Lincoln

by Joseph A. Hazani July 28, 2015

  With Lincoln, we are subjected to a medley and almost near uncoordinated barrage of the emotional, wishful charms that are supposed to enchant the American mind, to restore and reinvigorate its memory of the President who ended the slave practice in the United States. The inchoate mixture simply does not know what to be.   Surprisingly, the man himself is really just a....

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Red Flag

by Joseph A. Hazani July 5, 2015

  This is an amusing short little film that graciously does not even tilt toward existential meandering. We have before us a road-trip, but there is little concern as to the destination, or even journey itself – but simply the reactivity of the filmmaker touring his film at every tiny hole-in-the-wall with a projector, a screen, and theatre seating.   The filmmaker, from....

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To the Wonder

by Joseph A. Hazani June 20, 2015

  I admit, To the Wonder goes above my head. Terrence Malik appears to be fleshing out a technique he has adopted since The Thin Red Line, where he is transforming film into cinematic literature. Which is not to de-elevate cinema with this synergy – only that the style is very literary, which makes it more cryptic when digesting.   What do we know about what is being told....

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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....