September 1, 2016

The Angriest: August 2016 in review

Thanks to the Melbourne International Film Festival, I got to see a whole pile of new and recent feature films in August, and my review of Olivier Assayas' Personal Shopper was the most-read post for the month. This surprised me; not because Personal Shopper is not worth reading about (it is outstanding) but because generally speaking reviews of foreign and arthouse films have never been that popular on this blog. Not as popular as reviews of comic books or old TV episodes at any rate.

Speaking of old TV, August saw me conclude my reviews for Crusade and Penance, as well as the first series of Colditz - I will get to the second season sooner or later. Beyond Personal Shopper, the most popular posts last month included reviews of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Beware the Slenderman, and the excellent zombie thriller Train to Busan.

Altogether last month The Angriest featured reviews of seven 2016 films, 17 older films, 22 TV episodes, and 44 comic books, as well as one opinion piece about Doctor Who. The full list of August posts is included below the cut.

2016 films reviewed:
  • Beware the Slenderman (2016) (review)
  • The Handmaiden (2016) (review)
  • The Jungle Book (2016) (review)
  • Kaili Blues (2016) (review)
  • Personal Shopper (2016) (review)
  • Train to Busan (2016) (review)
  • Where Are You Going (2016) (review)
Older films reviewed:
  • Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) (review)
  • Dragonheart (1996) (review)
  • The Green Inferno (2013) (review)
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) (review)
  • Jurassic Park (1993) (review)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) (review)
  • Jurassic Park III (2001) (review)
  • Office (2015) (review)
  • Our Huff and Puff Journey (2015) (review)
  • Outbreak (1995) (review)
  • Phase IV (1974) (review)
  • Seven Psychopaths (2012) (review)
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) (review)
  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) (review)
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) (review)
  • Three for the Show (1955) (review)
  • Tokyo Story (1953) (review)
TV episodes reviewed:
  • Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers, "To Live and Die by Starlight" (review)
  • Colditz, "Murder?" (review)
  • Colditz, "The Way Out" (review)
  • Colditz, "Gone Away, Part I" (review)
  • Colditz, "Gone Away, Part II: With the Wild Geese" (review)
  • Crusade, "Visitors from Down the Street" (review)
  • Crusade, "Each Night I Dream of Home" (review)
  • The Last Panthers, Episode 1 (review)
  • Penance, "Brother and Sister Bear" (review)
  • Penance, "Ten Months, Ten Days" (review)
  • Penance, "Atonement" (review)
  • Roadies, "Longest Days" (review)
  • Roadies, "Carpet Season" (review)
  • Roadies, "The All-Night Bus Ride" (review)
  • Roadies, "Corporate Gig" (review)
  • The Shannara Chronicles, "Chosen" (review)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Conundrum" (review)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Power Play" (review)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Ethics" (review)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation, "The Outcast" (review)
  • Star Trek: Voyager, "Ex Post Facto" (review)
  • Star Trek: Voyager, "Emanations" (review)
Comic books reviewed:
  • 3 August (Part 1) (Animosity, Bounty, Doctor Strange, The Fuse.)
  • 3 August (Part 2) (The Sheriff of Babylon, Daredevil, Giant Days, Superman.)
  • 3 August (Part 3) (4001 AD: War Mother, Aquaman, Batman, Green Arrow.)
  • 10 August (Part 1) (All-Star Batman, Action Comics, Detective Comics, New Super-Man.)
  • 10 August (Part 2) (A&A: Archer & Armstrong, The Black Monday Murders, Daredevil, Darth Vader, Ringside.)
  • 17 August (Part 1) (Batman, Jackboot and Ironheel, Star Trek, Superman.)
  • 17 August (Part 2) (Briggs Land, Aquaman, Doctor Who, Green Arrow.)
  • 17 August (Part 3) (Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, Black Road, Black Widow, Descender, Invader Zim, Poe Dameron, The Wicked + the Divine.)
  • 24 August (Part 1) (Blue Beetle Rebirth, Action Comics, Detective Comics, Batgirl.)
  • 24 August (Part 2) (Lake of Fire, Generation Zero, ROM, Usagi Yojimbo.)
Opinion pieces:
  • Five Doctor Who Serials to Remake (link)

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