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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.

The Lion King (2019)

7/10
Director: Jon Favreau
Starring: Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, John Kani, John Oliv...

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates t... Read more

The Lion King (Blu-Ray) (2019)

8.5/10
Director: Jon Favreau
Starring: Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, John Kani, John Oliv...

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates t... Read more

Yesterday (2019)

7/10
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Himesh Patel

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and suppo... Read more

Yesterday (Blu-Ray) (2019)

7/10
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Himesh Patel

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and suppo... Read more

The Chills: The Triumph & Tragedy of Martin Phillipps (2019)

Director: Julia Parnell, Rob Curry

The story of lyrical genius, Martin Phillipps and his band, The Chills, is a cautionary tale, a triumph over tragedy, and a statement about the meanin... Read more

Vai (2019)

5.8/10
Director: Becs Arahanga, Amberley Jo Aumua, Matasila Freshwater, Dianna Fuemana, Miria George, Ofa Guttenbeil, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Nicole Whippy, Sharon Whippy

A portmanteau feature film by 9 female Pacific filmmakers and filmed on seven Pacific islands. It is about the journey of empowerment through culture... 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

Storm Boy (2019)

7/10
Director: Shawn Seet
Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Jai Courtney, Erik Thomson

‘Storm Boy' has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingley starts to see images from his past that... Read more

Storm Boy (Blu-Ray) (2019)

7.2/10
Director: Shawn Seet
Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Jai Courtney, Erik Thomson

‘Storm Boy' has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingley starts to see images from his past that... Read more

Yellow is Forbidden (2018)

Director: Pietra Brettkelly

Chinese dressmaker Guo Pei dreams of her work being recognized as haute couture. Read more