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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.

Katie Tippel (1975)

6.7/10
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Monique Van De Ven, Rutger Hauer

The young girl Keetje moves to Amsterdam in 1881 with her impoverished family, and is led into prostitution in order to survive. In the process she se... Read more

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

7.7/10
Director: Joseph Sargent
Starring: Martin Balsam, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Hector Elizondo

First-rate thriller in which Robert Shaw heads a four-man gang who hijack a New York City subway car at rush hour and demand one million dollars in ra... Read more

Morgiana (Blu-ray) (1972)

7.2/10
Starring: Josef Abrham, Petr Cepek, Iva Janzurová

Klara and Viktoria are sisters. Their father dies, leaving most of his property to Klara. When Klara becomes involved with a man that her sister loves... Read more

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)

7.9/10
Director: Sydney Pollack
Starring: Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Gig Young, Bonnie Bedelia, Red Butt...

The desperation and hopelessness of the Great Depression are graphically shown in this powerful drama, through a pitiful collection of marathon dancer... Read more

Yellow Submarine (Blu-ray) (1968)

7.4/10
Director: George Dunning
Starring: Dick Emery, Lance Percival, John Clive, Geoffrey Hughes, (Voices of) , Paul Ange...

The Beatles have arrived in high definition with the revelatory Blu-ray release of Yellow Submarine. The 1999 standard DVD reissue of the animated f... Read more

Yellow Submarine (1968)

7.4/10
Director: George Dunning
Starring: The Beatles, Blue Meanies

Join the greatest band of all time for this mind-blowing voyage into the unearthly paradise of Pepperland and save it from the Blue Meanies, with humo... Read more

Coach To Vienna (Blu-ray) (1966)

Director: Karel Kachyna
Starring: Iva Janzurová

A WW2 story of a young Austrian soldier running from the Russian army and a woman whom he forces to come along in order to save his wounded mate. Read more

Red Angel (Blu-ray) (1966)

7.8/10
Starring: Ayako Wakao

During the Sino-Japanese War, a young army nurse gives sympathy to her patients and falls in love with an impotent doctor who's addicted to morphine. Read more

Loving Couples (1964)

6.6/10
Director: Mai Zetterling
Starring: Harriet Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom, Eva Dahlbeck

Three expectant mothers think back over their sex lives. Read more

Pale Flower (Blu-ray) (1964)

7.8/10
Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Starring: Seiji Miyaguchi, Eijiro Tono

A gangster gets released from prison and has to cope with the recent shifts of power between the gangs, while taking care of a thrill-seeking young wo... Read more