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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'.

Waltz with Bashir (2008)

8/10
Director: Ari Folman

Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman employs a unique animated style in this innovative documentary that recalls his military service in the early 1980s. When... Read more

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

7.5/10
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Starring: John C Reilly, Tilda Swinton, Ezra Miller

In a bracing, tour-de-force performance, Tilda Swinton plays Eva, a mother contending with the increasing malevolence of her baby boy-turned-teenager... Read more

Wendy and Lucy (2008)

7.1/10
Director: Kelly Reichardt
Starring: Michelle Williams, John Robinson, Will Oldham, Will Patton

The intimate tale of Wendy (Michelle Williams), sick of her unappreciated life in Indiana, who packs up her car and her dog, Lucy, and heads off for a... Read more

Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)

8.3/10
Director: Bela Tarr
Starring: Hanna Schygulla, Lars Rudolph

Bela Tarr's gravely haunting, challenging existential meditation is set in a bleak and wintry Hungarian village which is visited by a distinctly odd t... Read more

When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960)

8.2/10
Director: Mikio Naruse
Starring: Hideko Takamine

A delicate, devastating study of a woman's life, a Ginza barmaid who fears that, as she faces her 30th birthday and the loss of her job, she will have... Read more

Where The Green Ants Dream (1984)

7.1/10
Director: Werner Herzog
Starring: Bruce Spence, Wandjuk Marika, Roy Marika

Another fascinating . . sometimes maddening chapter in director Werner Herzog's continuing obsession with the fate of the earth and the fate of himsel... Read more

Who's That Knocking at My Door (1968)

6.7/10
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Harvey Keitel, Zina Bethune

For the movie world, a major talent was knocking: New York University graduate film student Martin Scorsese. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times proc... Read more

Whore ( aka The Life ) (2003)

5.6/10
Director: Luna
Starring: Denise Richards, Daryl Hannah, Joaquim de Almeida

Directed in a surreal documentary style, filmed viginettes spoken directly to the camera by prostitutes, porn stars and pimps are interlaced with a fi... Read more

Wise Blood (1979)

7.2/10
Director: John Huston
Starring: Brad Dourif, Harry Dean Stanton, Ned Beatty, Dan Shor

An unlikely religious leader (Brad Dourif) recruits a ragtag band of followers for his Church of Christ Without Christ in order to expose the hypocris... Read more

Womb (2010)

6.4/10
Director: Benedek Fliegauf
Starring: Matt Smith, Eva Green

Tells the story of the cross-generational love affair between Rebecca (Eva Green) and Thomas (Matt Smith), two childhood friends who, once re-united,... Read more