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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'.

Bagdad Cafe (1987)

7.5/10
Director: Percy Adlon
Starring: Marianne Sagebrecht, CCH Pounder, Jack Palance

This enchanting and affectionate fable unveils, in a series of wonderful vignettes, the developing friendship between several oddball characters. Mari... Read more

Barfly (1987)

7.3/10
Director: Barbet Schroeder
Starring: Alice Krige, Faye Dunaway, Mickey Rourke, Frank Stallone, J C Quinn

Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway are superb in this film, based on Charles Bukowski's writings, which offers insight into the world of the alcoholic, wh... Read more

Barfly ( Blu-ray ) (1987)

7.3/10
Director: Barbet Schroeder
Starring: Alice Krige, Faye Dunaway, Mickey Rourke, Frank Stallone, J C Quinn

Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway are superb in this film, based on Charles Bukowski's writings, which offers insight into the world of the alcoholic, wh... Read more

Basquiat (1996)

6.9/10
Director: Julian Schnabel
Starring: Jeffrey Wright, David Bowie, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Claire Forlani, Willem...

Jeffrey Wright is mesmerising in this true story as Jean-Michel Basquiat, a poor Haitian-American graffiti artist who rapidly ascends New York's raref... Read more

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

7.3/10
Director: Benh Zeitlin
Starring: Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry

Mixing fairy tale magic with gritty realism, this mesmerizing drama stars newcomer Quvenzhane Wallis (in an Oscar-nominated performance) as Hushpuppy,... Read more

Beasts of the Southern Wild ( Blu-ray ) (2012)

7.3/10
Director: Benh Zeitlin
Starring: Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry

Mixing fairy tale magic with gritty realism, this mesmerizing drama stars newcomer Quvenzhane Wallis (in an Oscar-nominated performance) as Hushpuppy,... Read more

Beckett On Film: Volume 3 (2000)

3.6/10
Director: David Mamet, Patricia Rozema, Katie Mitchell, Damien Hirst, Charles Garrad
Starring: Richard Johnson, Harold Pinter, Rebecca Pidgeon, John Gielgud, Jim Norton, Timot...

Derived from the Gate Theatre Dublin's performances, this acclaimed 'Beckett on Film' project brings together a collection of films from the distingui... Read more

Beeswax (2009)

6/10
Director: Andrew Bujalski
Starring: Katy O'Connor, Alex Karpovsky, Tilly Hatcher, Christy Moore, Janet Pierson, Magg...

From indie director Andrew Bujalski ('Funny Ha Ha', 'Mutual Appreciation'), 'Beeswax' revolves around the personal and professional entanglements of t... Read more

Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

6.2/10
Director: Peter Strickland
Starring: Toby Jones, Cosimo Fusco, Antonio Mancino, Fatma Mohamed

1976: A timid sound engineer (Toby Jones) arrives in Italy to work on a mysterious horror film ("The Equestrian Vortex"), mixing bloodcurdling screams... Read more

Bilitis (1977)

5.4/10
Director: David Hamilton
Starring: Patti D'arbanville, Mona Kristensen, Gilles Kohler

The sexual awakening of a young woman is the focus of this gorgeously filmed, super-sensual tale from acclaimed photographer David Hamilton ("Laura").... Read more