Archive for the ‘Movie’ Category

‘Broke’ (2016) Film Review

Posted on February 9th, 2024 by Joseph A. Hazani

What does it mean to be a has-been? Does it necessarily imply one is no longer needed in humanity, especially once the body’s wear and tear become that noticeable in making one obsolete in one’s trade? Where is the humanity in giving someone the dignity of being human after they are no longer useful towards […]

Marie Antoinette Movie Review

Posted on November 23rd, 2023 by Joseph A. Hazani

Luxury or decadence? Is there a difference? When the choices for more become overbearing, how is an aristocratic woman supposed to respond?   When it is possible to be self-contained in an isolated world, beyond the wood shoed touches on cobblestone which have constant needs for feeding, there is danger lurking.   So then it […]

‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ Film Review

Posted on October 8th, 2023 by Joseph A. Hazani

In what is an otherwise wonderful historical period piece, the hot contest for right action or rightful conduct among men ignites with a sea voyage of moral turmoil in Mutiny on the Bounty. It is in the requirement of obeying commands, to maintain order, to persist with lawful conduct which has graced the Oceans with […]

Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Dreams’ Movie Review

Posted on August 24th, 2023 by Joseph A. Hazani

In a stunning meditation on the idea of Natural Piety to human desires, Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams reveals to us the idea of cinema, as that which is sufficiently informed by a higher-moving power than mere playhouses. The mythical reality sternly imposed upon the Japanese soul through this anthropological masterpiece catapults us towards a higher view […]

‘Dark Crystal’ (1982) Film Review

Posted on April 25th, 2023 by Joseph A. Hazani

Mr. Jim Henson portrays a terrifically fantastical storyline which echoes in a way which is accessible to pre-adolescence yet reverberates with the story of the Exodus – the idea of the physical liberation of people from unjust affliction. The necrosis of a world bent towards a social order of dominion, of absolute power over others, […]

‘Lost in Translation’ (2003) Film Review

Posted on April 25th, 2023 by Joseph A. Hazani

In a world which is more than foreign, Bob Harris played by Bill Murray engulfs himself in the idiosyncratic culture of the Japanese which has been percolating the Earth for centuries. It is in the resignation of being lost on an island for a time and a season which opens the idea of being found. […]

‘The Fugitive’ Movie Review

Posted on April 25th, 2023 by Joseph A. Hazani

It is better to suffer injustice than to commit it. This is the Moral expression of Socrates’ death so ingeniously portrayed with the film The Fugitive. That there is indeed a higher law than what men construct is wonderfully facilitated with the realization of the Liar in cinema.   That a false plan for the […]

Alien (1979) Film Review

Posted on April 25th, 2023 by Joseph A. Hazani

In a marvel in art direction, staging, and theatrical effects, Alien demonstrates true originality in invoking the quintessential idea of survival horror. The notion of man’s desires to struggle for more life involves himself necessarily with the ever-present danger of experiencing the loss of his body. Terminally. For ever.   As cosmic beings, human cell […]

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Film Review

Posted on April 25th, 2023 by Joseph A. Hazani

In a fun romp of a film, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom ignites adventurous curiosity in the celebration of the mythical that man is permitted to play with, to inform his motivations towards ends which are necessarily spiritual – beyond animal life. It is in the significance of his aims which gives us […]

Honk for Jesus Movie Review

Posted on December 15th, 2022 by Joseph A. Hazani

What is the truth? How can a man even know that about himself? Is peace of mind given to another brother enough to warrant salvation in the mind of the Lord?   These truths are not so self-evident. In the traversing vortex of merchandising dreams which manically fill the life goals of hundreds of millions, […]