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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'.

Anna Karenina (2012)

6.6/10
Director: Joe Wright
Starring: Emily Watson, Jude Law, Kelly Macdonald, Olivia Williams, Keira Knightley, Matth...

Directed by Joe Wright ("Pride & Prejudice", "Atonement") from a screenplay by Tom Stoppard ("Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead"), this bold adaptat... Read more

Anton Chekhov's The Duel (2010)

6.9/10
Director: Dover Kosashvili
Starring: Jeremy Swift, Fiona Glascott, Tobias Menzies, Niall Buggy, Andrew Scott, Michell...

The passion between aristocrat Laevsky (Andrew Scott) and Nadia (Fiona Glascott), his married lover, cools shortly after the two retreat to an idyllic... Read more

Apocalypto (2006)

7.8/10
Director: Mel Gibson
Starring: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead

Mel Gibson's Mayan epic was overshadowed by the director's personal antics, but this hugely-scaled mythological tale is a vivid and ferocious window o... Read more

Apocalypto ( Blu-ray ) (2006)

7.8/10
Director: Mel Gibson
Starring: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead

Mel Gibson's Mayan epic was overshadowed by the director's personal antics, but this hugely-scaled mythological tale is a vivid and ferocious window o... Read more

Ararat (2002)

6.6/10
Director: Atom Egoyan
Starring: David Alpay, Charles Aznavour, Eric Bogosian, Brent Carver, Marie-Josee Croze, B...

From director Atom Egoyan ("The Sweet Hereafter") comes a provocative examination of the consequences of truth and denial. While working on a film abo... Read more

Aria (1987)

5.8/10
Director: Bruce Beresford, Charles Sturridge, Derek Jarman, Franc Roddam, Jean-Luc Godard, Julien Temple, Ken Russell, Nicolas Roeg, Robert Altman, Bill Bryden
Starring: John Hurt, Theresa Russell, Buck Henry, Beverly D'Angelo, Anita Morris, Bridget...

Ten different directors select a different aria and have free rein to do anything that they want. The world of opera meets the medium of film with a w... Read more

Arizona Dream (1992)

7.4/10
Director: Emir Kusturica
Starring: Johnny Depp, Faye Dunaway, Jerry Lewis, Lili Taylor

Celebrated Yugoslavian Director, Emir Kusturica ('Underground') comes to America to paint this lavish picture about a young dreamer (Johnny Depp) who'... Read more

Art School Confidential (2006)

6.3/10
Director: Terry Zwigoff
Starring: Jim Broadbent, Anjelica Huston, Matt Keeslar, John Malkovich, Max Minghella, Sop...

Terry Zwigoff reunites with comics writer Daniel Clowes ('Ghost World') for this punishing satire of the Art School universe where Jerome (Max Minghel... Read more

As I Lay Dying (2013)

5.4/10
Director: James Franco
Starring: Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco, Danny McBride, Beth Grant, Jim Parrack, Logan Ma...

Taking the reins as writer/director/co-star, James Franco brings William Faulkner's acclaimed, multi-layered novel to life in this emotional drama. Wh... Read more

Ashik Kerib (1988)

7.5/10
Director: Sergei Paradjanov
Starring: Yuri Migoyan, Sofiko Chiaureli

Based on a story by Russian author Mikhail Lermontov, Ashik Kerib has the texture of an ancient, oft-told tale. Yuri Mgoyan stars as a wandering troub... Read more