Last Night

by Joseph A. Hazani September 26, 2013

What does the Last Night portend to? Surely, a thing of the past. Something that is presenting an impression of superiority to the present? Perhaps.   Yet what is going so wrong with the main character’s wedding vows? Why are the wedding bands cracking? Where is the straining pressure coming from? Boredom? Or worse: doubt.   Uncertainty is a guarantee of life. Indeed it....

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It’s a Disaster

by Joseph A. Hazani September 21, 2013

This is a challenging film to pick apart. There are definitely admirable feats. But there are also sore spots that stick out, the most mind-burning being the horrific efforts at emulating Monty Python non-sequiturs. It stands to reason that Americans should lay off that kind of humor. I gather the first 60% of the film – yes, I can be that precise – is loaded with the efforts at filling each....

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Less Than Zero

by Joseph A. Hazani September 18, 2013

It must be emphasized that this film is a loose adaptation of the novel of the same name. To even consider it loose is even a ripping stretch. The only parallels between the two stories are the character names and the context: the anxiety of young rich nihilists.   The novel is much more graphic and portrays much more complicated characters than what amounts to in the film. What is....

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