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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'.

Atanarjuat - The Fast Runner (2001)

7.5/10
Director: Zacharias Kunuk
Starring: Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu

The first feature film made by the indigenous Inuit people of Northern Canada, this starkly beautiful drama takes place in a remote Inuit community sa... Read more

Atlantic City (1980)

7.4/10
Director: Louis Malle
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Kate Reid, Susan Sarandon, Michel Piccoli, Robert Joy

Burt Lancaster delivers a stunning performance as the seemingly washed-up gangster, with Susan Sarandon as his lost-soul companion. A moving portrait... Read more

Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema of the 1920s and 30s (2005)

5.7/10

Culled from the collection of noted movie archivist Raymond Rohauer, this two-disc set features more than 20 artistically diverse experimental short f... Read more

Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession (1980)

7.1/10
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Starring: Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell, Harvey Keitel

Amid the decaying elegance of cold-war Vienna, psychoanalyst Dr. Alex Linden (Art Garfunkel) becomes mired in an erotically charged affair with the el... Read more

Badlands (1973)

7.9/10
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Alan Vint

Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek star in this tale of two outcasts on a murder-spree in a film that is one of the most stunning directorial debuts in the... Read more

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