Opus Digest for August 2020
Highlighting Opus' best content from the past month.
|Jason Morehead||Sep 1|
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the constant stream of articles, posts, and tweets. It’s hard to know what you’ve missed. To help with that, I compile a list of each month’s most notable posts and reviews (i.e., the Reader’s Digest version of Opus).
Dinosaur spectacle, crane kicks, Khaaaaaaaan, cinema’s greatest spy, dream hackers, the Caped Crusader, and more.
Subscribers can listen to a selection of songs from one of the greatest record labels of all time.
Aug 8: The Alto Collection
Alto and his snowboarding friends are coming to your favorite console soon.
Everything about this My Hero Academia-inspired short feels anime-esque without ever once looking cheesy or cartoonish.
The nostalgist duo’s latest single features one of their more intense vocal performances.
When I think of my ideal ambient music, I imagine the sort of tones and atmospherics that drift through this album.
Tenet may be “the most Christopher Nolan-y thing that Christopher Nolan has ever made.” But is that good or bad?
Aug 23: It’s Friday I’m in Low
The venerable slowcore band has been performing regular live sessions on Instagram during lockdown.
I’d call the Canadian power metal band’s epic, soaring music a “guilty pleasure,” but it’s just too bitchin.
Though parts of its story haven’t aged too well, Macross Plus’ animation, visuals, and music are still as stunning as ever.
Is the return of Wyld Stallyns most excellent? Or totally bogus?
Aug 29: Chadwick Boseman, 1976-2020
The Black Panther star died after a four-year battle with colon cancer.
Click here to see everything I published on Opus in the month of August 2020.
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