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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.

Mulholland Drive (Blu-ray) (2001)

8/10
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

Loving Vincent (Blu-Ray) (2017)

7.9/10
Director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Starring: John Sessions, Chris O'Dowd, Saoirse Ronan, Jerome Flynn, Aidan Turner, Helen Mc...

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's fina... Read more

Sunshine on Leith (Blu-ray) (2013)

6.6/10
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)

7.6/10
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

Mountain (Blu-ray) (2018)

7.6/10
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)

6.7/10
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)

7.1/10
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)

7.8/10
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

Reset (2017)

5.2/10
Director: Thierry Demaizière, Alban Teurlai

Stunningly gorgeous and delicate in both subject and treatment, Reset depicts renowned choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied (best known for cho... Read more

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

7.7/10
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