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Frozen Ground

Posted on July 27th, 2016 by Joseph A. Hazani

  What’s the deal with human life? Why does it matter? Why does it matter to the point that government officials dedicate their time to find the missing remains of frozen and raped bodies planted deceptively into the Alaskan dirt by a monster? It seems self-evident that human life is important, but it only begins […]

Gone Girl

Posted on January 12th, 2016 by Joseph A. Hazani

  Marriage requires a commitment. At least in theory. It requires a dedication, even sacrifice, to another for the sake of the betterment of each individual in the union. No marriage can possibly be impeccable, whereby it is flawless from trials and tribulations. It those those hurdles, those challenges, within each one that can either […]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Posted on December 26th, 2015 by Joseph A. Hazani

  It was obligatory to see the latest Star Wars and in fact it may be said it is disappointingly so. That the culture coerces one to participate in what amounts to nothing but a fantastical reminiscence of the prime movement of the original, which was the exhilarating spark of intriguing the imagination of a […]

The Walking Dead

Posted on October 18th, 2015 by Joseph A. Hazani

  Survival horror as a film genre is redundant. For all horror films manifest themselves by pressing a bloody weapon or fang onto the pressure point of the anxiety of surviving life. It is humorous in a way to step back and think that man, as a beast of prey, has no higher animal to […]


Posted on July 28th, 2015 by Joseph A. Hazani

  With Lincoln, we are subjected to a medley and almost near uncoordinated barrage of the emotional, wishful charms that are supposed to enchant the American mind, to restore and reinvigorate its memory of the President who ended the slave practice in the United States. The inchoate mixture simply does not know what to be. […]

To the Wonder

Posted on June 20th, 2015 by Joseph A. Hazani

  I admit, To the Wonder goes above my head. Terrence Malik appears to be fleshing out a technique he has adopted since The Thin Red Line, where he is transforming film into cinematic literature. Which is not to de-elevate cinema with this synergy – only that the style is very literary, which makes it […]


Posted on January 31st, 2015 by Joseph A. Hazani

  Wetlands attempts to be a provocative coming of age film of a young German girl and her flaunting sexuality. It’s best to understand the cultural context where the Germans are probably the most sexually comfortable people on the planet, who allow prostitution freely. So it’s not to say that the filmmakers are trying to […]

Get Low

Posted on January 22nd, 2015 by Joseph A. Hazani

  To live a life without regrets is a dignified yet arduous excursion. Rarely does one face the future and make consistently good decisions which leave a jet trail in hindsight of what can only be measured as success and triumph. This is the base nature for the anxiety of moving forward and the ease […]


Posted on November 30th, 2014 by Joseph A. Hazani

  This is a serious but predictable examination of the life of a Hollywood movie star and the humanity that is robbed from him. This is as accurate as we can expect coming from someone as intimate to this lifestyle as Ms. Coppola is. And it is not a wonder then that we hear about […]

Drinking Buddies

Posted on October 19th, 2014 by Joseph A. Hazani

  Drinking Buddies frankly surprised me. And it’s my fault for not understanding who the filmmaker was to begin with. If I had known I would have been more acquainted with the guerrilla cinematography which provides a more sophisticated gonzo portrait of the intimate spacing between people’s friendships and relationships. I also would not have […]