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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.

Scott Pilgrim vs the World ( Blu-ray ) (2010)

7.5/10
Director: Edgar Wright
Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Kieran Culkin, Alison Pill, Chris Evans, Michael Cera, Anna K...

Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera), whose life of garage band practice and other laid-back pursuits is turned upside-down when he... Read more

Scott Pilgrim vs the World (2010)

7.5/10
Director: Edgar Wright
Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Kieran Culkin, Alison Pill, Chris Evans, Michael Cera, Brando...

Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera), whose life of garage band practice and other laid-back pursuits is turned upside-down when he... Read more

Enter the Void (2009)

7.3/10
Director: Gaspar Noe
Starring: Paz de la Huerta, Nathaniel Brown, Olly Alexander

This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict... Read more

Dogtooth (2009)

7.3/10
Director: Giorqos Lanthimos
Starring: Mary Tsoni, Michele Valley, Christos Stergioglou

AKA "Kynodontas" Graceful, enigmatic, and often frightening, 'Dogtooth' is an ingenious dark comedy that won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2009 Ca... Read more

The Hurt Locker (2009)

7.6/10
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: David Morse, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes, Evangeline Lilly, Jeremy Renner, Anthony...

War is a drug. Nobody knows that better than Staff Sergeant James (Jeremy Renner), stationed in Iraq and head of an elite squad of soldiers tasked wit... Read more

Sherlock Holmes ( Blu-ray ) (2009)

7.6/10
Director: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Jude Law, Mark Strong, Robert Downey Jr, Eddie Marsan, Rachel McAdams

When an occult-obsessed nobleman (Mark Strong) captured by Sherlock Holmes appears to have returned from the dead, the sleuth and his often-exasperate... Read more

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

7.6/10
Director: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Jude Law, Mark Strong, Robert Downey Jr, Eddie Marsan, Rachel McAdams

When an occult-obsessed nobleman (Mark Strong) captured by Sherlock Holmes appears to have returned from the dead, the sleuth and his often-exasperate... Read more

Away We Go (2009)

7.1/10
Director: Sam Mendes
Starring: Catherine O'Hara, Jeff Daniels, Melanie Lynskey, Allison Janney, Paul Schneider,...

Sam Mendes directs this heartfelt comedy starring John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph as an unmarried couple anticipating the birth of their first child.... Read more

Looking for Eric (2009)

7.2/10
Director: Ken Loach
Starring: Lucy-Jo Hudson, Steve Evets, Gerard Kearns, Eric Cantona, Matthew McNulty, Steph...

Eric (Steve Evets) the postman is not in a good place. His wife has left him, his stepsons are out of control and his house is a chaotic nightmare. In... Read more

The Hurt Locker ( Blu-ray ) (2008)

7.6/10
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: David Morse, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes, Evangeline Lilly, Jeremy Renner, Anthony...

War is a drug. Nobody knows that better than Staff Sergeant James (Jeremy Renner), stationed in Iraq and head of an elite squad of soldiers tasked wit... Read more