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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'.

Secret Honor (1984)

7.5/10
Director: Robert Altman
Starring: Philip Baker Hall

Philip Baker Hall's one-man performance of a fictional meditation/monologue by Richard Nixon. 'One of the most scathing, lacerating, and brilliant mov... Read more

Someone To Love (1987)

6.1/10
Director: Henry Jaglom
Starring: Henry Jaglom, Andrea Marcovicci, Orson Welles

An interesting experiment by director Henry Jaglom whereby he throws a Valentine's Day party and questions various guests on the subject of love . . .... Read more

Speaking Parts (1989)

6.8/10
Director: Atom Egoyan
Starring: Michael McManus, Arsinee Khanjian, Gabrielle Rose

Atom Egoyan's acclaimed film about three people tangled in a psychosexual web of videotape. Two woman obsessed with the same man - only one of them wi... Read more

Streamers (1983)

6.7/10
Director: Robert Altman
Starring: Matthew Modine, Michael Wright, David Alan Grier

Based on the controversial play by David Rabe, the film focuses on the lives of three young recruits waiting to receive orders to go to Vietnam. They... Read more

Tempest (1982)

6.5/10
Director: Paul Mazursky
Starring: John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Susan Sarandon

Mazursky's soaring imagination combined with a fine cast make for a real treat. John Cassavettes, Gena Rowlands, Susan Sarandon and Raul Julia are fea... Read more

The Terence Davies Trilogy (1976)

7.6/10
Director: Terence Davies
Starring: Phillip Maudsely, Terry O'Sullivan, Sheila Raynor

Before 'Distant Voices, Still Lives' and 'The Long Day Closes' confirmed his status among the cinematic masters of our day, Terence Davies' potent 'Tr... Read more

Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)

7.5/10
Director: Francois Girard
Starring: Colm Feore, Derek Keurvorst, Katya Ladan, Sean Ryan

An innovative portrayal of the eccentric, controversial Canadian pianist. Each elegant, fascinating vignette represents a distinct impression of the g... Read more

The Touch (1971)

6.4/10
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Elliott Gould, Bibi Andersson, Max von Sydow

This interesting study of human relations features Bibi Andersson falling for a Jewish-American archeologist (Elliott Gould) despite her marriage to a... Read more

A TV Dante (1989)

7.5/10
Director: Peter Greenaway, Tom Phillips
Starring: John Gielgud, Bob Peck, Joanne Whalley

THE INFERNO: CANTOS I - VIII. This collaboration between Chanel 4 Television, the artist Tom Phillips and film-maker Peter Greenaway, brings one of th... Read more

Utz (1992)

7/10
Director: George Sluizer
Starring: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Brenda Fricker, Peter Riegert

The director of 'The Vanishing' delivers with his account of an elderly, dying man (Armin Mueller-Stahl) andhis life-long obsession with collecting po... Read more