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Latest Staff Picks

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.

Went the Day Well? (1942)

7.6/10
Director: Alberto Cavalcanti
Starring: Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allan, Frank Lawton

Based on a short story by Graham Greene, this classic wartime thriller tells of the inhabitants of a sleepy English village welcoming a platoon of tir... Read more

Vampyr (1932)

7.6/10
Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Starring: Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel

With 'Vampyr', Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer's brilliance at achieving mesmerizing atmosphere and austere, profoundly unsettling imagery ('The... Read more

The Lodger / Downhill (1927)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Marie Ault, Ivor Novello

Aesthetically influenced by German Expressionism, and based on the story of Jack the Ripper, 'The Lodger' was the film in which Hitchcock first demons... Read more

The Lodger (Blu-ray) (1927)

7.6/10
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Marie Ault, Ivor Novello

2012 restoration. Aesthetically influenced by German Expressionism, and based on the story of Jack the Ripper, 'The Lodger' was the film in which Hitc... Read more