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Introduction – the Matthew Liedke Film Column Archive

Hello, Matthew Liedke here! I’m a film critic who has written about movies and the film industry since 2008.

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2017 Summer Movie Awards

While every year produces an awards season, there are summer movies that happen to go overlooked during that time period. So, I’ve taken it upon myself over the last few years to give credit to what the summer had to offer.

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Fargo Film Festival 2016 Highlights

March 18

After a drive from Bemidji, Minn., through the rain and snow yesterday, I finally arrived in Fargo for the city’s 16th annual Film Festival.

Thursday marked the first time since 2012, during my last semester at Minnesota State University in Moorhead right across the Red River from Fargo, that I had gone to the festival and it was great to be back.

The historic Fargo Theatre, now in its 90th year of operation, has always been a favorite spot of mine to catch films from all sorts of genres, and yesterday was no exception.

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Before Dawn Of Justice: Ranking The Superman Films

What’s being billed as the “greatest gladiator match in the history of the world” is just around the corner. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens this week, but before it does, I figured I would put together a short series ranking the Superman and Batman movies.

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Ten Great Alien Visitation Films

Aliens have visited Earth for a number of different reasons in movies. Sometimes for war, other times for exploration and in a few moments they are just creatures that have come down to the blue planet.

In this list, I’ll share some great flicks where aliens visit Earth, regardless of their intent and whatever the genre.

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Ranking the Fast and Furious movies (Written pre-part 8)

Back in 2001, not many people were expecting the simple street racing crime flick “The Fast and the Furious” to turn into an eight-part, multi-million dollar franchise. Yet, all these years later the series is still turning out films, with the latest, “The Fate of the Furious” set for release tomorrow.

With that in mind, now seems like a good time to look back on the series and share my view on where they all rank. So, here’s my Furious franchise listing, from worst to best.

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