American Hustle

by Joseph A. Hazani January 10, 2013

  The film begins when the protagonist, Irving, makes a bold statement: he will not be like his father when he grows up. Clearly coming from an immigrant family, Irving sees that it is the con men who rule his neighborhood. Of course, making such a monumental life decision at the age of 10 doesn’t always seem wise, as the world tends to be magnitudes smaller – extending no more....

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The Trip

by Joseph A. Hazani January 5, 2013

In what is now common-faire, satirical narratives involving the daily lives of successful actors attempt to take the mundane luxury and find absurd. It is quite an easy thing to do, as the inhabitants of their universe mock the self-righteous decorum which they do not belong in, yet merely savor.   The pairing of these two actors begins farcically enough, yet descends into nuisance,....

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American Psycho

by Joseph A. Hazani January 5, 2013

  American Psycho wonderfully satirizes the world of Masters of the Universe – investment bankers who feel omnipotent by being able to get “rez”s at Darcia on moment’s notice. It is a good thing that this film was adapted and written by two women. They take their keen eye toward status and social conformity and expose the ridiculous herd mentality, even of the upper crust....

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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....