Monday, 26 May 2008

Film Reviews - Art House

Shannon's Definition of Art House Films: Films that are off the beaten path, sometimes trying to 'say' something, stylistically rich and the way in which they a story (if there is one) is creative and innovative. What is being said is not as important as how it is as being said. This is one of my favourite genres and when it hits it really hits home but when it misses, oh boy it can be a mess. Experimental, experiential and everything in between.

When I think of 'Art House' film, it's not hard to pull to mind films that I would classify as such, but it isn't that simple to define it. Often described as art films shown at an art house theatre, which I don't disagree with but I don't think it's limited to that. I define them as films that are off the beaten path, sometimes trying to 'say' something, stylistically rich and the way in which they a story (if there is one) is creative and innovative. What is being said is not as important as how it is as being said. This is one of my favourite genres and when it hits it really hits home but when it misses, oh boy it can be a mess. Experimental, experiential and everything in between.

Hear more about Art House Film on Episode 35 of the Movie Moxie Podcast where I take on Art House Films as a Genre.

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24 City / Er Shi Si Cheng Ji

Achillles and the Tortoise
Air Doll / Kûki ningyô
Angel-A
Another Earth
Antichrist
Ape, The / Apan
Arirang
Ashes of Time Redux

Bellflower
Big Blue, The
Brand Upon the Brain!
Bubba Ho-Tep

C.R.A.Z.Y.
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Cèdre penché, Le / Mona's Daughters
Chungking Express / Chung Hing Sam Lam
Confessions of a Salesman
Cosmopolis

DAINIPPONJIN
Decline of the American Empire, The / Le Déclin de l'empire américain
Derrière moi / Behind Me
Donnie Darko

Enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzet, L' / Inferno
Enter the Void

Face / Visage
Flight of the Red Balloon / Voyage du ballon rouge, Le
Fountain, The
Future, The (2011)
Future is Now!, The

Glory to the Filmmaker! / Kantoku Banzai!
Griff the Invisible

Hail the New Puritan
Heavenly Creatures
Hansel and Gretel

i am a good person i am a bad person
I Heart Huckabees
Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The

Kaboom

Lollipop Generation, The
Lost Song
Love (2011)

M (1931)
M (2007)
Man from London, The / A Londoni férfi
Meek's Cutoff
My Winnipeg
Mystery of Picasso, The / Le Mystère Picasso

Nashville
Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
Nymph / Nang Mai

Once

Personal Velocity

Rashômon
River

Saddest Music in the World, The
Seven Samurai / Shichinin no samurai
Seventh Seal, The / Det Sjunde Inseglet
She, A Chinese
Solyaris / Солярис
Somewhere
South of Heaven
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ...and Spring / Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom
Strada, La
Sun Also Rises, The / Tai Yang Zhao Chang Shen Qi
Surrogate Valentine
Swirl / Girimunho
Symbol / Shinboru

Terrains Connus, En / Familiar Grounds
Tempest, The (2010)
Three Times / Zui hao de shi guang
Toby Dammit

Un Chien Andalou
Universalove

Valhalla Rising
Vampyr - Der Traum des Allan Grey

Waiting For Guffman
Wild Grass / Les Herbes Folles
Wuthering Heights

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