The Hope for a Black Renaissance

by Joseph A. Hazani July 28, 2016

  The most startling thing about the emergence of 12 Years a Slave is its undeniable dominant casting performance. In particular, the flawless drama created by its black actors. In an almost humiliating manner, these actors flawlessly displayed the blemishes of Hollywood and Tinsel Town’s incapability to cast black talent. Sweepingly, this drama proved the talent is there, in....

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Fantastic Planet

by Joseph A. Hazani July 28, 2016

Fantastic Planet explores the idea of human beings being pests in a surreal world. Almost miniaturized to being classified as Earth-bound termites, humans are labeled as “Oms” by the giant blue anthropomorphic creatures, who treat them as pets and play things. The entire film is actually less surreal than anticipated, as it follows a linear narrative. What passes as surreal is mainly the....

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Hannah and her Sister

by Joseph A. Hazani July 27, 2016

  Consider this the apex of Woody Allen’s philosophical meditation on being. And due to Hannah and her Sister’s mid-80’s completion, this might have been the turning point for the filmmaker, as this crescendo has clearly not been matched in any of his later works. It is the stark confrontation of the absurd by an uneasy and timid individual, who becomes queasy rather invigorated....

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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....