Beginners

by Joseph A. Hazani November 25, 2014

  I have a hard time making this film out. It feels confused which I think is the intention of the filmmaker. But it also feels discombobulated, trying too hard to be sophisticated. It is supposed to be a story, but nothing actually happens. We’re just given pieces of one person’s memory, and that memory happens to include a gay father who revealed his homosexuality after the....

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The Virgin Suicides

by Joseph A. Hazani November 20, 2014

  I found this film by Sophia Coppola to be much more enjoyable than my first experience with her, with the acclaimed Lost in Translation. In The Virgin Suicides, we have the examination of the shackling of female sexuality, and at the very least the expressivity of what this means to blossoming young women. It must be mentioned that this is a categorical example of the benefit of....

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Venus

by Joseph A. Hazani November 15, 2014

  This is a splendid meditation on aging, if not mortality. What makes it sweet versus morbid is in the ability to find comedy in this natural fact of life: we age. And when we age, we look back in hindsight at the years in which we never considered death a reality, or at least something impending. It no doubt changes an individual’s perception of how they live, which is....

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My Written Works

On the Struggling Artist: An Essay

A philosophical....

On the Christian Business Ethic: An Essay

Analysis of the role that Christian morality has played in the development of commerce and....

On the Necessity of Color in the Fine Arts: An essay

A philosophical exploration of color and its use in Renaissance, abstract and modern fine....

Towards an Understanding of Jesus Christ: An Essay

Nietzsche had incredible disdain for Christianity being "Judaized Rome", of the slave morality of Judaism creeping up and....