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'.

Frida (2002)

Director: Julie Taymor
Starring: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Ashley Judd, Antonio Banderas, Edward Norton, Geoffr...

The tumultuous life of legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo is vividly brought to the screen by director Julie Taymor ("Titus") and producer/star Sal... Read more

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

Director: James Foley
Starring: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Ed Harris, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Jonat...

Times are tough at Premiere Properties. Shelly "The Machine" Levene (Jack Lemmon) and Dave Moss (Ed Harris) are veteran salesmen, but only Ricky Roma... Read more

Pieces of April (2003)

Director: Peter Hedges
Starring: Katie Holmes, Patricia Clarkson, Derek Luke, Oliver Platt, Sean Hayes

This intelligent and touching independent comedy stars Katie Holmes as a young woman who attempts to reconcile with her dysfunctional family by making... Read more

Everything Is Illuminated (2005)

Director: Liev Schreiber
Starring: Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz, Boris Leskin

Actor Liev Schreiber makes his directing debut with this quirky comedy/drama based on Jonathan Safran Foer's novel. Elijah Wood plays Jonathan, a sel... Read more

Red Road (2006)

Director: Andrea Arnold
Starring: Tony Curran, Natalie Press, Martin Compston, Kate Dickie

Winner of the Cannes Prix du Jury Prize, this startling Scottish noir thriller is about a Glasgow CCTV operator who ends up stalking a man she sees on... Read more

Bagdad Cafe (1987)

Director: Percy Adlon
Starring: Marianne Sagebrecht, CCH Pounder, Jack Palance

This enchanting and affectionate fable unveils, in a series of wonderful vignettes, the developing friendship between several oddball characters. Mari... Read more

Love Me If You Dare (2003)

Director: Yann Samuell
Starring: Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard

A.k.a. "Jeux D'Enfants". - Some say love is a game. But what happens when the game becomes more thrilling than love - and life - itself? With an irres... Read more

Shortbus (2006)

Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Starring: Sook-Yin Lee, Paul Dawson, Lindsay Beamish, PJ DeBoy, Raphael Barker, Peter Stic...

From the writer and director of cult film 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch', this New York indie-style 'smart-porn' follows a group of largely non-actors, a... Read more

The Trial (1993)

Director: David Jones
Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Anthony Hopkins, Jason Robards

Kafka's landmark novel is brought to life with a faithful Harold Pinter screenplay, superior Prague locations and an excellent cast including Kyle Mac... Read more

Henry Fool (1997)

Director: Hal Hartley
Starring: Thomas Jay Ryan, James Urbaniak, Parker Posey

Hal Hartley's poetic fable concerns the relationship between Henry Fool (Thomas Jay Ryan), a free spirit and Simon Grim (James Urbaniak), an inexpress... Read more