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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.

Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

8.1/10
Director: Frank Pavich
Starring: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky

Among cineastes, filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious - and failed - attempt to make a movie based on Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel "Dune" in the... Read more

Whitney (2018)

7.2/10
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Starring: Whitney Houston

Filmmaker Kevin Macdonald examines the life and career of singer Whitney Houston. Features never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive recordings, r... Read more

The Breaker Upperers (2018)

6.7/10
Director: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek
Starring: Jemaine Clement, Oscar Kightley, Madeleine Sami, Jaquie Brown, James Rolleston,...

Two women cynical in love, set up an agency to break couples up as a way to avoid letting go and moving on with their lives. Read more

The Breaker Upperers (Blu-ray) (2018)

6.7/10
Director: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek
Starring: Jemaine Clement, Oscar Kightley, Madeleine Sami, Jaquie Brown, James Rolleston,...

Two women cynical in love, set up an agency to break couples up as a way to avoid letting go and moving on with their lives. Read more

Kiwi Christmas (2017)

5.2/10
Director: Tony Simpson
Starring: Kari Vaananen, Sia Trokenheim, Xavier Horan, Luca Andrews, June Bishop, Samuel C...

Fed up with the materialism of Christmas, Santa runs away to New Zealand for a summer holiday. When two Kiwi kids figure out who he is, they have to f... Read more

Ideal Home (2018)

6.6/10
Director: Andrew Fleming
Starring: Paul Rudd, Steve Coogan, Alison Pill, Jake McDorman, Jack Gore

Paul and Erasmus are a bickering couple with an extravagant life. When Bill, the grandson Erasmus never knew he had, shows up at their dinner party wi... Read more

Ideal Home (Blu-Ray) (2018)

6.6/10
Director: Andrew Fleming
Starring: Paul Rudd, Steve Coogan, Alison Pill, Jake McDorman, Jack Gore

Paul and Erasmus are a bickering couple with an extravagant life. When Bill, the grandson Erasmus never knew he had, shows up at their dinner party wi... Read more

Hereditary (2018)

7.5/10
Director: Ari Aster
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Toni Collette, Ann Dowd, Alex Wolff, Millie Shapiro

When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about... Read more

Hereditary (Blu-Ray) (2018)

7.5/10
Director: Ari Aster
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Toni Collette, Ann Dowd, Alex Wolff, Millie Shapiro

When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about... Read more

Tully (2018)

7.1/10
Director: Jason Reitman
Starring: Charlize Theron, Ron Livingston, Mark Duplass, Mackenzie Davis

Marlo is a New York suburbanite who's about to give birth to her third child. Her husband, Ron, is loving and works hard, but remains clueless about t... Read more