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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.

Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Volume 1 (1994)

8/10
Director: etc , Matt Banker
Starring: Weird Al Yankovic, Judy Tenuta, Timothy Leary, Bob Denver, Adam West, Carol Chan...

The original Adult Swim series is a spoof of late night talk shows, with clapped-out superhero, Space Ghost, in the David Letterman role. In outer sp... Read more

The Handmaid's Tale (1990)

6/10
Director: Volker Schlondorff
Starring: Natasha Richardson, Aidan Quinn, Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall

A stylish adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel of the not-so-distant future where certain young women are used to bear 'pure' children for the milita... Read more

My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

From legendary Manga director Hayao Miyazaki comes that rare delight - a family film that really appeals to all ages. While their mother is in hospit... Read more

Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown (1988)

7.6/10
Director: Pedro Almodovar
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Carmen Maura, Julieta Serrano, Maria Barranco, Rossy de Palma

A popular actress (perennial Almodovar favourite, Carmen Maura) is driven to distraction when her lover leaves for another woman. She's certain she ca... Read more

Evil Dead II ( Blu-ray ) (1987)

7.8/10
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Dan Hicks, Sarah Berry, Kassie Wesley, Richard Domeier

Aka "Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn". Ash (Bruce Campbell), the survivor of the first film, continues to battle demons in a cabin deep in the woods. With h... Read more

Evil Dead II (1987)

7.8/10
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Bruce Campbell

Aka "Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn". Ash (Bruce Campbell), the survivor of the first film, continues to battle demons in a cabin deep in the woods. With h... Read more

Fast Talking (1984)

6.9/10
Director: Ken Cameron
Starring: Rod Zuanic

A bright young teenager from a broken home uses his quick wits and glib tongue to get out of trouble - but they also get him into it. Read more

Top Secret! (1984)

7.2/10
Director: David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams
Starring: Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Christopher Villiers

A likeably silly comedy from the writing-directing team that brought you 'Flying High' .. about an Elvis-like rock star who becomes embroiled in espio... Read more

Top Secret! Special Edition (1984)

7.2/10
Director: David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams
Starring: Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Christopher Villiers

A likeably silly comedy from the writing-directing team that brought you 'Flying High' .. about an Elvis-like rock star who becomes embroiled in espio... Read more

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

6.8/10
Director: Carl Reiner
Starring: Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Reni Santoni, Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner's comic salute to the gumshoe noirs of the 1940s stars Steve Martin as Rigby Reardon, Private Eye and a scene-stealing Rachel Ward as a ha... Read more