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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.

Total Recall ( Blu-ray ) (1990)

7.5/10
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Rachel Ticotin, Michael Ironside, Ronny Cox

Arnold Schwarzenegger goes to the Martian mining colonies to find out why someone wiped out his memory. The state of the art special effects may look... Read more

Total Recall (1990)

7.5/10
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Sharon Stone, Rachel Ticotin, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a bored construction worker in the year 2084 who dreams of visiting the colonized Mars. He visits "Rekall," a... 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 Hidden (1987)

7/10
Director: Jack Sholder
Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Clu Gulager

A young FBI agent (Kyle MacLachlan) teams up with an L.A. cop (Michael Nouri) to solve mysterious goings on involving an alien organism that switches... Read more

Predator (1987)

7.8/10
Director: John McTiernan
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Bill Duke

An alien life form lands in the jungles of South America and Arnold Schwarzenegger, with his combat team, soon find themselves becoming the prey of th... Read more

Raising Arizona (1987)

7.4/10
Director: Joel Coen
Starring: Holly Hunter, John Goodman, Nicolas Cage, William Forsythe, Randall Tex Cobb

Riotous comedy caper from Joel and Ethan Coen about an infertile couple (ex-con Nicolas Cage and policewoman Holly Hunter) who desperately want childr... Read more

Aliens ( Blu-ray ) (1986)

8.4/10
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Bill Paxton, Carrie Henn, Lance Henriksen, Michael Biehn, Sigourney Weaver, Paul...

Sigourney Weaver returns to the planet that spawned the title creatures with a Marine squadron that's ready to wipe them out. Super sequel that doesn'... Read more

Aliens (1986)

8.4/10
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Carr...

Sigourney Weaver returns to the planet that spawned the title creatures with a Marine squadron that's ready to wipe them out. Super sequel that doesn'... Read more

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

7.9/10
Director: Paul Schrader
Starring: Ken Ogata

Paul Schrader's visually stunning, collage-like portrait of acclaimed Japanese author and playwright Yukio Mishima (played by Ken Ogata) investigates... Read more

A Zed and Two Noughts (1985)

Director: Peter Greenaway
Starring: Andrea Ferreol, Brian Deacon, Eric Deacon

From the famed director of 'The Draughtsman's Contract' and 'The Belly of an Architect', this film is an erotic, beautiful, disturbing, absurdist and... Read more