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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'.

Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

7.7/10
Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Starring: Edward Norton, Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan, Andrea Riseborough, Emma S...

Michael Keaton stars in this award-winning black comedy written, directed and produced by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Struggling actor Riggan Thomson... Read more

Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) ( Blu-ray ) (2014)

7.7/10
Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Starring: Edward Norton, Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan, Andrea Riseborough, Emma S...

Michael Keaton stars in this award-winning black comedy written, directed and produced by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Struggling actor Riggan Thomson... Read more

Birth (2004)

6.1/10
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Cameron Bright, Danny Huston, Arliss Howard, Peter...

A ten year widow, Anna (Nicole Kidman) is about to remarry when a mysterious boy (Cameron Bright) convincingly claims he's her late husband reincarnat... Read more

Bitter Harvest (2001)

6.1/10
Director: Goran Paskaljevic
Starring: Colm Meaney, Cillian Murphy, Kerry Condon, Adrian Dunbar

Irish farmer Harry (Colm Meaney) has the rather odd idea that a man is measured by his enemies and decides to take on George, the most powerful man in... Read more

Black Moon (1975)

6.3/10
Director: Louis Malle
Starring: Therese Giehse, Cathryn Harrison, Joe Dallesandro, Alexandra Stewart

A bizarre apocalyptic Alice in Wonderland from Louis Malle. When Lily has a road accident, she finds she has landed up in some kind of civil war and... Read more

Blinded (2004)

5.2/10
Director: Eleanor Yule
Starring: Peter Mullan, Jodhi May, Anders W Berthelsen, Phyllida Law, Samantha Bond

Danish backpacker, Mike Hammershoi is running from a dark secret. Hoping to find work, he arrives at Black's estate, a shuttered, decaying mansion, c... Read more

Blindness (2008)

6.6/10
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Alice Braga, Yusuke Iseya, Yoshino Kimura, Don McK...

A big city falls prey to a mysterious plague of blindness in Fernando Meirelles' ('City of God'; 'The Constant Gardener') adaptation of Jose Saramago'... Read more

Bliss (1985)

7/10
Director: Ray Lawrence
Starring: Lynette Curran, Barry Otto, Helen Jones

Noticed by its absence for a number of years, this outrageous and daring Australian film stars Barry Otto as Harry Joy, a wistful Sydney advertising m... Read more

Bloom (2003)

5.5/10
Director: Sean Walsh
Starring: Stephen Rea, Angeline Ball, Hugh O'Conor, Patrick Bergin

One of the most acclaimed, controversial and daunting works in 20th-century literature - James Joyce's "Ulysses" - is brought fresh, bright and bold t... Read more

Blow-up (1966)

7.6/10
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, David Hemmings

Michelangelo Antonioni's close-up of Swinging Sixties London. David Hemmings plays a master photographer who explores the city twenty-four hours a day... Read more