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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'.

A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

6.8/10
Director: Robert Altman
Starring: Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Woody Harrelson, John C Reilly, Kevin Kline, Garrison...

The late Robert Altman's swansong is this whimsical tribute to radio shows of days gone by. Scripted by Garrison Keillor (who plays himself in the fi... Read more

A Streetcar Named Desire (1984)

7/10
Director: John Erman
Starring: Ann-Margret , Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo

A remake of the much-loved Tennessee Williams classic about family strife in 1940s New Orleans. Strong, vibrant acting by Ann-Margret and Treat Willia... Read more

A Streetcar Named Desire (1995)

6.8/10
Director: Glenn Jordan
Starring: Jessica Lange, Alec Baldwin, Diane Lane

Jessica Lange and Alec Baldwin repeat the roles that they took on Broadway in the first uncut film of the Tennesse Williams classic play. Read more

A Time for Drunken Horses (2001)

7.7/10
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
Starring: Ayoub Ahmadi, Rojin Younessi

Lyrical, emotional and bleak drama about several siblings of a poverty stricken Kurdish family desperately trying to find funding for the treatment of... Read more

A Woman Under the Influence (1975)

8.2/10
Director: John Cassavetes
Starring: Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Katherine Cassavetes

Unquestionably one of the greatest films of the 1970s, John Cassavetes' masterpiece centres on a dysfunctional Los Angeles family, and the perverse, h... Read more

A Zed and Two Noughts (1985)

Director: Peter Greenaway
Starring: Andrea Ferreol, Brian Deacon, Eric Deacon

From the famed director of 'The Draughtsman's Contract' and 'The Belly of an Architect', this film is an erotic, beautiful, disturbing, absurdist and... Read more

Abigail's Party (1977)

7.4/10
Director: Mike Leigh
Starring: Alison Steadman, Tim Stern, Janine Duvitski

Mike Leigh delivers in grand fashion with this acerbic social commentary. Beverly (Alison Steadman) is a gin-sodden shrew with middle-class aspiration... Read more

Actress (2014)

6.1/10
Director: Robert Greene
Starring: Brandy Burre

When Brandy decides to reclaim her life as an actor, the domestic world she's carefully created crumbles around her. Actress is both a present tense p... Read more

Adaptation (2002)

7.7/10
Director: Spike Jonze
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton, Brian Cox

From the "Being John Malkovich" duo of director Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman comes this stunningly original comedy that seamlessly blends fi... Read more

Adaptation ( Blu-ray ) (2002)

7.7/10
Director: Spike Jonze
Starring: Brian Cox, Chris Cooper, Meryl Streep, Nicolas Cage, Tilda Swinton

From the "Being John Malkovich" duo of director Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman comes this stunningly original comedy that seamlessly blends fi... Read more