Archive for the ‘Movie’ Category

‘Jesus of Nazareth’ Film Review

Posted on April 8th, 2021 by Joseph A. Hazani

In a six-hour long teleplay, Jesus of Nazareth attempts to portray the spiritual heights of a remarkably idiosyncratic people on the face of the Earth. The Jews have been percolating, if not amplifying, the radical idea of a supernatural Creator which personally involves Himself in the personal history of every human being since their story […]

‘Lawman’ Movie Review

Posted on March 21st, 2021 by Joseph A. Hazani

What is the Law? Frédéric Bastiat proclaimed it to be “organized justice”. And if justice, as reasoned, is the preservation of righteous action, then the Law is intended to organize society to maintain righteous conduct between individuals in society. The thought that no ruler is above the law is a recent phenomenon; that all are […]

’12 Monkeys’ Movie Review

Posted on March 10th, 2021 by Joseph A. Hazani

Mr. Terry Gilliam offers us a haunting yet plausible interpretation of scientific dystopia in his pre-pandemic 12 Monkeys. The society depicted throughout the time escapade cannot but be helped to be compared to his previous Brazil Kafka-esque demeanor. Namely, it is the critical indictment of common people’s blind faith in man-made authorities and the folly […]

Cromwell Movie Review

Posted on October 9th, 2020 by Joseph A. Hazani

Cromwell is a superb theatrical work which appropriately aims to reflect a transcendental moment in English history. The production quality, from wardrobe to set design, stupendously reminds the audience of a bygone era of overwhelming artistry in cinema. And rightly so, the efforts in staging the story of the England’s Civil War cannot help but […]

‘Juice’ Movie Review

Posted on June 5th, 2020 by Joseph A. Hazani

The world where opportunity and dreams are non-existent creates a pressure cooker from the natural vitality of the human being to promote themselves in society. Juice tragically realizes the reality of a society which lacks the promotion of the general welfare. That is, in early 1990’s New York, there is no vision for adolescent teenaged […]

‘The Road to Perdition’ Movie Review

Posted on May 5th, 2020 by Joseph A. Hazani

The Road to Perdition is the examination of the unfortunate circumstances of determining a fate which is short-sighted. It is to make aims at prosperity with short-cuts in mind. And, typical of organized crime, it is accepted that such a fate is a certainty. Perhaps this is why this film is so refreshing – the […]

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Movie Review

Posted on April 19th, 2020 by Joseph A. Hazani

Nostalgia permits one to reflect on present tribulations with a halcyon past. It may, in the instance of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, invoke a joy of an ostensibly simpler era of Walkman cassette tapes and the thrill of $10 large pepperoni pizzas. But from a more cinematic perspective, nostalgia harkens us to remember when commercial […]

‘The English Game’ Movie Review on Netflix

Posted on April 15th, 2020 by Joseph A. Hazani

In a superb remedy to class conscious strife which has been ever present in contemporary Western culture since the 2008 financial crisis, The English Game warrants the possibility of righteous nobility principally because of the righteous potency available within every individual, regardless of how well fed they are. The short mini-series (or teleplay as the […]

Knight of Cups Movie Review

Posted on December 20th, 2019 by Joseph A. Hazani

Mr. Malick has done it again. What I mean is that he has shifted his director’s eye toward another element of the human condition. Where before he might have been contemplating man’s role in the cosmos, here, he is much more down to Earth, pensively tasking to reveal the character of human freedom. Yet, Mr. […]

‘The Death of Stalin’ Movie Review

Posted on April 3rd, 2018 by Joseph A. Hazani

Can communism ever exist peacefully on the planet Earth? The Death of Stalin does not try to examine such a question, though we can’t help but see plainly the absurdity of the socialistic attempt to bring Paradise to the present world. All that happens as a consequence of overthrowing the bourgeoisie and chimerical capitalist order […]