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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.

Man Who Fell To Earth (Blu-ray) (1976148)

Director: Nicolas Roeg
Starring: Buck Henry, Candy Clark, David Bowie

Filled with stunning imagery, The Man Who Fell to Earth is a calm, meditative film that profoundly explores our culture's values and desires. Thomas J... Read more

Mulholland Drive (Blu-ray) (2001)

Director: David Lynch
Starring: Ann Miller, Naomi Watts, Robert Forster, Justin Theroux, Laura Harring

A dark-haired woman (Laura Harring) is left amnesiac after a car crash. She wanders the streets of Los Angeles in a daze before taking refuge in an ap... Read more

Cross of Iron (Blu-ray) (1977)

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Starring: David Warner, James Coburn, James Mason, Klaus Lowitsch, Maximilian Schell

Based on the book by Willi Heinrich, is a World War II tale told from the German perspective, following a platoon of German soldiers in the Russia of... Read more

Sunshine on Leith (Blu-ray) (2013)

Director: Dexter Fletcher
Starring: Jane Horrocks, Jason Flemyng, Peter Mullan, George MacKay, Antonia Thomas, Freya...

This film is a jubilant, heartfelt musical about the power of home, the hearth, family and love. It is the tale of one tight-knit family, and the thre... Read more

Headhunters (Blu-ray) (2011)

Director: Morten Tyldum
Starring: Aksel Hennie, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Synnove Macody Lund, Eivind Sander

Headhunters stars the talented Aksel Hennie (Max Manus) as Roger, a charming scoundrel and Norway's most accomplished headhunter. Roger is living a li... Read more

Yellow Submarine (Blu-ray) (1968)

Director: George Dunning
Starring: Dick Emery, Lance Percival, John Clive, Geoffrey Hughes, (Voices of) , Paul Ange...

The Beatles have arrived in high definition with the revelatory Blu-ray release of Yellow Submarine. The 1999 standard DVD reissue of the animated f... Read more

Mountain (Blu-ray) (2018)

Director: Jennifer Peedom
Starring: Willem Dafoe, (narrated by)

Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty, an u... Read more

F/X: Murder by illusion (Blu-ray) (1986)

Director: Robert Mandel
Starring: Brian Dennehy, Bryan Brown, Cliff De Young, Jerry Orbach

Leading film industry special-effects maestro Rollie Turner (Bryan Brown) is approached by DOJ agents with an intriguing proposition: stage the faked... Read more

99 Homes (Blu-ray) (2014)

Director: Ramin Bahrani
Starring: Laura Dern, Michael Shannon, Andrew Garfield

Behind on his mortgage, Orlando construction worker Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield) is up against it after he, his young son (Noah Lomax), and his mom (... Read more

The Big Short (Blu-ray) (2015)

Director: Adam McKay
Starring: Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell

In 2008, Wall Street guru Michael Burry realizes that a number of subprime home loans are in danger of defaulting. Burry bets against the housing mark... Read more