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