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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.

The Cotton Club (1984)

6.5/10
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Tom Waits

Francis Ford Coppola exposes the most violent and passionate era America has ever known: the age of jazz and glamour in the kingdom of organised crime... Read more

Werner Herzog Collection ( Signs of Life / Even Dwarfs Started Small / The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser / Heart of Glass / Stroszek / Where the Green Ants Dream ) (1982)

Director: Werner Herzog

A collection of six early masterpieces from the director of "Aguirre, Wrath of God" and "Fitzcarraldo". Made during Werner Herzog's formative years be... Read more

Suspiria (1976)

7.5/10
Director: Dario Argento
Starring: Alida Valli, Jessica Harper, Joan Bennett, Stefania Casini, Udo Kier

A dancing school in a small German town is the setting for unholy terror, as modern-day witches seek to resurrect their coven's long-dead founder, in... Read more

Westworld ( Blu-ray ) (1973)

7/10
Director: Michael Crichton
Starring: James Brolin, Richard Benjamin, Yul Brynner

For $1,000 a day, vacationers can indulge whims at the theme park called Westworld. They can bust up a bar or bust out of jail, drop in on a brothel o... Read more

The Holy Mountain (1973)

7.9/10
Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Starring: Alejandro Jodorowsky

After "El Topo" and with the production assistance of John Lennon and ABKCO Films and the desire to become "the Cecil B. De Mille of the underground",... Read more

Westworld (1973)

7/10
Director: Michael Crichton
Starring: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin

For $1,000 a day, vacationers can indulge whims at the theme park called Westworld. They can bust up a bar or bust out of jail, drop in on a brothel o... Read more

Kes (1969)

7.9/10
Director: Ken Loach
Starring: David Bradley, Lynne Perrie, Freddie Fletcher

A charming, caring chronicle of the boyhood experiences of Billy, a Northern England miner's son who finds an injured Kestrel and nurses it back to he... Read more

Repulsion (1965)

7.8/10
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Renee Houston, Patrick Wymark, Yvonn...

Roman Polanski followed up his international breakthrough "Knife in the Water" with this controversial, chilling tale of psychosis. Catherine Deneuve... Read more

The End of Summer (1961)

6.2/10
Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Setsuko Hara, Ganjiro Nakamura, Yoko Tsukasa

Aka "Early Autumn". The penultimate film by Yasujiro Ozu examines the difficulties faced by the Kohayagawa family as they struggle to adapt their trad... Read more

The Thief (1952)

6.8/10
Director: Russell Rouse
Starring: Ray Milland

A chance accident causes a nuclear physicist selling top secret material to the Russians to fall under FBI scrutiny and go on the run. This film is n... Read more