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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.

Captain Fantastic (2016)

7.9/10
Director: Matt Ross
Starring: Frank Langella, Steve Zahn, Viggo Mortensen, Missi Pyle, George MacKay, Ann Dowd...

In this energetic and touching dramedy, Viggo Mortensen kids his own image, playing an anarcho-survivalist solo dad. In a remote Washington state fore... Read more

Mad Max: Fury Road + Black and Chrome Edition ( Blu-ray ) (2015)

7/10
Director: George Miller
Starring: Charlize Theron, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Hardy

From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary Mad Max franchise, comes Mad Max: Fury Ro... Read more

The Big Short (2015)

7.8/10
Director: Adam McKay
Starring: Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell

Adam McKay co-writes and directs this financial drama starring Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling. The film follows eccentric fi... Read more

Carol (2015)

7.2/10
Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rooney Mara, John Magaro, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lac...

In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmiths seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves... Read more

Carol ( Blu-ray ) (2015)

7.2/10
Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy, Cory Micha...

In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves... Read more

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation ( Blu-ray ) (2015)

7.4/10
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harri...

With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndica... Read more

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

8.1/10
Director: George Miller
Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne

From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary Mad Max franchise, comes Mad Max: Fury Ro... Read more

Mad Max: Fury Road ( Blu-ray ) (2015)

8.1/10
Director: George Miller
Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne

From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary Mad Max franchise, comes Mad Max: Fury Ro... Read more

Boyhood (2014)

7.9/10
Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater

Filmed over a 12 year period with the same cast, Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a c... Read more

Boyhood ( Blu-ray ) (2014)

7.9/10
Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater

Filmed over a 12 year period with the same cast, Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a c... Read more