The Ultimate Critical Theory Gift Guide


Hannah Arendt

hannah arendt film

This biopic is focuses on Arendt’s coverage of the Adolf Eichmann trials  and her ensuing “Eichmann in Jerusalem.”

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The Examined Life

examined lifeThis documentary features a diverse array of philosophers including Michael Hardt, Judith Butler, Cornel West and Avital Ronell. The documentary is the work of Astra Taylor, who also created “Zizek!”

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Is The Man Who is Tall Happy?

the man who is tall happy chomskyThe director of “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Minds” interviews, and animates, a series of interview with Noam Chomsky.

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Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

perverts guide to ideologyThe Slovenian theorist analyzes his favorite films in this follow-up to “The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema.”

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The Ister

the ister

“The film The Ister travels upstream along the Danube toward its source, as several interviewees discuss Heidegger, Hölderlin, and philosophy. The film is also concerned with a number of other themes, including: time, poetry, technology, home, war, politics, myth, National Socialism, the Holocaust, the ancient Greek polis, Sophocles, Antigone, Agnes Bernauer, Edmund Husserl, the 1991 battle of Vukovar, and the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.”

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Gilles Deleuze from A to Z

gilles deleuze from a to z
“Although Gilles Deleuze never wanted a film to be made about him, he agreed to Claire Parnet’s proposal to film a series of conversations in which each letter of the alphabet would evoke a word: From A (as in Animal) to Z (as in Zigzag). ”

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Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

free angela

Via Amazon.


Zizek documentary

The Astra Taylor documentary explores the life and hilarious idiosyncrasies of Slavoj Zizek.

Via Amazon.


derrida filmVia Amazon.

  • mitbong

    good clean livin

  • Noah Sans Ark

    one more for the road… only 29€

  • Czar Donic

    This is too good for birds.

  • Bobby Brown

    Hey, let’s compile a list of consumerist trinkets and dumbed-down philosophy items, like comic books, with links to the great evil corporation known as amazon, that have to do with anticapitalism, but hey, wait, LET’S BE SELF-CONSCIOUS ABOUT IT!!

    Die in a cold, hard ditch, faggot.

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  • Linda Q

    Well, this is a list to enjoy!

  • Darius

    This is funny shit. You guys amuse me even though I am not a huge fan of neomarxism.

  • Claire Pickard

    Here I am trying to do research on the relationship of “the gift” to Marx’s theory of credit, and ALL I CAN FIND IS THIS F***ING GIFT GUIDE. Who knew that would prevent me from doing research on actual critical theory?

    • Critical Theory

      Mission accomplished.

  • This is genius!