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Art House Cinema

Art House films are critically-acclaimed movies that don't necessarily cause a stampede at the box-office. These so-called 'minor' works are generally seen only at Film Festivals or a few selective theatres, but they stay in the mind, for better or worse. Below is a list of films in Alice's Collection that for one unexplained reason or another, generally didn't quite get the exposure they may have deserved when originally released. Enjoy finding many of cinema's 'gems' in this section. Right: Peter Greenaway's 'The Baby Of Macon'.

Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)

7.1/10
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Starring: Roberto Benigni, Cate Blanchett, Steve Coogan, Alfred Molina, Bill Murray, Iggy...

As hard to resist as its title vices, Jim Jarmusch's deceptively simple film consists of 11, to be fair, hit and miss vignettes, filmed over the cours... Read more

Colour Me Kubrick (2005)

Director: Brian W Cook
Starring: John Malkovich, Jim Davidson, Richard E Grant, Peter Bowles, Marisa Berenson, Ly...

In the mid-'90s, Englishman Alan Conway conned many people into believing that he was reclusive American director Stanley Kubrick, despite the fact th... Read more

Come Back to the 5 and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)

Director: Robert Altman
Starring: Sandy Dennis, Cher , Karen Black, Kathy Bates

Once again Robert Altman has assembled a superior cast for this story of a 20 year reunion of a James Dean fan club. Cher, Sandy Dennis, Karen Black a... Read more

Cosmopolis (2012)

5/10
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Mathieu Amalric, Samantha Morton, Paul Giamatti, Jay Baruchel,...

Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) is a 28-year-old finance billionaire who sets out to cross New York City in his luxurious white stretch limo to get to... Read more

Cowards Bend the Knee (2004)

7.1/10
Director: Guy Maddin
Starring: Amy Stewart, Melissa Dionisio, Darcy Fehr

Loosely based on his own life, director Guy Maddin ('The Saddest Music in the World') presents this mind-bending silent film set in 1930s Winnipeg. To... Read more

Cul-de-sac (1966)

7.2/10
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Francoise Dorleac, Donald Pleasence, Lionel Stander, Jacqueline Bisset, Jack Mac...

A distinctly macabre comedy/thriller in which two gangsters (Lionel Stander and Jack MacGowran) are on the run, and seek refuge at an island castle of... Read more

Daft Punk's Electroma (2006)

7/10
Director: Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo
Starring: Peter Hurteau, Michael Reich

Written and directed by French musical duo, Daft Punk, this is the story of two robots driving through the California desert on a quest to become huma... Read more

Damage (1992)

6.9/10
Director: Louis Malle
Starring: Ian Bannen, Jeremy Irons, Juliette Binoche, Leslie Caron, Miranda Richardson, Ru...

Director Louis Malle ("Atlantic City") peels back the layers of one family's tragedy to reveal a middle-aged man and his son's fiancee entangled in an... Read more

Dancer in the Dark (2000)

8/10
Director: Lars von Trier
Starring: Bjork, Catherine Deneuve, Joel Grey, David Morse

Winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival, Lars Von Trier's brilliant film inspires adulation and scorn. This neo-musical is set in an earl... Read more

Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000)

5.8/10
Director: Michael Radford
Starring: Daryl Hannah, Jennifer Tilly, Charlotte Ayanna, Elias Koteas, Sandra Oh, Robert...

This racy drama from "Il Postino" director Michael Radford, noted for its largely improvised scenes and script, stars Daryl Hannah, Jennifer Tilly, Sa... Read more