December 2017 Archives

Le Samouraï - Jean-Pierre Melville

Weekend Reads: Hitman Movies, Thor: Ragnarok, Twin Peaks, Cyberpunk, God’s Niceness & more

Also: Stranger Things’ best mom, Facebook’s effect on society, The Last Jedi, year-end lists, and American Christianity’s decline.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Rian Johnson

The Last Jedi Challenges the Star Wars Status Quo to Go Beyond Mere Nostalgia (Review)

By striking it down, Rian Johnson helped ensure that Star Wars could become more powerful than we can possibly imagine.
12 Decembers - 12 Decembers

12 Decembers’ Lush, Heartfelt Pop Wears Its Heart on Its Sleeve (Review)

This remarkably strong debut is filled with simple-yet-affecting tales of love at its best and worst, all wrapped in gorgeous pop arrangements.

25 Albums I Look Forward to Hearing in 2018

The Breeders, Fine China, Grimes, My Bloody Valentine, My Favorite, Wild Beasts and many more are waiting for us in 2018.
Caddyshack - Harold Ramis

January 2018’s Best Streaming Titles: Batman Begins, Caddyshack, Lethal Weapon, Capote, Doctor Who & more

Coming soon: A South Korean thriller, the first of Nolan’s “Dark Knight Trilogy,” an action classic, several twisty thrillers, and a madman with a box.
Incredibles 2

25 Movies I Hope to See in 2018

I always like to look ahead and put together a list of movies that interest me in the coming year.
A Christmas Prince - Alex Zamm

Should Netflix care how much you watched A Christmas Prince?

We need to get over any notion we might have that online services like Netflix are neutral platforms, or platforms that care about us.
Altered Carbon

Random Nerdery: Netflix’s Altered Carbon, Alita: Battle Angel & Mamoru Hosoda’s Latest

Netflix’s upcoming series gets dystopic, an acclaimed cyberpunk manga is coming to live action, and a modern anime master returns.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Rian Johnson

Review Round-Up: Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The overall consensus? Writer/director Rian Johnson has made a Star Wars movie for the ages.
Star Wars Logo

Weekend Reads: New Star Wars Trilogy, Tarantino’s Star Trek, Online Harassment & more

Also: Baby Driver’s success, London’s best restaurant(?), irrational math, 404 errors, and political disengagement and upheaval.
Twenty Years and Counting - Various Artists

I’m Celebrating 20 Years of Blogging with Opus’ First Compilation: Twenty Years and Counting

This compilation spotlights the diversity of musical talent that Opus has focused on over the years.
Soft Ice - Poemme

Poemme’s Soft Ice Uses Nostalgic Ambience to Convey Winter’s Beauty (Review)

Angela Klimek’s lovely debut conjures up a magical, enchanting view of winter thanks to vast ambient drones and textures.


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