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Latest Staff Picks

The films listed below are Alice's Latest Staff Picks, finding their way into this category generally as a result of agreement between staff that they have real merit for one reason or another. Most titles represent a safe choice for those that find choosing a film difficult or are bewildered by Alice's depth and breadth... For personal Staff Picks, you are cordially invited to take a journey into the mind's eye of Alice's movie mavens by clicking on the 'Staff Favourites' link (stage left). Click on the Alice Guide of your choice, and take an ushered journey through the looking glass and into their personal cinematic wonderland.

This Town (2020)

5.4/10
Director: David White
Starring: Robyn Malcolm, Rima Te Wiata, David White

A comedy about love, murder and finding the one. Starring David White, Alice May Connolly, Robyn Malcolm and Rima Te Wiata. Coming soon to cinemas. Read more

Dark Waters (2019)

7.6/10
Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins

A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution. Read more

The Lighthouse (2019)

7.6/10
Director: Robert Eggers
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe

Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity whilst living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. Read more

Bellbird (2019)

8.5/10
Director: Hamish Bennett
Starring: Marshall Napier, Annie Whittle, Cohen Holloway

A rural community rallies around a recently widowed farmer to help him cope with his grief. The farmer's son struggles to find his own way. Read more

The Farewell (2019)

8/10
Director: Lulu Wang
Starring: Awkwafina Nora Lum, Tzi Ma

Billi's family returns to China under the guise of a fake wedding to stealthily say goodbye to their beloved matriarch -- the only person that doesn't... Read more

Us (2019)

7.1/10
Director: Jordan Peele
Starring: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heideck...

Accompanied by her husband, son and daughter, Adelaide Wilson returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a child. Haunted by a traumatic expe... Read more

Us (Blu-Ray) (2019)

7.1/10
Director: Jordan Peele
Starring: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heideck...

Accompanied by her husband, son and daughter, Adelaide Wilson returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a child. Haunted by a traumatic expe... Read more

mid 90s (2018)

Director: Jonah Hill
Starring: Katherine Waterston, Lucas Hedges

Follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 1990s-era Los Angeles who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friend... Read more

The Nightingale (2018)

7.3/10
Director: Jennifer Kent
Starring: Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Ewen Leslie

Clare, a young Irish convict, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness and is bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence t... Read more

High Life (2018)

5.9/10
Director: Claire Denis
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Andre Benjamin, Mia Goth

Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system. They must now rely on e... Read more