10 Great Movies That Deal With Philosophical Pessimism

pes•si•mism (ˈpɛs əˌmɪz əm) 

n. 1.the tendency to see only what is disadvantageous or gloomy or to anticipate the worst outcome. 2.the doctrine that the existing world is the worst of all possible worlds or that all things naturally tend toward evil. 3.the belief that the evil and pain in the worldoutweigh any goodness or happiness. “If man merely sat back and thought about his impending termination, and his terrifying insignificance and aloneness in the cosmos, he would surely go mad, or succumb to a numbing sense of futility. Why, he might ask himself, should he bother to write a great symphony, […]

15 Great Movies That Are Based on Directors’ Own Lives

semi-autobiographical movies

“All art is autobiographical.” – Federico Fellini “The films I made are as autobiographical as fiction can be.” – Jean Eustache “Well, I mean, isn’t everything autobiographical? I mean, we all see the world through our own tiny keyhole, right?” – Jesse Wallace (Ethan Hawke) talking about his art in Richard Linklater’s “Before Sunset” (2004) […]