Somewhere

by Joseph A. Hazani November 30, 2014

  This is a serious but predictable examination of the life of a Hollywood movie star and the humanity that is robbed from him. This is as accurate as we can expect coming from someone as intimate to this lifestyle as Ms. Coppola is. And it is not a wonder then that we hear about drug addictions, drug overdoses, and suicidal attempts that come out of those humans who are simply....

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Antichrist

by Joseph A. Hazani November 29, 2014

  I enjoy Lars von Trier chiefly because he knows how to be experimental with film. He is audacious yet it is with the intent to tell a story, to be metaphorical versus sheer visceral. So yes, his images bend toward novelty, but it is in the larger, grander composition of conveying a meaningful symbol that he places his motion pictures within that makes him a gem of a....

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Beginners

by Joseph A. Hazani November 25, 2014

  I have a hard time making this film out. It feels confused which I think is the intention of the filmmaker. But it also feels discombobulated, trying too hard to be sophisticated. It is supposed to be a story, but nothing actually happens. We’re just given pieces of one person’s memory, and that memory happens to include a gay father who revealed his homosexuality after the....

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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....