‘Magnolia’ Film Review on Amazon Prime

by Joseph A. Hazani January 3, 2018

Magnolia is one of P.T. Anderson’s earlier works and it is easily his darkest. Mr. Anderson innovatively wires together the inanities and hideousness of commercial entertainment, i.e. “Show Business”, with a seriously negative outlook on the reality which its humans inhabit. The film looks at the dark side of human agency in nearing the advocacy of rejecting the affirmation of....

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‘Disaster Artist’ Review

by Joseph A. Hazani December 28, 2017

The Disaster Artist is a fun romp yet a continuation of a tired exercise in Hollywood narcissism which creates a general banality. There is no blemish per se with the film – its production quality is terrific, from the intimate direction which works to give a raw aesthetic, to the acting talent which are cast strongly to represent the making of a film which should have never been created, to....

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‘2017 Open Show’ @ 825 Gallery

by Joseph A. Hazani December 20, 2017

The 2017 Open Show held by the Los Angeles Artist Association brought an eclectic mix of contemporary artists out, most of whom were generous samplings of the pursuit of creative experimentation. It was not simply the innovative media used to impregnate the viewers with new textures, but also the symbolic expressions themselves which were overall harmonious and enriching. Contrast this to 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....