Posts Tagged ‘Christian Bale’

The Big Short

Posted on January 17th, 2016 by Joseph A. Hazani

  With a tremendously and exceptionally piece of writing for the screen, The Big Short eloquently and tersely as well as excitingly lays out the nutshell of the financial Armageddon that was occurring in the fall of 2008 by giving us insights into the small players, of those that could barely fill out a baseball […]

Out of the Furnace

Posted on August 14th, 2014 by Joseph A. Hazani

  Out of the Furnace does an elegant and masterful job of examining the reality of the lumpenproletariat. The men who grind out the essentials for life, but because the labor is so primitive it can be handled by so many, and thus the lack of quality in the essence of the work raises the […]

American Hustle

Posted on January 10th, 2013 by Joseph A. Hazani

  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 […]

American Psycho

Posted on January 5th, 2013 by Joseph A. Hazani

  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 […]