Archive for the ‘Movie’ Category

‘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 […]

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. […]