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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'.

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

Before The Rain (1994)

8.1/10
Director: Milcho Manchevski
Starring: Rade Serbedzija, Katrin Cartlidge, Gregoire Colin

A fascinating look at several intertwining lives in the newly independent, and strife-tornRepublic of Macedonia (formerly Yugoslavia), where rural pov... 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

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