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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.

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

Joker (Blu-Ray) (2019)

8.7/10
Director: Todd Phillips
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy

Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks -- the one he p... Read more

Joker (2019)

8.7/10
Director: Todd Phillips
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy

Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks -- the one he p... 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

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

Mandy (2018)

6.7/10
Director: Panos Cosmatos
Starring: Bill Duke, Linus Roache, Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Richard Brake, Ned De...

In the Pacific Northwest in 1983, outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely... Read more

Sharp Objects (2018)

8.3/10
Director: Jean-Marc Vallee
Starring: Henry Czerny, Matt Craven, Patricia Clarkson, Amy Adams, Miguel Sandoval, Chris...

Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the... Read more

Mom and Dad (2018)

5.5/10
Director: Brian Taylor
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair

A teenage girl and her little brother try to survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently... Read more

You Were Never Really Here (2017)

6.8/10
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alex Manette, John Doman

When a teenage girl goes missing, a jaded, brutal enforcer attempts a rescue mission. He uncovers corruption and abuse of power along his way. Read more