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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.

Tanna (Blu-ray) (2016)

Director: Bentley Dean, Martin Butler
Starring: Mungau Dain, Marie Wawa

Tanna, an extraordinary Australia/Vanuatu co-production, is a Romeo and Juliet story set in one of the world's last true tribal societies. It is the 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

A Cure for Wellness (Blu-ray) (2016)

Director: Gore Verbinski
Starring: Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth

Sent to a secluded wellness center in the Swiss Alps to bring his companys CEO back to New York, financial sector up-and-comer Lockhart (Dane DeHaan)... Read more

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Blu-ray) (1989)

Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci, Gary Busey, Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp stars in director Terry Gilliam's psychedelic film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's semi-autobiography. Join wigged-out journalist Raoul... Read more

Housebound (Blu-ray) (2014)

Director: Gerard Johnstone
Starring: Rima Te Wiata, Ryan Lampp, Mick Innes, Morgana O'Reilly, Glen-Paul Waru, Ross Ha...

Funny, suspenseful and freighted with fright bombs, Housebound could easily be the most energising fun youve ever had at a New Zealand movie. Its a... Read more

Magic Mike (Blu-ray) (2016)

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello

Mike Lane is a thirty-year old living in Tampa,Florida. By day he works as a roofer while at night, as Magic Mike, he is the star attraction of the Ki... Read more

Girl Asleep (Blu-ray) (2016)

Director: Rosemary Meyers
Starring: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Bethany Whitmore, Amber McMahon, Eamon Farren, Matthew Whit...

Greta Driscoll's bubble of obscure loserdom is burst when her parents throw her a surprise 15th birthday party and invite the whole school! Perfectly... Read more