Burn After Reading

by Joseph A. Hazani December 6, 2016

The Coen Brothers suffer, if at all, from an abundance of wit, leading to, as in the instance of Burn After Reading, a fast-thrown dialogue onto the screen ridiculing the modern-day Rome on the Potomac. It’s put so poetically in the dark comedy by the protagonist Osbourne Cox: once the Cold War ended, the role of State became meaningless. It once had a purpose for being so intrusive and....

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While We’re Young

by Joseph A. Hazani November 28, 2016

In another witty yet seemingly more polished slice of the affluent side of New York life, where the life problems involve finishing nearly decade old documentaries and deciding on whether to join a family friend at their second home in Connecticut, Noah Baumbach delivers a further anthological piece to his meditation on, not mortality, but aging. First there was Greenberg, which Mr. Ben Stiller....

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The Little Death

by Joseph A. Hazani November 13, 2016

The Little Death gives us a mildly fresh reprieve on the existential anxiety the Last Man faces. Here, miles above the surface of struggle on Earth, he has time to play with the variegations of sexual preferences; yes, normal sexual intercourse is no longer enough but itself must be enriched, to serve the purpose of indulging in the self. But perhaps this is too critical an indictment on what....

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My Written Works

On the Struggling Artist: An Essay

A philosophical....

On the Christian Business Ethic: An Essay

Analysis of the role that Christian morality has played in the development of commerce and....

On the Necessity of Color in the Fine Arts: An essay

A philosophical exploration of color and its use in Renaissance, abstract and modern fine....

Towards an Understanding of Jesus Christ: An Essay

Nietzsche had incredible disdain for Christianity being "Judaized Rome", of the slave morality of Judaism creeping up and....