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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.

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

7.8/10
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Jason...

Director/co-writer Wes Anderson's charming comedy/drama is set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965 and tells the story of... Read more

Moonrise Kingdom ( Blu-ray ) (2012)

7.8/10
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Jason...

Director/co-writer Wes Anderson's charming comedy/drama is set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965 and tells the story of... Read more

Hanna (2011)

6.8/10
Director: Joe Wright
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Jason Flemyng, Tom Hollander, Eric Bana, Saoirse Ronan, Olivier...

Taught to function as a professional assassin, 14-year-old Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is given her first special assignment by her father (Eric Bana), the... Read more

Incendies (2011)

8.2/10
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Remy Girard, Melissa Desormeaux-Poulan, Lubna Azabal, Maxim Gaudette

In the highly-acclaimed suspense thriller 'Incendies', a mothers dying wish creates a painful puzzle her children are forced to solve. At the reading... 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

Fight Club ( Blu-ray ) (1999)

8.8/10
Director: David Fincher
Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Jared Leto, Tom Waits, Meat Loaf

Brad Pitt and Edward Norton deliver grand performances in this stunningly original, darkly comic film from the director of 'Seven'. A chance encounter... 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

Lord of War (2005)

7.6/10
Director: Andrew Niccol
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan, Ethan Hawke

In this black comedy/drama Nic Cage plays opportunistic businessman Yuri Orlov who has made a killing (excuse the pun) selling the left-over Soviet we... 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

Fight Club (1999)

8.8/10
Director: David Fincher
Starring: Meat Loaf, Tom Waits, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter, Edward Norton, Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt and Edward Norton deliver grand performances in this stunningly original, darkly comic film from the director of 'Seven'. A chance encounter... Read more