THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY (November 1)
If Neal deGrasse Tyson is the rock star of today's science world (or at least the popular culture's entry point), then surely the awesomely bearded, Slovenian-born Slavoj Žižek is his equivalent in the land of Philosophy.
And one need not agree with the man's take on our current state of being to be entertained and amused herein.
Sophie Fiennes' follow-up to The Pervert's Guide To Cinema, employs the exact same approach as that film, having Žižek use cinema as a way of processing and dissecting certain ideologies. This largely means having the man occupy recreated sets from such films as John Carpenter's They Live and Titanic. From Žižek's take on the Coca-Cola brand to how Beethoven's 'Ode To Joy' has played an important across the 20th century, the film is thoroughly and equally engaging, whimsical and startlingly. No doubt a favorite of 2013 for me.