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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.

Working Girl (1988)

6.8/10
Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Harrison Ford, Melanie Griffith, Sigourney Weaver

Melanie Griffith shines as a Staten Island secretary looking to better her position in a Manhattan brokerage firm. When her snooty boss Sigourney Weav... 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

The Princess Bride (1987)

8.1/10
Director: Rob Reiner
Starring: Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon, Wal...

A very special, engaging fairy-tale comedy which mixes romance, magic and swashbuckling action as told to a young boy by his grandfather (Peter Falk).... Read more

The Green Ray ( aka Summer ) (1986)

7.9/10
Director: Eric Rohmer
Starring: Marie Riviere, Beatrice Romand

A sensitive young woman searches for companionship and her ideal man on her summer holiday. Perfectly capturing the season - charming, intelligent and... Read more

Labyrinth ( Blu-ray ) (1986)

7.4/10
Director: Jim Henson
Starring: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Shelley Thompson, Toby Froud

Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) wished her baby brother would be taken away by goblins, and now her wish has come true. Jareth (David Bowie), the Goblin Kin... Read more

Labyrinth (1986)

7.4/10
Director: Jim Henson
Starring: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson

Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) wished her baby brother would be taken away by goblins, and now her wish has come true. Jareth (David Bowie), the Goblin Kin... Read more

An American Werewolf in London ( Blu-ray ) (1981)

7.6/10
Director: John Landis
Starring: David Naughton, Griffin Dunne, Jenny Agutter, John Woodvine

David Naughton and Jenny Agutter star in writer/director John Landis' classic cult black comedy. American backpackers David (David Naughton) and Jack... Read more

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

7.6/10
Director: John Landis
Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, John Woodvine

David Naughton and Jenny Agutter star in writer/director John Landis' classic cult black comedy. American backpackers David (David Naughton) and Jack... Read more

Escape from Alcatraz ( Blu-ray ) (1979)

7.6/10
Director: Don Siegel
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Fred Ward, Jack Thibeau, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom

Clint Eastwood and director Don Siegel re-team for their fifth film in this fascinating account of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous... Read more

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

7.6/10
Director: Werner Herzog
Starring: Bruno Ganz, Isabelle Adjani, Klaus Kinski

A reverential remake of Murnau's classic by the perversely talented Herzog. Klaus Kinski's Count cannot match Schreck's original for sheer terrifying... Read more