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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.

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 Sword in the Stone (1963)

7.2/10
Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Starring: Rickie Sorensen, Sebastian Cabot

The animated version of the King Arthur legend from the studios of Walt Disney, as based on the book by Theodore H. White. 'A thorough delight, the so... 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

Yojimbo (1961)

8.3/10
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Eijiro Tono, Seizaburo Kawazu, Toshiro Mifune

Kurosawa's first full-length comedy. Toshiro Mifune is the unemployed samurai warrior who comes to a small village torn apart by two warring factions... Read more

Naked Youth (1960)

7/10
Director: Nagisa Oshima
Starring: Yoshiko Kuga

A harsh young man seduces a freeloading young woman and eventually takes advantage of her knack for hitch-hiking to rob middle-class men. 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

Early Summer (1951)

8.2/10
Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Starring: Chishu Ryu, Setsuko Hara, Ichiro Sugai, Chikage Awashima, Kuniko Miyake

Setsuko Hara has been promised an arranged marriage in post-war Japan, but too much in the world has changed for her not to challenge this tradition.... Read more