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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.

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

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

The Duellists (1977)

7.5/10
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Edward Fox, Albert Finney

The Duellists is based on a story by Joseph Conrad, variously titled The Duel and The Point of Honour. Keith Carradine and Harvey Keitel play officers... Read more

Charley Varrick (1973)

7.5/10
Director: Don Siegel
Starring: Felicia Farr, Joe Don Baker, John Vernon, Norman Fell, Sheree North, Walter Matt...

Don Siegel directed this offbeat crime thriller which stars Walter Matthau as the titular Charley Varrick. Varrick is a small-time stick-up man who, i... 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

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

Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)

7.2/10
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Starring: Alec Guinness, Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker, Leigh Lawson

Franco Zeffirelli relates the tale of St. Francis of Assisi, an Italian soldier who returns from the Crusades and dismisses his family's material weal... Read more

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory ( Blu-ray ) (1971)

4.4/10
Director: Mel Stuart
Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole

One of the most memorably strange children's films ever made, equally influenced by the dark underpinnings of Roald Dahl's original book ("Charlie and... Read more

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

4.4/10
Director: Mel Stuart
Starring: Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Gene Wilder, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole

One of the most memorably strange children's films ever made, equally influenced by the dark underpinnings of Roald Dahl's original book ("Charlie and... Read more

Fail Safe (1964)

8/10
Director: Sidney Lumet
Starring: Dan O'Herlihy, Henry Fonda, Larry Hagman, Walter Matthau

One of the greatest anti-war thrillers ever. This tense Cold War offering is about a squad of American bombers that are accidentally sent to deliver a... Read more