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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.

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

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