Bringing his own unique brand of philosophy to the cinema, Slavoj Žižek has been the force behind “The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema” and “The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology,” which deconstruct the movies you love in ways you never expected. And even in a brief visit to the offices of The Criterion Collection, he provides quick dissections on a handful of efforts.
Calling himself a “corrupted theorist,” Žižek rifles through a bunch of movies including Ang Lee‘s “The Ice Storm” (which he has a personal connection to), Ernst Lubitsch‘s “Trouble In Paradise” (apparently a great critique of capitalism), Lars von Trier‘s “Antichrist” (because he has a duty to the filmmaker) and more. It’s damn entertaining, and Žižek closes things out by explaining why he likes Criterion and the special features (because sometimes they are better than the actual movie). Check it all out below.