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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.

Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)

6.5/10
Director: Penny Marshall
Starring: Drew Barrymore, Steve Zahn, Lorraine Bracco, Adam Garcia, Brittany Murphy, James...

Based on the autobiographical bestseller by Beverly Donofrio, director Penny Marshall's winning comedy/drama stars Drew Barrymore as a teenager in 60'... 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

Lolita (1961)

7.6/10
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: James Mason, Peter Sellers, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon

Director Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel captures the author's black humour with ghoulish understatement. James Mason... 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

The Band Wagon (1953)

7.6/10
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Starring: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant

Delightful musical featuring Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse in a story line that revolves around the difficulties of putting on a Broadway show. Astair... Read more

In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

7.2/10
Director: John Carpenter
Starring: Julie Carmen, Sam Neill, Jurgen Prochnow, Charlton Heston

A masterful tale of terror starring Sam Neill, this is a homage to the great horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. It begins in an asylum where a madman await... Read more

Ed Wood (1994)

7.9/10
Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Jon...

From Hollywood's acclaimed director Tim Burton comes the offbeat, true-life story of Hollywood's worst director, Ed Wood. Superstar Johnny Depp portr... Read more