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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.

mid 90s (2018)

Director: Jonah Hill
Starring: Katherine Waterston, Lucas Hedges

Follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 1990s-era Los Angeles who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friend... Read more

The Nightingale (2018)

7.3/10
Director: Jennifer Kent
Starring: Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Ewen Leslie

Clare, a young Irish convict, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness and is bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence t... Read more

High Life (2018)

5.9/10
Director: Claire Denis
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Andre Benjamin, Mia Goth

Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system. They must now rely on e... Read more

The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)

6.8/10
Director: Sara Colangelo
Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rosa Salazar, Gael Garcia Bernal

A teacher sees such great promise in her 5-year-old student that she goes to unreasonable lengths to protect his talent. Read more

Mandy (2018)

6.7/10
Director: Panos Cosmatos
Starring: Bill Duke, Linus Roache, Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Richard Brake, Ned De...

In the Pacific Northwest in 1983, outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely... Read more

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2017)

7.7/10
Starring: Ryuichi Sakamoto

From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of Ryuichi Sakamoto's music has coincided with his life journeys. Following Fuku... Read more

Loveless (Nelyubov) (2017)

7.7/10
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Starring: Aleksey Rozin, Maryana Spivak, Matvei Novikov

Still living under the same roof, the Moscow couple of Boris and Zhenya is in the terrible final stages of a bitter divorce. Under those circumstances... Read more

My friend Dahmer (2017)

6.3/10
Director: Marc Meyers
Starring: Anne Heche, Vincent Kartheiser, Dallas Roberts, Alex Wolff, Ross Lynch

The true, haunting story of young Jeffrey Dahmer -- the shy adolescent in high school who becomes a notorious serial killer years later. Read more

Mother! (Blu-Ray) (2017)

6.7/10
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Ed Harris, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Lawrence, Domhnall Gleeson...

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Bl... Read more

Mother! (2017)

6.7/10
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Ed Harris, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Lawrence, Domhnall Gleeson...

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Bl... Read more