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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'.

Blue / Glitterbug (1993)

Director: Derek Jarman
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Nigel Terry, John Quentin

A Derek Jarman double feature. "Blue" (1993, 75 mins) - A courageous personal testimony about his experiences with AIDS, Derek Jarman's final feature... Read more

Blue In The Face (1995)

6.7/10
Director: Paul Auster, Wayne Wang
Starring: Harvey Keitel, Lou Reed, Michael J Fox, Jim Jarmusch

This companion piece to 'Smoke' chronicles the further exploits at the Brooklyn cigar shop that serves as a neighborhood meeting place where such weig... Read more

Blue Remembered Hills (1979)

Director: Brian Gibson
Starring: Colin Welland, Michael Elphick, Robin Ellis, John Bird, Helen Mirren, Janine Duv...

Dennis Potter takes a fresh and funny look at childhood, as seven children spend a day out in the Forest of Dean in 1943. The freshness comes from th... Read more

Bottle Rocket (1996)

7.1/10
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Robert Musgrave, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Lumi Cavazos, Andrew Wilson

Fresh out of a mental institution, slacker Anthony joins a misfit mastermind for a bookstore robbery. While on the lam he dates a Paraguayan motel mai... Read more

Brand Upon the Brain! (2006)

7.4/10
Director: Guy Maddin
Starring: Crispin Glover, Isabella Rossellini, (narrated by)

Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin again channels some of the most bizarre cinematic ideas ever realized with this imaginary account of his childhood. Told... Read more

Breaking the Waves (1996)

7.9/10
Director: Lars von Trier
Starring: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgard, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier

The extraordinary story of a young, simple-minded, God-fearing Scottish woman who willingly takes on lovers in the belief that it will cure her paraly... Read more

Brick (2005)

7.4/10
Director: Rian Johnson
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nora Zehetner, Lukas Haas, Noah Fleiss, Matt O'Leary, Emil...

A fresh take on the hard-boiled noir, this festival hit stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as an outsider teen-turned-stoic gumshoe after his ex-girl (Emilie... Read more

Broken Flowers (2005)

7.2/10
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Starring: Bill Murray, Jeffrey Wright, Sharon Stone, Frances Conroy, Jessica Lange, Tilda...

Bill Murray is at his deadpan best in this typically understated comedy/drama from unique auteur, Jim Jarmusch. Emotionally stilted Don Johnston (Mur... Read more

Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)

7.2/10
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Starring: Judi Bowker, Graham Faulkner, Leigh Lawson, Alec Guinness

Franco Zeffirelli relates the tale of St. Francis of Assisi, an Italian soldier who returns from the Crusades and dismisses his family's material weal... Read more

Bubble (2006)

7.3/10
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Dustin Ashley, Debbie Doebereiner

A twisted romantic triangle between three workers at a plastic doll factory leads to a shocking crime that explodes the sleepy calm of a small Ohio to... Read more