A sampling of Opus’ finest content over the years, hand-picked for your entertainment, education, and edification.
Mar 24, 2007
Neon Bible by Arcade Fire (Review)
Though less bombastic and fiery than Funeral, Arcade Fire’s sophomore album is no less powerful.
Mar 17, 2007
I Could Crap Better Sleeve Art
Folks are frustrated that great movies, or at least movies that they love, consistently receive crappy treatment, and so they take matters into their own hands.
Feb 18, 2007
The Cycle of Days and Seasons
Long drives through midwestern nowheres have become forever linked to Hood’s 1999 masterpiece.
Dec 17, 2006
Songs for Christmas by Sufjan Stevens (Review)
I’ve heard most of the songs on here before, countless times. But I had never heard them like this, in such a sublime context.
Oct 2, 2005
Serenity by Joss Whedon (Review)
But when all is said and done, there’s a sweet sense of vindication throughout the movie.
Feb 14, 2004
Join The Dots: B-Sides & Rarities, 1978-2001 by The Cure (Review)
A microcosm of The Cure’s entire career, highlighting nearly every rise and fall, every stylistic direction, every bold experiment, and every failure the band has ever had.
May 25, 2003
Whisper of the Heart by Yoshifumi Kondō (Review)
I was excited to watch Whisper of the Heart, but I found it far more rewarding and relevant than I thought possible.
May 23, 2003
Children of Nature by Friðrik Þór Friðriksson (Review)
A lyrical film about death, nostalgia, and the importance of honoring the wishes of those whose years are near their end.
Oct 23, 2002
Battle Royale by Kinji Fukasaku (Review)
I was shocked by the film’s premise, violence, and implications. Most shocking of all, I found myself deeply moved by the characters and their tragic situation.