Archive for the ‘Movie’ Category

‘Planet of the Apes’ Movie Review

Posted on September 11th, 2022 by Joseph A. Hazani

  What becomes of man when he develops the scientific reasoning that creates the capability of destroying his natural moral progress? Planet of the Apes provides a grand moral idea of the erstwhile beast that humans can form into. Yet what the film majestically leaves subtle is in the irreversibility of human degeneracy brought about […]

‘Full Metal Jacket’ Movie Review

Posted on September 7th, 2022 by Joseph A. Hazani

“War is hell,” a helicopter gunner answers matter-of-factly to a combat reporter as he finishes mowing down innocent Vietnamese farmers. It is an ugly truth that the conditions of survival, when coordinated at such massive industrial scales, creates a moment in American History which has been canonized by Filmmakers of great renown. In Mr. Stanley […]

‘Hero’ Movie Review

Posted on February 23rd, 2022 by Joseph A. Hazani

What is an ideal worth striving for? To the Chinese nation, it is peace. Peace which promotes the arts of calligraphy and the game of chess. It is this objective of civil administration of society, wherein all people’s focus is on achieving the same common objective: more availability for fulfilling their artful desires in life. […]

‘A Most Wanted Man’ (2014) Film Review

Posted on January 2nd, 2022 by Joseph A. Hazani

How can man gain redemption after a mistake, that was not even his to begin with? This quintessence of misfortune variegates human souls between triumphs and defeats, of those who have tasted the thrill of victory and those who live mired in loss. And yet, does humanity provide the means for such lost patrons of […]

Dead Poets Society Movie Review

Posted on October 15th, 2021 by Joseph A. Hazani

Carpe Diem. What does it mean to seize the day? Are we all destined for greatness? At the very least, the promise of exceeding one’s potential through sheer will is to be celebrated. It pushes an individual beyond his or her limits of possibility, breaking through the carapace that one is housed in socially, towards […]

‘Moneyball’ Movie Review

Posted on August 25th, 2021 by Joseph A. Hazani

Malcolm Gladwell proposed in David vs. Goliath the need for an inferior opponent to defy convention in order to survive. The Oakland Athletics baseball organization is a quintessential demonstration of this demand imposed by the natural circumstances of needing to compete with teams with necessarily larger fan bases and therefore larger purses to build wins. […]

‘Nomadland’ Movie Review

Posted on May 25th, 2021 by Joseph A. Hazani

Nomadland is a film which gleans insight into a segment of American society that is, quite frankly, disheveled. Yet it is not the individuals who can be considered for blame in their dilapidated termination of life, away from a permanent residency out of necessity. For the film very elegantly introduces to us the concept of […]

‘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 […]