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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.

You, The Living (2007)

7.5/10
Director: Roy Andersson
Starring: Jessika Lundberg, Elisabeth Helander, Bjorn Englund, Leif Larsson

A tragi-comic panorama of the human condition, Swedish director Roy Andersson ('Songs from the Second Floor') has stitiched together 50 short scenes o... Read more

Tombstone (1993)

7.8/10
Director: George Pan Cosmatos
Starring: Bill Paxton, Billy Zane, Charlton Heston, Jason Priestley, Joanna Pacula, Jon Te...

A star-studded western that follows the Earp brothers (Kurt Russell, Sam Elliott and Bill Paxton) as they encounter villainous types in the Old West.... Read more

Sunshine ( Blu-ray ) (2007)

7.3/10
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Cliff Curtis, Chris Evans, Troy Garity, Hiroyuki San...

The sun is dying, and in a desperate attempt to save the earth from an imminent deadly ice age, eight astronauts are sent on a million-to-one mission... Read more

Be Kind Rewind (2007)

6.4/10
Director: Michel Gondry
Starring: Jack Black, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow, Mos Def

A freak accident magnetises Jack Black's brain, leading him to erase the contents of the VHS inventory inside his favourite (and failing) New Jersey v... Read more

Big Fish ( Blu-ray ) (2003)

8/10
Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter,...

An adventure as big as life itself, Tim Burton's imaginative fable stars Albert Finney as Edward Bloom, a dying eccentric known for spinning larger-th... Read more

Into the Wild (2007)

8.1/10
Director: Sean Penn
Starring: Catherine Keener, Hal Holbrook, Marcia Gay Harden, Vince Vaughn, William Hurt, E...

Sean Penn scripted and directed this engrossing drama based on Jon Krakauer's best-selling book chronicling the true-life adventures of Christopher Mc... Read more

Sunshine (2007)

7.3/10
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Mark Strong, Michelle Yeoh, Cliff Curtis, Rose Byrne, Hiroyuki Sanada, Chris Eva...

The sun is dying, and in a desperate attempt to save the earth from an imminent deadly ice age, eight astronauts are sent on a million-to-one mission... Read more

The Fountain (2006)

7.3/10
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Hugh Jackman, Mark Margolis, Rachel Weisz, Cliff Curtis, Sean Pat...

Darren Aronofsky directs his wife, Rachel Weisz, and Hugh Jackman in this abstract sci-fi odyssey about one man's thousand-year quest to save the woma... Read more

Big Fish (2003)

8/10
Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Danny DeVito, Ewan McGregor, Helena Bonham Carter,...

An adventure as big as life itself, Tim Burton's imaginative fable stars Albert Finney as Edward Bloom, a dying eccentric known for spinning larger-th... Read more

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