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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.

Black Dynamite (2009)

7.4/10
Director: Scott Sanders
Starring: Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Meet Black Dynamite (Michael Jai White, who also co-wrote), the smoothest, baddest cat on the street. He's a ladies' man and the man with a plan. He's... Read more

Tombstone ( Blu-ray ) (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

The Cove (2009)

8.5/10
Director: Louie Psihoyos

In the 1960s, Richard O'Barry was the world's leading authority on dolphin training, working on the set of the popular television program "Flipper". D... Read more

Milk ( Blu-ray ) (2008)

7.6/10
Director: Gus Van Sant
Starring: Josh Brolin, Sean Penn, Victor Garber, James Franco, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

Sean Penn garnered a Best Actor Academy Award as San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to major public office, in dir... 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

Scarlet Street (1945)

7.9/10
Director: Fritz Lang
Starring: Dan Duryea, Edward G Robinson, Joan Bennett, Margaret Lindsay

A box-office hit in its day (despite being banned in three states), 'Scarlet Street' is perhaps legendary director Fritz Lang's ('M', 'Metropolis') fi... 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