Posts Tagged ‘Michael Caine’

Hannah and her Sister

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

  Consider this the apex of Woody Allen’s philosophical meditation on being. And due to Hannah and her Sister’s mid-80’s completion, this might have been the turning point for the filmmaker, as this crescendo has clearly not been matched in any of his later works. It is the stark confrontation of the absurd by an […]

Last Love

Posted on August 10th, 2014 by Joseph A. Hazani

  The opening of Last Love portrays two deaths. One of a wife, and another of a man who does not know how to live without her. The sorrow that fills his heart to replace the joy that she provided pulls the audience directly into his grasp. We are uncertain that we are marionettes being […]


Posted on December 11th, 2012 by Joseph A. Hazani

Mona Lisa challenges the audience to see the under-world of London as having a personality. That personality is front-and-center with George, an ex-con (or whatever a convict equivalent is on that island – I am too uncultured to know), who takes us through a voyage of the black market of sex.   Is it any […]