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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.

Garth Merenghi's Darkplace (2004)

Starring: Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry, Matthew Holness, Alice Lowe

When the Hellmouth opens beneath Darkplace Hospital in downtown Romford, kiddy doctor, Vietnam veteran and ex-warlock Dr. Rick Dagless M.D. (Garth Mer... Read more

Last Goodbye (2004)

5.2/10
Director: Jacob Gentry
Starring: David Carradine, Faye Dunaway, Maggie Blye, Clementine Ford, Chris Rydell

Rich, character-driven drama finds the lives of six people converging over the course of a sweltering summer day. A successful TV actress (Clementine... Read more

The White Diamond (2004)

7.6/10
Director: Werner Herzog
Starring: Dr. Graham Dorrington

Acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog follows enigmatic airship engineer Dr Graham Dorrington, as he embarks on a trip, in the heart of the Guyanian rainf... Read more

Nobody Knows (2004)

8.1/10
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Starring: Yuya Yagira, Ayu Kitaura, Hiei Kimura, Momoko Shimizu, Hanae Kim

Inspired by incredible true events, this is the story of 12-year-old Akira who one day finds a note from his mother saying she'll be gone for a while,... Read more

2046 (2004)

7.5/10
Director: Wong Kar-wai
Starring: Maggie Cheung, Takuya Kimura, Tony Leung (Chiu Wai), Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi, Faye W...

Wong Kar-wai's lush companion to 2000's festival hit 'In The Mood For Love', sees Tony Leung return as Hong Kong writer Chow, who has given up journal... Read more

Before Sunset (2004)

8.1/10
Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke

Richard Linklater's warm and funny follow-up to "Before Sunrise" reunites former lovers Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke nine years after their whirlwind r... Read more

Chicago ( Blu-ray ) (2002)

7.2/10
Director: Rob Marshall
Starring: Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C Reill...

The musical stage sensation becomes the award-winning film of the year! At a time when crimes of passion result in celebrity headlines, nightclub sens... Read more

Chicago (2002)

7.2/10
Director: Rob Marshall
Starring: Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C Reill...

The musical stage sensation becomes the award-winning film of the year! At a time when crimes of passion result in celebrity headlines, nightclub sens... Read more

Sexy Beast (2001)

7.3/10
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Starring: Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane, James Fox, Amanda Redman

Stylish, tough-as-nails British gangster yarn features an acclaimed turn by Ben Kingsley as a short-fused London criminal sent to strong-arm retired s... Read more

Almost Famous (2000)

7.9/10
Director: Cameron Crowe
Starring: Billy Crudup, Peter Frampton, Patrick Fugit, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kate Hudson...

Former rock critic Cameron Crowe delves into the past with this affectionate story centering on high school student Patrick Fugit, who aspires to cove... Read more