Archive for the ‘Movie’ Category

Knight of Cups Movie Review

Posted on December 20th, 2019 by Joseph A. Hazani

Mr. Malick has done it again. What I mean is that he has shifted his director’s eye toward another element of the human condition. Where before he might have been contemplating man’s role in the cosmos, here, he is much more down to Earth, pensively tasking to reveal the character of human freedom. Yet, Mr. […]

‘The Death of Stalin’ Movie Review

Posted on April 3rd, 2018 by Joseph A. Hazani

Can communism ever exist peacefully on the planet Earth? The Death of Stalin does not try to examine such a question, though we can’t help but see plainly the absurdity of the socialistic attempt to bring Paradise to the present world. All that happens as a consequence of overthrowing the bourgeoisie and chimerical capitalist order […]

‘Anomalisa’ Movie Review

Posted on March 21st, 2018 by Joseph A. Hazani

In Charlie Kaufmann’s Anomalisa, the last whimpers of Nietzsche’s Last Man are seen visible. His is the nadir of the Christian faith and the imperiousness of Christendom which gave the world the momentum to lift it to heights not before imaginable. This was done with the elevation of the ceiling of the pagan Nature to […]

‘Phantom Thread’ Movie Review

Posted on March 15th, 2018 by Joseph A. Hazani

Amidst the glorious cinematic kinetics which makes P.T. Anderson the most enjoyable of contemporary directors, Phantom Thread is a softer step taken when matched with the filmmaker’s historical march. Speaking to the aesthetic first, it is not so self-involved with painting majestic cinematic sequences of human vivacity. I find this to be disappointing, as the […]

‘The Shape of Water’ Movie Review

Posted on January 16th, 2018 by Joseph A. Hazani

The Shape of Water ought to go down as a quintessential example of the contemporary Western society’s soakage in the dredges of Christian history, wherein the concept of mankind is rejected and vilified in a film-noir setting. Yet it must be said that we have another splendid example of the marquee art direction, cosmetics, and […]

‘Magnolia’ Film Review on Amazon Prime

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 by Joseph A. Hazani

Magnolia is one of P.T. Anderson’s earlier works and it is easily his darkest. Mr. Anderson innovatively wires together the inanities and hideousness of commercial entertainment, i.e. “Show Business”, with a seriously negative outlook on the reality which its humans inhabit. The film looks at the dark side of human agency in nearing the advocacy […]

‘Disaster Artist’ Review

Posted on December 28th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

The Disaster Artist is a fun romp yet a continuation of a tired exercise in Hollywood narcissism which creates a general banality. There is no blemish per se with the film – its production quality is terrific, from the intimate direction which works to give a raw aesthetic, to the acting talent which are cast […]

‘House of Sand and Fog’ Film Review on HBO

Posted on November 1st, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

House of Sand and Fog would have been an interesting tragedy of failed potential and the struggle between two parties to be the tallest in a snake pit. But the film is riddled with at-best saccharine dramatic movements and unintelligent plot mechanics which renders the work abjectly atrocious despite the laudable acting performances.   In […]

‘Everyday People’ Movie Review on HBO

Posted on October 26th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

Everyday People defines the “every man” as notably urban, and notably impoverished. Impoverished in the sense that if he lost his job, he would be barren. While this film was produced at the beginning of the 21st century, it is statistically precise and echoes the famed Ehrenreich Nickel and Dimed progressivist memoir of, not so […]

Nocturnal Animals Movie Review on HBO

Posted on October 20th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

Tom Ford presents an aesthetically sharp yet artistically hollow story which is more character-study than a possible commentary on the epoch it is written for. Mr. Ford’s designer aesthetic is much more viscerally displayed in this work compared to A Single Man, as he has provided himself bountiful opportunities to craft the cinematic plane to […]