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'.

Bubble (2006)

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

Buffalo '66 (1998)

Director: Vincent Gallo
Starring: Vincent Gallo, Ben Gazzara, Christina Ricci, Rosanna Arquette, Jan-Michael Vince...

Billy (Vincent Gallo) is released after five years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Hell-bent on convincing his dysfunctional parents (Angelica... Read more

Bug (2006)

Director: William Friedkin
Starring: Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Harry Connick Jr, Lynn Collins

Ashley Judd is a lonely waitress holed up in a decrepit motel who lives in constant fear of her ex-husband (Harry Connick, Jr.). She begins to feel ho... Read more

Bunny and the Bull (2009)

Director: Paul King
Starring: Julian Barratt, Edward Hogg, Noel Fielding, Simon Farnaby

From the director of 'A Mighty Boosh', comes this road movie set entirely in an apartment. Reclusive Stephen Turnbull (Edward Hogg) hasn't been outsid... Read more

Burn! (1969)

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Starring: Renato Salvatori, Marlon Brando, Evaristo Marquez

An engrossing drama based on a true incident and starring Marlon Brando as a British agent sent to a 19th Century Caribbean island to investigate a re... Read more

By Brakhage: An Anthology (2003)

Director: Stan Brakhage

Artist and filmmaker Stan Brakhage has made nearly 400 films over the past 50 years, never mainstream and always fascinating. Brakhage turns his camer... Read more

Bye Bye Monkey (1978)

Director: Marco Ferreri
Starring: Gerard Depardieu, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Marcello Mastroianni, James Coco

Directed by Marco Ferreri and starring Gerard Depardieu, Marcello Mastroianni, and Geraldine Fitzgerald, this brilliant black comedy was nominated for... Read more

Calendar (1993)

Director: Atom Egoyan
Starring: Arsinee Khanjian, Atom Egoyan, Ashot Adamian

With this beautiful and evocative film set in Armenia and Canada, Atom Egoyan ('Exotica', 'The Sweet Herafter') filtered his abiding obsessions into t... Read more

Callas Forever (2002)

Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Starring: Fanny Ardant, Jeremy Irons, Joan Plowright

It took director Franco Zeffirelli a quarter of a century to figure out how best to pay homage on screen to his longtime friend and colleague, opera l... Read more

Camille 2000 (1969)

Director: Radley Metzger
Starring: Daniele Gaubert, Nino Castelnuovo, Eleonora Rossi

The Dumas classic tale gets trashed in this 'naughty' expose of heated passions, duplicitous lovers, cheating wives, horny men and sexually overcharge... Read more