Raging Bull

by Joseph A. Hazani February 9, 2014

Raging Bull is considered consistently one of the best films ever made, and it is very easy to see why. Mr. Scorsese flawlessly is able to capture the sea of emotions that arise through interpersonal conflict in a way which is simply stunning and uncanny. The most powerful points in the film are ironically at their most simplest, filmed on a small set that is supposed to pass as a mid-century....

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Natural Selection

by Joseph A. Hazani January 21, 2014

  The theme of Natural Selection is trust. What does it mean to trust someone? It means to have a belief in an uncertainty, or a faith. What makes trusting people an act of faith then? What aspect of a relationship has uncertainties? Clearly, the relationship itself and what it means for each individual’s side of the coin. Trust is to have faith that both people have a common....

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The Wolf of Wall Street

by Joseph A. Hazani January 13, 2014

  Martin Scorsese is a master at taking the raunchy and making it artful, like crafting a sculpture out of a bin of rotten garbage. The assembly pieces of rotten banana peels and plastic soda can rings in this instance is by coincidence a group of Wall Street stock brokers.   I say by coincidence, because it is not as if the intention of this film was to criticize that....

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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....