Posts Tagged ‘Willem Dafoe’


Posted on November 29th, 2014 by Joseph A. Hazani

  I enjoy Lars von Trier chiefly because he knows how to be experimental with film. He is audacious yet it is with the intent to tell a story, to be metaphorical versus sheer visceral. So yes, his images bend toward novelty, but it is in the larger, grander composition of conveying a meaningful symbol […]


Posted on June 29th, 2013 by Joseph A. Hazani

One must be certain to assess the message in itself, and not provide one’s judgment based on a grander context of the artist’s anti-Americanism. Yes, Platoon is anti-American, versus the more anti-war horror portrayed more magnificently in Apocalypse Now. But arriving at this point cannot use the shortcut of Oliver Stone’s extracurricular.   What exactly […]