The 10 Best Movies Influenced by The Hollywood Golden Age

Hollywood’s “Golden Age” (spanning from the late 1920s-1960s) solidified many standards of cinematic narrative, aesthetic, cinematographic construction and performance and studio systemization. The effects of the standardization of film-making during this time still reverberate to this day, influencing the films, writings and art of today’s most celebrated filmmakers, critics and screenwriters. The hold that the […]

The 10 Best Movies Influenced by The Philosophy of Gyorgy Lukacs


Gyorgy Lukacs, the Hungarian philosopher; author, historian and critic has had an undeniable influence upon the landscape of narrative criticism. He is well known for his work in the field of narratological analysis and criticism. Writing from a Western Marxist perspective, Lukacs was instrumental in the analysis and development of realism as a formal concept […]

The 10 Best Hitchcockian Movies Not By Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock, the celebrated English film director and producer is well-known today for his well crafted and finely tuned psychological thrillers and black comedies. His filmmaking has had an enormous impact on not only the artistry that pervades modern thrillers to this day, but also upon the cultural consciousness of what thrillers and black comedy […]

The 10 Best Movies Influenced by The Philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein

“We are asleep. Our Life is a dream. But we wake up sometimes, just enough to know that we are dreaming.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein Ludwig Wittgenstein was an Austrian-British philosopher of logic, mathematics, and language. He has been described as one of the foremost innovators of the philosophy of logic of the 21st Century. In […]

The 10 Best Movies Influenced by The Philosophy of Jacques Derrida

Holy Motors

Jacques Derrida was a French philosopher, particularly well known for his analysis of the semiotics of western culture through the lens of deconstructionism. Derrida is well-known as one of the most formative figures in post-structuralist and postmodern thought, as well as one of the most innovative thinkers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Through his […]

The 10 Best Movies Influenced by The Philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer, a German philosopher, metaphysician, psychologist and aesthetician was a formidable influence upon the consciousness of 19th century Europe. His ideas have had a profound impact on the way we continue to relate ourselves to the world, and how our experiences shape our understanding of the nature of our symbolic representation of our innate […]