Archive for the ‘Movie’ Category

‘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 […]

Flashpoint Movie Review on HBO

Posted on October 13th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

Flashpoint is a timely film from some thirty odd years ago. It is significantly uncanny in being able to canvas and reverberate near-identical issues that have propelled Donald J. Trump into the presidency. Most enjoyable of the entire B-film is its enmity toward the Federal State; as well as the sheer braggadocio of the members […]

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Posted on May 29th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot defines dramedy. Its subject matter is torrentially serious, dealing with the ugly reality of Post 9/11 Afghanistan and the routing of the Taliban who nurtured jihadists to unleash bloodshed on Western Society. Yet it is able to soften the harsh subject matter’s crust with some delicacy, some absurdity even in the face […]

Captain Fantastic

Posted on May 14th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

The starkest elements that need to be appreciated from witnessing Captain Fantastic is the prescriptions of what qualifies as erudition in contemporaneity. Erudition is a pig-headed obstinate adherence to educating horrifically failed social theories which have piled up millions of corpses. Erudition is to be purposefully antagonistic and socially dysfunctional orthogonal to the mass movement […]

La La Land

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

What does it mean to make it? It means, colloquially, to shoot for the stars and to land on a blazing one. How often, truly, this is a magical, almost miraculous occurrence, wherein one achieves one’s dreams? Most commonly, there must be a bit of a compromise, some haggling, between one’s imagination and one’s reality. […]

Primer

Posted on February 25th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

Primer is an elegantly thoughtful science-fiction meditation, which resuscitates the normal convention of this form of fiction of the malfeasance of man with his handling of a profound technology he did not even know he had the potential of conceiving. Granted, not all science fiction holds this posture, but it is routine for it to […]

St. Vincent

Posted on February 24th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

How does one become a curmudgeonly misanthrope? How does one convert their gift of a life into something that resembles a stain on humanity? Who, while not necessarily destructive to those surrounding him, indulges in self-destructive behaviors which act more or less like drowning and struggling against a whirlpool? We are forever barred from taking […]

Doomsdays

Posted on February 24th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

If one knew that the world was ending, how would one respond? With a great cry of self-pity, of the last days on Earth spent in a whirlwind of self-regret? Would one panic at the calamity, and be so fixated on trying to find any means of survival that the thoughts stirred would rise no […]