Our Idiot Brother

by Joseph A. Hazani October 7, 2013

Our Idiot Brother makes an interesting stab at trying to portray an imbecile who means well. The film by necessity has to walk the difficult line of exhibiting an idiot who can also hold conversations with people. Is it plausible that he can have deep introspective conversations with other people, yet have short-circuited reasoning abilities? How does his mind work exactly?   But the....

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Dredd

by Joseph A. Hazani October 3, 2013

Dredd comes across as a film that wishes it were deeper, but then its $45 million budget would be unwarranted, as any semblance of activating the minds of teenage adolescents apparently steers them away from what they pay almost $15 dollars for these days: spectacle. Escapism. Not art, but a way to run away from the world versus being confronted by it in a different field of....

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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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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....