Girl walks into a bar

by Joseph A. Hazani April 19, 2013

What starts out as an interesting experiment in film stagnates midway, and approaches a meaningless conclusion. Girl Walks Into a Bar attempts to find relevance in the alcohol-drenched rooms of Los Angeles by portraying a chain of deceit. Yet its delivery arrives short.   The film starts by introducing us to a nervous dentist meeting the titular girl. The girl, supposedly, is a....

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The Company Men

by Joseph A. Hazani April 14, 2013

This is a terrific portrayal of working-class life. This seems befuddling on the surface, considering that the individuals impacted by the corporate shuffling and downsizing lead very affluent lifestyles, filled with Porsches and a plethora of kitchen appliances purchased from Bed Bath & Beyond and Crate & Barrel. But simply because the material prosperity exists, does not separate the....

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Something’s Gotta Give

by Joseph A. Hazani April 11, 2013

While noticeably better than As Good As It Gets, Something’s Gotta Give still holds a commercial pretense, a sense of manufactured aesthetic, that occupies the film from beginning to end. This includes a story which is not terribly captivating, but most interesting, is the presentation of the modern female’s impression of romance.   Yes, this is a chick flick. Its center is placed....

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My Written Works

On the Struggling Artist: An Essay

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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....