This Must Be the Place

by Joseph A. Hazani April 28, 2013

There seems to be a recurrent theme of boredom attached to prosperity in cinema. One might even suggest that it is a form of contempt for the nature in which such individuals fall into such “wretched” situations. It does, after all, put in place the absurdity of the efforts to acquire material wealth, which is what seems to drive the aims of most people. In this example, we have the....

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He Was a Quiet Man

by Joseph A. Hazani April 20, 2013

In films like this which depict the anxiety of a meaningless, self-described “weak” person, there is often the emotion of revulsion than there is of empathy. The characters seem to just wither away by the ordeal of living a life, and their inability to calculate what makes them most happy. Even if it can be ratiocinated, the characters can be so anemic, that their inclination for resentment....

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Girl walks into a bar

by Joseph A. Hazani April 19, 2013

What starts out as an interesting experiment in film stagnates midway, and approaches a meaningless conclusion. Girl Walks Into a Bar attempts to find relevance in the alcohol-drenched rooms of Los Angeles by portraying a chain of deceit. Yet its delivery arrives short.   The film starts by introducing us to a nervous dentist meeting the titular girl. The girl, supposedly, is a....

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My Written Works

On the Struggling Artist: An Essay

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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....